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Weird magazine
« on: October 30, 2003, 10:38:22 PM »
I'm sorry, but does this magazine just LOOK weird to anyone else?  I mean I don't know if I would want my kids playing with plastic dolls of saints...not because I don't think it's good to focus on saints but I mean making images of them and then having them have tea with you...? I don't want to be a spoiled sport, it just seems odd.  Maybe that's because I read through the whole magazine which has pictures of Jesus playing hockey and baseball, etc!!!  :o

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Re:Weird magazine
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2003, 10:46:14 PM »
Pretty much puts the Saints in the land of make-believe along with the girls' Barbie dolls, doesn't it?  IOW, it doesn't make them real.  Quite the opposite.  Whoever came up with this just wanted to make a few bucks, methinks.  It wasn't done for reasons of piety.  Just my two cents, for whatever it's worth.

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Re:Weird magazine
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2003, 11:14:37 PM »
Come on Anastasios, you mean to tell me you never wanted to discuss The Interior Castle with Teresa of Avila over tea and crumpets?  :D

I'm sorry, but the Juan Diego doll looks like he's wearing a bib.

What I'd really like to know is what the heck were you doing reading Catholic Child?!  Not enough stimulating reading at seminary?  :P
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Re:Weird magazine
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2003, 11:20:34 PM »
For your info, Philly Cheese Steak, I got it in the mail, unsolicited!

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Re:Weird magazine
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2003, 11:26:57 PM »
Dude, I get Ignatius Press catalogs and pleas from Alaskan RC dioceses and letters from female religious orders for donations, all unsolicited.  But NOT CATHOLIC CHILD!!  

You are a strange man, Emperor Dustinian, you are a strange man.  :D
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Re:Weird magazine
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2003, 11:59:53 PM »
You are a strange man, Emperor Dustinian, you are a strange man.  :D

I think that "Emperor Dustinian"- handle just might stick ;)

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Re:Weird magazine
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2003, 12:08:54 AM »
As long as Philly Cheese Steak* doesn't, I'm OK.

*although I suppose it could be worse.  He could've called me Philioque.  :-";"xx
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Re:Weird magazine
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2003, 12:29:02 AM »
Yes, I have to admit that making saint dolls is a bit much.  

By the way, I think both monikers may stick ;D, so you'd better both behave yourselves! :-X

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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2003, 12:58:41 AM »
Strange magazine. Strange toys.

I like the "Emperor Dustinian" moniker.

If it sticks I nominate Keble for Belisarius.
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2003, 07:04:05 AM »

I like the "Emperor Dustinian" moniker.

If it sticks I nominate Keble for Belisarius.

Keblesarius?  ???
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Re:Weird magazine
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2003, 08:29:55 AM »
Hw+ªt!

Since when did Anglo-Saxons need to be Latinized-- or worse, Hellenized!!!!

(except Beda Venerabilis, of course)

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Re:Weird magazine
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2003, 08:42:47 AM »
Keble = Xeno

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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2003, 11:04:30 AM »
 :o  That is really weird!

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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2003, 11:30:26 AM »
5 points for trying...
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Re:Weird magazine
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2003, 11:33:21 AM »
My word!  Mercifully, though having children, I haven't gotten this magazine.

No, no, one would discuss the "Interior Castle" over roast partridge.

 Now, if I could figure out how I've started getting "Praxis" magazine from the GOA... I sure didn't order it...

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Re:Weird magazine
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2003, 11:52:54 AM »
It gets worse.



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« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2003, 12:04:03 PM »
I agree. This ranks up there with a Nativity collection I've seen for sale. The figures are bears not people. So St. Joseph, St. Marry and the infant Christ-Child are portrayed as bears. I think sometimes people can go to far in making religion accessible.

As a side note I've seen for sale an Jewish prayer shall and yamika (sp?) for a dog! Right next to the doggie santa outfits. While I'm not Jewish I still thought it offensive and am sure Jews must be offended. I cant imagine a religious Jew dressing his/her dog up as a rabbi. Bad taste!

It gets worse.



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« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2003, 12:30:40 PM »
Long ago, my boss was a serious believing Jew.  We could discuss religion and ethics and not get upset. I once asked him, at a picnic, if a dog needed two sets of dishes for milk vs. meat.  Bringing in another man, it was decided that that, dogs not being under the mitsvot it was not necessary.   :D

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« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2003, 12:57:56 PM »
I agree. This ranks up there with a Nativity collection I've seen for sale. The figures are bears not people. So St. Joseph, St. Marry and the infant Christ-Child are portrayed as bears. I think sometimes people can go to far in making religion accessible.

The bears are sort of treacly offensive but the worst thing about Huggy Jesus is that the guy is actually selling this thing for kids to use as an idol!!!

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Re:Weird magazine
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2003, 02:24:41 PM »
Raggedy Jesus?  

My favourite: http://www.huggyjesus.com/media/pray.jpg

To be fair to Anastasios, I recently went home and found that I too had received one of those Catholic Child catalogues (or whatever it's called).  And then I reviewed my unsolicited mailings: one extra entry on the Ignatius Press mailing list, letters from Alaskan RC dioceses asking me to help support them, letters from RC women's religious orders, catalogues from the Leaflet Missal company, pro-life groups, some Catholic lawyers' association, and Catholic Child.  

All I ever asked for was the Light and Life catalogue.  :-";"xx
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« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2003, 02:31:05 PM »
You've been spammed!     :o

Raggedy Jesus?  

My favourite: http://www.huggyjesus.com/media/pray.jpg

To be fair to Anastasios, I recently went home and found that I too had received one of those Catholic Child catalogues (or whatever it's called).  And then I reviewed my unsolicited mailings: one extra entry on the Ignatius Press mailing list, letters from Alaskan RC dioceses asking me to help support them, letters from RC women's religious orders, catalogues from the Leaflet Missal company, pro-life groups, some Catholic lawyers' association, and Catholic Child.  

All I ever asked for was the Light and Life catalogue.  :-

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« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2003, 05:35:10 PM »
Now, if I could figure out how I've started getting "Praxis" magazine from the GOA... I sure didn't order it...

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Neither did I, but I've only received one issue - unless they publish it very infrequently.

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Re:Weird magazine
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2003, 11:02:00 PM »

As a side note I've seen for sale an Jewish prayer shall and yamika (sp?) for a dog! Right next to the doggie santa outfits. While I'm not Jewish I still thought it offensive and am sure Jews must be offended. I cant imagine a religious Jew dressing his/her dog up as a rabbi. Bad taste!


Check out "lids for yids":

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It seems that you can have your favorite sports team embroided on a yarmulke.  In fact, you can even have a South Park cartoon character embroidered on a yarmulke.

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« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2003, 03:03:23 PM »
lids for yids?

I can't seem to find an online retailer, but I remember seeing WWJD panties and bras for sale at a christian bookstore.

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« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2003, 03:11:39 PM »
[size=10] AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGH[/size]



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« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2003, 03:13:36 PM »
WOW! That just goes waaaaaaaay beyond trying to make a dollar!

lids for yids?

I can't seem to find an online retailer, but I remember seeing WWJD panties and bras for sale at a christian bookstore.  

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« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2003, 03:23:48 PM »
Yeah, but look at it from another angle.  Assuming you knew what the WWJD on the bra and panties stood for, wouldn't that make you think twice before you went any further with the young woman wearing them?  

Hell, I know I'd be scared...
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« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2003, 03:29:13 PM »
Good Point!  

Yeah, but look at it from another angle.  Assuming you knew what the WWJD on the bra and panties stood for, wouldn't that make you think twice before you went any further with the young woman wearing them?  

Hell, I know I'd be scared...

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Re:Weird magazine
« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2003, 05:40:00 PM »
Not to be rude or anything, gentlemen, but, ahem, um, if I wanted those images in my mind I could go to other types of websites, not Christian ones.

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« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2003, 05:44:38 PM »
I was not aware that restraint is not a Christian virtue.

Not to be rude or anything, gentlemen, but, ahem, um, if I wanted those images in my mind I could go to other types of websites, not Christian ones.

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« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2003, 05:59:53 PM »
Custody of the tongue is a Christian virtue.

Sorry--didn't want to make a big deal or anything.