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Hagia Sophia: Church, Mosque or Museum, your thoughts?

Postby NeoByzantine » Wed May 18, 2011 9:16 am

Over 1000 years ago the great church of Hagia Sophia was built then as Constantinople fell Hagia Sophia was converted to a Mosque and now its a museum. What do u feel it should. And please do not pick your side because you are a radical, but pick the side you truly believe is right

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Postby Utopia FTW » Wed May 18, 2011 9:18 am

'bout as a haggis museum?
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Postby NeoByzantine » Wed May 18, 2011 9:21 am

a holy museum?

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Postby Lackadaisical2 » Wed May 18, 2011 9:21 am

NeoByzantine wrote:And please do not pick your side because you are a radical, but pick the side you truly believe is right

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It'd be very dangerous to assume radicals don't believe what they do/think is right. Based on what i think is right, it ought to be a Church. For the sake of all involved, keep it a museum.
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Postby Tekania » Wed May 18, 2011 9:23 am

I think it should remain a museum.
Such heroic nonsense!

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Postby Farnhamia » Wed May 18, 2011 9:25 am

NeoByzantine wrote:Over 1000 years ago the great church of Hagia Sophia was built then as Constantinople fell Hagia Sophia was converted to a Mosque and now its a museum. What do u feel it should. And please do not pick your side because you are a radical, but pick the side you truly believe is right

And what do you think? It's polite here to state your own opinion when starting a thread.

I think the current status a a museum is fine.
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Postby NeoByzantine » Wed May 18, 2011 9:25 am

Lackadaisical2 wrote:
NeoByzantine wrote:And please do not pick your side because you are a radical, but pick the side you truly believe is right

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It'd be very dangerous to assume radicals don't believe what they do/think is right. Based on what i think is right, it ought to be a Church. For the sake of all involved, keep it a museum.

thats true, let me clarify though, some will same it should be a church just because their a radical when they know it should be a museum for instance. Instead of radical lets say bias ok. btw nice picture
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Postby The Imperial Shard » Wed May 18, 2011 9:25 am

Give it back to Greece, methinks.
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The Imperial Shard wrote:Give it back to Greece, methinks.

Not going to happen.
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Postby NeoByzantine » Wed May 18, 2011 9:26 am

Farnhamia wrote:
NeoByzantine wrote:Over 1000 years ago the great church of Hagia Sophia was built then as Constantinople fell Hagia Sophia was converted to a Mosque and now its a museum. What do u feel it should. And please do not pick your side because you are a radical, but pick the side you truly believe is right

And what do you think? It's polite here to state your own opinion when starting a thread.

I think the current status a a museum is fine.

sorry im new at this... my opinion it should remain a museum, but church services should still be held their for tradition

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Postby NeoByzantine » Wed May 18, 2011 9:28 am

The Imperial Shard wrote:Give it back to Greece, methinks.

i wish lol but yeah, people just dont give away great cities

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Postby Angleter » Wed May 18, 2011 9:29 am

Surely it's large enough to be used as both?
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Postby NeoByzantine » Wed May 18, 2011 9:29 am

Angleter wrote:Surely it's large enough to be used as both?

its huge

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Postby Myrensis » Wed May 18, 2011 9:30 am

I say turn it into a brothel, that way Muslims and Christians can be offended together.

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Postby NeoByzantine » Wed May 18, 2011 9:31 am

Myrensis wrote:I say turn it into a brothel, that way Muslims and Christians can be offended together.

screw that make it a senague, that'll be a fun war jk

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Postby Angleter » Wed May 18, 2011 9:31 am

NeoByzantine wrote:
Angleter wrote:Surely it's large enough to be used as both?

its huge


Well there we go. The Muslims can have their special part, the Christians theirs, and if there are some very important parts then the Muslims can have it Fridays and Christians Sundays. There'd probably be enough space and time left for museum use and guided tours as well! Great!
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Postby Farnhamia » Wed May 18, 2011 9:31 am

NeoByzantine wrote:
Farnhamia wrote:And what do you think? It's polite here to state your own opinion when starting a thread.

I think the current status a a museum is fine.

sorry im new at this... my opinion it should remain a museum, but church services should still be held their for tradition

Why? There hasn't been a Christian ceremony in the building since 1453. While I'm no fan of the Turks, they captured it fair and square. Since it's not a mosque any longer, let it stay just a museum.
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Postby Oterro » Wed May 18, 2011 9:31 am

Myrensis wrote:I say turn it into a brothel, that way Muslims and Christians can be offended together.


A bacon selling brothel.
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Postby Baltenstein » Wed May 18, 2011 9:32 am

Being Greek, I would love to see it becoming a church again, but considering how vanishingly small the Christian community of the Constantinople Patriarchate has become, and how the Turkish authorities seem dead set on dislodging it completely, that would be rather pointless.
But don't turn it into a mosque again plzkthx.
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Postby Angleter » Wed May 18, 2011 9:35 am

Oterro wrote:
Myrensis wrote:I say turn it into a brothel, that way Muslims and Christians can be offended together.


A bacon selling brothel.


What? But then the Muslims will be more offended than the Christians! You Islamophobe! If you're going to do that, you should bring in some crucifixes and turn them upside down to make it fair.
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Postby Tekania » Wed May 18, 2011 9:36 am

The Imperial Shard wrote:Give it back to Greece, methinks.


Well, for someone to "give something back" to someone, the other would have had to actually of had it at some point. Greece never had this building, so it's impossible to "give it back" to them.
Such heroic nonsense!

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Postby Oterro » Wed May 18, 2011 9:37 am

Angleter wrote:
Oterro wrote:
A bacon selling brothel.


What? But then the Muslims will be more offended than the Christians! You Islamophobe! If you're going to do that, you should bring in some crucifixes and turn them upside down to make it fair.


What about a brothel that sells bacon on sundays?

This sentence has the massive potential to make me look a fool if catholics can eat meat on sunday and I'm imagining the whole thing.
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Postby Angleter » Wed May 18, 2011 9:38 am

Oterro wrote:
Angleter wrote:
What? But then the Muslims will be more offended than the Christians! You Islamophobe! If you're going to do that, you should bring in some crucifixes and turn them upside down to make it fair.


What about a brothel that sells bacon on sundays?

This sentence has the massive potential to make me look a fool if catholics can eat meat on sunday and I'm imagining the whole thing.


Yes, we can eat meat on Sundays. It's Friday we can't, and since that's the Islamic holy day you'd still be making it even worse for the Muslims. You could have seafood options (non-Halal, of course) on every day except Friday.
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Postby Baltenstein » Wed May 18, 2011 9:38 am

Oterro wrote:
Angleter wrote:
What? But then the Muslims will be more offended than the Christians! You Islamophobe! If you're going to do that, you should bring in some crucifixes and turn them upside down to make it fair.


What about a brothel that sells bacon on sundays?

This sentence has the massive potential to make me look a fool if catholics can eat meat on sunday and I'm imagining the whole thing.


Friday is the meatless day, not Sunday.
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Postby Voltronica » Wed May 18, 2011 9:39 am

Oterro wrote:
Myrensis wrote:I say turn it into a brothel, that way Muslims and Christians can be offended together.


A bacon selling brothel.

Would you like an apple pie with that?
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