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  Vicar to teach Simpsons lessons
Updated 04 April 2004, 13.03
The Simpsons are going to be used in church lessons
The Simpsons aren't everyone's idea of good role models, but a vicar from Suffolk reckons the way they behave could teach us all a lesson or two.

So much so that the Rev Robin Spittle is planning on using the famous family for a series of evening classes.

He thinks people can learn from the Simpson family, especially as they are regular church goers on the show.

The rev doesn't always think decisions the characters make are the right ones, but thinks they're great for lessons.

Mr Spittle said he did not have a favourite character but admired different things in each of them.

"I like Lisa because she stands up for her principles; I like the simplicity of Homer's lifestyle; Marge is committed to her family, and Bart is full of spirit."

He is also taking classes at Kesgrave High School on the meaning of Easter within the blockbuster films Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter.

He added: "The themes of sacrifice, loyalty and temptation within the films are useful illustrations of the Easter message."

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