Oh the irony... "Church groups must wait for Passion review"
Usually when we hear of Church groups and other such parties bitching about a Film and Literature Classification it's because they want something banned- or at least tightly restricted.
Yet now we have them grizzling because a rating is too high- they actually want something unbanned. Such is the irony that has come about due to the R16 (Restricted to persons 16 years and over) rating on the Passion of Christ. It seems all of the religionists want to be able to take their kid to see the film- as if weekly happy clappy indoctrination at Sunday 'School' was not enough.
Now I'm not big on religion*, apart from an aberrant 3rd form as a male chorister I spent most of my 'church time' at high school blissfully asleep in my bed. I'm even less big on Catholicism- due mainly to their <flamebait>ingrained bigotry, conservatism and recently uncovered unhealthy enthusiasm for forbidden fruits</flamebait>. So, to be completely honest, I'm not going to be rushing to the box office to the the Passion of Christ, but, freedom is freedom and I'm no fan of banning stuff for the sake of a little blood and guts so I'm with the Churchies on this one.... but rest assured I'll be the first to jump up and down should their morals get in the way of my principles any time in the future.
*In fact I think it is a complete load of bollocks but saying that would have ruined the flow of my paragraph.
Rants|Sunday, 29 February 2004 09:13:21 UTC||