tasha

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I recently watched the "house of cards" and I am hooked on the show but in the last episode Spacey spits on the cross and blasphemes the Catholic religion. I found it unnecessary for them to add this into the show and is it really needed to do that?

 

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If it explains that the character has hate for the religion and adds to her/the story or does some form of foreshadowing then yeah it's needed.

If it's there for the sake of it then no lol. I don't have a problem with this personally, not really. I mean sometimes I will but it's pretty rare.

 

oraclemay

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It is used as a means of making a point, expressing feelings etc. There are always things in these shows that we may not agree with or like, but if we want to watch them we have to accept this. Sometimes I stop watching certain shows because they continuously do stuff that really gets me. If we don't like it, it may be best for us not to watch.

 

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I binge watched HoC like one month ago and loved nearly every episode. That one was, of course, especially powerful, and I guess a lot of people took offense. I am not a religious man but I understand that this kind of thing is very emotional.

What I got from that scene was this: Frank Underwood has finally climbed to the top of his own arrogance. He's always been arrogant, from the first chapter of the first season, as he was dismissive of most of his peers because they didn't have a clue as to how to play the power game; as he went upwards, from episode to episode, he had to face more powerful and less naïve antagonists, but he always ended up victorious. Now he feels ready to question even God himself. But it's this arrogance what makes him fail time after time once he is at the top.

So, if there is a moral to this scene (I think the series is a bit more complex than just giving a moral, though), it's pro-God and anti-man, if you know what I mean. Frank attacks the Christ because he feels impotent and he knows that he can't really rise up to that height. He feels humbled by human failure. He is definitely not a god.

TL;DR: I don't think this episode is offensive to religious people. It affirms God's superiority over the follies of man.

 

tasha

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That sounds like a good explanation for the scene, yes to show that he cant get up to Gods height and if you watched the final episodes then we can see that going into to church did him no favours, almost a symbol to show that he would fall down.

 



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