US Christian group petitioning Netflix to cancel Good Omens on Amazon
There is a petition started by Return to Order, a US Christian group, asking Netflix to cancel Good Omens when the show is actually streaming on Amazon. It’s incidents like these that shake my faith in human intelligence.
This is what must have happened: A watched Good Omens then told B how an angel and a devil work together to stop the apocalypse. B told C how the show has angels and demons being great friends. C decided that’s blasphemic beyond words. And God is voiced by a woman (Frances McDormand) to boot. Something had to be done. Now, C was a lazy chap who couldn’t be bothered to watch the program to make up his own mind and thought if it’s popular it must be on Netflix. So he decided to start a petition. And thousands other fools followed.
Some of their objections include:
- God is voiced by a woman.
- The four riders of the Apocalypse … are portrayed as a group of bikers
- [The show] is another step to make Satanism appear normal, light and acceptable.
You can imagine the fun people had when they found out. Neil Gaiman was quick to react in his usual jokey way:
Netflix realised it had a duty to respond:
In fact, they decided to make a deal:
What I want to know is have these people not watched Preacher which really is on Amazon? That show is the ultimate in blasphemy and is absolutely hilarious. God has run away and a preacher, powered by the child of an angel and a demon, is trying to get him back. Here is a scene where God is dressed like a dog.
If this were not enough, there actually is a Saint of Killers who shoots the devil dead and Adolf Hitler takes over the day-to-day running of Hell. It’s absolutely crazy! Better still, read the graphic novel.
My advice to Return to Order is to watch Preacher, have a good laugh and realise that if there were a god, he/she wouldn’t be too bothered by programs like Good Omens.
Read my review of Good Omens here.