Posts Tagged ‘The Simpsons’

The Ned Flanders effect – religious people unattractive? Comments 2

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

A collaborative study carried out by a number of universities around the world, including the The University of Otago in New Zealand, has found evidence for the existence of the Ned Flanders effect. Nedward “Ned” Flanders, is a character in the long running TV series The Simpsons. He is the Simpson family’s extremely religious next “diddly-door” Read more

5 Simpsons religion episodes that are worth another look Comments 0

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

The Gospel according to the Simpsons author Mark Pinsky says the series showcases America’s religious diversity while also demonstrating its historic Protestant core – as represented by Ned Flanders and his family. Much of the Simpsons religious humour satirises aspects of Christianity and religion in general. However, some episodes, such as “Bart Sells His Soul” and Read more

The Simpsons not just for the kids Comments 1

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Humour is one of the most effective ways to communicate profound truths about life. The cartoon The Simpsons perfectly proves the point. This longest-running cartoon series on American prime-time network television since 1989 recounts the animated adventures of Homer Simpson and his lower-middle class family who live in the city of Springfield. The father, Homer, Read more