Monday, March 23, 2009

Dear Vatican: Nobody Was Asking For Your Approval

What is it with the Vatican these days. It seems like every second day some nitwit there opens their yap and demonstrates that they have no idea what they are about.

Today's gem is more faux outrage over a movie. This time, the prequel to Dan Brown's "The DaVinci Code", "Angels and Demons".

The Vatican's official newspaper, Avvenire, ran a story Friday saying the Roman Catholic Church "cannot approve" of such a film.

And on Saturday, Turin daily La Stampa reported the Vatican will soon be calling for a boycott of the Ron Howard-directed film.

Ummm...note for the reality impaired: It's a movie based on a piece of fiction. What's the problem? Oh wait - let me guess - it offends your interpretation of your own favourite bit of fiction.

The Vatican has described the prequel as "an offence against God."

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