It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Hot cross buns are religiously offensive

page: 1
0
<<   2 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Feb, 6 2006 @ 12:03 PM
link   
Now another tradition is under attack because they might be offensive to other religions.



School deems hot cross buns 'offensive'

IPSWICH, England, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A school in England has decided that hot cross buns are religiously offensive, and demanded the supplier start making them as simply cross-less currant buns.

Traditionally served at Easter time, the buns have been around since 1361, when a monk reportedly made small spiced cakes stamped with the sign of the cross, to be distributed to the poor visiting the monastery at St. Albans on Good Friday.

Head teacher Tina Jackson of the Oaks Primary School in Ipswich says that might offend some religious minorities like Jehovah's Witnesses, who are not allowed to worship things of a pagan nature.


Uh yeah, I'm really sure it was the Jehovah's Witnesses that they were worried about. We need to preserve our traditions and stop bowing to pressure from other groups.

[edit on 6-2-2006 by AceOfBase]




posted on Feb, 6 2006 @ 12:12 PM
link   
Well if they find them offensive by all means do not buy the darn buns. right


I tell you we all are bound to become genderless, so everybody be happy.

Our society will become sexless and we should be make to be so look alike that nobody can differenciate male from female.

Like that everything will turn neutral.

Or perhaps we should just erradicate all religions and make the worship of them a death penalty issue.

I bet all the problems in this world will go away.



posted on Feb, 6 2006 @ 03:21 PM
link   

Originally posted by AceOfBase
We need to preserve our traditions and stop bowing to pressure from other groups.


You (not we) are on the losing side in the UK and in Europe. Get used to being a religious minority and all that entails. With luck, you will soon be a religious minority in the US as well.



posted on Feb, 6 2006 @ 04:49 PM
link   
You just watch! First it's Hot-Cross buns (which would make a great title for a porno flic IMHO!), then before you know it...They'll call for the elimination of Jewish Rye bread!

They'll get my baguette when they pry it cold and stale from my hands!


[edit on 6-2-2006 by Bhadhidar]



posted on Feb, 6 2006 @ 06:17 PM
link   
Weren't the crosses used to ward off evil spirits that could keep the yeast from rising the dough?

Anyway, if you want to talk bread, the croissant is more offensive (to Islam) in that it was created to celebrate the defeat of Islamic troops in Austria.



posted on Feb, 6 2006 @ 06:30 PM
link   
i think that we should all get a chance to get rid of anything that we find offensive. we could all take turns. but sinse its my idea ill go first.
i would get rid of those who want to rid the world of everything they find offensive.



posted on Feb, 6 2006 @ 06:39 PM
link   

Originally posted by AceOfBase
Uh yeah, I'm really sure it was the Jehovah's Witnesses that they were worried about.


JWs believe that all religious symbolism is blasphemy. This includes crosses, holidays, and even pictures of Jesus.



posted on Feb, 6 2006 @ 06:46 PM
link   
This is an ongoing thing. It crops up every year, I think some do-gooders wanted to ban them last year as they offended muslims.

The muslim council of Great Britain told them to stop being so bloody stupid, or something along those lines.



posted on Feb, 6 2006 @ 06:46 PM
link   
Man, have we reached the bottom of the barrel of things we can discuss that pisses off Islam, the PC crowd. Hot crossed buns? Personally I think they should be banned because they taste like ass.

What's next Ace, we going to see something dug up off of the Net that says Islam is for banning Crosswalks? How about Crossyourheartbra?

:shk:



posted on Feb, 6 2006 @ 06:50 PM
link   
Here is another article that includes a quote from a Jehovah's Witness Minister.


tonguetied.us...

A school head in the UK is getting a little grief for barring traditional hot cross buns ahead of Easter for fear of offending religious minorites at her school, according to the Manchester Evening Star.

Officials at The Oaks Primary School in Ipswich have asked suppliers to remove the cross from their hot cross buns and call them simply "currant buns." Local Jehovah's Witnesses were described as the potentially aggrieved party.

Albert Berwick, a minister with the Ipswich Cavendish Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, said he supported the school's decision. "Hot cross buns are a pagan symbol of fertility no different to bunnies, eggs and Easter," he said. "The bible states we should not worship things of a pagan origin."





posted on Feb, 6 2006 @ 06:52 PM
link   
Oh, lord, now we know their agenda is not about the darn Buns,


They are after the Easter bunny


I knew it was more to the story they want all kind of celebrations off the market.


There goes easter, Christmas, turkey day and birthdays.


[edit on 6-2-2006 by marg6043]



posted on Feb, 6 2006 @ 06:55 PM
link   
I want to ban kids, can we ban kids? I really want to ban kids!!!

after all, if we actually are so protective of ourselves that we can't take anything offending us, well, we don't deserve to continue on in this world!!!



posted on Feb, 6 2006 @ 06:56 PM
link   
Gotta debate that Umbrax. I was raised JW and they wouldn't get involved in this type of debate. They don't want any part of "This system of things". BTW, it's not a minister, it's an "elder".



posted on Feb, 6 2006 @ 06:58 PM
link   
Hmmm.
Maye we need to do a check on Albert Berwick and the validity of that article then.



posted on Feb, 6 2006 @ 07:03 PM
link   
Might want to, even when I was practicing and that was over 20 years ago, we ate hot crossed buns. No problem.

I'm still waiting from Ace to see if he's going to dig up other nuggets off of the Internet as priceless as this one.



posted on Feb, 6 2006 @ 07:10 PM
link   

Originally posted by intrepid
I'm still waiting from Ace to see if he's going to dig up other nuggets off of the Internet as priceless as this one.


Have you already heard of the ban on piglet in offices?
The banks who stopped giving out piggy banks because they might offend muslims?
The British schoolgirl who could not wear a cross to school but they allowed Sikhs to carry knives?



posted on Feb, 6 2006 @ 07:11 PM
link   

Originally posted by spamandham

Originally posted by AceOfBase
We need to preserve our traditions and stop bowing to pressure from other groups.


You (not we) are on the losing side in the UK and in Europe. Get used to being a religious minority and all that entails. With luck, you will soon be a religious minority in the US as well.

Amen to that!!



posted on Feb, 6 2006 @ 07:17 PM
link   

Originally posted by AceOfBase
Have you already heard of the ban on piglet in offices?


No. Where?


The banks who stopped giving out piggy banks because they might offend muslims?


You're saying that you can't buy a "piggy bank"? I can.


The British schoolgirl who could not wear a cross to school but they allowed Sikhs to carry knives?


One girl in a country that you don't even live close to. Hmm, smells of agenda to me. Can you wear a cross? I'll bet you can. I'll bet you a MacDonald.


You seeing my point yet?



posted on Feb, 6 2006 @ 07:22 PM
link   
intrepid, the piglet article is from a British newspaper but the original link is down so I'll have to point you to an archived article on a biased site.



Muslims win toy pigs ban

NOVELTY pig calendars and toys have been banned from a council office — in case they offend Muslim staff.

Workers in the benefits department at Dudley Council, West Midlands, were told to remove or cover up all pig-related items, including toys, porcelain figures, calendars and even a tissue box featuring Winnie the Pooh and Piglet.

Bosses acted after a Muslim complained about pig-shaped stress relievers delivered to the council in the run-up to the Islamic festival of Ramadan....

Councillor Mahbubur Rahman, a practising Muslim, backed the ban. He said: “It’s a tolerance of people’s beliefs.”



posted on Feb, 6 2006 @ 07:28 PM
link   

Originally posted by AceOfBase
intrepid, the piglet article is from a British newspaper but the original link is down so I'll have to point you to an archived article on a biased site.

*snip*


ANOTHER British source. How the hell does that translate to Canada? Where you and I are. You have this chip on your shoulder about Islam and go out of your way to diss them BUT nothing is happening here that you are ascribing to, well, ANYTHING!

Your point? I'm missing it.

I'll take that 10 spot now.



new topics

top topics



 
0
<<   2 >>

log in

join