There is a serious problem. Please draw all children away from the computer screen for the next entry.
Halloween come l’aborto, il divorzio, l’eutanasia, la fecondazione assistita e l’omosessualità. Anche la festa americana di tradizione pagana, importata in Italia sulla scia del consumismo di massa, è finita nella “lista dei cattivi” della Chiesa cattolica.
Halloween, like abortion, divorce, euthanasia, in vitro fertilization, and homosexuality. This American holiday, of Pagan origin, imported in Italy on the path towards mass-market consumption, has ended up on the “Bad List” of the Catholic Church.
Surely there are other things to put on this critical “Bad List” – which consequently makes me think of “the Axis of Evil” and Will Ferrell’s hilarious George W. sketch on SNL. (Can’t link to the video, but a transcript is available)
But back to the “Bad List,” which also can be translated as the “Naughty List,” but I think it sounds too PBS-school-special that way. Notice nuclear warheads, war in general, illiteracy, teenage pregnancy, or drugs didn’t make it to the “Bad List.” A similar article in English if you desire.
Compare that with a Dutch woman’s tax deduction for witchcraft classes. Looks like the Catholic church didn’t have a lot of say on the legislation there. Hm, Roman Catholics only 32% and atheists 40% in the Netherlands, ouch!
But back to important things, like Happy Diwali to all my Hindu friends…If you have no idea what I’m talking about, for heaven’s sake, educate yourself (or Wikipedia’s take if you like) Sandy, Carol, Timir, Neha, Nishant, I’m thinking of you guys. Can’t we Garba one more time?
By the way, I tried to send you an e-card but Hallmark.com kept timing out. Must be a lot of internet-happy Indians today! Consider this your e-greeting!