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Dress up Jesus

Wildly funny
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3%
Mildly amusing
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25%
Booooring ... yawn.
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Maybe just a bit, oh, I don't know, offputting.
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8%
Offensive
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Heresy, you need to burn for this
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Bonobos.
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Postby Coffee Cakes » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:39 pm

I'm a Christian and I have no idea how it would be offensive.

It didn't amuse me, but the idea was at least fun.
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Postby Grenartia » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:44 pm

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Occupied Deutschland wrote:Funny in the same way poop jokes are funny, but not to as great an extent.

I want to see the Moses and Mohammed versions as well though.

Edit: Ohholycrapthere'saMohammedversion!


This isn't very well known, I doubt it'll start a shitfest.

I hope it doesn't start a shitfest.


Its kind of inferior to the Jesus one, due to not having as many options.

Coffee Cakes wrote:I'm a Christian and I have no idea how it would be offensive.

It didn't amuse me, but the idea was at least fun.


Exactly my thoughts.
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Postby The Tectonic Plates » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:46 pm

Grenartia wrote:
The Tectonic Plates wrote:
This isn't very well known, I doubt it'll start a shitfest.

I hope it doesn't start a shitfest.


Its kind of inferior to the Jesus one, due to not having as many options.


Let's hope no one picks up to it. >.>

Coffee Cakes wrote:I'm a Christian and I have no idea how it would be offensive.

It didn't amuse me, but the idea was at least fun.


Exactly my thoughts.


I'm an Atheist, I got bored of it within thirty seconds.

Considering how much I'm taxing my internet right now, It may have taken longer to load than I used it for.
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Postby Gravengoth » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:48 pm

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I got a small giggle when I first saw it, but, if I'm being completely honest, I feel it's disrespectful to the Christians. All for jokes made against them, but this is kinda crossing a line. If he wasn't crucified, I wouldn't say anything, but come on guys.

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It comes down to that it can't be disrespectful. I'd be fine if it was just "Dress Jesus up in Wacky Costumes!", but the fact that he's nailed to a cross is a bit much.

Sorta the same with the Muhammad Dress-Up I saw on the same site, only that's outright disrespectful just for showing him.


Christians can wear gold and silver depictions of Jesus on the cross as jewlery and that isn't offensive? Didn't Jesus have a couple lesson in the Bible about how flaunting your faith is wrong and also so is being obsessed with material wealth is not the way to heaven? I mean, the crucifixion necklace thing seems to violate both.

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Postby Winland » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:51 pm

I would've loved this back when I had a hate-boner for religion.
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Postby Erucia » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:55 pm

Gravengoth wrote:
Erucia wrote:It comes down to that it can't be disrespectful. I'd be fine if it was just "Dress Jesus up in Wacky Costumes!", but the fact that he's nailed to a cross is a bit much.

Sorta the same with the Muhammad Dress-Up I saw on the same site, only that's outright disrespectful just for showing him.


Christians can wear gold and silver depictions of Jesus on the cross as jewlery and that isn't offensive? Didn't Jesus have a couple lesson in the Bible about how flaunting your faith is wrong and also so is being obsessed with material wealth is not the way to heaven? I mean, the crucifixion necklace thing seems to violate both.

Did I ever mention or defend crucifixion necklaces, or did I advertise my faith?

I don't agree with wearing crucifixion necklaces in the least, since it's rather distasteful. I really don't see a good reasoning for people wearing them; please don't make such assumptions about me.

On a side note: after some time, I really don't feel offended by the "Dress Up Jesus on a Cross" thing more than I feel it's just distasteful.
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Postby Valentir » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:56 pm

Erucia wrote:
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Christians can wear gold and silver depictions of Jesus on the cross as jewlery and that isn't offensive? Didn't Jesus have a couple lesson in the Bible about how flaunting your faith is wrong and also so is being obsessed with material wealth is not the way to heaven? I mean, the crucifixion necklace thing seems to violate both.

Did I ever mention or defend crucifixion necklaces, or did I advertise my faith?

I don't agree with wearing crucifixion necklaces in the least, since it's rather distasteful. I really don't see a good reasoning for people wearing them; please don't make such assumptions about me.

On a side note: after some time, I really don't feel offended by the "Dress Up Jesus on a Cross" thing more than I feel it's just distasteful.

I agree. It's more rude and distasteful than offensive.

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Postby DogDoo 7 » Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:00 pm

Occupied Deutschland wrote:Funny in the same way poop jokes are funny, but not to as great an extent.

I want to see the Moses and Mohammed versions as well though.

Edit: Ohholycrapthere'saMohammedversion!

MosesDressup would be far less offensive. Now "torah scroll dressup" (in not appropriate clothing) WOULD be offensive.
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Postby Torisakia » Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:01 pm

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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:14 am

Coffee Cakes wrote:I'm a Christian and I have no idea how it would be offensive.

It didn't amuse me, but the idea was at least fun.


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Postby The Independent States » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:52 am

Might even be offensive to some people who aren't Christians, I would suggest leaving religious and political figures out of "dress up".

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Postby Sedikal » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:12 pm

Got a quick chuckle out of it bit other then that it's nothing special.
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Postby Dyakovo » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:23 pm

Imsogone wrote:This hasn't been posted here in ... years, possibly not since Jolt. Anyway, I'm posting it as a form of, oh, test, I guess. That's not really the right word for it, but nothing better comes to mind.

The first time I saw this, I thought it was hysterically funny, as I got a bit older, I decided it was mildly amusing, now I think it's sort of meh.

I guess I really just want to know how you feel about it ... amused, bored, offended.

http://www.jesusdressup.com/

I'm going to go with: it's just stupid.
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Postby Genivaria » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:26 pm

Mmm, meh. Not really all that amusing.
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Postby Disserbia » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:37 pm

Regnum Dominae wrote:Stupid, but not offensive in the least.

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Postby Aurora Novus » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:40 pm

Why do you consider the two mutually exclusive?

Of course it's offensive; and that's precisely the point, and what makes it so funny. Part of humor (and in particular, dark humor) is it's offensive nature, which serves to gauge reactions from shock value, and to play up the absurdity of certain situations, thereby disarming them.

In other words, what makes it funny, is exactly the fact that it is offensive. And that's not a bad thing. Whether or not you personally enjoy dark humor, it's important that we have it as a society, as it allows us to deal with and overcome the terrible things in life, by finding ways to mentally disarm them.


Case in point: This site (which makes a mockery of Jesus) can be important to both Christains and non-Christaisn alike. For Christains, it can be a humorous way of dealing with the reality of their perceived circumstances, and the suffering experienced by their God. For the non-believer, it can be a way to laugh at and cope with the reality that people believe in something which they perceive to be nonsense, or even harmful.

Dark humor is a great thing, and I wish people would stop shaming it and trying to drive it out of society.
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Postby Greater Beggnig » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:50 pm

I think it was mildly amusing.
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Postby Ostroeuropa » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:09 am

The superman outfit got a smirk, though I didn't bother to actually put any of them on him.
I got the joke without actually having to participate. "yeh, jesus in funny outfits. got it."
It's amusing for a few seconds. Nothing more.
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Postby Australian rePublic » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:14 am

As a Christian I find this offensive
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Postby Warda » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:14 am

Australian Republic wrote:As a Christian I find this offensive

Find the place in duh bebil that says this is wrong/bad.
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Postby Ostroeuropa » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:15 am

Australian Republic wrote:As a Christian I find this offensive


How so?
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Postby Genivaria » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:16 am

Australian Republic wrote:As a Christian I find this offensive

And as an Atheist I find this hilarious....I guess, I mean as long as we're hiding behind group identity.
Really though it's boring and lame and pointless to get upset over.
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Postby Ostroeuropa » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:20 am

Found it.
This is my response to all the people here who are offended.

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Postby Vorshka » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:26 am

Imsogone wrote:This hasn't been posted here in ... years, possibly not since Jolt. Anyway, I'm posting it as a form of, oh, test, I guess. That's not really the right word for it, but nothing better comes to mind.

The first time I saw this, I thought it was hysterically funny, as I got a bit older, I decided it was mildly amusing, now I think it's sort of meh.

I guess I really just want to know how you feel about it ... amused, bored, offended.

http://www.jesusdressup.com/


I got a small laugh.
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Postby Australian rePublic » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:26 am

Ostroeuropa wrote:Found it.
This is my response to all the people here who are offended.


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