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Posted By: PatCon

I was glancing through the AlphaMega brochure just now and saw on the back page a full page photo that made me laugh out loud. It shows the bishop in his remarkable outfit in the centre of what looks like a mixed football team, all of the "laymen" wearing a HALO :!: . It would be really embarrassing if someone put this in a social network site. I guess these are supposed to be the staff, perhaps of the new store in Larnaca. I've never bought a half pound of minced beef from a saint before :lol:



Posted By: Tangutica

Oh shame you didn't put the picture on here!

Posted By: spanner



Posted By: PatCon

You'll notice the man in fancy dress doesn't have a halo. Is that perhaps because the OTHERS pay their taxes :wink:

Posted By: spurs

  • PatCon wrote:
    You'll notice the man in fancy dress doesn't have a halo. Is that perhaps because the OTHERS pay their taxes :wink:
Fancy dress to you ....do you have to be so insensitive to other forum members whose religion your laughing at!!!!!

Posted By: PatCon

  • spurs wrote:
    • PatCon wrote:
      You'll notice the man in fancy dress doesn't have a halo. Is that perhaps because the OTHERS pay their taxes :wink:
    Fancy dress to you ....do you have to be so insensitive to other forum members whose religion your laughing at!!!!!

Get off your high horse, Spurs. Pretending to be a protector of peoples' sensitivities is a role which does not suit you. Its about the picture. I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks it's ridiculous.

Posted By: Tangutica

Ta Spanner! :D

Posted By: spurs

  • PatCon wrote:
    • spurs wrote:
      • PatCon wrote:
        You'll notice the man in fancy dress doesn't have a halo. Is that perhaps because the OTHERS pay their taxes :wink:
      Fancy dress to you ....do you have to be so insensitive to other forum members whose religion your laughing at!!!!!

    Get off your high horse, Spurs. Pretending to be a protector of peoples' sensitivities is a role which does not suit you. Its about the picture. I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks it's ridiculous.
Not a question of high horses trying to get a laugh out of a priests clothing is infantile, Im not a church goer but if you think its ok then carry on, whats next lets laugh at the Rabbi, etc etc :roll:





Posted By: Tangutica

  • spurs wrote:
    • PatCon wrote:
      • spurs wrote:
        • PatCon wrote:
          You'll notice the man in fancy dress doesn't have a halo. Is that perhaps because the OTHERS pay their taxes :wink:
        Fancy dress to you ....do you have to be so insensitive to other forum members whose religion your laughing at!!!!!

      Get off your high horse, Spurs. Pretending to be a protector of peoples' sensitivities is a role which does not suit you. Its about the picture. I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks it's ridiculous.
    Not a question of high horses trying to get a laugh out of a priests clothing is infantile, Im not a church goer but if you think its ok then carry on, whats next lets laugh at the Rabbi, etc etc :roll:

Yes in a free country you should be able to laugh at these things. We aren't living where making any jokes about religion or religious figures results in a fatwa being put out on you. Newspapers and magazines and even mainstream television programmes have 'mocked and made fun' of religious figures for yonks. Quite rightly so - often Religion and BIGOTRY go hand in hand. As you've just more or less proven! And when did you start becoming so sensitive to the feelings of others?
I agree with this:
    Quote:
  • It might be immoral for a Christian to mock Jesus, but it can not be immoral for a non-Christain to mock Jesus any more than it is immoral for a non-Christian to take God's name in vain or deny that Jesus is the only means to salvation. It wouldn't be legitimate for the state to force people submit to such religious rules not even if they are adherents of the religion in question and certainly not if they are outsiders.

Moreover PatCon was laughing at the 'get up' he is wearing not the man himself or the religion he represents.
*I'll have a pint of what the pope drinks

Posted By: spurs

  • Tangutica wrote:
    • spurs wrote:
      • PatCon wrote:
        • spurs wrote:
          • PatCon wrote:
            You'll notice the man in fancy dress doesn't have a halo. Is that perhaps because the OTHERS pay their taxes :wink:
          Fancy dress to you ....do you have to be so insensitive to other forum members whose religion your laughing at!!!!!

        Get off your high horse, Spurs. Pretending to be a protector of peoples' sensitivities is a role which does not suit you. Its about the picture. I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks it's ridiculous.
      Not a question of high horses trying to get a laugh out of a priests clothing is infantile, Im not a church goer but if you think its ok then carry on, whats next lets laugh at the Rabbi, etc etc :roll:

    Yes in a free country you should be able to laugh at these things. We aren't living where making any jokes about religion or religious figures results in a fatwa being put out on you. Newspapers and magazines and even mainstream television programmes have 'mocked and made fun' of religious figures for yonks. Quite rightly so - often Religion and BIGOTRY go hand in hand. As you've just more or less proven!
    *I'll have a pint of what the pope drinks
Didnt take you long to throw some fuel on the fire did it.....but Bigotry nah Im sure you were looking in the mirror when you posted that :roll:

Posted By: PatCon

As you see, tangutica, it seems directly insulting a person is OK in Spurs' book but others must be careful not to offend sensitivities

Posted By: spurs

  • PatCon wrote:
    As you see, tangutica, it seems directly insulting a person is OK in Spurs' book but others must be careful not to offend sensitivities
Are you for real....She calls me a BIGOT.. thats ok .if I reply thats not.... :roll: :roll:

Posted By: PatCon

Oh dear. I started this thread as harmless fun, Spurs turns it ino a moral issue and now it's become a slanging match. Time to click on "Stop watching...

Posted By: mouse

  • PatCon wrote:
    Oh dear. I started this thread as harmless fun, Spurs turns it ino a moral issue and now it's become a slanging match. Time to click on "Stop watching...

As usual.!!!

Posted By: spurs

  • mouse wrote:
    • PatCon wrote:
      Oh dear. I started this thread as harmless fun, Spurs turns it ino a moral issue and now it's become a slanging match. Time to click on "Stop watching...

    As usual.!!!
As sure as night follows day the troll appears :roll:



Posted By: mouse

Isn't Hypocrisy a good word.
Strange isn't, on a thread in the debate section which our North London friend contributed, he hinted that he would like to give one to a pretty member of the Saudi Royal family. Is that not more insulting then showing a picture not taken by the OP, but of a Cypriot Supermarket (not British) on their own advertisement leaflet.
Mind you I did agree with him on his thread, and what he would like to do. :wink:

Posted By: Kwacka

Making an assumption that the bloke in black isn't a priest, would it be more or less offensive to peoples' sensitivities if he was dresses as a schoolgirl, nurse, spiderman, nun, pirate, Santa Claus or Darth Vader?


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