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Vatican newspaper pays tribute to The Simpsons

December 23, 2009

The December 23 edition of L’Osservatore Romano has paid tribute to The Simpsons as a “profound” television series. “Serious analysts,” writes Luca Possati on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the show's first broadcast, “praise the realism and intelligence” of the show and have discussed its philosophical and theological aspects, “even if they often attack-- with justification-- the much too crude language and violence of certain episodes.”


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  • Posted by: MJ954 - Dec. 24, 2009 9:32 AM ET USA

    I have always been taught "garbage in garbage out" I do not understand how they could publish this. We should not laugh at crude language and violence. We can see how much prayer our world needs this Christmas!

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Dec. 23, 2009 7:12 PM ET USA

    There have to be some idiots on L'OR to allow something like this to be published.

  • Posted by: garedawg - Dec. 23, 2009 6:28 PM ET USA

    Lighten up, folks. The Simpsons are great! A hearty laugh is good for the soul, and a well-done satirical show helps keeps us humble and prevents us from taking ourselves too seriously.

  • Posted by: ltoscan2645 - Dec. 23, 2009 12:45 PM ET USA

    You have got to be kidding. It is a crude and vile show that teaches nothing. I can't believe that the Vatican would sanction this.

  • Posted by: DrJazz - Dec. 23, 2009 9:01 AM ET USA

    Are there not enough good and beautiful works of man that we must sift through his most insulting and degrading work for one shred of value, only to be seen as "cool" in the eyes of the world?