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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