The new Simpsons movie, based on the popular TV show, has been subject to many christian movie reviews.
Most people who responded to a recent poll comment that, based on the TV show, the simpsons movie is not appropriate for Christians.
"The world's largest Christian portal with twelve million monthly page loads, asked participants in a recent poll, "Is 'The Simpsons Movie' appropriate for Christians?" The majority of Christians polled had not seen the movie, but based their answers on their opinion of the TV show. According to Bill Cooper, President of ChristiaNet, "It is refreshing to see that the majority of Christians can discern when entertainment is crossing the line."
"Out of 570 Christians polled, 51% responded "No." As one participant said, "I have not seen the movie, but if it's like the TV show then no way." Based on comments from this group such as "crude humor", "derogatory", "disrespectful", "vulgar language", it seems they were offended by the show. While others had some practical advice for would-be viewers like "As Christians, we need to fill our minds with positive role models and positive examples of the family."
"Of those who participated, seventeen percent felt the Simpsons were appropriate for Christian viewers. The opinion of most people in this group portrayed the show as pure entertainment. Comments like "It's funny" or "It's not real, it's a just cartoon" justified their reasoning for watching what the majority of Christians believed was "vulgar" and "blasphemous."
"Lastly, thirty-two percent were "Unsure" about the appropriateness of the Simpsons. The comments from this group were unified in that these Christians had not seen show at all. Some have never watched the Simpsons while others have seen the TV show and have no desire to see the movie. As one Believer said, "I haven't seen it, but judging from the TV show, I doubt it's edifying."
"based on the comments about this program, it seems the Simpsons have crossed the entertainment line for the majority of Christians."
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