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Homer Simpson Catholic!!

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Halfhidden, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. Halfhidden

    Halfhidden Untouchable Staff Member Administrator

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    Homer Simpson has been declared a true Catholic by the Vatican's official newspaper.
    L'Osservatore Romano said The Simpsons explores issues such as family, community, education and religion in a way that few other popular television programmes can match.
    The newspaper acknowledged that Homer snores through the sermons of the Reverend Lovejoy and inflicts "never-ending humiliation" on his evangelical neighbour, Ned Flanders.
    But in an article headlined 'Homer and Bart are Catholics', it added: "The Simpsons are among the few TV programmes for children in which Christian faith, religion, and questions about God are recurrent themes."
    The family "recites prayers before meals and, in their own peculiar way, believes in the life thereafter".
    It quoted an analysis by a Jesuit priest, Father Francesco Occhetta, of an episode of The Simpsons, entitled The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star, which revolved around Catholicism.
    It starts with Bart being expelled from Springfield Elementary School and being enrolled in a Catholic school where he meets a sympathetic priest, voiced by the actor Liam Neeson, who draws him into Catholicism.
    Homer then decides to convert to Catholicism, to the horror of his wife Marge, the Rev Lovejoy and Ned Flanders. The episode touches on issues such as religious conflict, interfaith dialogue, homosexuality and stem cell research.
    "Few people know it, and he does everything he can to hide it, but it is true: Homer J Simpson is a Catholic," insists L'Osservatore Romano.
     
  2. CHILLYWILLY

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    Taking Duff beer and pizza for communion no doubt.
     
  3. Halfhidden

    Halfhidden Untouchable Staff Member Administrator

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    ::11: that would be true
     
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    Seriously though.... COME ON! this is a children's tv series I'm so surprised that the Vatican has even written about Homer.... is there nothing sacred ::11:
     
  5. Halfhidden

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    Oh hang on I'm hearing that the information might be Duff! ::11:
     
  6. CHILLYWILLY

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    Perhaps they have mistaken him for the same dude who wrote the Iliad and Odyssey.
     
  7. symons55

    symons55 Moderator Staff Member

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    @hhOhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
     
  8. 46traveller

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    Homer and now Tony Blair, I believe that's two Duffs.
     
  9. CHILLYWILLY

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    The producers of The Simpsons have contradicted the Pope's official newspaper by declaring that the animated family are not Catholic.
    It comes after the L'Osservatore Romano stated that Homer and Bart were followers.
    But Al Jean, executive producer of television show, said the pair only considered converting for one episode - The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest - aired in 2005.
     
  10. Halfhidden

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    hahaha, good for them.Homer is about as catholic as my keyboard ::11:
     
  11. 46traveller

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    Cool idea, try a religion for a week, if you don't go for the rules, on to the next. One lifetime's not enough to cover them all, so get on the Buddism train before you leave the station. Sorted..........
    That's a whole new thread right there.

    "What creature would you like to return as ?"
     
  12. symons55

    symons55 Moderator Staff Member

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    Come back as a cat, your your own boss, your fed, if not catch your own, cuddles when you want on your own terms, dump wherever you want, what more can anyone want, complete selfeshness.....::15:
     
  13. Halfhidden

    Halfhidden Untouchable Staff Member Administrator

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    Well not as a chicken that's for sure!
     
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    Just gotta be "A Three Toed Sloth" just about the right speed, furs not valuable, don't taste very nice (according to Jamie Oliver), and a body "Built To Hang" *Wicki*
     
  15. CHILLYWILLY

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    Hey! missp said `Why not a chicken?
     

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