What, did they expect Ron Howard to be Biblically correct? Telegraph: “The storyline for Angels & Demons, which stars Tom Hanks and Ewan McGregor, centres on a plot by the Illuminati, a secret society of intellectuals, who are intent on gaining revenge for a brutal massacre of their predecessors by the Church centuries ago. Although the society once existed, there is no historical evidence that its members were butchered by Catholics. The Rt Rev Malcolm McMahon, the Bishop of Nottingham, warned that the film could stir up anti-Catholic sentiment. ‘This is so outlandish, it’s total rubbish,’ said Bishop McMahon, who is one of the Church’s most senior bishops. ‘It’s mischievous to stir up this kind of anti-Catholic sentiment. It’s a gratuitous knocking of the Church and I can’t see any reason for it.'”
why do bishops look like jelly fish?
Dear Catholic church…the book and movie are FICTION!!!
Those queens take themselves way too seriously. I love how real-life Catholics could care less and live in the real world while the only ones remotely excited are the bored old ladies at the Vatican. And the idiotic Bill Donahue of course.
anything that gets the widow raz’s pants in a ruffle is worth seeing TWICE!
Just keep doing what you’ve been doing and you will stir up anti-catholic sentiment without any outside help.
For example: send missionaries to poor countries to feed their souls when you could empty your vaults of gold and feed them actual food; keep talking about tradition, when in fact, celibate priests, confession, and church performed marriages were introduced a 1000 years after Jesus for political reasons,
A recovering catholic
Helga Von Ornstein
Interesting how they NEVER directly blame the people with the money and influence to produce these movies, the jews.
@Helga Von Ornstein:
Are you making a joke or being racist? hmmmm
None of the Catholics seemed to mind when the Jews were portrayed as Christ-murderers in Mel Gibson’s recent bible flick.
All these double standards…are making me.. *yawn*…soooo sleeeepy…
I see others had the same reaction as me … ” It is fiction you fucking morons! ” !!
Now I can’t see it. Goddamn, you bish mcmahon…and your claim that this is “outlandish” (what kind of a schmuck uses that word nowadays? Does he powder his wig?) and far fetched hrrumpf hrrumpf hrrumpf… I thought it was based on “the historical documents”…the bible.
Tom Hanks and Ewan McGregor
Those are the only reasons I need to not watch this movie.
It’s mischievous to stir up this kind of anti-Catholic sentiment. It’s a gratuitous knocking of the Church and I can’t see any reason for it.
Let’s change a couple of words here:
It’s mischievous to stir up this kind of anti-GAY sentiment. It’s a gratuitous knocking of the GAY COMMUNITY and I can’t see any reason for it.
Funny, when they do it to us, it’s their religious right to do so. When others do it to them, it’s, ” outlandish,” and “total rubbish”. Now I guess the Bishop knows how we feel.
Bishop McMahon said, “It’s mischievous to stir up this kind of anti-Catholic sentiment. It’s a gratuitous knocking of the Church and I can’t see any reason for it.”
Well I say to the Bishop in reference to NOM (a front group for Catholic bigotry), “It’s mischievous to stir up this kind of anti-gay sentiment. It’s a gratuitous knocking of the LGBT community and I can’t see any reason for it.”
Ohhhh the hypocrisy.
Great minds think alike. LOL.
@mention: possibly because they’re spineless?
If only they were as furious about the children they have raped and the souls that they destroyed.
OK, so….SPOILER ALERT HERE!!!
OBVIOUSLY no one who bitches about the “illuminati slaughter” theory has read the book at all, because it turns out that that whole thing is a ruse designed to obfuscate the real plot of the ‘villain’ of the book. So of course the illuminati slaughter theory is a fiction…it’s MEANT to be! Both in the book’s world AND in the real world. So these Catholics whining about their feelings getting hurt need to man up, grow a free will like they claim their God granted everyone, and read a damn book before blasting it to hell.
The church…even though they preach imaginary things, don’t know when fantasy is involved. They’re really just well dressed retards…
Saw the movie in a press screening.
The Vaticans protrayal is quite positive.
A lot of wind about nothing.
Helga Von Ornstein
@Josh: Great point. Just a reminder though. The newspapers in this country, just as well as the majority of most of the blogs, are written on a 6th grade level. DOn’t be surprised the majority have no idea what you meant in your post.
My guess is the reason for crying about this movie is the same as the last. Milk the faithful for as much as they can give to fight off these demons with ads condemning it. They are no different than the fundamentalist.
Speaking of the latter, fundamentalist, anyone know (and yes I know many don’t care but still) why they have been so silent here these days of late? Maybe their movement was buried along with Jerry Fallwell. Are they still around?
Dear Catholic Church… These books and movies are fiction, and last time i checked, you like fiction, and publish fiction, and worship fiction…
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