Mocking the Pope

The Catholic Church has tried to stop the MTV cartoon "Popetown" from being shown in Lithuania through legal action. It has failed.

Banning speech is generally not an effective way of suppressing it. And let's not forget You Tube, Blogger, etc as a means of getting around any local restriction. In effect, there is no way to prevent a message from reaching an audience if you're determined enough.

All this makes the stance of the Lithuanian Catholic Church puzzling. Why fight for something that will only promote a message you don't like? Somebody get those priests Blackberrys.

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1 comment:

The Lazy Iguana said...

Now I want to see the cartoon! I think Ill go search you tube now!

Thanks for the pointer. Anything the church is opposed to I tend to approve of. For some reason.