Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Avatar vs. Double Cross

The Vatican newspaper and radio station have called the film Avatar simplistic, and criticized it for flirting with modern doctrines that promote the worship of nature as a substitute for religion. L'Osservatore Romano said the movie's plot is unoriginal and its message not new. It faulted Cameron for taking a "bland approach." A few years ago Vatican officials spoke out against The Da Vinci Code.

I am still waiting for my mention in dispatches. Pope Benedict has up to now refrained from attacking Double Cross: The Code of the Catholic Church. Has he secretly been convinced or is my book still in the pile of books waiting to be read by the Holy Father?


  1. Hi,

    Although kind of strange to hear cinema critics from the Holy Seat, it might seem reasonable enough (depending on the meaning of enough) in the case of The Da Vinci Code. However critic of Harry Potter, books (which I read) or movies (which I didn't see) are questionable at the best.

    About Avatar something very funny happens. I think it is even more ridiculous that they have any comment on the matter. With that said I agree with the Holy Father or at least with the Holy spokesmen on the matter.


  2. The Pope did not get a free copy from me.

    However, perhaps Rome's Chief Rabbi might consider presenting the Pope with a copy of "Double Cross' when he next visits Rome's synagogue.

    I could arrange for a special leather bound copy to be prepared.

  3. HELP:

    Could anyone decipher the second comment?

    I would be grateful