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

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    His intent is not to offend. His intent is to challenge your boundaries. It is your choice on whether you choose to open up your mind or become offended. That is why Serrano's art is so powerful.
    I rather like my self imposed boundaries. They keep me from wading in crucifix populated ****. So sue me?

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

    I rather like my self imposed boundaries.
    Which, again, is the entire point. He didn't offend you by making that; you chose to be offended by it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I rather like my self imposed boundaries. They keep me from wading in crucifix populated ****. So sue me?
    Everyone has different tastes. I'll never understand cans of spam slapped on a wall and called "modern art".
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    Re: Priest: Playboy cover resembling Mary 'desperate,' 'blasphemous'

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    Priest: Playboy cover resembling Mary 'desperate,' 'blasphemous' Although the tone of this thread seems to be slightly improving, I have no choice but to do my job, in regards to a few posts here.

    A quick point though. If you see an offensive post, please report it, and move on, rather than egg each other on.
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    Re: Priest: Playboy cover resembling Mary 'desperate,' 'blasphemous'

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    His intent is not to offend. His intent is to challenge your boundaries. It is your choice on whether you choose to open up your mind or become offended. That is why Serrano's art is so powerful.
    This I agree with. If a religion cannot stand scrutiny or ridicule then it is my opinion that the religion does not deserve a place of honor or seriousness.

    There will ALWAYS be people that question or ridicule a religion and the reaction that is receives determine how serious it needs to be taken.

    If some religion is determined that noone can ridicule it or question it, then it is of my opinion that religion doesn't deserve to be taken seriously.

    If a religion is so called true and just, then ridiculing it or questioning it should have no waver on the truth it brings.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    This I agree with. If a religion cannot stand scrutiny or ridicule then it is my opinion that the religion does not deserve a place of honor or seriousness.

    There will ALWAYS be people that question or ridicule a religion and the reaction that is receives determine how serious it needs to be taken.

    If some religion is determined that noone can ridicule it or question it, then it is of my opinion that religion doesn't deserve to be taken seriously.

    If a religion is so called true and just, then ridiculing it or questioning it should have no waver on the truth it brings.
    And that's exactly why I said, on the very first page, that I will encourage heresy but I cannot tolerate blasphemy. It's like the difference between ridiculing the expression versus ridiculing the sacred ideal.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    And that's exactly why I said, on the very first page, that I will encourage heresy but I cannot tolerate blasphemy. It's like the difference between ridiculing the expression versus ridiculing the sacred ideal.
    Why not blasphemy as well? I see nothing wrong with challenging God, especially since he gave us the ability to do so. I hoped that by challenging God he would set me straight... I'm still waiting.
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    Re: Priest: Playboy cover resembling Mary 'desperate,' 'blasphemous'

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    Why not blasphemy as well? I see nothing wrong with challenging God, especially since he gave us the ability to do so. I hoped that by challenging God he would set me straight... I'm still waiting.
    Your not challenging god, your being offensive to the spiritual beliefs of other people.

    It is common decency.
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    Re: Priest: Playboy cover resembling Mary 'desperate,' 'blasphemous'

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    Why not blasphemy as well? I see nothing wrong with challenging God, especially since he gave us the ability to do so. I hoped that by challenging God he would set me straight... I'm still waiting.
    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    Your not challenging god, your being offensive to the spiritual beliefs of other people.

    It is common decency.
    How am I being offensive to the spiritual beliefs of others?
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