"Gentleness is a divine trait; nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength"

- Ralph W Sockman
A Modern Monty Python and the Holy Grail Trailer



[H/T Sense of Events]

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Comments on "A Modern Monty Python and the Holy Grail Trailer":
1. Karl - 02/20/2014 9:36 am CST

That may be the best thing I will see all day.

2. Neo - 02/21/2014 11:12 am CST

Grail, and Life of Brian, wear their blasphemy with pride. I enjoyed some of the original series, but these films pushed the limit with their mockery of God.

3. jez - 02/24/2014 2:48 am CST

It is your perfect right not to enjoy Life of Brian, but I disagree that it is blasphemy. I think the pythons defended themselves well back when they were first accused of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeKWVuye1YE

4. Karl - 02/24/2014 8:48 pm CST

I like this article on Life of Brian:

http://old.shipoffools.com/Cargo/Features99/Features/Brian.html

"When it comes to the religious jokes, it's interesting how many of them are pointed nowhere near anyone remotely divine, but at us – the believers. That stoning scene makes a well-earned mockery of religious legalism and sexism.
. . .
"It's hard to imagine the Lord losing too much sleep over people laying into the Church, when he seems to have made quite a career out of doing it himself. Christian censors, though, can easily overlook the difference between people laughing at the Almighty and laughing at them.

" . . . I think the ending goes further than I'm comfortable with. But I also think that this scene shouldn't blind Christians to the incisive critique of religious behaviour (and good jokes) that the rest of the movie is blessed with."

5. jez - 02/25/2014 4:11 am CST

Karl: Cleese expressed some doubt about that last scene too.

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