Hollywood Comedienne Attacks Papa Bene

Comedienne Sarah Silverman is known for her profane and vulgar humor in the Hollywood scene.  Miss Silverman, in an attempt at satire, presents a sketch on the HBO program “Real Time with Bill Maher” on  how to solve world hunger.  On the surface the sketch she offers is almost harmless, but her degrading attack on our Pope is insulting to him and all Catholics.

Sarah Silverman attacks Pope Benedict XVI

Here is a partial transcript:

Think about it, we need a hero, and who is more primed to be our hero than the Pope? He’s literally a caped crusader. What is the Vatican worth, like 500 billion dollars? This is great, sell the Vatican, take a big chunk of that money, build a gorgeous condominium for you and all your friends to live in, all the amenities, swimming pool, tennis court, waterslide, and with the money left over, feed the whole (expletive removed) world.

You preach to live humbly, and I totally agree. So, now maybe it’s time for you to move out of your house that is a city.

On an ego level alone, you will be the biggest hero in the history of ever. And by the way, any involvement in the Holocaust, bygones.(sic) [...]

Why bother with something like this?

We need to be aware that we are in this world, not of it.  We need to be a witness to Christ for others.  Sometimes in our endeavors to evangelize the world we can get caught up in all its trappings and are more vulnerable to fall into sin.  One can laugh at oneself without being mean-spirited or degrading.

Miss Silverman may be funny to her fans, friends, and colleagues, but that doesn’t mean she is right or that her attempt at humor on our pope is ok.  Yes we can laugh at ourselves and even our beautiful German shepherd, but there are limits and Miss Silverman has more than exceeded these limits.

So the next time you laugh at what you think may be an inconspicuous jab at our Catholic faith, remember, does it denigrate the person it is aimed at in a mean-spirited manner?  Does it cheapen your faith in mockery?  Especially if profane language is used, it’s a good indication that the person delivering it is doing it out of hate and spite.

I will not post the video because of the vulgarity she exhibits which is her modus operandi, but you can view at your own discretion on NewsBusters here.

7 Responses to Hollywood Comedienne Attacks Papa Bene

  • Jackie Mason on the no-talent sick yenta.

  • Meh. She’s just one more bigot who has no clue what she’s talking about, like rest of her political class. Best to just ignore it. It’s the one thing that hurts people like that.

  • Someone should tell the poor young idiot that the Pope doesn’t own the Vatican. He lives in a relatively small apartment.

    But he does travel and appear in public with the grandeur of any world leader – why shouldn’t he?

  • Silverman’s entire schtick is saying outrageous things. You see, she’s actually not even remotely funny. Not even a little. So she tries to compensate for that by just saying something and making the “Oh, did I just say that?” face. Yawn.

  • Actually, I kind of enjoy her when she is not discussing religous topics. Just like I kind of enjoy Don’s posts when he is not promoting his military, foreign policy or political view points.

    What she is saying is nothing new for Hollywood. I remember Hollywood making the same point in the 60′s or early 70′s in the movie Shoes of the Fisherman, where Anthony Quinn as a Slavic born Pope sells off the Vatican and its treasures to feed the world and to avert world war. Of course the trouble is what do you do a month later when the money is all gone?

  • Someone should tell her that Notre Dame University has a bigger annual budget than the Vatican.

  • Like some liberals, ie, the White House, facts often get in the way of selling your point of view.

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