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Old 03-01-2004, 03:59 PM   #196
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Nail pendants and crosses have been around for years.
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Old 03-01-2004, 04:08 PM   #197
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You're right, of course. I watched a "making-of" special on The Passion this weekend, and they were making a big deal about the special effects used for the nailing scene. When I saw it on the site it triggered my memory of the show I watched, and made the nail pendant seem more like movie memorabilia than a religious symbol. That being right next to the Official The Passion of the Christ coffee mug, which is just movie memorabilia, just didn't sit well with me.
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Old 03-01-2004, 05:28 PM   #198
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It's not too terribly different from our local Catholic bookstore.
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Old 03-01-2004, 05:54 PM   #199
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Yeah, there's a lot of stuff that gets sold in Christian book stores that's really tacky. I mean if they can stampa short Bible verse on an object it'll be on sale. Annoys me to no end.
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Oh yeah, don't even get me started. I mean do other religions do this?
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Old 03-01-2004, 06:05 PM   #201
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Do what? Wear symbols of their faith?
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Old 03-01-2004, 06:14 PM   #202
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No I'm speaking more of the over commercialism of it. Personally I just think it can go overboard.
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Old 03-01-2004, 07:21 PM   #203
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i∑dol∑a∑try n.

1.Worship of idols.

2.Blind or excessive devotion to something.
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Old 03-01-2004, 07:49 PM   #204
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I would think this falls under freedom of (religious) expression.
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Old 03-01-2004, 07:54 PM   #205
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My complaint has nothign to with religious expression and everything to do with cheap commericalism. Most of the stuff sold in my local Christian bookstore is useless trash. Stuff to clutter your house with. "Ooh I'll pay extra cause it's got a Bible verse on it." A Christian home is one with Christians living in it, not one filled with crappy merchandise. Sorry, pet peeve of mine.
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I can see where you are coming from.

Many people use these things in an attempt to evangelize:

"Why the heck are you wearing a NAIL around your neck? " - opens the conversation to talk about X - the movie and how you were affected by it, your personal relationship with Christ, whatever.
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Old 03-01-2004, 08:40 PM   #207
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I just went and saw it by myself.

and though I have issues with some elements concerning pilates portrayal and the addition of demonic children, I thought it was a very moving movie and I was trying incredibly hard not to cry.
the most touching moments were when he flashed back. I mean...this guy was an amazing guy. I would like to see a movie on just his teachings. Don't even go to the crucifixition stuff..we've seen that alot. Just a movie about his beautiful teachings.

Love each other as I loved you

I mean, I've never read more powerful teachings on love. Truely truely moving.
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Old 03-01-2004, 08:43 PM   #208
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Originally posted by Blacksword
My complaint has nothign to with religious expression and everything to do with cheap commericalism.

"My father's house should be a house of prayer...but you have made it a den of thieves!"

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And they'll know we are Christians by our love......
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My complaint has nothign to with religious expression and everything to do with cheap commericalism. Most of the stuff sold in my local Christian bookstore is useless trash. Stuff to clutter your house with. "Ooh I'll pay extra cause it's got a Bible verse on it." A Christian home is one with Christians living in it, not one filled with crappy merchandise. Sorry, pet peeve of mine.
I know what you mean. This can go overboard. But someone's got to sell us important things like Bibles, and saints' medals, rosaries and other things to us Catholics. Moslems buy Korans, Islamic clothing, prayer rugs, etc, etc, Jews wear Stars of David, etc, etc. Of course there are abuses.
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