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Bible banned from world famous Trinity College crest
Irish Central ^ | 3/29/14

Posted on 03/29/2014 11:36:29 AM PDT by Altura Ct.

Trinity College Dublin is to remove the bible from its crest, it has been there since 1592.

They will also change the color scheme on the ancient crest to avoid a clash with Ryanair’s corporate image.

The world famous college is set to be rebranded as ‘Trinity College, the University of Dublin’ in a strategic plan to be launched next year.

The Irish Times reports that it is not only the name that will change at the university, home to the Book of Kells.

Religious symbolism has also been removed from the college’s ancient crest at a cost of almost $140,000 according to the report.

The decision to replace the bible with ‘an open book’ in what it describes as a ‘deliberate and symbolic’ change was approved by the TCD board this week.

The report says the college had previously told staff and students it would retain the Bible along with other symbols on the shield - the lion, castle and harp.

The Bible image, closed with clasps, dates back to the college’s founding in 1592 as the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth.

It will be replaced by an open book ‘to signify our tradition of scholarship which should be accessible to all’.

The college says the aim was to create a more ‘forward-facing’ image, along with the institution’s planned new brand name which will be used instead of TCD in all areas except academic publications.

The Irish Times also reveals that the college’s colours are to ‘move away’ from the blue and gold colour scheme on its shield as it is considered too close to that used by ‘value’ brands such as Ryanair, Ikea and Maxol.

Consultants recommended that the number of colours in the university logo be reduced from five to two - blue and white.

The consultants noted blue and gold were commonly used in heraldry but were also often associated with ‘value or convenience’ and cited Ryanair, Ikea, Visa and Walmart as among a number of brands that are associated with blue and yellow.

They said this is a colour combination which they said ‘lacks a sense of quality and sophistication’.

They have proposed white Trinity symbols against a blue background as this creates a ‘modern, crisp’ image.

A blue and gold version of the shield will be included in TCD’s new identity toolkit, designed for use in the likes of marketing, letterheads and seminars.

The consultants also noted that this colour grouping ‘tends to cheapen the overall look and feel’.

The management memo approved by the college board said: “We believe that this endeavour will allow us to better leverage our strengths and further enhance Trinity’s reputation at home and abroad.

“All of us will benefit, owning what we share, and, collectively, helping College to attract the best staff and students, research funding, philanthropic support, and impactful media coverage.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: academicbias; bookofkells; christianleft; culturewar; dublin; eussr; fartyshadesofgreen; ireland; religiousleft; revisionisthistory; ryanair; trinitycollege; waronchristianity

1 posted on 03/29/2014 11:36:29 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

Would definitely recommend that NO ONE attend this university, as they won’t be teaching knowledge, but foolishness..


2 posted on 03/29/2014 11:38:02 AM PDT by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: Altura Ct.

I was there in 2005 to see the Book Of Kells, and it was absolutely magnificent. What a sad decision.


3 posted on 03/29/2014 11:38:33 AM PDT by SoKatt ("Change" is not a strategy!)
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To: SoKatt

The Book of Kells is an illustrated manuscript of the four Gospels. Is Trinity going to move that out of there too?


4 posted on 03/29/2014 11:40:50 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Altura Ct.

Sad to hear this. We visited Trinity while we on a recent trip to Dublin. Very much enjoyed it’s history and seeing the display of the Book of Kells.

This is NOT what Dublin - or Ireland - needs. If anything, they’d be wise to embrace the Bible and all that The Word has to offer.


5 posted on 03/29/2014 11:43:22 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Altura Ct.

I see even colleges are following in the footsteps of Miley Cirus. Shame on them. Now they’re the same as every other university out there.


6 posted on 03/29/2014 11:43:55 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: Altura Ct.

“it has been there since 1592.”

They will need to rename it also, Trinity stands for...


7 posted on 03/29/2014 11:44:39 AM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: Altura Ct.

Well, if I were so bent on taking Christian truth out of the image of the school, I would START with the name itself — TRINITY. Might as well throw Father, Son and Holy Ghost right out the window, so as not to offend the haters; right? Next, they need to repent, and call upon His eternal love and mercy. Right?
Boy, are Europeans stupid. Oh, wait...
Europe is the train; America is the caboose. Both are on the wrong track.


8 posted on 03/29/2014 11:46:01 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: ForYourChildren

GMTA


9 posted on 03/29/2014 11:46:22 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: Altura Ct.

The blazon should reflect the current mission and purpose of Trinity College:

Argent, a forked tailed Devil standant grasping his trident, all Gules.


10 posted on 03/29/2014 11:54:24 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: Altura Ct.

Baal College.


11 posted on 03/29/2014 11:56:26 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Altura Ct.

All of these places are denying the one true God. I can see church signs in the future that say “We Worship (fill in the blank and bring your check book). Actually, lots of them are already saying that.


12 posted on 03/29/2014 11:59:47 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Altura Ct.

Just name Athiest U and be done with it.


13 posted on 03/29/2014 12:00:53 PM PDT by DannyTN ( .)
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To: Altura Ct.

This isn’t, in any sense, ‘forward facing’ - it’s simply mental illness and nothing less.


14 posted on 03/29/2014 12:06:52 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Altura Ct.; GeronL

The trinity of Marx, Mao, and Alinsky?


15 posted on 03/29/2014 12:10:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Altura Ct.
World famous? I had to ask, "which Trinity College"?

And what Bible? I just see a book, that could be any book.

P.S. The annoying one in Connecticut has a far more religious seal, and the students there seem to live their godforsaken, heathen lives without being disturbed by it:


16 posted on 03/29/2014 12:11:44 PM PDT by x
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To: Altura Ct.

Is Obama Irish too?


17 posted on 03/29/2014 12:15:57 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Altura Ct.

Renounce God at your own peril.


18 posted on 03/29/2014 12:19:52 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Altura Ct.

Ryanair Corporate University


19 posted on 03/29/2014 12:24:04 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Altura Ct.
“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.” ― George Orwell, 1984
20 posted on 03/29/2014 12:30:48 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Idiocy.


21 posted on 03/29/2014 12:32:26 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Altura Ct.
The Irish Times also reveals that the college’s colours are to ‘move away’ from the blue and gold colour scheme on its shield as it is considered too close to that used by ‘value’ brands such as Ryanair, Ikea and Maxol.

And by second tier 'value' schools such as the University of Michigan.

Go State!


22 posted on 03/29/2014 12:41:42 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Altura Ct.

I never in all my life thought I would live long enough to see Holy Ireland so thoroughly transformed after 15 centuries....And I am glad my parents aren’t here to see it


23 posted on 03/29/2014 12:42:13 PM PDT by Paddyboy (Roma Omnia Vincit)
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To: Altura Ct.

Well then exactly what “trinity” are they talking about...some kind of kinky threesome?


24 posted on 03/29/2014 12:44:55 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Paddyboy

Just wait until they decide to cover all the crucifixes.


25 posted on 03/29/2014 12:47:45 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Altura Ct.

This story must be an early April Fool’s Day spoof.


26 posted on 03/29/2014 12:50:10 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ForYourChildren

So the need to rename it “The College”


27 posted on 03/29/2014 12:56:18 PM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: x

I don’t see the problem. They are just replacing a closed Bible with an open Bible.

I have a problem with their replacing a 5 color scheme with a 2 color scheme. It will be like some American school, whatever the colors.


28 posted on 03/29/2014 1:03:05 PM PDT by NathanR
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To: Altura Ct.

Pray tell, what “trinity” is the university named after? Are they going to stick a rainbow and unicorn on the symbol instead?

Sometimes the news of the day is just disheartening. I shouldn’t read it...


29 posted on 03/29/2014 1:06:48 PM PDT by madison10
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To: VerySadAmerican
All of these places are denying the one true God. I can see church signs in the future that say “We Worship (fill in the blank and bring your check book).

EXACTLY!

Are they aiming for the Queer checkbooks or the Muslim checkbooks?

30 posted on 03/29/2014 1:10:22 PM PDT by BwanaNdege
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To: Altura Ct.

Removing the bible from Trinity College is the same as taking the alcohol out of Irish whiskey.


31 posted on 03/29/2014 1:24:39 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: Altura Ct.

Bizarre. But then again, the Anglican Church was founded by a fat, diseased old king who just got annoyed because the Church wouldn’t let him marry yet another wife in his attempt to produce a male heir...which he never did produce in any case.

So why should anybody be surprised that it’s adapting to the colors of RyanAir and the demands of a secular government?


32 posted on 03/29/2014 2:43:55 PM PDT by livius
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To: Paddyboy

This is an Anglican university, founded by Elizabeth I of England.


33 posted on 03/29/2014 2:44:46 PM PDT by livius
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My alma mater has just named a new president.

Decades ago, our contributions to fund raising efforts, came to a bitter sweet end. Jones was a bad choice. This is a crappy choice. Trinity's decline will continue on a fast track.

34 posted on 03/29/2014 3:04:43 PM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: ForYourChildren

It’s like the three branches of government: Money, Television, and Bullsh*t.


35 posted on 03/29/2014 3:12:06 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: ForYourChildren
They will need to rename it also, Trinity stands for...

That's part of the reason for the 'rebranding' as Trinity College - The University of Dublin. You can expect that sometime down the road - not too far down the road - the Trinity College part will be dropped and it will become just The University of Dublin.

36 posted on 03/29/2014 3:28:34 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Altura Ct.
In less than a blink of time, 'Priest-ridden Ireland' is morphing into 'Religion free Ireland' and when the 'Trinity' reference is dropped from the name and concern of the faculty there, I predict that Roger Zelazny's great 'Non-anything "prayer"' will be official there;

Insofar as I may be heard by anything, which may or may not care what I say, I ask, if it matters, that you be forgiven for anything you may have done or failed to do which requires forgiveness. Conversely, if not forgiveness but something else may be required to insure any possible benefit for which you may be eligible after the destruction of your body, I ask that this, whatever it may be, be granted or withheld, as the case may be, in such a manner as to insure your receiving said benefit. I ask this in my capacity as your elected intermediary between yourself and that which may not be yourself, but which may have an interest in the matter of your receiving as much as it is possible for you to receive of this thing, and which may in some way be influenced by this ceremony. Amen.

Roger Zelazny "Creatures of Light and Darkness" 1969.

37 posted on 03/29/2014 4:12:03 PM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Trinity College Dublin is to remove the bible from its crest ... The Bible image, closed with clasps, dates back to the college’s founding in 1592 as the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth.

They will also change the color scheme on the ancient crest to avoid a clash with Ryanair’s corporate image.


38 posted on 03/29/2014 4:57:48 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Altura Ct.

Cultural Marxism and its handmaiden, globalism, is a jealous faith and will countenance no other deities.


39 posted on 03/29/2014 10:45:54 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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