The Catholic League Are Whiny Crybabies - Surprise
Unhh...does anyone give two flying frisbee fucks about what the Catholic League thinks of anything? I'm curious about that, seriously, because after reading their "review" of The Invention of Lying, it's difficult to imagine a group of more paranoid idiots.
See, in the movie, there's no religion - no lying equals no one inventing an invisible man in the sky to explain stuff - and when the main character makes up what is essentially "Heaven" to comfort another person, it implies that all religions are made up "lies".
Because the writers are from what Bill Donohue and the reviewer would call "Christian" countries, the "lies" reflect those belief systems. Wow. Call Quincy M.D. but don't be blowin' up any ballons, 'cause I'm going to die of not-surprise. How would a crazy, paranoid group of Catholics react to this sort of humour, Sam? Well, like this:
...because this anti-religion—make that anti-Christian—film is laced with some romance and humor, the message it sends is all the more sinister.The review of the film is by Jeff Field, policy analyst and editor of the Catholic League’s monthly journal, Catalyst. It's a lame, "they're picking on us again" whine. Field complains about the, "in-your-face assault(s) that Hollywood often serves up", but that this movie is worse because it is *gasp* pernicious. It pretends to be a sweet story, but underneath lies an evil atheist agenda to mock religion, convert the faithful, have orgies, do drugs, overthrow the New World Order and take OVER THE PLANET!!.....
Ok, so that's not our actual agenda. There's a lot more sex and a little less overthrowing, but still. Do you think that if the Catholic League had a smidge more...what's that word? ...Faith. That's it. If they had a bit more faith in their message and religion, they wouldn't have to be upset about every time people poke them with a stick and laugh. It's not like there's a shortage of films showing a "godless" person who regains their faith at the end, as though that were some sort of virtue. Lame Christian films aren't, however, mainstream - because they're sentimental pappy crap.
So you Christians suck at two things - thinking, and making movies. If you're going to focus on one, try the former. Please.