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Quotes of the week
Posted Mar 15, 2007 16:54 UTC (Thu) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
"Jesus Christ, someone ought to make a t-shirt with this." ->
"someone ought to make a t-shirt with Jesus Christ".
Posted Mar 15, 2007 16:58 UTC (Thu) by tjc (subscriber, #137)
Definitely not worth posting though.
Posted Mar 15, 2007 17:03 UTC (Thu) by k8to (subscriber, #15413)
Me, I'm doubtful that not-funny-enough is worth posting. But then again, is such an observation worth posting either? Sigh.
Posted Mar 15, 2007 19:03 UTC (Thu) by tjc (subscriber, #137)
I don't think that's universally considered (nor even commonly considered) profane.
As far as commonly considered usage, that depends on where you live. If you live in the southern United States, then it is definitely commonly considered profane to use the phrase "Jesus Christ" in an offhand manner. If you live in Europe, probably not, since only a very small percentage of Europe is Christian.
But then again, is such an observation worth posting either? Sigh.
Posted Mar 16, 2007 8:34 UTC (Fri) by u-ra (guest, #42575)
Posted Mar 16, 2007 14:55 UTC (Fri) by tjc (subscriber, #137)
Posted Mar 16, 2007 15:10 UTC (Fri) by k8to (subscriber, #15413)
Posted Mar 17, 2007 16:25 UTC (Sat) by hingo (guest, #14792)
Posted Mar 17, 2007 18:45 UTC (Sat) by tjc (subscriber, #137)
All European countries are Christian. Northern Europe is Protestant (Lutheran, Anglican), Southern is Catholic and Eastern is (Greek) Orthodox. That being said, most countries today are secular, meaning people are not religious although they do belong to a church and may or may not visit it at Christmas time.
That's sort of like saying "I'm a programmer, but I may or may not write a program once a year." :-)
Posted Mar 18, 2007 15:44 UTC (Sun) by filipjoelsson (subscriber, #2622)
> May or may not visit church at Christmas time? That's an exceedingly broad
> definition of being a Christian!
The keyword was secular. A lot of Europeans belong to churches because it was mandatory to belong to a church up until some 50 years ago in some countries here. Sweden, where I live, is among them. Guess what? We're the most secular country in the world now (or in the top 3 at least) - but still most people belong to a congregation, since their folks did. Up until 7 years ago the church was a part of the state here, the priests where government officials.
Anyway, what does being Christian have to do with the worlds biggest commercial holiday?
Posted Mar 15, 2007 18:50 UTC (Thu) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
Sorry for the noise. I just wanted to make sure that I didn't accidentally join the LWN Posting Police. :)
Posted Mar 16, 2007 7:40 UTC (Fri) by u-ra (guest, #42575)
Posted Mar 16, 2007 10:32 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
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