September 3, 2010
'This Jesus Thing Is a Bunch of Malarkey'
And God is like a really bad girlfriend, say the characters on FX comedy 'Louie'
Tuesday night's episode of the FX comedy Louie, featuring standup comic Louis C.K. in the title role, ventured into blasphemous territory. The episode, simpled titled "God," featured Louie saying that "if there really is a God, he's an ***hole," and that God is like a "sh*tty girlfriend." In a flashback to his boyhood days in Catholic school, Louie asks his mother about Jesus and his death on the cross. Louie's mom responds that Jesus was "a really, really nice guy who lived a long time ago and told everyone to love each other," but of his death and resurrection, she says, "The whole thing is a bunch of malarkey."
Catholic League president Bill Donohue didn't like it one bit: "It was painful. But was it anti-Catholic? Sure. That was the point of it. . . . If this show had any value whatsoever, it showed with stunning accuracy exactly how Hollywood sees Christianity."
See a brief clip of young Louie asking his mother about Jesus here: