Mods: I’m not sure where to put this part rant, part question, part idle observation, so please move as appropriate.
TBS aired The Matrix last night, and while watching it I noticed something that caught me a bit off guard. (FYI, repeats are airing Monday and Tuesday.) At the beginning of the movie Neo gives a man a disk in exchange for $2000. The man says to Neo
It’s an important line because, well, if you’ve seen the movie you know why. But apparently TBS is afraid of Jesus. In their interpretation of The Matrix, the line goes:
What the heck? Is “Jesus Christ,” as used in this context, really so bad? And since when are “Jesus Christ” and “juvenile delinquent” synonymous? When teenagers engage in mischievous activity, do TBS censors chase after them, screaming “Come back here you little Jesus Christs”? In an age in which the evil F word is now speakable on television, saying the name of The Big Guy’s son hardly seems worthy of getting in a twit. Or perhaps I’m just not enlightened enough to get it.