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HBO Hates Popes, Loves Kennedys

ericynot Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 4:27 PM
absinthe, Mecca would have been good as a punchline too, but maybe not quite as relevant given our most recent election. What does "respect for the God-instinct" mean?
Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world on Monday morning by announcing he would resign at the end of February. For Catholics, there was sorrow and there was gratitude for a Holy Father who taught with such distinction and worked with such care to safeguard the church's theological traditions.

But there are those people who hate the Catholic Church, and they are ecstatic. Take documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney, a man who clearly thinks he is holier than the Pope. He told the Daily Beast that Benedict is a "criminal." This helps explain why he's made a documentary for HBO, the home...