The Simpsons are not Catholics!

It seems the Vatican has done something they’ve never ever done before, made a mistake. [snicker]

But seriously though, the Catholic Church has for the second time given praise to the TV show The Simpsons, a show that at one time was pretty universally despised by religious groups. And for good reason. The show’s creator, Matt Groening, is an atheist and the writers have never shied away from mocking the absurdity of just about every religion (except the cult of $cientology, the “church” that the woman who voices Bart Simpson is part of).

The weird part of this news is that the Vatican has declared the Simpson family Catholics even though their church has already been well established as “Presbylutheran,” an amusingly fictitious Christian sect.

But executive producer Al Jean told Entertainment Weekly on Monday he was in “shock and awe” at the latest assertion, adding that the Simpsons attend the “Presbylutheran” First Church of Springfield.

“We’ve pretty clearly shown that Homer is not Catholic,” Jean said. “I really don’t think he could go without eating meat on Fridays — for even an hour.”

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2 Responses to The Simpsons are not Catholics!

  1. dvcnick says:

    Actually, The Simpsons has made fun of scientology (sort of) in “The Joy of Sect,” except they call it Movementarianism. I think there might be a few other jabs on the show, but I don’t think they’ll ever top South Park’s takedown of it.

  2. dvcnick says:

    Hey, I left a comment here. What happened?

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