Friday, July 15, 2005

Hubris

For what reason, I'm not sure, I posted my "On Persecution" rant over at Daily Kos. In the unlikely event that'll even get read (there are 200+ new diaries per day), I thought it would be interesting to see what, if any, feedback the more seasoned bloggers have to offer.
So far, the response has been generally positive....

4 comments:

tmp00 said...

Well, I've just come back from a party, and being LA, I am far too wiped out from the 2 Pimms Cups in the hundred degree heat and getting home to find the pre-emption of ANY of the local news by someone who stole a semi-truck driving on the freeway (Yes, Giant Clams have eaten New York, George Bush is going to come out as being secretly married to Karl Rove and buying a love nest in the Norma Triangle in WeHo, and the earth is spinning off it's axis, but some asshole has stolen a truck in Gardena so all programming has to be pre-empted. Because I just wanted to know if it was going to be 100 degrees tomorrow. Miss it here, pumpkin? I think not), but I had to comment on the inclusion of the movie "Dogma". Yes, those wacky Catholics got really bent out of shape about this movie. So much so that I had to go see it. Oddly, this is the most religion-positive movie in the history of cinema: not only does it just presuppose that the entire bible like, happened, it also makes the entire thing cool. If you wanted to pimp the idea that the one Catholic and Apostolic Church was the One True Way to a new generation, who would you cast? Yeah, in 1997, that would be Ben and Matt and Selma and Chris and Alannis as God.

Protest it? They should have been giving free tickets to it. Maybe they were......

Cantankerous Bitch said...

The protest to both films is actually what drove me to see them. I doubt I'm alone in that regard. You'd think they'd figure out that the Squeaky Wheel theory applies to vehement protest of this nature. Then again, maybe not.

And no, I don't miss "All Semi, All the Time" any more than I miss "Stormwatch *fill in the year*".

*snort*

Anonymous said...

Well recall the hysterics over the movie "Priest" and how there were pushes for Disney boycotts? Sure made me go see it! Anything that upsets someone who SHOULD be upset deserves my hard earned money.
I think more needs to be said on two big issues- the legal basis for covering pedophilia and medical neglect on the basis of faith healing. The latter is something I have alot of conflict over (meaning that pedophilia can easily be categorically rejected while healing has some ethical subtleties) because I am no fan of traditional medicine either, the FDA with their collective asses in the air as the pharmaceutical industries' bitches... But I would like more said about the implications of the Seal of the Confessional and what happens when it is learned that someone is violating a minor. In some circles, people of knowledge or power are called "mandated reporters". In theirs, there is legal protection for some wrongdoing dicovered in the context of a good ol' day with God.

Rick said...

You have an excellent discussion going on over there. I've learned a few things. And I agree with the majority - your writing is brilliant.

Rick