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    Quote Originally Posted by Soeren View Post
    "Piss Christ"
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    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piss_Christ :

    "The piece caused a scandal when it was exhibited in 1989, with detractors accusing Serrano of blasphemy and others raising this as a major issue of artistic freedom. On the floor of the United States Senate, Senators Al D'Amato and Jesse Helms expressed outrage that the piece was supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, since it is a federal taxpayer-financed institution."

    In that specific case, Christian conservatives specifically and loudly expressed their opinion that the NEA should be only supporting art that supported their interpretation of religious beliefs (notably, at least one Catholic nun supported Serrano, because her interpretation was different). The result was to threaten the work and livelihoods of all artists whose work was publicly supported.

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    People make up their own mind as to what is right or wrong

    I started reading the first few pages of this thread then skipped to the end, missing out all that stuff in the middle. Which is, of course, why I never read mystery novels, getting so far I can’t help skipping to the end to find out what happen; which in this case, by enlarge is nothing, or at least so far.

    People make up their own mind as to what is right or wrong (acceptable/unacceptable) and will disregard the rest – though I should limit this to adults, children’s minds are open and their values are yet to be written.

    Having said above, and I like to be self contradictory, why on earth would any rational mind think the statue of David be pornographic? Is the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel pornographic with a picture of a naked man arm out stretched to God also pornographic, or how about all those little cherubs with male genitalia showing.

    Obviously the Vatican is a den of vice, pornography and pedophilia and must be closed immediately!
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    A bit off topic prehaps but the argument about peoples differing religous beliefs reminded me of a story I heared some time ago.

    It would appear that 2 Welsh men were marooned on a desert island, being stoic chaps they accepted their fate and set to together to survive. They built a shelter to share, they worked together to grow crops to eat and in their spare time they worked together to biuld 2 chapels. Why 2 chapels, so they could have one they didnot go to.

    To those who do not know, Wales is that bit of the UK to the west of England and the east of Ireland, is a NATION in its own right and is truly Gods green acre. You are all welcome to visit, bring cameras and rain coat just in case.
    Regards Paul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul. View Post
    To those who do not know, Wales is that bit of the UK to the west of England and the east of Ireland, is a NATION in its own right and is truly Gods green acre. Regards Paul.
    Yes and managed to get left off the offcial EU maps - The Irish sea grew a tad bigger
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    Quote Originally Posted by trebor569 View Post
    Yes and managed to get left off the offcial EU maps - The Irish sea grew a tad bigger
    Shhhhh that was a failed plot to avoid paying VAT. It was ever thus and is part of why we are who we are.
    The invite to visit even applies to our eastern neibours, best behaviour mind. Better get here soon before we are coverd by foreign owned wind farms buggering up all our horizons. The polotics of these things stink but that is not for this place.
    See you all soon.
    Regards Paul.



 

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