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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. Michael E. Davis
    5 years ago

    I think thoughtful, serious criticism of religion has its place, but to blatantly attempt to shock people with the use of obscenities and vulgarities is to cheapen the nature of real discussion and social discourse. If you have genuine criticisms of catholicism, then say so. But using obscenity to make fun of religion is pretty puerile, in my opinion. There is entirely too much of this sort of thing in popular culture already, and the idea that being vulgar or obscene is somehow funny is an insult to intelligent, sensitive people everywhere.

  2. Bailey
    5 years ago

    Religious criticism is inherently good. Ignoring our problems is no way to go about things(that's how battered wives end up with their husbands for years longer than they should.) Penn & Teller attack everything they believe needs improvement. They may not have gotten to Islam (or Judaism or Paganism &c.) yet and if you write to CBS asking to end the show they never will.

  3. Jillette
    5 years ago

    “got her [sexual] kicks watching people suffer and die.”

    Really now... Bracketing intrigue into your quotes?
    Absolutely pathetic.

    Respect their right to do what you aspire do to - speak their minds.

  4. G
    5 years ago

    People don't truly understand what is so inappropriate about this show. First, they're are not that funny. Second, even people who are not Catholic know that Mother Teresa was one of the most wonderful people in our lifetime. How dare they call her a c**t!! They can't come up with anything original anymore so they decided to be "cool" and show that they are against religion. I'm not a person that believes that you have to be a part of a certain religion for God to love you. He loves everyone, even Penn & Teller. I just think that religion bashing is the last rung of comedy people go to when they run out of material. I do not watch the show just because of the fact that they have never made me laugh and now after reading this article I will avoid them.

  5. Jean
    5 years ago

    So Carl respectfully and humbly how is not being a doormat Catholic and speaking up against injustice taking your rights away?

    Im not sure I understand what you mean?

    Freedom of Speech doesnt say anything about upholding injustice and lies does it?

  6. Pete
    5 years ago

    Honestly, this has encouraged me to find the episode on iTunes and make my own decision. But surely the Catholic church isn't trying to bully people from speaking their minds... right? If you don't like P&T don't watch. If you have an open enough mind to watch and simply disagree, great! Just please don't tell me what I should and shouldn't watch.

  7. Sean Murphy
    5 years ago

    Penn & Teller attack all religions, continuously. Therefore, trying to claim they are "anti-Catholic" is ludicrous - they are hard core atheists, fighting back against the very concept of religion. They favor morality over religion, and if you disagree with that stand, then don't support them by watching their shows, but to try to prevent others from watching them is simply immoral.

  8. Carl
    5 years ago

    Maybe you Christians should just accept the fact that not everyone believes what you believe.

    They have a right to practice free speech - just as you have the right in the US to practice your religion. Stop trying to take everyones rights away.

  9. em
    5 years ago

    Sorry, but
    If you don't like this show just don't watch it.

  10. Alex
    5 years ago

    "There's a difference between advocating censorship, per se, and objecting to any organization offering a platform over major media airwaves to what basically amounts to hate speech."

    Until you can prove that someone is born Catholic (or any other religion, for that matter), criticizing the Catholic Church is not hate speech. Stop trying to deflect criticism by falsely claiming bigotry on the part of the accuser.


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