Monday, August 15, 2005

The Simpsons and Religion

Last nights episode had Homer and Bart converting to Catholicism. Marge, at one point, kidnaps Bart to try and show him that Protestants can have fun too. Says Homer "why does she always interfere with my occassional interest in my children" and wants to know why he can choose his own faith. Lisa chimes in with something to the effect that everybody has the right to choose their own religion "...that's why I choose Buddhism..." she says. A nearby catholic priest says "Yes, every child has an imaginary friend" I almost fell out of my chair I was laughing so hard at the irony.