In case you missed it, the seventh season finale of Penn & Teller: Bullshit! aired a few days ago. The topic: The Vatican.
Reasonable Catholics are speaking out against this… and by Catholics, I mean only Bill Donohue. And by reasonable, I mean batshit crazy.
“This was the most Nazi-like assault,” Donohue said. “The most unrelenting half an hour of bashing I’ve ever seen.”
“The Nazis couldn’t have done better,” Donohue said in a statement. “Having been in this job for over 16 years, I have never seen a more defamatory, obscene and vicious show on TV.”
Right… because 6,000,000 Jews were killed during the making of that episode.
(If someone has some free time, they should compile a list of Donohue quotations that include the phrase “I have never seen a more…” He says it every time.)
Donohue has a knack for drawing attention to the very things he rails against. So one upside to all this: More people may end up watching this episode than otherwise would!
In the same interview, he also whined about atheists:
… And over the last several decades what we’ve seen is an all-out assault. This kind of new atheism. This militant dogmatic fundamentalist atheism out there to get us.”
Right… Atheists write books and blogs and voice their opinions about the absurdity of Catholic doctrine… Catholics have their own empire in the Vatican City, and membership in the hundreds of millions (if not topping a billion). They suppressed the sex scandals and merely shuttled pedophile priests from one place to another… they are responsible for denying condoms and birth control to so many third-world countries… and we’re the fundamentalist, dogmatic ones?
Who are these 350,000 Catholics that Donohue supposedly represents? You never hear about them…
By the way, it looks like Donohue will also be sending illegally pirated copies of the episode to influential Catholic leaders.
The thought of the Pope watching a show called Bullshit! amuses me to no end.
(Thanks to K for the link!)