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Vatican: Homer Simpson a "true catholic"

October 19, 2010 | Comment icon 41 comments



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The Vatican's official newspaper has declared Homer Simpson to be their idea of a true Catholic.
"The Simpsons are among the few TV programmes for children in which Christian faith, religion, and questions about God are recurrent themes," the newspaper stated. "The family recites prayers before meals and, in their own peculiar way, believes in the life thereafter."
He is an idle, pea-brained glutton with a permanent craving for doughnuts and Duff beer, but Homer Simpson has been declared a true Catholic by the Vatican's official newspaper.


Source: Telegraph | Comments (41)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #32 Posted by danielost 12 years ago
LOL..the Vatican got sucked in by only listening to what they want to hear (a common error). Anyone who actually watches the Simpsons knows that the essential message is anti-religion. The catholic episode was just to highlight the contraditions in christianity and in all religions. I especially liked the part where the priest (Liam) blew off Lisa and her "imaginary" friend (Buddha)....uhhhhhh didn't these vatican guys get the implicit irony in this message??? I mean, if Buddhism is imaginary, what about all the other religions out there....... i know what you meant but i have to put this in. ... [More]
Comment icon #33 Posted by danielost 12 years ago
Anti religion my foot... it will take the mickey out of everything.. even politics...celebs.. you name it... i like it when homor beats clinton.
Comment icon #34 Posted by danielost 12 years ago
free publicity, i will let you decide which side.
Comment icon #35 Posted by dmotwani 12 years ago
Thats uh... pretty cool. Hardly surprising or even relevant, but whatever they want to try to identify with. Great show, but we are talking about a cartoon, "true catholic".... Okay dude...
Comment icon #36 Posted by Harriet The Ripperologist 12 years ago
Oh dear. Methinks the Vatican may be in trouble.....
Comment icon #37 Posted by Valtigashi 12 years ago
i know what you meant but i have to put this in. buddhism is athiestism. no belief is ever athiestism just simply a preception Oh dear. Methinks the Vatican may be in trouble..... when arent the Vatican in trouble lately? XD
Comment icon #38 Posted by mushrmcloud 12 years ago
Clergy and laypeople worldwide will now tune in to see their beloved rolemodel and animated mascot. Next they will be broadcasting Simpsons straight from St. Peter's Square. This is great
Comment icon #39 Posted by Valtigashi 12 years ago
Clergy and laypeople worldwide will now tune in to see their beloved rolemodel and animated mascot. Next they will be broadcasting Simpsons straight from St. Peter's Square. This is great *coughs* http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_t2Ry7I5DNuQ/SzHKkuIZiNI/AAAAAAAAE3s/38rcmBGZCKY/s320/Homer%2BSimpson%2BVatican.jpg&imgrefurl=http://archbishop-cranmer.blogspot.com/2009/12/pope-venerates-homer-simpson.html&usg=__y2hkb_NsHOfHf86Edo6fXaCYx1s=&h=231&w=320&sz=32&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=XxqrD2Cym7cOEM:&tbnh=157&tbnw=209&pre... [More]
Comment icon #40 Posted by electro13 12 years ago
Homer is'nt a catholic! He's just stupid, dumb, funny...oh hang on.
Comment icon #41 Posted by Makazradon 12 years ago
Two things: 1) They're fictional cartoon characters. 2) The Simpsons hasn't been relevant for at least ten years. Good day.


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