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Sarah Silverman Saves The World, One Vatican At A Time

Comedian Sarah Silverman thinks we should solve world hunger by selling some pricey real estate: the Vatican! She tells the Pope: "You preach to live humbly, and I totally agree. So now maybe it's time for you to move out of your house that is a city. On an ego level alone, you will be the biggest hero in the history of ever." She dangles other incentives I don't think the Catholic Church will find amusing, much less the Pope. I have to say, even as a born and raised Catholic, this is some funny stuff.

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Sarah Silverman's Plan to Stop World Hunger

Above: Comedian Sarah Silverman suggests we sell the Vatican to stop world hunger - in her signature irreverent, provocative way.

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lookitup | October 15, 2009 at 10:22 a.m. ― 5 years ago

From The Catholic League

"Comedian Sarah Silverman appeared on Bill Maher’s HBO show on October 9 attacking the Vatican. She began her monologue bemoaning the plight of world hunger, and then found a solution: “What is the Vatican worth, like 500 billion dollars? This is great, sell the Vatican, take a big chunk of the money, build a gorgeous condominium for you and all your friends to live in…and with the money left over, feed the whole f---ing world.”

Speaking of the pope, Silverman continued, “You preach to live humbly, and I totally agree. So, now maybe it’s time for you to move out of your house that is a city. On an ego level alone, you will be the biggest hero in the history of ever. And by the way, any involvement in the Holocaust, bygones….”

Silverman closed by saying, “If you sell the Vatican, and you take that money, and you use it to feed every single human being on the planet, you will get crazy p---y. All the p---y.”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds as follows:

Silverman’s assault on Catholicism is just another example of HBO’s corporate irresponsibility. Time and again, if it’s not Bill Maher thrashing the Catholic Church, it’s one of his guests. There is obviously something pathological going on there: Silverman’s filthy diatribe would never be allowed if the chosen target were the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem and the state of Israel.

Here’s a reality check for Silverman: the Catholic Church operates more hospitals and feeds more of the poor than any private institution in the world. It also saved more Jews during the Holocaust than any other institution in the world. "

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MattthewCScallon | October 29, 2009 at 10:57 a.m. ― 4 years, 11 months ago

I love it when Hollywood types tell the rest of us what WE should do to end world hunger.

Um, where's Sarah's house located? Is she sharing a studio apartment in Inglewood or does she enjoy the standard Hollywood Hills home enjoyed by so many of her "more sensitive than thou" collegues.

I volunteer handing out clothes to the homeless as part of a Catholic ministry. Anytime Sarah wants to come down from her ivory tower to get dirty with the people, give me a holler.

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MattthewCScallon | October 29, 2009 at 11:20 a.m. ― 4 years, 11 months ago

@Angela Carone, not that I'm interesting in parsing catechism with you, but you say that you are a "born and raised Catholic." Leaving alone for the moment the shock of finding KPBS actually hiring someone who'd admit to that in public, what part of Sarah's trashing of our religion do you find funny?

I mean, you have seen her other work, mocking pro-lifers, right? You are pro-life, aren't you? After all, you're a "born and raised Catholic." Did you find that amusing as well?

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