Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Jesus H. Christ, some people don't half take offence easily

Banning of Phones4U 'miraculous Jesus' ad a chilling ruling for free speech - British Humanist Association News, 7th September 2011

4 comments:

  1. why would i want a phone just because some guy with a beard is winking at me? i presume he plays for chelsea or some such.
    nice top, though. maybe primark could sign him up.

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  2. Yeah, I can't say that he would persuade me to buy a phone either.

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  3. Overreaction all round.
    The advert wouldn't bother me and I'm surprised at the reaction from some. If anything the figure looks like some sort of generic guru. It's actually a poorly thought out and poorly executed advert, and almost looks like a "Family Guy" parody item.
    On the other hand, banning it is hardly a suppression of "free speech" as I doubt it was meant to say anything[[except, presumably, "Buy This Phone!"].

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  4. The BHA article explains the figure, and that the free speech point is about the freedom to mock beliefs.

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