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Is this church sign too offensive ?

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Post by LittleHamster » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:24 pm

"Gold Coast church removes ‘X-rated’ sign" :)

"While many thoughts quickly turned to sexual innuendo, church officials insisted the meaning was far more innocent and was imploring people to swallow negative thoughts rather than spit them out."

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1 - Not offensive
2 - Mildly offensive
3 - Highly offensive
4 - Humorous
5 - Plain old Lustful
6 - Deeply religiously profound
7 - Something Jesus would say
8 - Should be in the 10 commandments
9 - None of the above
10 - Something else

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Re: Is this church sign too offensive ?

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Post by Kurieuo » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:38 pm

I don't get it.
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Re: Is this church sign too offensive ?

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Post by LittleHamster » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:11 pm

Kurieuo wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:38 pm
I don't get it.
I think the message is referring to people who get really angry. Those who get angry at someone, might be inclined to spit at them. So rather than spit at them, they should show forgiveness and swallow their spit (suck it up - so to speak).

...and then possibly, do something like "Love thy neighbor" ?

Now, it could also be interpreted as a pornographic message too. But I won't go into a detailed description of that one. Maybe some other member here has more experience in that department. :lol:
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Re: Is this church sign too offensive ?

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Post by Kurieuo » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:40 am

LittleHamster wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:11 pm
Kurieuo wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:38 pm
I don't get it.
I think the message is referring to people who get really angry. Those who get angry at someone, might be inclined to spit at them. So rather than spit at them, they should show forgiveness and swallow their spit (suck it up - so to speak).

...and then possibly, do something like "Love thy neighbor" ?
Yes, that's how I understood it. There's also wine tasting, you spit or swallow.
LittleHamster wrote:Now, it could also be interpreted as a pornographic message too. But I won't go into a detailed description of that one. Maybe some other member here has more experience in that department. :lol:
I won't ask. :econfused:
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Post by Stu » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:00 am

Um maybe it's just my mind, but the first thing that I thought was - what! Yes way to suggestive :)
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Post by RickD » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:33 am

Kurieuo wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:38 pm
I don't get it.
Sounds like a personal problem that you need to talk about with Mrs. K.
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Post by Kurieuo » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:56 am

RickD wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:33 am
Kurieuo wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:38 pm
I don't get it.
Sounds like a personal problem that you need to talk about with Mrs. K.
Now when I wake up each and every morning, I'll think she's not forgiving me for something. y:-?
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Post by RickD » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:16 am

Kurieuo wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:56 am
RickD wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:33 am
Kurieuo wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:38 pm
I don't get it.
Sounds like a personal problem that you need to talk about with Mrs. K.
Now when I wake up each and every morning, I'll think she's not forgiving me for something. y:-?
Every morning?!?!?!
:shock:

Hey K,

That church is near you. Maybe you should go there and find out the real story.
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Re: Is this church sign too offensive ?

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Post by Philip » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:38 am

The should have used "showing grace" in place of "forgiveness," and they'd be closer to accuracy.

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