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Once you've 'had' a deity .....

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Once you've 'had' a deity .....

#1 Post by Lifelinking » December 17th, 2009, 10:45 pm

Wee news story today about some religionista getting in to lather about a billboard

Poster of naked Virgin Mary sparks unholy row

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Thought it might be nice to have a thread dedicated to funny religious / irreligious billboards....
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#2 Post by Lifelinking » December 17th, 2009, 10:47 pm

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#3 Post by Lifelinking » December 19th, 2009, 11:08 am

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#4 Post by Lifelinking » December 19th, 2009, 11:41 am

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#5 Post by Marian » December 19th, 2009, 12:32 pm

This happened, didn't it? :D
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#6 Post by getreal » December 19th, 2009, 12:35 pm

Where do you guys get these?

They're fantastic.

Love jesus with the dino, Marian!


A bit of a google found this coment about Lifelinking's first billboard post:
AN INNER-CITY Auckland church, trying to promote debate over Christianity, has given up on a controversial billboard which made international headlines.

The billboard, featuring a dejected Joseph and a quizzical Mary in bed, with the message, ''Poor Joseph. God was a hard act to follow'', has been attacked four times since it was erected outside the Anglican church on Thursday.

After the latest attack, by an elderly woman with a knife, the church said the billboard would not be replaced.

The vicar of St Matthew-in-the-City, Glynn Cardy, said: ''[The billboard was] attacked by a knife-wielding Christian fanatic who was then apprehended by a group of homeless people who care about our church. Later in the evening, another group of fanatics ripped it down.

''When knives are wielded in the name of God, I have two responses. One is to act to ensure the safety of the public and parishioners … My second response is one of deep sadness at those in the Christian church who don't want to offend any faith position, even the most literalistic view of a male god. By having unity as their priority, they inadvertently feed fanaticism.''

Quite an interesting response from the priest.
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#7 Post by Alan H » December 19th, 2009, 12:40 pm

getreal wrote:Where do you guys get these?
They come from this new-fangled thingy called teh Internets. You may have heard of it...
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#8 Post by Marian » December 19th, 2009, 1:00 pm

getreal wrote:Where do you guys get these?

Love jesus with the dino, Marian!
Just ignore the smart a** above...
Thanks, I painted the Jesus and dinosaur one myself.

How about this one:
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#9 Post by Lifelinking » December 19th, 2009, 3:28 pm

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and this loathsome piece of bigotry

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put up by this bastion of cultivated ignorance Americans for Truth about Homosexuality. Be warned. Visiting this link may raise your blood pressure.

(Sorry, this is in the comedy club area and there is not much funny about these people - even if they are well justified targets for ridicule.)

The The Freethinker ran a story about some boards with quite different messages which raised the hackles of Christian bigots deep in the heart of Texas

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#10 Post by getreal » December 19th, 2009, 5:18 pm

I'm really pleasantly surprised that these billboards (the slightly mocking ones, that is. Not the rabid homophobic ones) are being erected by faith groups. It makes a refreshing change.

..and that interwebby thing you mentioned, alan. I found out more about it here
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#11 Post by Lifelinking » December 19th, 2009, 5:48 pm

I agree Getreal. It is good to know that there are some more thoughtful folk among the believers.

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#12 Post by Marian » December 19th, 2009, 6:27 pm

I guess god needs to find a hobby:
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#13 Post by Lifelinking » December 19th, 2009, 6:59 pm

Maybe a night out in this place?


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#14 Post by Marian » December 20th, 2009, 12:50 am

That has got to be Nevada
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#15 Post by Lifelinking » December 20th, 2009, 1:18 am

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#16 Post by getreal » December 20th, 2009, 4:40 pm

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Oooh! Cool! I can post pictures without an image hosting site!!
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#17 Post by getreal » December 20th, 2009, 4:42 pm

..and another one. This is so much simpler!

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#18 Post by getreal » December 20th, 2009, 4:47 pm

I'm sorry. I'm getting a little carried away.

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I'll stop now.
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#19 Post by Marian » December 20th, 2009, 6:09 pm

getreal, your last line was pretty funny considering the billboard. :laughter:
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#20 Post by Compassionist » December 20th, 2009, 6:54 pm

Many thanks for the hilarious images!

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