Monday, May 10, 2010

Leave The Sacred Alone Please!

I was upset to read in a Newsday article titled, "Nothing Sacred at Comedy Central," by Verne Gay that the creators of "South Park" are continuing with their controversial projects and topics. That doesn't make any sense to me. I don't think it's too difficult to understand that there are certain sacred symbols, religious figures who are revered by billions, such as Saints and Prophets, the Blessed Mother and of course God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, that should be off limits at Comedy Central. 
According to the article, the network, "Announced that Jesus Christ is the subject of one of its new shows that the network has in development. The show entitled, 'JC' was described as "a half-hour animated show about Jesus Christ-who moves to New York to get out from under his father's enormous shadow." Unfortunately, the Father is described as someone who's "all-powerful yet apathetic and would rather be playing video games than listening to his son." The Catholic League immediately "attacked the proposed show." 
It seems company executives don't think the project will be picked up as a series. Well, thank God for that. Finally, some common sense. 
I never watched "South Park", nor will I ever watch it. With the exception of news, documentaries, or movies,  there is little I watch on TV. But I find it disturbing that a show such as the one that was described, and other recent controversial shows, would even be created, knowing people would object and be upset. 
My advice to the creators of "South Park"-- is leave religion alone. It's not a good subject for you. There are billions of people in the world who take religion seriously and worship God devoutly. Certainly you can use your creativity to come up with other subjects. There are endless topics, just come to New York and visit the different neighborhoods, there is lots of material here that you can work with. Please leave God and the sacred alone. 

Act of Love Prayer
O God, we love you above all things, with our whole heart and soul, because you are all-good and worthy of all love.
We love our neighbor as ourselves for the love of you.
We forgive all who have injured us and ask pardon of all whom we have injured.