Friday, February 13, 2009
I await the the parody of Islam, the Haj, and Mecca in Pink Panther 3
Reuters: Steve Martin anti-Catholic buffoonSteve Martin's comic talent peaked in the 1980's. When I see the trailers of his newer movies I wince. No one thought his first Pink Panther was half as good as the Peter Sellers original. What's the point of a sequel to a lame remake.
This article is one to clip as an early exhibit of anti-Catholicism in the culture in 2009.
posted by Patrick Sweeney at 7:48 PM Permalink
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
New York Times: For Catholics, a Door to Absolution Is Reopened
Realize that the goal here of the New York Times is not to report news on religion but to (1) make readers think the believers are strange, superstitious, goofy, and not to taken seriously or given access to the public square and (2) to makereaders who themselves are people of faith feel embarrassed, defensive, and marginalized.
posted by Patrick Sweeney at 8:52 PM Permalink
Observations on Wikipedia editing on Maciel's page from Catholic Culture
The last few days a little editing war has been going on on Maciel's wikipedia page. A paragraph was added early on the morning of the Jan. 28, by an IP address from Hartford, CT. It was removed by someone using a registered account (so you can't trace where he's from), then restored by an IP address from the law firm of Wilmer Hale in Washington DC. As of right now, it's been removed again.Here is the page Wikipedia: Marcial Maciel
As someone with 3400 edits on Wikipedia, let me explain what goes on on articles in the news such as 9/11, Terri Schiavo, and Sarah Palin. The editing becomes tendentious because it becomes impossible to have an objective distance from the material and, of course, advocates have the greatest interest in their contributions remaining in the article. The winners typically are the ones with the most idle time on their hands rather than the most objective point of view.
posted by Patrick Sweeney at 8:42 PM Permalink