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“The Town”: nuns with guns

posted by jmcgee

Just back from vacation, I was startled to see the new subway and bus posters for Ben Affleck’s new movie about bank robbers, “The Town.”

Do they really think this will make people want to see the movie?

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Andre John

posted September 1, 2010 at 1:32 am


CREEPY! just creepy, its like they’re wearing the death masks from the movie “Scream”, is “The Town” a horror movie or what?



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Mr Flapatap

posted September 1, 2010 at 4:36 am


Yes, Andre John, it is a horror movie. It features Ben Affleck.



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Kim

posted September 1, 2010 at 6:51 am


I think it’s in very poor taste to show “nuns” in this light. Very negative perception here. Shame. I certainly won’t be going to see it. I hope it’s a box office FLOP!



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Paul

posted September 1, 2010 at 10:40 am


Hey c’mon, a real nun would carry an M-4.
I heard the Nashville Dominicans qualify on an M4A1 during postulancy, while Mother Angelica’s Poor Clares still swear by their M1 Garands.



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Tom

posted September 1, 2010 at 12:19 pm


It does add a new wrinkle, seeing as how ex-presidents are so passe.



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Doris

posted September 1, 2010 at 6:48 pm


These look like bank robbers dressed as nuns. . . if so, they aren’t “nuns”; they are bank robbers in costume. How can this bother anyone at all?
Now, here’s the bigger picture. Ben Affleck is probably a Leftie like most of the Hollywood crowd. it is FASHIONABLE to make fun of Christians. What I’d like to see is a burka-clad group of women with guns. Now, that would be much more interesting and definitely “edgy”. Of course, that can’t happen because no Muslim group would allow it and because Islam, of course, is falsely allowed to be called “The Religion of Peace”. It is NOT fashionable to criticize Islam so, even though crimes HAVE been committed by Muslim men wearing Burkas and because it “covered” women have been agitating for the right to have their faces covered while sitting for their Drivers’ License (unsuccessfully thus far), that would be the more realistic and interesting movie.
Mocking and criticizing Christianity is perfectly fine these days. Criticizing but not mocking Judaism is perfectly fine these days, too. Ignoring the plight of Hindus (from Muslim massacres) is perfectly fine. The only thing NOT PERMITTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, is criticizing or mocking Mohammad and Islam. Ironically, only Islam really deserves to be mocked and criticized because ONLY the doctrine of Islam mandates the death and/or forced conversion (or dhimmitude) of all non-Muslims throughout the world. Only Muhammad raped, killed, beheaded, lied and justified lying, enslaved, and stole and mandated that all adherents can do the same for all time.
I mock Islam as much as I can.



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mfan

posted September 12, 2010 at 5:04 pm


@Paul
I know, right? That’s how I knew they weren’t really nuns!



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David

posted September 16, 2010 at 10:18 am


Okay, first of all, if we are Christians, we should not be mocking anyone; we should pray for them (Islam and the makers of this movie).
When I saw the the men dressed as nuns with guns, it made me feel very uncomfortable because, even though it is just a costume, it further hurts the image that people have of Catholicism. Ultimately, they will only know we are Christians by our love, but it is still challenging to see such things. That is why today, we need a Christian “revolt”. Similar to the Maccabean revolt in the Bible, except not violent. It needs to be a charitable revolt, a group of people that say, “I will not be conformed to this world, but rather be transformed by the renewal of our minds.



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Omarr

posted October 3, 2010 at 5:42 am


@Doris
I want to ask one simple question: If Islam is as bad or stupid as you have just said, why there are billions of followers all around the world, and still a lot of them are being converted? Why? Wouldn’t it be as simple to understand the “insanity of Islam” as you have yourself realized?
First read the books about Islam and then comment. And get your facts straight before talking about the history. Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) never forced anyone to convert to muslim, had he done that, he wouldn’t have felt the need to migrate to different city. And talking about beheading, how would you feel if someone comes and kill your mom/dad/child/spouse? Beheading is the punishment that Islam orders for the criminal if he is proven guilty. Ofcourse Islam also appreciates if you just forgive the killer. You know what happen next? Check the crime rates in Saudia Arabia and its prosperity. Wouldn’t you like to not loose your loved one (by being murdered) and also enjoy the peace and harmony of crime free society? Talking about rapes: Have you ever checked the rape rate in the US alone? Talking about respect of women: Have you ever counted the number of single moms in the US alone? Have you ever checked the rate of adultery in the US alone?
I seriously pity you. I wish any of your dead non-muslim relative come back and warn you about the life hereafter.



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zakir

posted December 5, 2010 at 9:28 pm


i smell someone communal here, wisely said omar…good points u made there. i condemn that nuns had been pictured in a wrong way here,
because religion is something which is not to be criticised as taught by our beloved Prophet Mohammad(pbuh) and to respect everyones faith.And it is imperative that you too respect our religion.
So called person doris perhaps pseudonym are unacceptable in societies
as they plant seeds of enmity in person they want to target, these people needs to be rehabilitated to the extent they recover there sanity or die trying. i would like to conclude with emphasizing the need of reading the scriptures before critising them in a parrot fashion



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Johnclave

posted January 28, 2011 at 1:59 am


I just cant understand why we human being cant only be a human being rather than fighting or debating on the previously held stuffs why cant we think all of us in this world just as a human being why we create such differences between us i really pity on all religions and all the people in this world, just try to imagine a world without any difference without any religion
According to me all these rules religions and all the stuffs are made by man for their convenience
i really pity on such thinking animals are better then human beings



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Gary is so cool

posted February 11, 2011 at 1:37 pm


I dont mean to offend, but you guys need to relax. It’s a movie, which means its for entertainment. There is no great conspiracy to make catholics or christians look bad, its just a costume. for fun. Im a firm believer that Jesus has a sense of humor (i mean, he made me for goodness sake). So just chill and not get worked up about stuff :)



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