Location: Forest Town, California, United States

Many people ask where Helga and I (Vinnie) met. It was at a Jesus Freak festival in the days of my squandered youth. Some brownies were going around that tasted funny and the next thing I know, I'm married to a hippie. But she was cute, and I wouldn't serve a church that hired a divorced pastor, so we are still together till Judgement Day, when I assume we will go our seperate ways. Let me (Helga) add, that it seems the Universe brought Vinnie and I together, who am I to argue. He does have a judgmental nature though, which I find unforgivable.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

"The Queen"

Vinton here:

This film covers the life of the English royal family in the week following the death of Princess Diana. I remember this time very well. You see, I had been following the events in the life of Diana, and the very weekend she died, I had been planning to use her as a sermon illustration.

I was preaching on Queen Jezebel, and I was gong to talk the way she had abandoned her husband and children and choosen a life of debauchery hanging out with confessed perverts and supporting their causes and traveling about with a worshiper of Mohammad in a sad case of apostasy.

Now I had all this in a sermon for Sunday morning, and I heard about her death on Saturday night, and I knew I would have to change my sermon. Because to say the things I had planned on saying to soon after her death would be wholely inappopriate.

Obviously, I had to rewrite everything I was planning on saying about her in the present tense and change it to the past tense. It actually didn't take a lot of work. But considering the situation, I thought it would only be right to pile on Prince Charlie more as well.

But as to this film. After watching for two hours about these Brits moaning and bellyaching over whether to lower a flag to half mast here or there and how many horse should go before the hearse and such, it all just made me so glad our forefathers fought to not be under the thumbs of these sissy pants. God bless America.
Now I should say that there is much less foul language in this film than in your average piece of Hollywood filth. And thankfully, we do not see Helen Mirren as the Queen Elizabeth II or anyone else in a state of undress. But it is not worth the time for you to go to a movie theater when you could be studying your Bible at home or picketing a revival of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' at your local community theater. So, as usual, let me say, a good sermon is all the fun you need.

Helga here:

Let me just say that any thinking person knows that if one was to list the greatest people of the last millenium, one would have to list Ghandi, Saint Francis of Assissy (for his work with animals even if he did have such a reactionary view of religion), De Vinci (more for his work as a theologian than his work as a painter which was so limited to realism) but along with these men, you must put the great woman (along with other great womyn like Gloria Steinman and Erica Jong and Charlotte Bunch and Mary Daly and Evelyn Fox Keller and I should also mention a man, the great Peter Singer for his great work - "Animal Liberation" which was equally important to the work these great womyn have done for womyn), but along with these great people you have to include Princess Diana as one of the great people of the last thousand years. The work she did for AIDS and landmines was amazing. (I should make it clear here, she did work against AIDS and landmines, not for them, because, you know, they're both very bad results of the white male domination of our society).
But sadly, you see only pictures of Lady Di in this film, because most of it takes place after she died, so it is about a real bummer of a week. And though I would like to be supportive of a womyn in power, like Elizabeth II, but sadly the womyn in power England have tending to be people who start wars (see Thatcher) and do very little for animal rights.
At least Queen Elizabeth seems to have affection for animals. She has canine companions she seems to care for, though she sadly uses leashes (which PASA [People Acknowledging the Superiority of Animals] is trying to outlaw). And she has a tender sence with a buck, but sadly we do see the results of deerocide in this film, which the Queen does not prosecute, so that was really sad and that sadness is so overpowering that anyone who loves animals will probably want to skip this film. So please skip this film (especially don't pay to see this film) because you would just be supporting the Bristish government which is almost as guilty as our government in committing horrors in the Middle East.
So till later, peace, love and avoid the use of all plastics and unrecycled paper products and much bioharmony to you - Helga