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‘Simpsons’, ‘Family Guy’ and ‘American Dad’ … All Trash From Same Garbage Can?

Homer Simpson

Clever writing and sarcastic, cutting humor.

Those are two qualities that bind the FOX animated comedy hits ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Family Guy’ and ‘American Dad’.

Another is their willingness to mock God and faith, and that’s what makes the shows utterly unwatchable to me.

I don’t care that ‘The Simpsons’ is stuff of TV legend due to its long and successful run.


Or that ‘Family Guy’ aired its 200th episode Sunday night, even if it makes me someone lacking a ‘sense of humor’.

I DO care, however, that the shows mock the Bible and Jesus at every turn. They simply have NO limits in knocking ANY and ALL religions for that matter!

The few moments I have watched any of those programs I have literally gasped at the things they say and do and have to quickly change the channel.

I know we can’t return to the days of Bugs Bunny, Woody Woodpecker and The Jetsons.

But can cartoons, even ones of the so-called ‘adult’ variety at least have some standards of decency?

Is that too much to ask?


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posted December 12, 2012 at 4:46 pm

I agree that life’s difficult, for sure. BUT an unexamined life is not worth living, according to a great philosopher. It’s OK to giggle, but I draw a line at so-called comedies that take on God and religion for the sake of a few weak laughs … AND plenty of kids and adults DO take these shows seriously and I argue they are ROTTING the very society in which we live.

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posted December 12, 2012 at 1:55 pm

These shows are just for humor purposes. If you don’t like them then don’t watch them. You aren’t supposed use take these shows seriously. Let’s face it, Life Sucks ALOT for MANY people and then you die. Why can’t we just have some things to make us giggle?

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