Thanks to Spoons for pointing out this site for the forthcoming movie Dogma.
It seems that a number of the religious right (snort) decided to write Disney (distributor of the movie) and the movie company directly to voice serious complaints against this blasphemous movie.
Which is fine and all - it’s a free country (though not if THEY had their way, but I digress). The thing I find so deliciously ironic is that NONE OF THEM HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE!!
Here are some of the more enlightened quotes from http://www.dogma-movie.com/hate/indexnf.html :
Ah. A movie the letter writer hasn’t seen insults her. How claravoyant of her!
Well, what’s the problem then? The movie that is “yet to be released” obviously indicts every religious faith. It’s not biassed - it hates ALL of you!
That person also comments that:
Aw. How sweet. Your kids are learning to pre-judge things to! I’ll bet they help out with the chores as well, like cleaning the white sheets.
And SPEAKING of white sheets, my personal favorite, in its entirety:
I don’t even think I NEED to comment on that one, except that I find it funny that someone who wants to eradicate something they don’t believe in (and something they haven’t seen) says they are like Hitler, a notorious book burner and silencer of individual thought.
Of course, none of this is new. I remember people protesting The Last Temptation Of Christ being asked if they saw the movie, and they almost universally said they hadn’t, and that was at least released at the time.
Since I have been indicted before as to my intentions by a coupld of like-minded people, I will be as clear as I can here.
(1) I do not think that all people of faith are like this.
(2) People who ARE like this make folks of moderate religious beliefs look bad.
(3) People who are secular stereotype as well, but you don’t generally hear about Godless heathens saying something shouldn’t exist - especially when they have not seen it yet.
Oh, I also think that the movie company is under no obligation to post letters from moderate religious types that refute these morons, since I’m sure that will come up.
But please, write them just the same…