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Speaking as a philosopher ...
on 20 May 2014
As, inter alia, a philosopher, I was naturally interested in this film, presented as it is by someone also so describing himself. Many of the ideas -largely borrowed from left theory of the last sixty years or so - are gripping and persuasive. The disastrous element of the film is that some things, including complex ideas, do not lend themselves to presentation as clever soundbites, and it is this simplification which leads to distortion and indeed absurdity. Secondly, some of the ideas themselves - such as that Catholicism is not 'really' anti-sex, anti-pleasure, homophobic and sexist but secretly, as it were, blesses and encourages the sensual hedonist - are simply irresponsible drivel, having no evidence to support them. Indeed, the whole film is a series of assumptions which would have benefited from the adducing of evidence rather than the display of so-called examples.