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Catholic League: Penn and Teller Must Go Comments

CBS/Showtime needs to send Penn & Teller a message and let them know that they have crossed the line for the last time. Continue Reading

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  1. Brandon
    4 years ago

    I was born catholic, and confirmed catholic. And I had no problem with the episode, if anything it only showed the err of humans, the leaders of the church, not the religion itself. And even if it does attack the Catholicism, what makes the religion so special that it should get a free pass? Penn and Teller have made 7 seasons and have pointed out questions and facts about every facet of society. Having them yank the show for an episode about the Vatican is about as silly as having them yank the show for offending people who eat organic foods. If you don't like what you see, then don't watch it. Not everyone is a catholic, and not everyone agrees with you. It's a TV show, made for entertainment, on a pay-for cable channel. If you believe that it really has that much affect on society and Catholics, then you should question yourself.

  2. mark
    4 years ago

    I would then challenge the Catholic church, or 'league' as it would be, to create an episode to challenge and debunk any or all of P&T's claims. I find that, in most conversations of religious discrepancy, it is the faithful that remain somehow appalled and endlessly offended, while still typically unable to provide any logical or diplomatic rebuttal that DOESN'T merely rely on quoting scripture. Instead of crying as loudly as possible, step up for a change, and state your case for the world to hear. Use the media; use shock factor if you'd like . . But step up. Make an actual point that isn't completely exclusive and antiquated for once.

  3. David
    5 years ago

    sorry, but free speech, and freedom of ideology is more important than your reactionary attempt to silence those who have the courage to speak their mind. no where in the constitution does it say that one has the right not be offended.

  4. Mike
    5 years ago

    Penn and Teller are self-described atheists, so nothing they say against ANY religion should come as a surprise. By the same token, people who couch their activities in religion (such as Mother Theresa)are also open to their attacks if they see some inherent contradiction between the tenets of the faith and the actuality of the activity involved. They have savaged the green movement along these same lines.

    Artists and entertainers of all stripes have had to put up with the objections of any number of religious groups who make hasty judgments without getting the facts. I'm getting that same tone from the above article.

  5. Britt
    5 years ago

    haha wow really? you are so insecure about the lies and deception of your cult that you have to announce when penn and teller are going to have their vatican episode? you only bitch and whine because you know what they say is true and that they are going to plant questions in peoples minds about religion and how it corrupts people and then your mindless sheep will stray away. free-thinker all the way.

  6. Brian
    5 years ago

    I guess my comments were censored...not for anything profane, but simply because they went against the all powerful church.

    Why am I not surprised at all.

  7. larry
    5 years ago

    Be proud to be Catholic, but don't turn a blind eye to some of the terrible things done by the Church- pedophelia is indefensible, and the surrounding coverup is even more morally repugnant.

  8. Howell Farrell
    5 years ago

    Jillette's motivation is his Jewish background. The Catholic Church is the primary enemy of Judaism.

  9. Chad
    5 years ago

    Cowards have absolutely nothing to say to the actual criticisms in the episode itself, they are total hypocrites.

  10. mike
    5 years ago

    I can't imagine why they would go after you. I mean, it's not as if you act like a whiny five year old child any time any time your faith is criticized. If you'd like to live in a country where your faith is unassailable, could I suggest Afghanistan?


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