I would be curious to hear what others have to say about humor in books and movies that “sends up” religion or God. I’m American and notice this in British humor which isn’t always to my taste. I’ve never seen a Monty Python movie - my friends in high school 30 years ago were “rotfl” over them. :shrug:
One of my friends is a fan of Terry Pratchett, and we watched the movie “Hogfather” at Christmas. I thought the first part dragged, and the second part was mildly amusing but I didn’t like the statement toward the end about people making up gods. The movie overall seemed rather macabre for Christmas, although in one way I saw a parallel to the Grinch Stole Christmas. :ehh:
I like Harry Potter and Twilight and some things like that so it’s not fantasy or even magic that bugs me, and I like satire by someone like, say, C.S. Lewis. I’m able to sort out what I do like in the humor from what I don’t, but I’m curious as to others’ take on dark humor and satire that has to do with religion. Some of it messes with me. :hypno:
To sum up - I never mind a satire against phony religious people, if it seems to convey the message that true religion is good and desirable. But some satires seem to take the view that religion is foolish, leads to wars, and other jaded views. Am I making sense?