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(Yahoo)   Maker of "Jesus sandals" charged with blasphemy in Denmark. In U.S., he'd be sued by product liability lawyers after morons try walking on water   ( divider line
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2003-05-14 10:41:34 AM  
This article would be a lot funnier if it wasn't true. You can be charged with blasphemy in Denmark? shiatty.
2003-05-14 10:42:00 AM  
Most excellent tag line. It actually made me laugh!
2003-05-14 10:42:22 AM  
HELP blub blub...I'm drowning!
2003-05-14 10:42:27 AM  
Christian demonstrators of Middle Eastern origin

2003-05-14 10:44:09 AM  
Can't he claim they're named after somebody else? It's a common enough name in certain parts of the world. Does that mean anyone calling their child Jesus is blasphemous?
2003-05-14 10:45:00 AM  
What is g0d dammed blasphemy?
2003-05-14 10:45:47 AM  
I can walk on frozen water.
2003-05-14 10:46:02 AM  
"Christian demonstrators of Middle Eastern origin"


Where do you think Christianity originated?
2003-05-14 10:48:39 AM  
I'd love to see a Jesus WWE wrestler, has there even been a Jesus gimmick in wrestling?
2003-05-14 10:49:04 AM  
Sorry, just read the article. Ignore my last post. Walking on pictures of Jesus & co, thats terrible!

/end of sarcasm

There are real farking crimes out there and all the farking catholics can do is moan about flip flops. farking Hell!
2003-05-14 10:52:35 AM  
Guy Innagorillasuit: Thx, I'm well aware where the origins of Christianity are from. I just thought it superfluous of the article to mention that the protesters were "of Middle Eastern origin"
2003-05-14 10:56:52 AM  
Yeah, Binnster, that's what all Catholics do.... So what I'm getting, and maybe I'm just a fool, is that it might not be good to have a government that enforces religious edicts?
2003-05-14 10:58:34 AM  
They were not litigating on grounds of Blasphemy - but on grounds of it 'suppressing and humiliating their beliefs'.

Lets face it - if this was happening in the States, there would not be any legal case - a Coalition would just be formed to liberate the flip flops from the oppression of the dictatorship of the shop.
2003-05-14 10:59:43 AM  
Ummmmm... am I the only one who is missing these 'images' of Jesus and Mary on them thar flip flops?

/goes back to semi interesting story for closer look
2003-05-14 11:00:38 AM  
Uppity xtians are always a good source for entertainment.
2003-05-14 11:00:38 AM  
File this under "America is superior to Europe." Over there, where religion has been largely abandoned and the churches with their empty pews have become little more than tourist attractions, you can still get in legal trouble for blasphemy.

Here, with easily the most religious population in the West, I can say Jesus farked goats" as many times as I want, and millions of Christians can do nothing but exercise their right to call me an idiot (and pray that I see the light).

Jesus farked goats, Jesus farked goats, Jesus farked goats! What a great country.
2003-05-14 11:04:37 AM  

No, but there have been a couple of preachers. Jake "The Snake" Roberts and Dustin Runnels (Goldust) have done Born-Again Christian angles. The Snake would often quote John 3:16 before a match, which is where "Austin 3:16" comes from (Austin beat Roberts ass into the ground and went of a rant, out came the phrase "Austin 3:16" as a rip on Roberts faith). Goldust claimed to be the spokesman of the group

Television (and)
2003-05-14 11:05:22 AM  
Let's hope the goat farks JohnTabin for not realizing that Europe is surprisingly not one homogeneous country.
2003-05-14 11:07:05 AM  
Sandals? Please. Everybody knows Jesus wears Air Jordans.

/Runs like hell from religious zealots
2003-05-14 11:08:14 AM  
I'm shocked that a modern, liberal (and European) country like Denmark still has dated laws like blasphemy on the books. People should be able to publically defame any religion they want to. This kind of ridicule is common in the United States, and is perfectly legal. Europe is supposed to be more sohpisticated than America.
2003-05-14 11:10:09 AM  
Before the church goes into another self-righteous hissy fit, perhaps they should ask Jesus or Mary what they think. Certainly their opinion would be important.
2003-05-14 11:11:32 AM  
Funny headline.
2003-05-14 11:12:03 AM  

Yes, thanks for the info I'm quite versed in wrestling history. I still remember Austin's KOTR speech, it was great! I was just wondering if maybe in the indies someone had ever wrestled as a Jesus gimmick, complete with sandals and a crown of thorns and all that. That would get WWE some ratings, that and re-hiring Raven and pushing him right.
2003-05-14 11:12:25 AM  
funny headline
2003-05-14 11:20:18 AM  
"This is equivalent to wiping your behind with the image of Jesus. It's horrible," a protestant minister from Odense in central Denmark said.

This gives me a great idea!!
2003-05-14 11:21:12 AM  
Stevarooni, I agree with that sentiment entirely.
2003-05-14 11:22:27 AM  
Ditto what Bama tide and Gudel said. Great headline in a day of funny headlines.
2003-05-14 11:23:46 AM  
Ok, so if the second commandant is make no images of me (God), and the Holy Trinity is considered one (Father, Son, Holy Ghost), then would not a picture of Jesus be considered in violation of the second commandant?

So, by recognizing the image on the sandals as Jesus, they are breaking the second commandant. SINNERS!
2003-05-14 11:27:37 AM  
I'm sorry officer but it was a misprint, these are JEBUS sandals, JEEEBUS not jesus, dammit.
2003-05-14 11:27:44 AM  
05-14-03 11:00:38 AM JohnTabin

File this under "America is superior to Europe." Over there, where religion has been largely abandoned and the churches with their empty pews have become little more than tourist attractions, you can still get in legal trouble for blasphemy.

There you go, placing all European countries under one banner. Blair hasn't forced us into a single 'superstate' yet so I can still say Jesus farked goats too. I just don't want to because I'm not sure its true. However, I can say that Jesus conned a massive swaithe of humanity throughout history and get away with it.
2003-05-14 11:28:50 AM  
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2003-05-14 11:30:28 AM  
Cola -- too bad most European countries have thought crime laws, too, if not specifically blasphemy. Apparently "spreading racism" is illegal in England for example, even though it's just speech, and that law's mostly been used to intimidate conservatives into shutting up over racially-sensitive issues for fear of being branded racists.

Anyone care to help me remember the name of that one British author who was prosecuted for "inciting racism"... his name was Robin something, all he did was suggest that "rural minorities should have the same rights that gays and Muslims enjoy". Next day he was summoned to the police station on charges of racism.

Screw Europe. Except Poland and Czechloslovakia, at least they're making an effort to rise above the single-minded, bully-the-unpopular-opinion-holders-attitude idiocy most of their neighbors are stuck in.

Jesus penetrated Mary with a vibrator!! Not even Der Sturmdummkopf John Ashcroft can put me in jail for saying that.
2003-05-14 11:34:51 AM  
And this is blasphemy because:

Jesus didn't wear sandals?
Mother Theresa's gash was as dry as Jesus' sandals?

I don't know. I'm confused.

BTW JohnTabin, I'm in Europe and not only can god suck my shiatty dick after I've butt-farked him, but I can legally enjoy a spliff while he does so.
2003-05-14 11:35:50 AM  
I thought blasphemy was still illegal here?

Anyway, it's just an outdated law that no-one has got around to repealing. There are stupid laws everywhere.

ISTR there's a US state where it's illegal for bees to cross the state line.
2003-05-14 11:43:56 AM  
That being said Jesus probably looked more like a skinny Saddam then that big ole red haired hippie that American Christians make him out to be.
2003-05-14 11:45:27 AM  
Round of applause for the submitter... great headline!
2003-05-14 11:46:45 AM  
To be fair, I would say that massive swaithe of humanity conned themselves. J din't do no harm.
2003-05-14 11:46:51 AM  
damn, no sign of them on Ebay. I could go for a pair of blasphemous sandals.
2003-05-14 11:48:08 AM  
I thought blasphemy was just considered trendy by Eurotrash. I also hear its a club in Austria.
2003-05-14 11:48:52 AM  
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"Look. I-- I'd had a lovely supper, and all I said to my wife was, 'That piece of halibut was good enough for Jehovah.'"
2003-05-14 11:48:56 AM  
The Catholic Church will do anything to distract attention from the fact that there are real crimes being committed by its priests farking little children.
2003-05-14 11:52:11 AM  
I suppose the anish wouldn't have a problem with
"Jackhammer Jesus" the crucafix dildo!
or the "Baby Jesus Butplug"!

Thats not blastphamy.. just a good night of hot steamy pre-marital sex!
2003-05-14 11:55:30 AM  
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I miss this show...
2003-05-14 11:57:47 AM  
I thought this was an article about Birkenstocks.
2003-05-14 11:58:05 AM  
I just read a Danish article about this and I like the Kvickly rep's attitude: Since the sandals are selling better than expected, the problem will solve itself in a few days when there won't be anymore sandals to sell.
I'm curious when someone was last convicted of blasphemy in Denmark, I don't recall ever hearing about any.
2003-05-14 12:02:33 PM  
I dare them to make the Mohammed sandals in say oh Oman or something. With the Fark logo.

Middle Eastern Christians I know are pretty kick back unlike their Muslim brethern.
2003-05-14 12:03:06 PM  
I think these would make a very good e-bay item, not like the giant cheeto, but decent. Where can I get a pair?
2003-05-14 12:06:21 PM  
As an atheist, I think it would be fun to walk around on an image of Jesus all day.
2003-05-14 12:08:47 PM  
Life of Brian. Love that movie.
2003-05-14 12:10:49 PM  
On Monday, Christian demonstrators of Middle Eastern origin stormed one of the chain's stores and destroyed the "flip-flops of shame"

Finally, the perfect accessory to the walk of shame. Trendy college students rejoice.
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