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(Swedish) Editor threatened over Jesus defecation poster
The Local ^ | 8 Mar 08

Posted on 03/10/2008 12:19:08 PM PDT by Between the Lines

The editor of a Swedish newspaper has received death threats for publishing a picture of Jesus being defecated on by the devil.

Östgöta Correspondenten editor Ola Sigvardsson has received several death threats since the publication of the picture, which featured on posters for a punk festival. The poster depicted a Satan figure defecating on Jesus.

Linköping city council had previously censured the festival poster.

The newspaper published the picture last Saturday and it sparked a vigorous debate on its homepage. On Thursday however the discussions became more threatening and Sigvardsson received the first of several telephone calls involving death threats.

Sigvardsson has, among other things, been threatened with having his throat cut.

"I was mostly confounded," Sigvardsson said.

Sigvardsson admitted that he realized that publishing the picture would be controversial, but he underlined that the censured picture addresses the issue of freedom of speech and it was therefore important to run the story.


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I am not terribly surprised by the Jesus element in this picture. There will always be those who chose to profane what others consider to be sacred. But the fact that they can actually publish defecation images is sick.
1 posted on 03/10/2008 12:19:09 PM PDT by Between the Lines
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To: Between the Lines

Puh-leeze.

He was treated worse than that before He was nailed to the cross.


2 posted on 03/10/2008 12:21:11 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: Between the Lines

The South Park dudes did exactly that in their episode with (banned) Mohammed. They did it to show that all speech is permitted except criticism of islam.


3 posted on 03/10/2008 12:26:13 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: Between the Lines
See? THis just PROVES that Christians are as violent and intolerant as Muslims!!!!!!! Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if the ones making the threats are Muslims. They do actualy revere Jesus as a prophet (though not as the Son of God), and they get angry when any prophet is profaned. I remember an Indian Muslim guy I knew in college who was mad at Salman Rushdie because he insulted Jesus in his books. Death threats are inappropriate (obviously). More appropriately, idiots like this Sigvardsson should be pointed out as the tasteless, crass wastes of human skin which they are, and ridiculed and mocked as such.
4 posted on 03/10/2008 12:29:07 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Men fight well when they know that no prisoners will be taken.)
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To: Between the Lines

I call B.S. on the “threats.” I have serious doubts that any threats were issued by a Christian because of this publication, because a Christian knows that Jesus resides in our hearts and in our souls, and is not a piece of paper.


5 posted on 03/10/2008 12:34:03 PM PDT by ought-six
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
He was treated worse than that before He was nailed to the cross.

Mel Gibson's The Passion film, as graphic as it was, wasn't even as bad as it actually was.........

6 posted on 03/10/2008 12:42:00 PM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Between the Lines

I agree, this is BS. Like the nooses on the door knob. The Muslims can point at the evil Christians now.


7 posted on 03/10/2008 12:53:00 PM PDT by Harry Pothead (One issue voter, who wil kill islamofacists?)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Puh-leeze.

He was treated worse than that before He was nailed to the cross.


All the more reason for Christians to stick up for Him. Threatening to cut throats is not the Christian way, but at least some effort should be made. After all, if you will not stick up for Him, why should He stick up for you, when the time comes?

As a side note, we have no way of knowing who made the threats, if they were really made at all. But one thing I would like to point out is that, in Islam, Jesus is a prophet (He is not considered divine by Muslims, as I understand it). Therefore, a poster like that would be offensive to them as well, theoretically.
8 posted on 03/10/2008 12:54:15 PM PDT by fr_freak (So foul a sky clears not without a storm)
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It would definitely offend Muslims and would probably provoke violence. Back in the 1980s the most vocal opposition to Last Temptation of Christ (not a blasphemous film IMO, just extremely tedious) came from Muslims.
9 posted on 03/10/2008 1:03:06 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Is human activity causing the warming trend on Mars?)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Absolutely. And of course we know that this is not a picture of Jesus, since one does not exist. So let them paint. It will be a long, dark night when their laughing stops.


10 posted on 03/10/2008 1:05:51 PM PDT by Dutchboy88
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To: Between the Lines

More death threats from the ROP?

They claim that they are similarly outraged about rude depictions of Jesus and Moses.


11 posted on 03/10/2008 1:13:51 PM PDT by weegee (I hold out HOPE that neither Obama or Clinton will get the office to push thru their Marxist plans.)
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What do you want to bet that it wasn't a christian that made the death threat/s?

A muslim may have made the threats just to be able to say, "See, Christians make death threats when their G*d is portrayed wrongly too."

Just what would you want to bet?

12 posted on 03/10/2008 1:17:05 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Just another Joe

I hope the Christians in that area find the person who made that horrible poster and...tell him or her about how much Jesus really loves them and what He did to make them right with God.

This is hideous, but then satan IS hideous.


13 posted on 03/10/2008 1:21:45 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: Between the Lines
The editor of a Swedish newspaper has received death threats for publishing a picture of Jesus being defecated on by the devil.

Unless there is some point to the depiction other than simply trying to provoke outrage, the editor is simply playing the part of a phony martyr.

While certainly the people threatening him are wrong to do so, I have to think he is delighted to get the death threats. And may in fact, be making up or exaggerating the "persecution" that he is "suffering" for expressing his "beliefs".

Give us a break.

14 posted on 03/10/2008 1:23:00 PM PDT by AndyTheBear (Disastrous social experimentation is the opiate of elitist snobs.)
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To: Just another Joe
Just what would you want to bet?

That is a sucker's bet. To whatever extent someone denies the Lords admonishment in the holy scripture: "Vengeance is mine" they are neither a Christian nor a Jew.

15 posted on 03/10/2008 1:25:43 PM PDT by AndyTheBear (Disastrous social experimentation is the opiate of elitist snobs.)
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To: Between the Lines

Sure. Controversial. Sure.
Translation: those Christians won’t give a [defecation] about this. They won’t protest in the streets and threaten to kill me.
Maybe some Christians are finally waking up.


16 posted on 03/10/2008 1:35:35 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: Dutchboy88

Amazing how all those churches have portraits of “The Zig-Zag Man”


17 posted on 03/10/2008 1:39:06 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: Between the Lines; Admin Moderator

if i said feces happens someone will no doubt be offended

the price of freedom i suppose

below is a link to the artwork in question (accompanying articles in swedish only), click at own risk. or alternatively, Admin Mod can delete my post.

http://linkoping.expressen.se/nyheter/1.1070980/affischen-som-kommunen-censurerat

depictions of Jesus Christ in rock and roll artwork are many and varied. but is it art ?

this is on the wall in my guitar room. occasionally still like to ‘shout at the devil’

again, click through at own risk.

http://www.posterpop.com/images/merchandise/artistsposters/Coop/CP96-10%20ministry.jpg


18 posted on 03/10/2008 2:01:23 PM PDT by malamute
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To: malamute

Yeow, whoever drew that is creepy.


19 posted on 03/10/2008 2:03:25 PM PDT by tioga (Beware: conservative with back to the wall. Proceed with extreme caution.)
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To: Between the Lines
"I was mostly confounded," Sigvardsson said.

Acually you're entirely stupid!

20 posted on 03/10/2008 2:29:52 PM PDT by Bommer ("He that controls the spice controls the universe!" (unfortunately that spice is Nutmeg!))
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To: Between the Lines

btt


21 posted on 03/10/2008 2:37:22 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Between the Lines
Amazing that this guy would think he could get away with showing an Islamic prophet being defecated on.

Guess he forgot that part in his Koran where Jesus is identified as a prophet.

Such arrogance ~ on the part of the artist.

They probably will cut his throat.

22 posted on 03/10/2008 5:39:13 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Dutchboy88

We have a photo.


23 posted on 03/10/2008 5:40:29 PM PDT by muawiyah
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