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Ramsey Campbell (Ramsey)
Username: Ramsey

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 195.93.21.74
Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 02:47 pm:   

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8144701.stm

No offensive comments, please.
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Hubert (Hubert)
Username: Hubert

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 78.22.229.114
Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 03:04 pm:   

Those who want to see, see. Those who don't, don't. Religion in a nutshell.
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Stephen Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 82.4.20.22
Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 03:16 pm:   

Oh for God's sake, it's this kind of b#$&*%ks that makes me despair of this poor deluded island!!

The other month it was a damp stain on some bloke's kitchen wall on the Falls Road they were all flocking to see...
I don't know whether to weep, sigh, laugh, gnash my teeth or batter my brains out against the nearest wall.
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Craig (Craig)
Username: Craig

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 75.4.252.43
Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 03:58 pm:   

It's always nice to see young lasses prettied up like whores admiring the Virgin Mary....
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Protodroid (Protodroid)
Username: Protodroid

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 78.152.213.99
Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 07:05 pm:   

Peaceful bastards. We'll soon whip the joy out of them. Let's start by calling teenager girls whores because of their fashion choices. There's some fish in a basin over here if anyone wants to chuck some dynamite in.
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Stephen Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 82.4.20.22
Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 07:22 pm:   

I was on holiday in Cork once and came across a group of people collecting dead sea urchin shells on one of the beautiful beaches down there - because the Virgin Mary was famous for appearing on them along that stretch of coast!
Here's a link plucked at random from the internet showing a dead sea urchin - can YOU see her???
http://us.geocities.com/fossofnj/invertebrates/sea_urchin.htm

See it's stuff like this convinces me that all religious faith is a form of mental illness...
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Protodroid (Protodroid)
Username: Protodroid

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 89.19.81.114
Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 07:27 pm:   

Thank God secular people are sane enough not to engage in mass hysteria.
http://www.savethebighouse.com/images/stadium1.jpg

Double-plus good, these Harry Potter books.
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Craig (Craig)
Username: Craig

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 75.4.235.14
Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 09:31 pm:   

I just find the irony delicious, is all, no harm meant. I'm sure the Virgin Mary would dress the same way, trekking out to see a stump of wood that one of these girls' images appeared in....
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 91.110.179.156
Posted on Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 12:28 pm:   

Point still valid though, Craig. The young women in the news clip are wearing very normal outfits for hot weather, the kind of outfits you'd see any day in a Western city. Assuming that casually-dressed women look 'like whores' is pretty distasteful. If you're drawing attention to the contrast between modernity of conduct and archaism of belief, you could do so more rationally.

This story reminds me of a SUNDAY SPORT cover story (with photo) in its early, spoof years:

'GAZZA'S FACE SEEN IN WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER'
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Steve Jensen (Stevej)
Username: Stevej

Registered: 07-2009
Posted From: 82.0.77.233
Posted on Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 12:41 pm:   

Plus ša change...

Yes, it all seems rather silly but it's somehow touching nonetheless.
Didn't care much for the Grünewaldesque crucifix though, lol.
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.170.178.214
Posted on Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 02:39 pm:   

'Religion in a nutshell'
The church was skeptical about the stump! Heh.
It's also very human; people like strange things, religious or otherwise. It's why you read horror, the same impulse. It's quite innocent.

Actually, I was looking for the whores but they seemed nice, those two girls.
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Craig (Craig)
Username: Craig

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 75.4.228.215
Posted on Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 04:46 pm:   

If you're drawing attention to the contrast between modernity of conduct and archaism of belief, you could do so more rationally.

The implied rest of that sentence is, "... and less poetically." That doesn't make for great reading, as surely you know. In the essence of my observation, I stand by it. Surely no one could think I'm casting aspersions on whores!

I'm only saying what any good Irish priest would have said a handful of years ago... after telling all the crazy people to clear away from that damned stump the dog's been pissing at....
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.170.178.214
Posted on Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 09:18 pm:   

Of course. Humour is so tricky sometimes, on the net.
As we all know.
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Craig (Craig)
Username: Craig

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 75.5.15.22
Posted on Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 10:40 pm:   

I agree Tony. Humour is best left to professionals.

... got that, Weber?...

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