History Recap / TheSimpsonsS13E6SheOfLittleFaith

23rd Jan '17 10:39:07 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* MoralDissonance: At the start of the episode Lisa leaves her Christian faith because she feels her local church has become too commercialized. She then become a Buddhist, but is confronted by a dilemma because her parents try to lure her back in by celebrating Christmas (in the incorrect notion that this feast is exclusively a Christian holiday: the feast itself was already celebrated by pagans centuries before Christianity claimed it). Lisa likes celebrating Christmas, but at the same time she wants to stick to her Buddhist beliefs. Then Richard Gere informs her that while Buddhism is about one finding inner peace, it is also about respecting the diversity of other religions based on love and compassion - thus, Lisa is free to celebrate any holiday with her family including Christmas. So... when you think about it: Lisa now more or less joins Christianity again for the same reason she originally abandoned it: [[BrokenAesop she just wants to have her Christmas presents and take part in a holiday celebration that has become increasingly commercialized in recent times! ]]

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* MoralDissonance: At the start of the episode Lisa leaves her Christian faith because she feels her local church has become too commercialized. She then become becomes a Buddhist, but is confronted by a dilemma because her parents try to lure her back in by celebrating Christmas (in the incorrect notion that this feast is exclusively a Christian holiday: the feast itself was already celebrated by pagans centuries before Christianity claimed it). Lisa likes celebrating Christmas, but at the same time she wants to stick to her Buddhist beliefs. Then Richard Gere informs her that while Buddhism is about one finding inner peace, it is also about respecting the diversity of other religions based on love and compassion - thus, Lisa is free to celebrate any holiday with her family including Christmas. So... when you think about it: Lisa now more or less joins Christianity again for the same reason she originally abandoned it: [[BrokenAesop she just wants to have her Christmas presents and take part in a holiday celebration that has become increasingly commercialized in recent times! ]]
23rd Jan '17 10:36:12 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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Lisa abandons her Christian faith (after the local church sells ad space inside of it to cover the damages done by Homer and Bart's toy rocket) and opts for a new one that still allows her to be close to God, Buddhism. When words gets around, Marge tries to win her back to Christianity, but Lisa refuses.

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Lisa abandons her Christian faith (after the local church sells ad space inside of it to cover the damages done by Homer and Bart's toy rocket) and opts for a new one that still allows her to be close to God, Buddhism. When words word gets around, Marge tries to win her back to Christianity, but Lisa refuses.
31st Oct '16 7:32:23 AM rwe1138
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* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: Lovejoy doesn't like the changes anymore than Lisa but Burns paid the reconstruction on those conditions. The church is reverted back to its old looks not just because StatuQuoIsGod but because they paid off the debt.

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* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: Lovejoy doesn't like the changes anymore than Lisa but Burns paid the reconstruction on those conditions. The church is reverted back to its old looks not just because StatuQuoIsGod StatusQuoIsGod but because they paid off the debt.
11th Sep '16 1:07:41 PM KoopaKid17
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* ProductPlacement: The episode's [[CouchGag Chalkboard Gag]] had Bart writing, "I do not have a cereal named after me." Around the time this episode aired, he didóBart Simpson Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch.

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* ProductPlacement: The episode's [[CouchGag Chalkboard Gag]] had Bart writing, "I do not have a cereal named after me." Around the time When this episode aired, he didóBart Simpson Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch.
11th Sep '16 8:21:52 AM KoopaKid17
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* ProductPlacement: The episode's [[CouchGag Chalkboard Gag]] had Bart writing, "I do not have a cereal named after me." Around the time this episode aired, he didóBart Simpson Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch.
7th Sep '16 12:20:41 AM trixus
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* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: Lovejoy doesn't like the changes anymore than Lisa but Burns paid the reconstruction on those conditions. The church is reverted back to its old looks not just because StatuQuoIsGod but because they paid off the debt.



* BrokenAesop: Christianity is criticized a lot during this episode, while Buddhism is presented in a more positive light, almost as if it is the best possible faith one could have. Furthermore, Lisa criticizes her local Christian Church for having become too commercialized and joins another religion, only to return soon afterwards, because she just can't miss her Christmas presents. This is hypocritical for a number of reasons: 1) Buddhism, just like any organized religion has both good and bad aspects. Not mentioning or mocking those at all is ''very'' one-sided. 2) As much as Lisa criticizes her local Christian Church, the problems are minor and hinge on the compromise of part of the congregation and she joins it again without much fuss. 3) She criticized the local Church for being too commercialized, then joins it again out of the same materialistic greed as the other churchgoers she formerly criticized.

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* BlasphemousBoast: Not that boastful but extremely blasphemous is the money changer saying that you can change money in the house of God, this is a reference to the Bible where Jesus BerserkButton was pushed when he found out they made his Father's house a house of commerce and kicked out the money changers.
* BrokenAesop: Christianity is criticized a lot during this episode, while Buddhism is presented in a more positive light, almost as if it is the best possible faith one could have. Furthermore, Lisa criticizes her local Christian Church for having become too commercialized and joins another religion, only to return soon afterwards, because she just can't miss her Christmas presents. This is hypocritical for a number of reasons: 1) Buddhism, just like any organized religion has both good and bad aspects. Not mentioning or mocking those at all is ''very'' one-sided. 2) As much as Lisa criticizes her local Christian Church, the problems are minor and hinge on the compromise of part of the congregation and she joins it again without much fuss. 3) She criticized the local Church for being too commercialized, then joins it again out of the same materialistic greed as the other churchgoers she formerly criticized.
27th Jul '16 7:31:13 PM conankane1
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* AdHominem: The criticisms of Christianity in this episode, including Lisa's crisis of faith and conversion to Buddhism, hinge on this trope. The catalyst and case for them actions of a few Christians; Reverend Lovejoy and the congregation compromising by allowing [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Mr Burns]] to fund the church and dictate its layout. God's existence, nature, authority, and the merit of His teachings is not touched upon at all, thus making it a very selective criticism.

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* AdHominem: The criticisms of Christianity in this episode, including Lisa's crisis of faith and conversion to Buddhism, hinge on this trope. The catalyst and case for them are the actions of a few Christians; Reverend Lovejoy and the congregation compromising by allowing [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Mr Burns]] to fund the church and dictate its layout. God's existence, nature, authority, and the merit of His teachings is not touched upon at all, thus making it a very selective criticism.
26th Jul '16 5:55:32 PM conankane1
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* SpecialGuest: Richard Gere as himself.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: The episode missed the opportunity to touch on Ned Flanders reaction to the commercialization of the church. This episode was made during Ned Flanders' fundamentalist phase (since it took place after the episode where Maude died, Ned's fundamentalism is implied to be a coping mechanism for Maude's death and Ned is shown taking Rodd and Todd into a bunker when he hears Lisa shout she's Buddhist) and Ned is far more devout than Lisa, yet his reaction isn't touched on in the episode.

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* SpecialGuest: Richard Gere as himself.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: The episode missed the opportunity to touch on Ned Flanders reaction to the commercialization of the church. This episode was made during Ned Flanders' fundamentalist phase (since it took place after the episode where Maude died, Ned's fundamentalism is implied to be a coping mechanism for Maude's death and Ned is shown taking Rodd and Todd into a bunker when he hears Lisa shout she's Buddhist) and Ned is far more devout than Lisa, yet his reaction isn't touched on in the episode.
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26th Jul '16 5:55:14 PM conankane1
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* SpecialGuest: Richard Gere as himself.

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* SpecialGuest: Richard Gere as himself.himself.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: The episode missed the opportunity to touch on Ned Flanders reaction to the commercialization of the church. This episode was made during Ned Flanders' fundamentalist phase (since it took place after the episode where Maude died, Ned's fundamentalism is implied to be a coping mechanism for Maude's death and Ned is shown taking Rodd and Todd into a bunker when he hears Lisa shout she's Buddhist) and Ned is far more devout than Lisa, yet his reaction isn't touched on in the episode.
26th Jul '16 5:37:30 PM conankane1
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* BrokenAesop: Christianity is criticized a lot during this episode, while Buddhism is presented in a more positive light, almost as if it is the best possible faith one could have. Furthermore, Lisa criticizes her local Christian Church for having become too commercialized and joins another religion, only to return soon afterwards, because she just can't miss her Christmas presents. This is hypocritical for a number of reasons: 1) Buddhism, just like any organized religion has both good and bad aspects. Not mentioning or mocking those at all is ''very'' one-sided. 2) As much as Lisa criticizes her local Christian Church, it doesn't seem to be that bad after all, as she joins it again without much fuss. 3) She criticized the local Church for being too commercialized, then joins it again out of the same materialistic greed as the other churchgoers she formerly criticized.

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* BrokenAesop: Christianity is criticized a lot during this episode, while Buddhism is presented in a more positive light, almost as if it is the best possible faith one could have. Furthermore, Lisa criticizes her local Christian Church for having become too commercialized and joins another religion, only to return soon afterwards, because she just can't miss her Christmas presents. This is hypocritical for a number of reasons: 1) Buddhism, just like any organized religion has both good and bad aspects. Not mentioning or mocking those at all is ''very'' one-sided. 2) As much as Lisa criticizes her local Christian Church, it doesn't seem to be that bad after all, as the problems are minor and hinge on the compromise of part of the congregation and she joins it again without much fuss. 3) She criticized the local Church for being too commercialized, then joins it again out of the same materialistic greed as the other churchgoers she formerly criticized.
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