The Simpsons and the Religion
“The Simpsons” have done so much about religion that they even spawned a book called “The Gospel According to The Simpsons”.
But, the best one-liner they’ve ever had about religion… and favorite satirical quote from the entire 20 years of the series… came in the episode where Homer and Bart go Catholic and a team of Reverend Lovejoy, Ned Flanders and Marge go to win them back.
No statement has ever summed up the folly of “my religious beliefs and only my beliefs are the guaranteed, definitive truth” like when Reverend Lovejoy says: “We’re here to bring you back to the one true faith: the Western Branch of American Reform Presby-Lutheranism.”
Bart Simpson once asked his father about the family’s religious identity. Homer classically replied, “You know, the one with all the well-meaning rules that don’t work in real life. Uh, Christianity.”