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    Re: Priest: Playboy cover resembling Mary 'desperate,' 'blasphemous'

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    How am I being offensive to the spiritual beliefs of others?
    Blasphemy is.
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    Re: Priest: Playboy cover resembling Mary 'desperate,' 'blasphemous'

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I think maybe that's the difference between humanism and faith. I won't do anything that challenges my own faith in God because I believe that the ideal that is God transcends such challenges.
    I would like to believe that. I think a lot of Christians have this misconceived notion that atheists simply don't want to believe in God. I would love to know that God exists. The problem is that I am such a logical individual that the lack of compelling evidence keeps me from becoming a believer. It also doesn't help that most of the Christians I have encountered are far from Christ-like.
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    Re: Priest: Playboy cover resembling Mary 'desperate,' 'blasphemous'

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    I would like to believe that. I think a lot of Christians have this misconceived notion that atheists simply don't want to believe in God. I would love to know that God exists. The problem is that I am such a logical individual that the lack of compelling evidence keeps me from becoming a believer. It also doesn't help that most of the Christians I have encountered are far from Christ-like.
    Well, I also don't hold to this notion that God is a man in the sky waiting eagerly with a lightning bolt to blast unbelievers. I think God is an ideal without form or person...it's just the best that human beings can be. An ideal. A thought that keeps me warm inside when my faith in people and the reality of their true natures fail to match up.

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    Re: Priest: Playboy cover resembling Mary 'desperate,' 'blasphemous'

    Meh. What's the big deal?
    I though this was already done, this boundary was already crossed, the taboo broken.
    In the 80's. By Madonna.

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    Re: Priest: Playboy cover resembling Mary 'desperate,' 'blasphemous'

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Meh. What's the big deal?
    I though this was already done, this boundary was already crossed, the taboo broken.
    In the 80's. By Madonna.
    I think the Madonna thing went a bit further, actually, if you are talking about the "Like a Prayer" video. While it didn't bother me at all, I kind of see where people might get a little bothered by her tonguing St Barnabas with burning crosses in the background. LOL

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    Re: Priest: Playboy cover resembling Mary 'desperate,' 'blasphemous'

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I think the Madonna thing went a bit further, actually, if you are talking about the "Like a Prayer" video. While it didn't bother me at all, I kind of see where people might get a little bothered by her tonguing St Barnabas with burning crosses in the background. LOL
    Ah; I had pretty much lost touch with her by that time.
    I had the "Like a Virgin" album; she was the hero of prepubescent catholic schoolgirls everywhere.
    I didn't really pay much attention to her after 1984; we diverged and went our separate ways when she shot to the top of the pop charts and I started liking more alternative, counterculture stuff.

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    Re: Priest: Playboy cover resembling Mary 'desperate,' 'blasphemous'

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Ah; I had pretty much lost touch with her by that time.
    I had the "Like a Virgin" album; she was the hero of prepubescent catholic schoolgirls everywhere.
    I didn't really pay much attention to her after 1984; we diverged and went our separate ways when she shot to the top of the pop charts and I started liking more alternative, counterculture stuff.
    I wish I had jumped ship before seeing what a trainwreck she's become since about the Ray of Light album.

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    Re: Priest: Playboy cover resembling Mary 'desperate,' 'blasphemous'

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    article here

    Two reactions to this:

    1. She is one beautiful woman.
    2. The timing of the picture (the time of the Feast of the Our Lady of Guadelupe, the Patroness of the Americas - a feast day in the US and other Western Hemisphere countries - and incidently the namesake of the church I attend in Taiwan) as well as during the Advent season is troubling, especially given the SPanish title on the magazine and the clothing/atmosphere of the picture. I would regard this as mildly offensive.
    He is a priest. What did you expect? of course he is going to say it's evil. If the picture had been of a little boy's butt, though, I bet you he would have bought the magazine.
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    Re: Priest: Playboy cover resembling Mary 'desperate,' 'blasphemous'

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Meh. What's the big deal?
    I though this was already done, this boundary was already crossed, the taboo broken.
    In the 80's. By Madonna.
    Exactly what I was going to post.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: Priest: Playboy cover resembling Mary 'desperate,' 'blasphemous'

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I wish I had jumped ship before seeing what a trainwreck she's become since about the Ray of Light album.
    I've heard this myth that in a time long ago this "Madonna" person was apparently relevant, even liked.

    Sounds like nothing but tales to me.

    The first Madonna album I remember being aware of was Music, and solely from it's atrociously lame video, the one where she's a cow girl.

    After that she was only ever "that lady who has a clearly fake British accent that guys older then me have some weird fixation with"
    Last edited by new coup for you; 12-16-08 at 02:22 AM.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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