Wednesday, October 13, 2010

What's Up With Glee?

I've never watched it. Came across this in the comments here:
Elizabeth Scalia says: This is actually in line with something I'm thinking about re this week's Glee episode. Some Catholics swooned about the "Eucharistic" moment when the kid ate the burned grilled cheese sandwich that had an image of Christ on it. I did not. The audience, which just got preached to (full face to camera) about how Christians are "anti-gay, anti-women, anti-science" and "cruel"...
Sounds like the usual Hollywood anti-Christian propaganda to me -- and this is where the impressionable get their beliefs and values from.

Christians are not anti-gay. They are anti-sin. And they are anti-destructive-behaviors that shorten lives, cause misery and will ultimately destroy a person. I call that love. They are not anti-women. Christianity has done more to elevate the status of women than any other religion or ideology in history. They are not anti-science -- Christianity is the womb in which modern science developed. They are anti-bad-science, and they are against metaphysics-mascarading-as-science. They call metaphysical darwinists on their bluff. They are not cruel. I suspect that by cruel the speaker means saying things that hurt other people's feelings. Speaking the truth in love is not cruel. Dismembering an innocent fetus is cruel -- and Christians are the only group that speaks up against this wickedness. Advocating the destruction of the weak and imbecilic under eugenics was cruel -- and evangelical Christians and Catholics were the only groups who denounced this practice. Affirming a person in a false, destructive sexual identity is cruel. Indoctrinating kids to believe they are the products of a mindless, uncaring, unintelligent universe is cruel.  Denying persons access to the One who is the way, the truth, and the life is cruel.

I wonder how they portray Islam and Muslims -- noble followers of the religion of peace?


Anonymous said...

I've never watched it.

I should have stopped reading right there. The episode tried to be balanced. IMO I would say it was more pro-Christian than the other way.

If you were to watch only one episode, I recommend to watch this one. Let me know what you think. If you had to watch two, the "The Power of Madonna" is kitchy fun.

Jason said...

I chose to focus on the positive aspects of the "Grilled Cheesus" episode. Several students showed great faith in the power of prayer to heal. Even though Kurt is agnostic, they still gathered in his Father's hospital room to pray for healing. Mercedes took Kurt to church and in the end he thanked his friends for their prayers.

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"