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Thread: Statue of Jesus removed from hospital for fear of giving offence.

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    Default Statue of Jesus removed from hospital for fear of giving offence.

    Moving statue causes holy row - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie







    I'm not bothered either way myself but if it was there since 1939 then leave it there - just don't put up any new statues.

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    Looks much better without it.

    I don't know who or what they thought might be offended by it, other than people's aesthetic sensibilities.

    In which case, may I say that on the basis of your photo it was very hard on the eyes.

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    Doesn't something smell manufactured about this 'controversy'?

    Or am I being cynical?

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    Personally, I do not see anything offensive in the statue. What I do see as offensive is the decision to remove it.
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    is it just me or from the right angle does he look like batman ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aggressivesecularist View Post
    Doesn't something smell manufactured about this 'controversy'?

    Or am I being cynical?
    Agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immigrant View Post
    They say it was on H&S grounds but if it was any other reason then it is time to protect ourselves from this brigade who are determined as they are in the UK to wipe out anything that does not fit THEIR perception of what a sterile society should be. Those self appointed idoiots should be sh1t on from a great height. They have started to dilute christmas already and next we will not be allowed to practice our religion. I see the correlation between our wave of immigrants from strange places and these new restrictions that are slowly perculating into society. If the immigrants dont like it like it is, Aer Lingus does some great bargains to lots of exotic destinations. We are happy as we are thank you.
    8 post's in and someone blames the "immigrants". It is not ofcouse the fault of the overzealous P.C obsessed management that took the decision. No them fecking immigrants coming here and getting offende by our statue's. Why i oughtta.........

    Ofcourse you have evidence of "de immigrants" complaining.
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    I wonder will the Brazilians be doing the same in Rio?

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    Looking forward to the Saudis removing the Koran from their hospitals to avoid 'offending' the Christians (yeah right!). As an ardent secularist I don't want religious imagery in public-sector buildings (though I might make allowances for personal possessions which can sometimes be a source of comfort to the very ill), but this is being done for the wrong reasons. The Left talk about equality but they actually want to relegate symbols of Irish identity to the second-division. We are sick, sore and tired of this stupid, stupid, stupid Political-Correctness and we must pile on the pressure on our public-representatives to cut it out.
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    I drove past st. vincents the other day and noticed a statute (of mary, I think) at the beginning of a path leading into the hospital.

    Can't say I was offended by it, but it did look somewhat unnecessary.

    Personally I think these statues were far more offensive (to non-catholics) up until the late 80s, as they symbolised the real power of the church.
    Today, they are just relics of the past, a reminder of what Ireland used to be like.

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