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WENN

Catholic Church leaders have given Julia Roberts' new movie, "Eat Pray Love," the thumbs-down for ignoring the faith.

 

Catholic News Service officials in Washington, D.C., have suggested that faithful film fans should skip the adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling travel memoir because Roberts, as Gilbert, fails to seek spiritual guidance in Rome during the "Eat" section of the movie.

 

A review of the film written by CNS's John Muldering reads, "Though she (Roberts' character) seemingly hits every restaurant in town, she gives the churches a pass, the implication being that she knows better than to look to Catholicism for insight."

 

The news service has given the movie an "L" classification, suggesting the film may trouble some devout Catholics with "content many adults would find troubling."

 

To make matters worse for Catholics, Roberts, who grew up a Catholic, has recently become a Hindu after spending time in an ashram in India while filming the "Pray" section of the film.

 

The actress recently told Elle magazine, "I'm definitely a practicing Hindu."

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*head desk*
It was the "Eat" section. Was she supposed to eat a Jesus cracker? Eat the Pope? Eat paint off the Sistine Chapel?
I love that she became Hindu after this movie, when she used to be catholic. It's quite funny really.
Which begs the question: Where can we shoot movies to turn people atheist?
"Though she (Roberts' character) seemingly hits every restaurant in town, she gives the churches a pass, the implication being that she knows better than to look to Catholicism for insight."

Sounds about right, yeah. What's the problem?
Wow, conversion to Hinduism...because Catholicism doesn't have enough confusing gods with the trinity and saints...
I wonder if she will follow this hindu practice :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sati_%28practice%29

I somehow doubt it.

M.
even the Abrahamic god wants to smell the flesh burn for cryin out loud!!! Sheeeeeeeeesh

Even the Abrahamic god? Heck, seems to me SPECIFICALLY the Abrahamic god. Then again, don't most of us like a good BBQ? =P
(god) sic

Umm, actually no. The way he used it, it gets a lower case. He didn't use 'god' as a proper name.
Hopefully she's not married...
Julia who? Do you mean the gal that has two redeeming qualities, oops, three, just two are a matched set. Of course the other is also a matched set undoubtedly complements of her dentist. The empty space between the ears explains the trading one set of saints for a different set of gods.
Well, I never thought Julia Roberts was much of a looker. Although it is nice to see someone succeed who isn't pretty. (Or do people think that she is?)

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