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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: May 07 2006,08:04   

and for that matter, all criticism of itself:

http://today.reuters.com/news....&rpc=22

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"This is one of the fundamental human rights: that we should be respected, our religious beliefs respected, and our founder Jesus Christ respected," he said, without elaborating on what legal means he had in mind.

   
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: May 07 2006,08:20   

Quote (stevestory @ May 07 2006,13:04)
and for that matter, all criticism of itself:

http://today.reuters.com/news....&rpc=22

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"This is one of the fundamental human rights: that we should be respected, our religious beliefs respected, and our founder Jesus Christ respected," he said, without elaborating on what legal means he had in mind.

Massive, powerful, wealthy religious organizations have a 'fundamental human right' not to be criticized? News to me...

Oh, and I see Opus Dei is getting involved. THAT should be fun...

And all this fuss over a shitty, plagiarized book like the DaVinci Code. Yeesh.

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PuckSR



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(Permalink) Posted: May 07 2006,12:00   

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Massive, powerful, wealthy religious organizations have a 'fundamental human right' not to be criticized?


??????????????
Im sorry, but what?
How are they being criticized????

They are pissed off because an author took liberties with facts, and then arranged them in such a way as to be libelous towards the catholic church and Opus Dei....

Then, after all of this, the author of the book still refuses to publically acknowledge that the characterization of the catholic church and Opus Dei are completely fictitious....

Dan Brown keeps trying to claim that his book is a fictional story based on facts.  I have a friend who is a member of Opus Dei...and he has gotten more grief since that book came out than you can imagine.  People honestly believe that Opus Dei is a religious cult...as described in the book

  
Mr_Christopher



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(Permalink) Posted: May 08 2006,11:22   

Well in the islamic world you get beheaded for dissing the prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him).

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: May 08 2006,12:46   

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Well in the islamic world you get beheaded for dissing the prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him).

The funny thing is that some of these spokesmen for the Vatican sound kind of jealous of that. Like "Aw, GEE, those Muslims get to BEHEAD their heretics, but we can't DO that anymore! No FAIR!"

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PuckSR



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(Permalink) Posted: May 08 2006,13:00   

No... i think they are just pissed because people actually believe that fiction is true...

I dont care what organization you belong to...it has to be annoying when someone assumes that a falsehood is truth

  
Rod



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(Permalink) Posted: May 08 2006,13:58   

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This is one of the fundamental human rights: that we should be respected, our religious beliefs respected, and our founder Jesus Christ respected," he said, without elaborating on what legal means he had in mind.


I guess that means they should also respect the fundamental human right of atheists to have no religious beliefs, right? And while respecting their right to hold their beliefs, to reject that they have the one and only Truth, eh?

Nice touch, invoking the fact that other religious groups take a violent, intolerant stance against nonbelief in their own Truth. I guess Jesus didn't really mean "turn the other cheek" and "the meek shall inherit the earth".

I thought the DaVinci Code was a fun read, if not particularly strong literature, but I didn't at all buy into it as any form of fact. All this complaining from the Catholic church just keeps it selling. Are they getting some sort of kickback?

  
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: May 08 2006,14:07   

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I thought the DaVinci Code was a fun read, if not particularly strong literature, but I didn't at all buy into it as any form of fact. All this complaining from the Catholic church just keeps it selling.


Indeed. When I was a kid, my mother told me that back in the 1950's, the Catholic church maintained a list of movies that were banned by the church and which no good Catholic should see. This list was eagerly read by my mom and her friends as a reliable guide to the best movies that would be out there, and she would always go see them.

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PuckSR



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(Permalink) Posted: May 08 2006,15:16   

actually i think they still do that.....

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: May 08 2006,17:22   

Re "the Catholic church maintained a list of movies that were banned by the church and which no good Catholic should see. This list was eagerly read by my mom and her friends as a reliable guide to the best movies that would be out there,"



Henry

  
Sheikh Mahandi



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(Permalink) Posted: May 11 2006,06:33   

I remember that at one time they did it with books, the list was called something like the "Index Expurgatoris", I also recall a number of countries used to apply the "Index", one of my uncles was fined and had his copy of James Joyce's Ulysses confiscated when he visited Eire.
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guthrie



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(Permalink) Posted: May 11 2006,11:39   

You must have seen that Father Ted episode where a film involving nudity etc arrives on the Island, after being banned in the rest of Ireland, and ted and Dougal have to to out and protest against it.

With placards saying "Careful now!"

Indeed, their protests are so successful that the film has a bumper run, since everyone on the island want to see what is getting them so worked up, and dont mind a bit of nudity.

  
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