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Originally posted by Republican08
reply to post by tristar
I bought a used college book once, believe it or not, but in the freud section of the psychology book, there was a penis drawn on it.
Did I get upset.... not really, Did I kill and commit genocide...no.... Did I report it to the book owner...yes, hey a yes way to go.
If it had been done with the quran, someone would be burning right now inside of a tire. If you disagree, research how pissed they got at a drawing, which made massive publicity because of their anger of it!
This is the common "My god is a little god, and he will stay a little god" type of thinking.
My God, yahweh for example, does not need a book defaced, that he made! This angers me, it should anger you! It should anger everyone, let's preach anger now! and yoda cues himself in there.
Everything is subject. I doubt a OMNIPOTENT, OMNISCIENT Being, would be showered in anger because of this, and the pope has outlived his life, and would be well to pass on like the rest of his age groups.
i feel were on the verge of something very big, unless the government steps in to close this so called exhibition
Unless daddy, comes and tells us what we can and cannot do? Will we know what is right?
How upset a hindu would be of that, or a muslim would be by that statement, that you call upon the government to protect the holy (unholy) bible.
People are wising up, and get to voice their OPINIONS over the forced atrocities and condemnations of a people from thousands of years ago!
The general public will not take the atrocities expressed in the bible, and holding steadfast to them, hoping the gov't steps in, is absurd.
The bible is so screwed up left and right, and holds onto nothing but imaginary, misfiring, and schizophrenical tendencies in humans, that it is no more what it may of been, quite simply aesops fable.
Deface it, draw penis' on it, and attack it, if there is a god, he will show his face, and quite hiding behind blankets and shadows, and shadows within shadows, and backstepping everything, and changing his opinions, in his bipolar ways, then he'll step up, if not, abandon the faith.
I'm sure a few humans, wouldn't upset someone who made nebulas, failing galaxies, black holes, existing solar systems, giant universes, atoms, ants, bugs, sub atomic particles! Of course, some believe they'll burn in hell for eternity, which makes this god an unjust god. Which sotomayour could do a better job then him!
Rant over. Will reply to express certain viewpoints better. Since, you have the priveldge to object to me, without outrage of nations, and one almighty being (pope) detesting me. Be happy.
Originally posted by ZombieOctopus
Originally posted by Gemwolf
In other words if I took an American flag and have people write obscenities all over it I could also call it art? Perhaps we can burn it in a spectacular finale? We would be expressing ourselves - and they make millions of flags every year after all... It would be just one flag...
I wonder if the non-religious folks would have the same opinion if we changed "Bible" with "American Flag" in the above article?
Originally posted by noonebutme
reply to post by tristar
What if I told you each Sunday I go out an purchase a 'BuyBull' and then wee on it after setting it alight...? I don't hate it, I just think it's fun and a different thing to do on Sunday.
Why do you really care? It's just a book with printed text that you can go out and buy your own copy and do whatever you want with it. You want people to respect your point of view, why arent you respecting theirs? They arent hurting you, they arent abusing children, selling drugs, stealing, killing or cheating. It's just 'art' - albeit a form you don't like.
If your belief in your religion is so weak and questionable that a simple act of 'defacing' a Bible causes that much angst in you, isn't it you with the problem? And aren't you above all this? Shouldn't you be "forgiving" them anywaze?
[edit on 28-7-2009 by noonebutme]
Originally posted by System
I don't have a problem with this. A book is just a book. Paper with words printed on it. Art can be whatever you want it to be.
I spent years in Art College and have seen things in galleries that would offend nearly everyone. This is no exception. I just wish I had come up with the idea before this "artist".
Originally posted by WhatTheory
reply to post by ZombieOctopus
It's called respect. Apparently something which you are lacking.
Would it be ok if I come over to your house and start writing on your walls with permanent marker? I promise I will only draw art. Then can I use the same marker and write all over your car? Again, I will only draw art.
Of course you would not like it and you would expect someone to RESPECT your things and not write all over them.
Respect, I guess they do not teach this in school anymore.
Visitors were offered pens by gallery bosses so they could scrawl comments on the text - leading to a host of puerile and obscene remarks.
Originally posted by ZombieOctopus
although teaching false analogies is right up there though it would seem. I don't even know where to start with how terrible that analogy was.
An artist who created an artwork in which visitors were encouraged to deface a copy of the Bible has asked for it to be put in a glass case.
Jane Clarke, herself a Christian, had said she wanted people who felt marginalised to be able to write their stories back into the Bible.
Ms Clarke said: "Writing our names in the margins of a Bible was to show how we have been marginalised by many Christian churches, and also our desire to be included in God's love.
She added: "It was never my intention to offend anyone - believers and non-believers alike. I had hoped that people would show respect for the Bible, for Christianity and indeed for the Gallery of Modern Art. I am saddened that some people have chosen to write offensive messages."