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I was so disappointed

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NanKate Tue 30-Dec-14 19:48:34

I set up the Gordon Buchanan wild life programme. (Snow wolf family and me) and settled down to watch his trip to the Canadian Arctic. It was totally spoilt for me by his blasphemy. I could never watch it with my grandchildren.

To set the record straight I am not stuffy or highly religious (though I do believe) but hearing him say twice 'Christ, Jesus wept' it was so unnecessary but I suspect that if I complained to the BBC they would say it was after the watershed.

If anyone had made a comment about Mohammed the BBC would have been apologising profusely.

soontobe Wed 07-Jan-15 21:34:42

I agree, but I think that in this instance, they did it because of the mocking cartoons?

Elegran Thu 08-Jan-15 09:06:58

That magazine has published cartoons about other targets. Satire is what they do, some of it biting very deep at entrenched power and extremism, and at other religious institutions with idiosyncracies.

No-one else has retaliated by invading the office with Kalshnikovs and murdering 11 people

Elegran Thu 08-Jan-15 09:13:00

Now, had the cartoon been about Naziism, and published during Herr Schickelgruber's time in power, the office would have been visited by party thugs, the magazine closed down and the staff never seen again.

Would we now be saying that they should not have used humour against the regime?

thatbags Thu 08-Jan-15 09:21:17

This, by D Aaronovitch, is bang on target for this thread as well as the one about the murders in Paris. He says what I've been trying to say all along.

Anya Thu 08-Jan-15 10:31:45

bags I've just read the whole of his article in today's Times and that says it all.

Stansgran Thu 08-Jan-15 12:53:47

And the cartoon in The Times today is not funny ,not unkind,does not hold back but is IMO the epitome of what a political cartoon should be.

confusedbeetle Mon 01-Jun-15 18:32:37

Dont be offended, I really dont think these phrases are blasphemous. If you take things lliterally, both Blimey and Crikey were originally considered blasphemous, Blind me and Cripple me ( as in God/Christ blind me).
Our beliefs, or lack of are so personal, that it isnt relevant what a person says who is of different beliefs, religious or other wise, We live by our own codes, and cannot dictate others. eg Charlie Hebdoe

whitewave Mon 01-Jun-15 18:34:38

confused you seem to be living up to your usernamegrin

petra Tue 02-Jun-15 16:06:42

I'm glad someone said it. Please look at the dates, confused.

confusedbeetle Mon 29-Jun-15 18:04:03

whitewave and Petra, sorry, slap on wrist received. Although I hadnt seen the dates and so didnt realise this was an old thread, I also didnt realise that meant I couldn't comment. I am not confused at all and you may disagree with me but surely i am entitled to comment? Stuff like this continues to be relevant and used as an excuse to murder, as Fridays events in Tunisia have shown us once again. No, not yesterdays news. We are High risk of Terrorism. Lets not confuse this with religious sensitivities