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Unformatted text preview: out the fire. After his near death experience, Homer agrees to return to Church, only to fall asleep in the pew. At the end of the episode, Homer is saved by three people of three different religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Hinduism. The overall message of this episode, Homer the Heretic, seems to be that it does not matter what religion one belongs to, as long as one is active in their faith-life they shall be rewarded. For those who stay home and do not participate in a religion they shall be smited by the lord. America is a highly religious nation as a melting-pot of nearly every religion in the world, however, this episode could be found offensive to atheists. For those who do to practice a faith or do not believe in the existence of a deity, Homer the Heretic can be interpreted as a threat that they should watch out or God shall punish them for their lack of faith....
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- Spring '08