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People should think a bit more before releasing a product that might offend, but asking for a government to apologize for the actions of a company is stupid.
 
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I can understand why they are outraged.

Imagine if someone had put an icon of the Theotokos on a swimsuit, or any other holy icon of ours. This designer has taken a sacred image, and used it as a fashion item.

I can understand the people's disgust over a foreigner taking an image of their god and putting it on a swimsuit. I, too, get annoyed whenever sacred objects of any faith tradition are used for commercial purposes.

A few weeks ago I was in a Tea shop in the mall. They were selling Bhudda heads for $50 for "living room decor."

A Bhudda head is not a piece of art. It's a sacred object that belongs to one of the world's oldest religions. I get just as annoyed when I see icons sold at museum stores as pieces of "art." It isn't art. It's a devotional item.
 

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HandmaidenofGod said:
I can understand why they are outraged.

Imagine if someone had put an icon of the Theotokos on a swimsuit, or any other holy icon of ours. This designer has taken a sacred image, and used it as a fashion item.

I can understand the people's disgust over a foreigner taking an image of their god and putting it on a swimsuit. I, too, get annoyed whenever sacred objects of any faith tradition are used for commercial purposes.

A few weeks ago I was in a Tea shop in the mall. They were selling Bhudda heads for $50 for "living room decor."

A Bhudda head is not a piece of art. It's a sacred object that belongs to one of the world's oldest religions. I get just as annoyed when I see icons sold at museum stores as pieces of "art." It isn't art. It's a devotional item.
I don't think a Buddha head is a sacred object, but I agree with the essence of what you're saying. :) Society these days has little or no reverence.

In Christ,
Andrew
 
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