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Christianity banned from cinemas
« on: November 22, 2015, 09:20:09 AM »
The inevitable has happened and Christians are banned from being shown advertising in cinemas in the UK. No doubt the Stalinist Secular Humanists here will be cock a hoop now that our children can watch violence without being assailed for thirty seconds by people saying the Lords prayer.
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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2015, 09:23:44 AM »
I should think so too, religion and politics should definitely not be advertised on TV  or in the cinema, imo. 
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Re: Christianity banned from cinemas
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2015, 09:25:57 AM »
Christians are banned from being shown advertising in cinemas in the UK.
Well, in that case I'll remember to take a Christian with me the next time I go to the cinema.
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Re: Christianity banned from cinemas
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2015, 09:35:57 AM »
I should think so too, religion and politics should definitely not be advertised on TV  or in the cinema, imo.
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Re: Christianity banned from cinemas
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2015, 09:37:30 AM »
I should think so too, religion and politics should definitely not be advertised on TV  or in the cinema, imo.

But I suppose an atheist cinema campaign would be OK?
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Re: Christianity banned from cinemas
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2015, 09:48:02 AM »
Oops no answer to whether Atheists would accept a ban on atheist cinema advertising no surprise there.

Given what people are prepared to accept in the cinema .Wanting to ban 30 seconds of the Lord's Prayer is further evidence of being frightened of God.
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Re: Christianity banned from cinemas
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2015, 10:01:50 AM »
But I suppose an atheist cinema campaign would be OK?

Just wondering what you mean by an atheist cinema campaign. Also what was the intended purpose of showing the Lords Prayer?

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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2015, 10:03:53 AM »
Just wondering what you mean by an atheist cinema campaign. Also what was the intended purpose of showing the Lords Prayer?
Something like the AtheistBus Campaign.
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Re: Christianity banned from cinemas
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2015, 10:18:43 AM »
I would support a cinemas right to say they wouldn't show something like that.

What was then intended purpose of showing the Lord's Prayer in cinemas?

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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2015, 11:00:40 AM »
I don't go to the cinema to see atheist or religious advertising.

Let's be totally fair here........ And ban both.

No discrimination there.

I'm not keen on advertising anyway but in brings them ( cinemas)  in funds to keep them going and gives you extra time to find your seat, but let's just keep the advertising to things you buy .........

Personally I'd rather have a supporting film like they did many years ago ( too long ago for some of you to remember I expect   :-[ ) but sometimes the supporting film was better than the one you went to see.

I think it's a good idea to scrap adverts altogether and have a supporting film.

Best supporting film I ever saw was a nature one about the changing seasons in the desert and how it bloomed after the rare rain it got.

The last thing I want is religious and non religious moralising when I go to watch a  film.

I go to enjoy myself............ ::)

So ''Last temptation of Christ'' to be banned then?

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Re: Christianity banned from cinemas
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2015, 11:05:16 AM »
The inevitable has happened and Christians are banned from being shown advertising in cinemas in the UK. No doubt the Stalinist Secular Humanists here will be cock a hoop now that our children can watch violence without being assailed for thirty seconds by people saying the Lords prayer.
Any chance of a link (a) so we can tell what on earth you're on about and (b) how far divorced from reality you are this time?
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Re: Christianity banned from cinemas
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2015, 11:10:36 AM »
Throaty voiceover: Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the Cinema.............Quentin Tarantino presents. Book of Common Prayer 3.

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Floo: Played by Sandra Bullock...''Oh Shaker...It's a theist apocalypse out there what are we going to do?''

Shaker: Played by George Clooney.......'' Get the atheist Bus on the road''

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Len James: Played by Morgan Freeman....'' It just shows what common sense can do''.

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Re: Christianity banned from cinemas
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2015, 11:12:22 AM »
But I suppose an atheist cinema campaign would be OK?

Don't be silly, of course it wouldn't!
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Re: Christianity banned from cinemas
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2015, 11:13:11 AM »
Any chance of a link (a) so we can tell what on earth you're on about and (b) how far divorced from reality you are this time?
Surely...and that's rich from someone who comes from Leicester.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34891928
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Re: Christianity banned from cinemas
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2015, 11:22:46 AM »
1. Why couldn't you have done that in the OP?

2. What's the connection with Leicester, exactly?
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Re: Christianity banned from cinemas
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2015, 11:29:17 AM »
Surely...and that's rich from someone who comes from Leicester.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34891928

You really need to take some more water with it; many of your posts don't come over as posted by someone who is completely sober! ::)
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Re: Christianity banned from cinemas
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2015, 11:43:57 AM »
Surely...and that's rich from someone who comes from Leicester.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34891928

So, in fact, it wasn't a ban at all, it was a commercial decision by cinema chains who didn't want to run the risk of alienating some of their patrons by putting out a specifically Christian message as a precursor their completely secular film showing. If it were being suggested as an advert for a run of, say, 'Noah', it might have been more successful.

This isn't a ban, it's a sign of overwhelming disinterest from purveyor's of public entertainment. It's the same reason ITV has very little religious programming - commercially, in this country, it's just not viable.

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Re: Christianity banned from cinemas
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2015, 11:47:28 AM »
So, in fact, it wasn't a ban at all, it was a commercial decision by cinema chains who didn't want to run the risk of alienating some of their patrons by putting out a specifically Christian message as a precursor their completely secular film showing. If it were being suggested as an advert for a run of, say, 'Noah', it might have been more successful.

This isn't a ban, it's a sign of overwhelming disinterest from purveyor's of public entertainment. It's the same reason ITV has very little religious programming - commercially, in this country, it's just not viable.

O.

It isn't the same as disinterest, that would be happy to show the advert if there was money for it.

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Re: Christianity banned from cinemas
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2015, 11:50:51 AM »
Am I the only one who finds the efforts of the CofE to piggyback on the new Star Wars film tasteless?

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« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2015, 11:55:03 AM »
Am I the only one who finds the efforts of the CofE to piggyback on the new Star Wars film tasteless?
No but you might be the only one who hasn't spotted the religious content of Star Wars.......

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Re: Christianity banned from cinemas
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2015, 11:58:08 AM »
Yes, there's a lot of Eastern thought in there. You could liken the Force to chi or prana.




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Re: Christianity banned from cinemas
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2015, 12:00:20 PM »
George Lucas is on record as having said that Jediism was cut pretty much wholesale from Buddhism and especially Taoism - there are whole books devoted to this.
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Re: Christianity banned from cinemas
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2015, 12:01:20 PM »
No but you might be the only one who hasn't spotted the religious content of Star Wars.......

...............May the Force be with you.

Ironically, it was the reduction of 'The Force' to midichlorians that ruined the spectacle for me... science ruining the magic, who'd have thought.

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« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2015, 12:04:26 PM »
The Force is morally neutral. To liken it to, say, Christian concepts of the Holy Spirit is a bit odd given what Vader and the Emperor do with it.

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Re: Christianity banned from cinemas
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2015, 12:07:53 PM »
The inevitable has happened and Christians are banned from being shown advertising in cinemas in the UK. No doubt the Stalinist Secular Humanists here will be cock a hoop now that our children can watch violence without being assailed for thirty seconds by people saying the Lords prayer.

I suppose Muslims are just as dissatisfied that they are banned from being shown verses from the Quran before this Star Wars movie.