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Pakistan Bans Da Vinci Code Film  
User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

Pakistan has banned The Da Vinci Code, which has been the subject of protests from members of Pakistan's small Christian community.
Culture Minister Ghulam Jamal said the film was blasphemous.

Are these people totally brain dead or what? Don't they realise it's a book of fiction?! And it isn't even a good book at that!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/5045672.stm

[Edited 2006-06-04 19:07:25]

48 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineFlyLondon From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

Sad when a government can't trust it's own citizens to draw their own conclusions from a work of fiction.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1705 times:

Amazingly it was not Banned out here.A Intro title stating its a work of Friction did the trick.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1705 times:

Honestly, the way some people behave, you'd think religion actually matters

Silly people  Smile


User currently offlineNancy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 467 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1701 times:

I think it's really interesting that they would also ban something offensive to (some) Christians. I guess I didn't exoect them to be that fair about religions.

User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1701 times:

Jerry Springer the Musical wasn't banned here and that was far more offensive to many Christians.

User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1693 times:

And yet Pakistan is an ally!

Iraq can be invaded under the guise of 'spreading democracy', yet the West is more than happy to be friendly to a country run by a military leader who came to power in a coup d'etat?


User currently offlineAirbus3801 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1089 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1682 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Thread starter):
Are these people totally brain dead or what? Don't they realise it's a book of fiction?! And it isn't even a good book at that!

That you are mistaken on...

It's like the Vatican not approving and all of these Churches holding meeting to warn everyone. It's like how stupid are we... FICTION....NOT TRUE!


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 3):
Honestly, the way some people behave, you'd think religion actually matters

 checkmark 

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 6):
And yet Pakistan is an ally!

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 6):
Iraq can be invaded under the guise of 'spreading democracy', yet the West is more than happy to be friendly to a country run by a military leader who came to power in a coup d'etat?

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

Yeah Pakistan ought to be be on notice that if they don't let our toops scour every inch of their country to find OBL; they'll get a present that requires SPF 10,000,000 to enjoy.


User currently offlineTRVYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1370 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1645 times:

Quoting Nancy (Reply 4):
I think it's really interesting that they would also ban something offensive to (some) Christians. I guess I didn't exoect them to be that fair about religions.

The Pakistani muslims consider Jesus as a prophet in their religion and hence banned the movie, nothing really to do with Chritianity, even though they seem to take an undeserved credit for it.

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 2):
Amazingly it was not Banned out here.A Intro title stating its a work of Friction, did the trick.

It is banned in a few states in India too.
Guess too much Friction about the Fiction Wink


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1623 times:

...banned in Belarus too.

Micke//SWE  Smile



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 6):
Iraq can be invaded under the guise of 'spreading democracy', yet the West is more than happy to be friendly to a country run by a military leader who came to power in a coup d'etat

The Difference between Saddam & Musharraff is that One said Yes to GWB.  Smile

Quoting TRVYYZ (Reply 9):
It is banned in a few states in India too

Thats news.Which ones.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineTIA From Albania, joined Mar 2006, 524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

Good move, although for the wrong reasons. I wish that disgrace of a movie was banned here so I wouldn't be tricked into seeing it. I loved the book, but hated the movie.

User currently offlineMatt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1576 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Thread starter):
Are these people totally brain dead or what? Don't they realise it's a book of fiction?! And it isn't even a good book at that!

have u read it? its a great book!


User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

Quoting Matt72033 (Reply 13):
have u read it? its a great book!

I have read it and it's garbage! There are far better books out there than that.


User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12566 posts, RR: 46
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1565 times:
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Quoting 777236ER (Reply 6):
yet the West is more than happy to be friendly to a country run by a military leader who came to power in a coup d'etat?

Because he pays lip service to the "War on Terror"(tm)

The fact that many terrorists are still being trained in the Pakistan/Afghan border region is not discussed in polite circles. sarcastic 

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 8):
Yeah Pakistan ought to be be on notice that if they don't let our toops scour every inch of their country to find OBL

But finding/killing OBL would reduce the need for Bush et al to keep Americans scared.



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User currently offlineEmirates773ER From Pakistan, joined Jun 2005, 1449 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 11):
The Difference between Saddam & Musharraff is that One said Yes to GWB.

Was that supposed to be a joke?



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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6000 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1538 times:

Wouldn't bloody surprise me, given that Pakistan was one of the countries, where a part of the population went nuts over a couple of drawings of the Prophet Muhammad.

User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 31
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1535 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Thread starter):
Are these people totally brain dead or what? Don't they realise it's a book of fiction?!

Every now and then some book or a movie stirs emotions, so I guess that's the way it is.



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User currently offlineTRVYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1370 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 11):
Thats news.Which ones.

Nagaland, Punjab, Andhra, Tamil Nadu ......
http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=47085


User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1497 times:

Quoting TRVYYZ (Reply 19):

why blame Pak, we too have a notorious reputation of banning books and movies pertaining to every religion on Earth. All voters should be happy.  sarcastic 
I believe we were among the first ones to ban Satanic Verses.
rgds
VT-ASJ



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

Quoting TRVYYZ (Reply 19):

Thanks.
We are also famous for Renaming Roads  Smile
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

Quoting Nancy (Reply 4):
I think it's really interesting that they would also ban something offensive to (some) Christians. I guess I didn't exoect them to be that fair about religions.

Interesting somebody's not bashing   Seeing the response though, you are dammned either way if you are Pakistan, given the picture media gives. Oh well I am not there so I can't speak about the mood there.

Quoting TRVYYZ (Reply 9):
The Pakistani muslims consider Jesus as a prophet in their religion and hence banned the movie, nothing really to do with Chritianity, even though they seem to take an undeserved credit for it.

 
I thought you were more educated about Islam. Anyway its offensive to Christians because they believe he being the Son of God didn't marry etc. Islam believes Jesus was just another human being a Prophet of God hence nothing wrong in the theory of Jesus marying and having children. So there is NOTHING in it thats offensive to Islam other than the fact that Islam prohibits insulting other religions.

[Edited 2006-06-05 08:14:32]

User currently offlineTRVYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1370 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1425 times:

Quoting Bravo45 (Reply 22):

I thought you were more educated about Islam.

My knowledge of Islam is limited as I am a Catholic.
I am sure if the movie was about defaming a Hindu god, Pakistan wouldn't ban it and India would BAN it. I don't see one being better than the other.

As a personal opinion, I don't quite appreciate the idea of selling Gods of any religion for making quick money. It is cheap and similiar to other "cheap" trades. At the same time, I am not going to protest about it as it doesn't affect me directly.

The below link shows that the Muslims themselves were not too happy about the code.
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNew..._060603/20060603?hub=Entertainment
"Islam teaches us to respect all prophets of Allah mighty, and degradation of any prophet is tantamount to defamation of the rest," Minister for Culture Ghulam Jamal was quoted as saying by the Associated Press of Pakistan.


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 14):
Quoting Matt72033 (Reply 13):
have u read it? its a great book!



Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 14):
I have read it and it's garbage!

Amen !


25 RobertNL070 : Appallingly written, but a reasonably good yarn. Robert [edit = spelling][Edited 2006-06-05 17:18:43]
26 Bravo45 : Personally I don't believe that will be the case. I, like just about everyone I know will not support anything like this regardless of the fact that
27 TRVYYZ : I didn't really mean it that way. It is true that both our countries have enough things to be criticized about. But doesn't it count as a Blasphemy a
28 HAWK21M : Hows the Pic doing BTW. regds MEL
29 Bravo45 : Okay no offence ment or taken, I wasn't sure. That is true no doubt about that. It does but that doesn't mean Islam calls for 'Jihad' to stop Christi
30 RobertNL070 : Fine, I think MEL. It's first weekend grossed some $224 million. Maybe as a result of an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, we went to see it last Sunday
31 Post contains images Flyingbabydoc : Almost? My wife and I agreed that those scenes would be throw the Vatican on a spin... I think that the movie was rather mild, PC even, when compared
32 Post contains images HAWK21M : Too bad I can't sit thru a Movie leave alone a controversial one. regds MEL
33 Post contains images Jacobin777 : do you have any clue what you are talking about? do you have any idea about Pakistani society? Who the bloody *ell are you to talk down to people? Wh
34 Post contains links and images RobertNL070 : Law Banning Homosexual Marriages: What? (by Derico Jun 5 2006 in Non Aviation) At that time they hadn't even see the film. While certainly not "brain
35 Post contains links and images RobertNL070 : Law Banning Homosexual Marriages: What? (by Derico Jun 5 2006 in Non Aviation) At that time they hadn't even see the film. While certainly not "brain
36 UALPHLCS : Pakistan banned it! Why did Pakistani members of Opus Dei riot and kill people in the streets over thier portrayal in the film? I'm just asking becaus
37 Post contains links TACAA320 : " May. 26 (CWNews.com) - "Much ado about nothing." That was the conclusion reached by a Vatican reviewer, writing in L'Osservatore Romano about the fi
38 Post contains images Bravo45 : Believe it or not, things only go out of hand when such intolerance as was shown during the cartoon incident. They printed them, refused to apologise
39 UALPHLCS : You will only think it's silly until the right is taken away. For me I will defend a persons right to free speach with every breath I take. We have t
40 Bravo45 : Here is what I said... It was a silly cover to magnify and on top of it justify insult to billions. Do they really have freedom of speech, the David
41 UALPHLCS : First off there are NOT Billions of Muslims. I believe there may be 1 billion which makes them second to Christians, Roman Catholics alone are 1 billi
42 TACAA320 : Well said !
43 Post contains images Bravo45 : Great justification... Not to mention I have heard there are some sects in Christianity that don't believe Jesus was the Son of God. Anyway Christian
44 HAWK21M : The Pic insn't doing well in BOM.Might be replaced with more popular Bollywood Movies releasing this Friday. regds MEL
45 TACAA320 : If a "Christian" don't believe that Jesus "Christ" is the Son of God, I simply don't refer to him [her] as a "Christian". The Holy Trinity is unquest
46 Post contains images TRVYYZ : That is the basis of Christianity.
47 HAWK21M : True. The Very Fact A person who believes in it is a Follower of that religon. regds MEL
48 YOWza : Now if only they would ban it here in Canada too so I wouldn't have to sit around for hours listening to people talk about it. Most overrated book of
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