"Since orthodox Christianity has always held firm to the basic belief that it is by looking at Jesus himself that we discover who God is, it seems to me indisputable that we should expect always to be continuing in the quest for Jesus precisely as part of, indeed perhaps as the sharp edge of, our exploration into God himself."

- N.T. Wright
A Modern Monty Python and the Holy Grail Trailer

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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:


"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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