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Brazilian Judge Orders Recall of Playboy at Request of Catholic Priest

Carol Castro as shown in Playboy Brazil, August issue Osvaldo Freixinho, a judge from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ordered the Brazilian version of Playboy magazine to recall its August issue which contained a photograph of actress Carol Castro, semi-nude and posing with a rosary. The recall was requested by the Rio-based Pela Vida Catholic youth institute and a priest from Goiás identified as Lodi.

Ricardo Brajterman, an attorney for the plaintiffs, said that the photograph "hurt the feelings of believers". According to Brajterman, the decision also ordered the magazine to refrain from using religious elements in future articles that include nudes. In February, Brajterman also obtained a court order prohibiting a parade float with allegorical references to the Holocaust from entering Rio's Carnaval.

The magazine continues being sold freely in Brazilian news stands three days after the court decision. The erotic essay is one of the most daring by the Brazilian version of the publication ever, including rare shots of frontal nudity.

Playboy Brazil says it has not yet been notified of Freixinho's ruling. If the magazine fails to follow the judge's order after being notified, it could be ordered to pay as much as 1,000 reais (US$ 617) per day in
fines.

Castro is a novela (soap opera) star of Globo network, Brazil's audience leader TV. Edson Aran, editor of Playboy Brazil called the polemic "a tempest on a teacup."

Talking to Dia FM, a Rio radio station, the actress called herself a good catholic and denied that she had any intention to shock, stir a scandal or challenge de Catholic church. She called the pictures artistic and in good taste. As for the rosary, she explained, it was just an allusion to a character in Dona Flor and Her Two Husband by Jorge Amado whom she is playing on the stage right now.

A spokesperson for the São Paulo archdiocese, Juarez de Castro, however, disagreed. For him, the picture is a flagrant disrespect "not only to the Catholic church, but also to the people's faith. It's fashionable to say that these pictures are a photo essay, but in truth they are not more than vulgar eroticism."

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  • dnbaiacu

    Augustus and Joao
    :-)[quote]dnb, my dear boy…. ENOUGH BIBLE… At least for one week! please please please? Just one week? LOL

    [/quote]
    Ok , I will hold out for a half a week. 🙂

  • dnbaiacu

    Augustus on the Election
    The outcome of this whole Oscar Award winning charade will be interesting. It is safe to assume though that with all the money behind Obama, it is INTENDED that he win. Plus he favors the left. If he doesn’t win there will be civil unrest. But with the corporate/government controlled media OBVOUSLY biased in favor of Obama, it is very unlikely McCain stands a chance. The Republican presentation at the convention is “horrific”. It is not the way America looks now. And did you see them dancing to Earth Wind & Fires “September”? It couldn’t have gotten any more comical.
    I think the plan is to have America begging for the Left . The Right has to look like they are putting up some kind of fight for appearance sake. After all this IS politics. It’s supposed to look like a real battle.
    Whatever “CHANGE” is going to involve , it has to look like the people ASKED for it. The perfect deception! 😉
    I hate to be redundant , or a CU, or anything else anyone wants to call me. But I found this interesting. Only made sense to, “in my face” sense, until this election year.

    [quote]My son, fear the Lord and the king. With those who are for a change, do not intermeddle. 22À‚ For their disaster will arise so suddenly, that who is aware of the extinction of those who are for a change?[/quote]
    Proverbs 24:21,22
    Something to think about…. 🙂

  • dnbaiacu

    Oh Thaddeus….
    [quote]

    Yessiree. That’s the undiluted stuff, right there. You need to practice harder, Dnbaiacu, if you want to be up there with the world-class religious loons.
    [/quote]

    Everyone has a choice. Your making yours. I’m making mine. No big deal. Really.
    It’s going to be survival of the fittest anyway..? Right?…
    We just have to decide what it takes to be fit.
    Think about it!

  • dnbaiacu

    Quick take back Joao
    I have to take back what I said about Adriana . I respect her too much 🙂 🙂 🙂
    She is indescribable…. A touch of everything so balanced and put together.. Playboy?…Nah..
    Too much of a class act 😉

  • dnbaiacu

    Your Hilarious Joao
    [quote]:

    http://playboy.abril.com.br/ga…53_0.shtml
    [/quote]
    If you ever see one with Adriana Lima on the cover let me know PLEASE! 🙂 😀

  • dnbaiacu

    Thaddeus…
    It’ s ok.. 🙂
    Im not supposed to make sense to everyone 😉

  • dnbaiacu

    The Real Issue….
    [quote]If you have a large sex-drive and repress it, you will NATURALLY expect to see it subliminated in other forms. That does not mean “sex addiction”. What the psychobabble people have done here is turn a normal human biological drive into an “addiction” by claiming that the fact one feels the need to do it makes one dependent on it.
    [/quote]

    COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOR,, manifested in WHATEVER form it takes , if it is screwing up your personal life or jeopardizing your health , it is safe to say you are “addicted” whether you recognize it or not.
    Sexual energy CAN be channeled..By what’s going on in your head. Now if you are stressed and anxious and all you can think about doing is getting a nut to relieve yourself, that’s in your HEAD. There are other ways to de-stress yourself, ( although not as pleasurable I assume for most) but there ARE other ways. Sex and Love for most men have absolutely no connection. VOILA! MULTI- BILLION dollar Porn industry.
    If porn was so acceptable you wouldn’t have to be 18years old in most places to legally consume it.? Something INNATELY tells us as HUMANS it’s deviant. Why are people in denial about this? I am not going to teach my 8 year old son the birds and the bees by giving him an issue of Playboy. DUH??!! But I WILL allow him to watch various issues of National Geographic. Wonder why? Both naked bodies.. But very different messages.
    No, I wouldn’t BAN as was previously implied that I supported. It’s all a personal choice. These days you can HEAR pornography on the radio. There’s no stopping it..BY DESIGN.
    That same energy that can make a baby can also create PARADISE.
    Think about it! 😉

  • dnbaiacu

    Augustus..
    YOU KEEP ME LAUGHING 😀 😀 😀 😀
    Cheers to you!

  • dnbaiacu

    Not surprised unfortunately…..
    [quote]I liked the comments of Dr.Blanchette and 90% of what Lord Augustus said. I didnÀ‚´t realize that Ch.c is a fan of on-line pornography ( ), in spite of his being a God fearing Christian. [/quote]

    It’s already [b]FORETOLD, PREDICTED[/b] or however you want to phrase it that going LEFT is going to the LAST political trend and viewpoint. Hardy hardy hardy har 🙂 This isn’t news.
    Just remember there was a time in Germany where it was “popular” to by into Hitlers crap.
    Always question what everyone is falling for 😉
    MOST DON”T THINK

  • dnbaiacu

    Macuniama
    [quote]Pelos poderes do Gayquesou, eu queimo a rosca!!!
    [/quote]
    Nice try whoever you are.. I think that’s your personal fantasy
    😉
    [quote]A good man brings forth good out of the good treasure of his heart, but a wicked man brings forth what is wicked out of his wicked [treasure]; for out of the heartˢ۪s abundance his mouth speaks.

    [/quote]
    LUKE 6:45
    CHECKMATE! 😉

  • dnbaiacu

    Joao?
    [quote]

    I cant believe that this article got so many comments [/quote]
    Why are you so surprised.?. SEX AND MONEY rule the world for now. It’s a very REAL issue. The earth is overpopulated for the amount of food that is UNEVENLY distributed , by design. And people barely able to feed themselves are still “banging’ on a regular basis! Brazil and Thailand and probably are host of other countries are KNOWN for selling their youth and there are plenty of SICK adults out there ready to buy.
    Someone needs to address the issues. Hopefully MANY are reading this , for all that it is worth 🙂

  • dnbaiacu

    the above was to Ch.c.. Now as to YOU Thaddeus…
    Thanks for the TRIVIA.. 🙂 You are very intelligent. That’s why I know you understood EVERYTHING I wrote trying to avoid using offensive words like

    [b]BIBLE[/b]
    [b]GOD[/b] absolutely crimminal on this thread
    [b]ANGELS[/b]
    [b]DEMONS[/b]
    [b]SATAN[/b]
    [b]HOLY SPIRIT[/b]
    You know,, all these MYTHICAL characters and ideas. 😉

  • dnbaiacu

    [quote]The sex addicted will use streets prostitutes, massages parlors, and rent/buy many movies.
    And certainly have several daily mono sex on top of their duo sex activities.

    Conclusion : you are not a recovering sex addict !
    [/quote]
    I beg to differ.. Everyone is different with their issues and how they manifest themselves. There are extremes I suppose. I was probably out of my own “personal” comfort zone with what I did. And wanted to get a grip. So finding that “challenging” I considered it an addiction. I believe in monogamy. So anything outside of that bothered me. Since I was definetly “outside” of monogamy. And monogamous for “very short ” periods of time, I took issue with that. Most people think that it is absolutely “normal” behavior. But I consider a “players'” life just plain deceptive. And that is how I lived. But again,, most think that is NORMAL. So it took awhile to recognize that “I” had a problem. Even if it was truly only a problem for ME.
    That’s why it is really hard to label “sex addiction”. Unless you cut out the sex and discover you gravite towards other things like alcohol, drugs, food, gambling, to get your “rush”. From there you can see if you had issues with sex being a “sport”. I have come to appreciate that it can be ALOT better than that. I like “tantric” “monogamous” stuff now 🙂 😉

  • dnbaiacu

    Ch.c
    [quote]Are you telling and searing that YOU NEVER EVER WATCHED A PORNO MOVIE/ DVD VIDEO / CD OR VIA INTERNET FREE SHORT VIDEOS ?????????
    And also never “screwed your head” with mono sex ?????? [/quote]
    I have done ALL OF THAT Ch.c… And recovered from it ,, THEN managed a strip club.. You had it right about not being able to do both successfully. I got an understanding of things then decided to profit from the knowledge.. THEN later realized I was contributing to the decadence of society at large.. Couldn’t do it anymore. Now I have come full circle with some SPIRITUAL training. No longer victim.. No longer abuser 🙂

  • dnbaiacu

    On Point!
    [quote]In addition, as much as I despise the Catholic Church with full strength of my heart, there is ONE group FAR MORE EVIL, which makes the Catholics look like children playing with matches by comparison: ISLAM – they represent absolute evil and everything that is most primitive and nefarious on Earth… At least catholics NOWADAYS are not burning people anymore… Nor to they send their family members to markets to explode themselves up…. Think about it!
    [/quote]
    Now that’t a DIVINE thought Augustus! 🙂 The “Master of the Universe” agrees with you.
    [quote] 24À‚ Yes, in her was found the blood of prophets and of holy ones and of all those who have been slaughtered on the earth.À¢€Â[/quote]
    Revelation 18:24

  • dnbaiacu

    FYI
    Sorry,, that was Revelation 11:18 in out of its infamous PREDICTIONS.
    [quote]But the nations became wrathful, and your own wrath came, and the appointed time for the dead to be judged, and to give [their] reward to your slaves the prophets and to the holy ones and to those fearing your name, the small and the great, and to bring to ruin those ruining the earth.À¢€Â[/quote]

  • dnbaiacu

    MOVERS AND SHAKERS
    [quote]But the nations became wrathful, and your own wrath came, and the appointed time for the dead to be judged, and to give [their] reward to your slaves the prophets and to the holy ones and to those fearing your name, the small and the great, and to bring to ruin those ruining the earth.À¢€Â[/quote]
    GOOD RIDDENS! 🙁

  • dnbaiacu

    No Demise To Humanity…..Don’t believe the lies
    [quote]And just a little while longer, and the wicked one will be no more;
    And you will certainly give attention to his place, and he will not be.

    11À‚ But the meek ones themselves will possess the earth,
    And they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.[/quote] Psalm 37:10,11
    [quote]The righteous themselves will possess the earth,
    And they will reside forever upon it.

    [/quote] Psalm 37:29

  • dnbaiacu

    Don’t worry GuassianBishop….
    [quote]I say all religions are evil, specially the catholic church and their 2 thousand yr old hipocrisy. Burn them all. [/quote]
    It’s coming soon enough.. Just be ready
    [quote]And the ten horns that you saw, and the wild beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her devastated and naked, and will eat up her fleshy parts and will completely burn her with fire. 17À‚ For God put [it] into their hearts to carry out his thought, even to carry out [their] one thought by giving their kingdom to the wild beast, until the words of God will have been accomplished. 1[/quote]
    Revelation 17:16,17

  • dnbaiacu

    The Thaddeus Tirade
    [quote]Better yet, let’s use a 3000 year old book, imperfectly transcribed by mostly illiterate desert nomads, imperfectly translated by Dark Ages monks and cut ‘n pasted together by a Roman Emperor’s hand-picked editorial committee as our guide for 21st century morality on this issue. Better yet, let’s make believe that such a book can be understood as the absolute LITERAL truth about everything (as long as we limit our literal interpretations to my understanding of it, of course).
    [/quote]
    You were missed on another thread homie.
    We were talking about the ET’s that used the “illiterate desert nomads” that were granted “pyschic” ability by the Master of the Universe to solidify his thoughts in the 3,000 year old “book”,.Which we are choosing to call the “popular book” to be on the safe side.
    I think the Master Universe as well as a host of the ET”s with good and evil intentions are powerful enough to make sure a basic message is transmitted to the homo-sapiens that have this wonderful gift of “free -will” to choose who they will let control their thoughts. The planet earth is on stage and all the little “free moral agents” are part of the cast.

    [quote]
    Yeah! That sounds like a great plan to me! That’ll really dig us out of the s**t-heap we seem to be turning this planet into.[/quote]
    OH MY GAWD! (pun intended)
    I thought the “MOVERS AND SHAKERS” of the world (you remember that one don’t you?) have it all figured out? They’ve got everything under control right? The ones that don’t believe in the “3,000 year old book?” The book of “myths”?
    Let’s leave it to them to see us out of this mess!!!
    Reality Check!
    The evil ET”s have it so wrapped up now,, It would make your little scientific/intellectual head swim if you recognized the truth about what is really going on.
    That “popular book” hasn’t been aroud THREE THOUSANDS YEARS for nothing! 😉

  • dnbaiacu

    Joao
    [quote]
    This thread is getting hilarious!![/quote]
    Let’s keep it this way.!!!! 😀 I don’t mind at all 😉

  • dnbaiacu

    Ch.c
    [quote]Are you telling and searing that YOU NEVER EVER WATCHED A PORNO MOVIE/ DVD VIDEO / CD OR VIA INTERNET FREE SHORT VIDEOS ?????????
    And also never “screwed your head” with mono sex ??????

    Come on. Come on !
    Even virgins do ! [/quote]
    My friend.. I am a recovering sex addict. And I managed a strip club. BEEN THERE DONE THAT!. 🙂 So that’s why I KNOW what I am talking about. I have come full circle. I know this arena and the SICKNESS involved. I am not a religious fanatic. Just found a better way to cope with ANXIETY. EVERYONE has their vice if they aren’t PRAYING. 😉

  • dnbaiacu

    Cheers to you too Augustus
    I will be looking forward to your posts 🙂 🙂 I am glad we can make peace. It isn’t that serious you.. It’s all a choice….God given I might add 😉

  • dnbaiacu

    Thaddeus
    [quote], and by the way, your article that something needs must be banned for everyone because an incredibly small chunk of the population has “[/quote]
    Sorry but I don’t have the energy this time around to debate you on things I NEVER said. You LIKE doing this I see. I never said anything about a ban. I commented on a statement that ,” THERE IS NOTHING DISGUSTING ABOUT PORNOGRAPHY”.
    The writer of that statement never specified if he was talking about what YOU call NORMAL PORN or not. Just made a blanket comment and contrasted it with RELIGION. This is where I was compelled to speak my mind.
    Maybe someone else is up to your debates on unspoken words. But I am a little tired today. We had the privelege of helping some “Gustav” evacuees . So my energy level is low. I am sure our fellow readers will understand decipher things for themselves 😉

  • dnbaiacu

    Augustus….Clarification
    [quote]HOW DARE YOU even attempt to impose this REPULSIVE, unacceptable and unquestionably hateful Christian morality upon everybody else on this planet[/quote]

    I happen to admire you as a poster. 🙂 I don’t want to get on your bad side. I just have to stand up for my beliefs just as you stand up for yours. Truth be told I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND YOUR DISDAIN FOR RELIGION. The WHORE literally SCREWS things up. She’s got people making comments like this:
    [quote] those who find photos of said state interesting or pretty are doomed to an eternity of damnation and torture.
    [/quote][quote]
    Riiiiiiiight. God gave us bodies, but for the love of Christ, DON’T LOOK AT THEM OR YOU’RE GOING TO HELL!!! [/quote]
    You should be repulsed by comments like this based on BIBLICAL MISEDUCATION. The “Popular Book” in all actuality doesn’t even teach this concept. A sincere student of the “popular book” will discover the TRUTH about the dead.
    [quote]5À‚ For the living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all,[/quote] Ecclesiasted 9:5
    [quote]À‚ All that your hand finds to do, do with your very power, for there is no work nor devising nor knowledge nor wisdom in SheÀ¢€²ol, the place to which you are going.[/quote] Ecclesiastes 9:10
    Pretty self explanatory huh?…..
    A sincere student would also have a little knowledge of Greek and Hebrew, to find out what the English word HELL means in those respective “Popular Book” languages..
    FYI.. Just the “grave” .. Plain and simple
    The “Lake of fire”.. Just a symbol.. Never meant to be understood as HELL. It has a name , “Gehenna”.. Symbolizing “eternal destruction” . “Tormenting” implied BONDAGE in the Greek of the period. So we are looking at an ETERNAL DEATHLIKE STATE. Nothing more nothing less.
    [quote]Jer. 7:31: À¢€œThey [apostate Judeans] have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, in order to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, a thing that I had not commanded and that had not come up into my heart.À¢€Â (If it never came into GodÀ¢€™s heart, surely he does not have and use such a thing on a larger scale.)

    Illustration: What would you think of a parent who held his childÀ¢€™s hand over a fire to punish the child for wrongdoing? À¢€œGod is love.À¢€Â (1À‚ John 4:8) Would he do what no right-minded human parent would do? Certainly not!

    [/quote]
    Malachi 3:6 says [quote]À¢€œFor I am the Lord I have not changed.[/quote][quote]À‚ Every good gift and every perfect present is from above, for it comes down from the Father of the [celestial] lights, and with him there is not a variation of the turning of the shadow.[/quote] James 1:17

    So all this Hell fire , eternal torment stuff is WHACK.! Pure quackery.. Never biblical!
    That’s why I LOVED Jay Glenns quote:
    [quote]Get a Grip, the Catholic Church is loosing its grip on the poor in Brazil. [/quote]
    LONG OVERDUE !! 😀 🙁 😀 🙁 And her Protestant underlings are no better if they are teaching the same crap!

  • dnbaiacu

    DNBAIANACU????
    [quote]

    and to dnbaianacu [/quote]

    Was this a type O? 😀
    That’s why I love this site! Absolutely love it! 😀 😉 😀 😉

  • dnbaiacu

    And there is nothing disgusting about pornography?!!!
    [quote]Just for your info there are many short videos available free online showing BRAZILIANS WHORES GETTING FILLED BY…..HORSES !!!!
    [/quote]
    Wake up you MORAL RELATIVISTS!
    Or is this the way humans will eventually EVOLVE into Centaurians? 😀

  • dnbaiacu

    Thaddeus
    ][quote]Dnbcu, I’ll tell you who I’m worried about when I look at my daughter’s future: it’s not someone who enjoys masturbating off now and then (i.e.95% of the human race): it’s the lunatic 5% of the planet like yourself who feel that a perfectly natural and enjoyable [/quote]

    Hello 🙂
    I never said anything about “mortal sin” or going to Hell. All of that is presumption and assumption. There ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG WITH VIEWING THE BEAUTY OF A NAKED HUMAN BODY
    [quote]After that God saw everything he had made and, look! [it was] very good.[/quote] Genisis 1:37 [quote]À‚ And both of them continued to be naked, the man and his wife, and yet they did not become ashamed.[/quote] Genesis 2:25

    After the “shame” there would be millions throughout history that cannot emotionally handle viewing a naked body without PERVERTING THE EXPERIENCE. Maybe YOU can Blanchette. But millions upon millions of others can’t.. THIS IS THE PROBLEM. Some want to see CHILDREN HAVING SEX, PEOPLE URINATING ON EACH OTHER, S & M,, just to scratch the surface of things when you MARKET SEXUALITY! This is the real subject.. Don’t get it twisted!. There are millions that will by FILTH that thousands are willing to sell , all in the name of profits. The victims are the addicted consumers, who are usually ” CARENTES” ( for lack of better terms. And the photographed are usually kidnapped , coerced, in bad economic straits, have low self-esteem, or at best are so in search of one moment of fame , they will do anything at any cost.
    The issue is millions aren’t “balanced”,, or emotionally capable , for whatever reason to handle viewing a naked body . Wantonly promoting pornography just excaberates a lot of societal ills.
    Sorry, I am not a “lunatic”..You may “want” me to be to make yourself look better.. But it’s not working.. And I am not even offended , if that is what you intended to do 😉 I just present a different way of looking at things , as a poster should. Many try to make all this “liberalism” and “moral relativity” the rage. And unfortunately IS WORKING on the masses. But I won’t be quiet with an alternative perspective ,which fortunately hasn’t been completely lost or unappreciated.
    When was the last time you’ve seen anyone ELITE pose nude for the SEXUAL GRATIFICATION OF THE [b]PUBLIC[/b]? Doesn’t happen right? Because they have sense enough to know it isn’t appropriate. People of “noble birth” and “substance” promoting garbage that the oppressed are consumed and victimized by. So CLASSIC! Now THAT is disgusting! Pure hypocrisy!
    Where is Monica Lewinsky?!! She’s famous for one thing only worldwide. And still a nobody, no one would have ever heard of UNTIL she PUBLIC with her skills. MARKETING SEXUALITY just benefits business. If anyone can find something truly constructive about pornography. PLEASE let us all know! And I am NOT talking about EDUCATIONAL SEX MANUALS that DO have a productive place more or less.

  • dnbaiacu

    Misunderstood Augustus
    Trust me I am not “intolerant” of anyone. And I wasn’t judging anyone specifically.
    Your wordy argument , was just that.. wordy. You addressed everything I didn’t address 🙂 And I think you know that. You are just throwing smoke to get others to sympathize with the way you think.
    Pornography , to date, is usually restricted to those over 18 ,by law , just like alcohol. Society at large conscientiously ,”innately” recognizes the dangers and sometimes crimminal acts that go into producing such material.
    You put a lot of words in my mouth Augustus as any reader will see that I didn’t say. I won’t even bother to debate you on this one. The “informed” know what I am talking about.
    I also will add, that I WORKED in the industry unfortunately , and of which I am not proud(let your imagination run wild and joke about it all you want)so I know first hand just how sad and pathetic the producers , actors ,and the addicted consumers are.
    Study yoga,, chakras,, transformation of sexual energy into creative energy and you will see just how wasteful and unproductive a bad masturbation habit is. You are much too smart to be pretending “hopefully” that you don’t know these things. The “enlightened” ( for the good of humanity) KNOW that you waste a lot of your on PERSONAL potential allowing your ejaculation to evaporate to the air. It doesn’t even take a rocket scientist to figure that out. But I also know that the “enlightened ” who use their knowledge to deliberately to corrupt the unsuspecting to better CONTROL them, know this also and promote a hedonistic way of life. (study some to the biogragphies of some of the great minds in history and see how much philandering and jacking off they did. Very little)
    And that’s EXACTLY WHY PORNOGRAPHY IS A MULT-BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY. ! MIND CONTROL . Wasted potential.
    There is a reason for everything my friend. Don’t get it twisted. Most are CHOOSING to get their heads SCREWED.
    [quote]
    DNBCU
    What makes you think you are entitled to claim the moral authority, let alone the knowledge to determine what is À¢€œappropriateÀ¢€Â (or otherwise) for anyone other than yourself (and any youngster legally under your care)? [/quote]

    I never made this claim.. You know where the claim comes from if anything. I just object to the statement that there is nothing disgusting about pornography. I also happen to agree to a large degree , as you know that “religion” (at large) is disgusting. My point was to not let blanket statements go unrebuffed. As if everyone is going to agree. SOMEONE has to give an intelligent counterargument.
    Let the people choose.. It is their gift 😉

  • dnbaiacu

    FYI on Rosaries
    [quote]À‚ But when praying, do not say the same things over and over again, just as the people of the nations do, for they imagine they will get a hearing for their use of many words. [/quote]
    Matthew 6:7

    Enough said! 🙂
    It is understandable many peoples disdain for “religion” when you considered that many of the so-called “christian religions make up their on doctrines and traditions instead of following the “Popular Book”.

  • dnbaiacu

    [quote]
    JESUIS NEVER HAD A ROSIARY. [/quote]
    AMEN to this! It is the TRUTH!
    Give us more!

  • dnbaiacu

    Added thought on Pornography
    I dare anyone challenge the above comment. Pornography isn’t pretty behind the scences. DO YOU HAVE A DAUGHTER? And what about child pornography.? Or is your preference men?
    Most of the ACTORS (ESSES) have serious issues. They are begging in their own way for spiritual healing. If you doubt that? Have a long heart to heart talk with ANY ONE of them. That’s if you can get through the several MASKS it takes to get to the real person.
    [quote]There is nothing disgusting about pornography. What is disgusting is religion of any kind.
    [/quote]
    Whack comment.! Totally irresponsible.. but welcome as an insight on some prevalent thinking.
    Nice to see you Augustus. Do you care to debate me on this one?
    You can’t possibly “totally” agree with that statement.. You are too intelligent 😉

  • dnbaiacu

    Joke!
    [quote]There is nothing disgusting about pornography. What is disgusting is religion of any kind.
    [/quote]
    I had to get in on this one. 🙂
    Most people know that pornography usually appeals to people compulsive behavioral issues and the sexually repressed. Although stimulating as any red blooded man will admit , if indulged in habitually , which usually ends up being the case , gives a distorted view of human sexually , which is in fact INTENSE AND SATISFYING between two SPIRITUALLY MINDED (a step above “religious”) COMMITTED ( married) man and woman.
    Stop with the ignorant propaganda promoting decadence. Fleeting pleasure which ends up crumbling families and societies at large. Truth is we all intuitively know this but low self-esteem addicts keep promoting otherwise.
    Think of yourself as divine and you won’t be so hasty in wasting your CREATIVE ENERGY “JACKING OFF”. Take time to PLEASE and figure out ONE persons body.
    People that promote pornography are usually CONJUGAL DUDS 😀
    Everyone knows its pathetic to be whacking off habitually. And most would prefer not to if they had the choice.
    If they HAD RELIGION , maybe they’d have to energy to ATTRACT and FIND SOMEONE 😉
    What a Joke!

  • AUGUSTUS

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    Dnb
    This article contains and addresses the essence of the only things I could believe ==> Empirical Data based on Scientific Research
    The machine is the $10 billion Large Hadron Collider, or LHC À¢€” the most powerful, most expensive particle-blaster ever invented. On Wednesday, Europe’s CERN particle-physics lab is due to start shooting beams of protons through the LHC’s 17-mile-round (27-kilometer-round) ring of tunnels beneath the French-Swiss border.

    LINK ==> http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24525554

  • AUGUSTUS

    dnb – the 1/2 week should not include weekends….
    Esteemed Dnb…
    In all fairness, the 1/2 week you have “graciously” granted me, should NOT include the weekend, since we did not participate as activily as we tend to do during the week… 😉 😀

  • João da Silva

    dnbaiacu
    As per the request of Lord Augustus:

    [quote]dnb, my dear boy…. ENOUGH BIBLE… At least for one week! please please please? Just one week? LOL [/quote]

    You are forbidden to talk about the bible for the next 48 hours (though he asked for a break for a week, his request is denied by me).

    Lord Augustus has a nasty habit of getting into trouble, unwittingly. Too innocent . 😉

  • AUGUSTUS

    dnb !!!!!! spare me, dear boy!!!! // Interesting image for the Alaskan governor….
    dnb, my dear boy…. ENOUGH BIBLE… At least for one week! please please please? Just one week? LOL

    I located the link to which I referred earlier!!!! It’s quite interesting –> http://www.whiterabbitcult.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/palin.jpg

  • João da Silva

    Augustus
    [quote]Furthermore, an acquaintance of mine has forwarded a picture from Mrs. Palin depicting her by a swimming pool wearing a sexy À¢€œbiquiniÀ¢€Â (stars & stripes features), and holding a machine gun as if it were a guitar!
    NowÀ¢€¦ what does that tell you (I must admit she looks darn sexy though) [/quote]

    This woman reminds me of Marta Suplicy, the candidate for the Mayoral elections in SP. As per MartaÀ‚´s advice, I am going to “relax and enjoy” watching the outcome of the Presidential elections in U.S. and our Municipal elections!

  • AUGUSTUS

    The relevance of discussions on RELIGION vis-ÀƒÂ -vis recent developements (US elections) _ Mrs. PALIN
    There have been other discussions about religion versus politics elsewhere during this week. Interestingly, in light of the scary speech my the Republican Vice-Presidential nominee last night in Minneapolis, along with additional reports recently released on her extreme views, emphasized the relevance of these disucussions vis-a-vis the other more serious issues which Thaddeus Blanchette wisely quoted.

    You may wish to review the following entry: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/200…n_iraq_war

    In addition, considering how feeble McCain looks and taking his advanced age into account, it’s not unfeasible to consider that he might die while in office; thus leaving us with extreme right wing, religious obsessive Mrs. Palin as our next president… Now, just imagine the possibility of such tragic event!!! 😮

    Furthermore, an acquaintance of mine has forwarded a picture from Mrs. Palin depicting her by a swimming pool wearing a sexy À¢€œbiquiniÀ¢€Â (stars & stripes features), and holding a machine gun as if it were a guitar!
    NowÀ¢€¦ what does that tell you (I must admit she looks darn sexy though)

  • João da Silva

    Augustus
    [quote]I would (dare) adding to your colorful analogy: a deadly Python, dreassed as a Hyena wearing a Tyrolese hat [/quote]

    Thanks for your “minor” correction. A friend in need (to correct me) is a friend indeed. I liked your additional description of our friendly Swiss Python. 😀

  • AUGUSTUS

    JOAO – a minor correction
    Without disputing your sincere warning to the visitor, considering my substancial experience on the topic , I would (dare) adding to your colorful analogy: a deadly Python, dreassed as a Hyena wearing a Tyrolese hat

  • João da Silva

    [quote]What kind of idiot wrote this? [/quote]

    It was Ch.c who wrote it and the co-authors are Dnb,Augustus,Ric, Forrest and my good self.

    Mac, I don’t think that Ch.c would like to be called an idiot. He does not take any sort of criticisms, positive or negative. You better be very careful, while dealing with Ch.c, Mac. He is as deadly as a Python in the Amazon.

  • mac

    “The erotic essay is one of the most daring by the Brazilian version of the publication ever, [b]including rare shots of frontal nudity[/b].”

    What kind of idiot wrote this?

  • João da Silva

    dnbaiacu
    [quote]She is indescribable…. A touch of everything so balanced and put together.. Playboy?…Nah..
    Too much of a class act[/quote]

    No need to retract . Shall endeavor to get a nice pic of her and post it ASAP for your perusal. 😀

  • Thaddeus Blanchette

    [quote]Im not supposed to make sense to everyone [/quote]

    Well, it’s nice to know that you’re achieving your goal, then.

    Your posts read like an old Dr. Bronner’s soap label.

    (For those of you who’ve never had the pleasure, well, here…
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._H._Bronner )

    [quote] Replace half-true Socialist-fluoride poison & tax-slavery with full-truth, work-speech-press & profitsharing Socialaction! All-One! So, help build 4 billion Hannibal wind-power plants, charging 96 billion battery-banks, powering every car-factory-farm-home-monorail & pump, watering Babylon-roof-gardens & 800 billion Israel-Milorganite fruit trees, guarded by Swiss 6000 year Universal Military Training.[/quote]

    Yessiree. That’s the undiluted stuff, right there. You need to practice harder, Dnbaiacu, if you want to be up there with the world-class religious loons.

  • João da Silva

    Augustus/Dnb
    I hate to interfere in the highly enlightening discussions you are having with our fellow bloggers. BUT..BUT…, I thought you might like to take a look at the following link:

    [url]http://playboy.abril.com.br/galeriast/galeria_106153_0.shtml[/url]

    I promise not to bother you all again 😉

  • Thaddeus Blanchette

    Dbnbaiacu
    Really, man… You believe in psychic friends, sex addiction and ETs transmitting the Bible to desert nomads via bluetooth or whatever and you’re telling everyone else here that WE need to be skeptical?

    Sorry, old son.

  • AUGUSTUS

    Macunaima
    Macunaima – vai queimando! Mas…. cuidado! 😀

    Please do not provide any further entries (similar to the last one) – LOL – otherwise Dnb…CU (lol) may feel tempted to quote the entire Bible for us all here….

    May Jupiter and Minerva (as well as Adonis and Venus) have mercy upon us 😉

  • AUGUSTUS

    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Assuming my recollection of my home-town (by birth) still serves me (and did not change too much)… I’m sure LAPA and COPACABANA should have plenty of “quacks” for all sorts of affilictions – 😛

    You are brilliant!

  • Thaddeus Blanchette

    “Sex addiction”
    This is yet another psychobabble comment. There is no scientifically-recognized way of discovering if one has a “sex addiction”. There is, in fact, very little that can even be considered “normal” in human sexuality at all, as the Kinseys proved – what – 50 some years ago.

    If you have a large sex-drive and repress it, you will NATURALLY expect to see it subliminated in other forms. That does not mean “sex addiction”. What the psychobabble people have done here is turn a normal human biological drive into an “addiction” by claiming that the fact one feels the need to do it makes one dependent on it.

    Well guess what, folks: by those standards, I have a breathing addiction, a food and water addiction and a shitting and pissing addiction. No matter how hard I try, I GOTTA breathe, eat, drink, shit and piss. Even if I try to stop myself, my body will eventually betray me and make me do those things AGAINST MY WILL!!!

    Oh, woe is me! I am an addict! I cannot achieve pure spirit and mind over body control. Help me Jesus, I am a being of flesh and blood and not an ethereal angel. I am so out of control…

    In fact, I gotta go take a shit right now. I’ve repressed the desire for close to 24 hours, but now I can feel the need, burning deep down inside me and I don’t think I can resist any longer. Do you know what it’s like to feel you need to take a shit every eight hours or so? Oh, woe and wail, the degradation of it all!

    Help me, brothers and sisters! If any of you know the phone number of a reliable quack here in Rio de Janeiro who can cure me of these uncontrolable biological addictions, please let me know!

    I BESEECH YOU!!!! 😮 😮 😮 😮

  • Macunaima

    I think that what Dnbaiacu REALLY wants to say here is…
    [quote] Pelos poderes do Gayquesou, eu queimo a rosca!!![/quote]

  • ch.c.

    “I didnÀ‚´t realize that Ch.c is a fan of on-line pornography !!)
    As you said yourself : been there done that !

    But as an ex manager of a strip club, looks like you did not recovered but reconverted to religion.
    You seem to be addicted to cassoks….now !
    Beware, those wearing them tend to be the most paedophils of all !

    🙁 🙁 😀 😉

  • Thaddeus Blanchette

    “Pelos poderes de Greyskull, eu tenho a forÀƒ§a!”
    [quote] We were talking about the ET’s that used the “illiterate desert nomads” that were granted “pyschic” ability by the Master of the Universe to solidify his thoughts in the 3,000 year old “book”,.Which we are choosing to call the “popular book” to be on the safe side. [/quote]

    “The Masters of the Universe” was a 1980s television cartoon show starring a very gay-looking Conan the Barbarian type and his transformist pussycat. “Psychic abilities” is looney-toon yammer-yammer used by later-day T.V. snake-oil salesmen to part the gullible citizenry from their hard-earned cash. “ET” was a film by Steven Spielberg and if you think you’ve actually met one, it’s time to talk to your social worker about upping the dosage of whatever moodswing inhibitors you’re on, DBNC. You’re hallucinating, brother.

    I once had a friend who, every time he went off his meds, would swear up, down and sideways that Elvis Presley was communicating The Word of God to him via our work unit’s transistor radio. It was quite a scary thing to witness, though it sounds funny when I talk about it now. Bad chemicals in the brain are not a nice thing, DB.

  • João da Silva

    dnbaiacu
    [quote]Let’s keep it this way.!!!! smilies/cheesy.gif I don’t mind at all smilies/wink.gif[/quote]

    I cant believe that this article got so many comments 😉

    I liked the comments of Dr.Blanchette and 90% of what Lord Augustus said. I didnÀ‚´t realize that Ch.c is a fan of on-line pornography ( 🙁 ), in spite of his being a God fearing Christian. 😀

  • ch.c.

    Dbbaiacu “I am a recovering sex addict, And I managed a strip club.”
    Sorry, sorry but the managers/owners of strips clubs tend to not be sex addicted.
    Nor the clients of these clubs.
    The sex addicted will use streets prostitutes, massages parlors, and rent/buy many movies.
    And certainly have several daily mono sex on top of their duo sex activities.

    Conclusion : you are not a recovering sex addict !

    Wellll….. stilll, you havent answer my questions !

  • AUGUSTUS

    Thaddeus Blanchette – the voice of wisdom….
    Thaddeus

    Thanks for setting priorities in the proper perspective…

    Some of your quotes are simply BRILLIANTÀ¢€¦ I must congratulate you!
    This is my favorite, with which I agree wholeheartedly (I wish you had read some of my many entries which imply the same idea using different words):
    “Better yet, let’s use a 3000 year old book, imperfectly transcribed by mostly illiterate desert nomads, imperfectly translated by Dark Ages monks and cut ‘n pasted together by a Roman Emperor’s hand-picked editorial committee as our guide for 21st century morality on this issue” –> FABULOUS À¢€“ Why canÀ¢€™t all educated, wise individuals reach this level of clarity and wisdom?

    Unfortunately, I must also agree with what was implied in your entry –>”Sometimes I wonder if the human race even deserves to survive”… Way too often, I simply conclude that the sentient species of this planet – humans – do not deserve survival for due to our failure to overcome primitive proclivities and the ability to ignore the very serious issues cleverly outlined in your first entry….

    Furthermore, the other problem I would have with Humanity’s demise would be the fulfillment of the so-called biblical predictions as it would fulfill the expectations of the maniacal religious groupsÀ¢€¦

  • AUGUSTUS

    GaussianBishop – I fully (and wholehartedly) agree with you preference … BUT….there are limits
    GaussianBishop
    As a fellow RADICAL atheist it’s unlikely that anybody else here would agree with your views more than I do.
    Yet, as musch as I despite and object to Religion, we must always believe that FREEDOM comes first! And those who elect to do so should be free to worship their aburd gods and ancient manuscripts 😉

    Just one minor difference in oppion (not in kind but in DEGREE)
    In addition, as much as I despise the Catholic Church with full strength of my heart, there is ONE group FAR MORE EVIL, which makes the Catholics look like children playing with matches by comparison: ISLAM – they represent absolute evil and everything that is most primitive and nefarious on Earth… At least catholics NOWADAYS are not burning people anymore… Nor to they send their family members to markets to explode themselves up…. Think about it!

  • Ric

    How would you propose to do that? Are you willing to go to jail for it? Have you ever burned even one Catholic?

    Is enforced secularization the law of the land where you live?

    DonÀ‚´t forget that not all of them can be boiled in oil or burned at the stake. TheyÀ‚´re Friars.

  • GaussianBishop

    Religion is the Enemy
    How long are we going to put up with idiotic religious facist like pet-peeves? Pleeeasee! Aren’t we supposed to enforce secularization in this god forsaken country of ours? Now every time a pedophilic little priest decides this or that thingy is “too offensive” they’ just have to give a ring to some corrupted one-track mind judge and voilÀƒ¡, all it’s forbidden.
    I say all religions are evil, specially the catholic church and their 2 thousand yr old hipocrisy. Burn them all.

  • Thaddeus Blanchette

    God damn them, for that’s precisely what they want.
    This whole discussion here just reminds me how distorted public discourse has become and how people are so scared these days that they’ll clutch like drowning men and women to any issue at all that will save them from having to look at the real problems which surround them.

    In case you folks haven’t noticed…

    1) There’s a (very probably unwinable) war being fought over the largest accessible reserves of the planet’s main energy supply….

    2) Like it or not, major climactic changes are occurring on the planet and our biosphere is seriously imperiled….

    3) A good half of the human population of the planet doesn’t have a pot to piss in and probably will not get one any time soon….

    4) The consumer economy which maintains most of us posting here more-or-less comfortably afloat is about to take a HUGE dive….

    5) For the first time since the Second World War, there’s actually a global crisis regarding price increases for basic food supplies….

    But hey! I know! LET’S GET UPSET ABOUT PORN, EVERYONE! LET’S FREAK OUT ABOUT GAY MARRIAGE!! LET’S REALLY GET OUR UNDIES IN A TWIST ABOUT SEEING TITS ON T.V.!!! Those are real burning problems for you right there, oh my.

    Better yet, let’s use a 3000 year old book, imperfectly transcribed by mostly illiterate desert nomads, imperfectly translated by Dark Ages monks and cut ‘n pasted together by a Roman Emperor’s hand-picked editorial committee as our guide for 21st century morality on this issue. Better yet, let’s make believe that such a book can be understood as the absolute LITERAL truth about everything (as long as we limit our literal interpretations to my understanding of it, of course).

    Yeah! That sounds like a great plan to me! That’ll really dig us out of the shit-heap we seem to be turning this planet into.

    Sometimes I wonder if the human race even deserves to survive. If we can let our big brains hoodwink us into debating trivia like this while the world rots around us, then we deserve to go the way of the dodo.

    Which, of course, will please the holy roller fanatics to know end as they’ve been gleefully predicting the final days for several millenia now. Nothing would make these so-called godly individuals happier than to actually see fire and brimstone raining from the skies. Won’t they feel confirmed in their importance then?

  • João da Silva

    Ch.c
    [quote]On a smiling note to DNBAIACU !!!!![/quote]

    You call Dnb a CÀƒš and want to make amends by sending the poor fellow a SMILING note. 😉 😀 😉

    This thread is getting hilarious!!

  • observer

    Come on, this is so 1989..remember Madonna’s video with the cross that caused a big dust-up and don’t get me started with Linda Blair’s ‘character” and what she did with the cross in the book/movie The Exorcist
    …now do we dare to share one anothers “histories” and ‘cookies” on our hard drives..will we be a little red-faced 😀 😀 😮 😮

  • ch.c.

    On a smiling note to DNBAIACU !!!!!
    laughable your “Most are CHOOSING to get their heads SCREWED.”
    Are you telling and searing that YOU NEVER EVER WATCHED A PORNO MOVIE/ DVD VIDEO / CD OR VIA INTERNET FREE SHORT VIDEOS ?????????
    And also never “screwed your head” with mono sex ??????

    Come on. Come on !
    Even virgins do !

    😀 😉 😀

  • AUGUSTUS

    Dnbcu – a diversion from the “main” issue (for now)
    Esteemed Dnbcu (my friend of opposing À¢€˜philosophical/spiritualÀ¢€™ views)

    Firstly, in order to lighten up the exchange between us, regarding this issue which is SO very difficult to reconcile, I have decided to take a break on this insufferable subject, with a fast, amusing observation: the never ending accidental misspellings of your name À¢€“ LOL

    I must confess that I simply consider it rather hilarious (IÀ¢€™m so sorry for the admission) whenever people accidentally turn your name into some of the most colorful “alternatives”
    For instance, I will never forget, several few weeks ago, when somebody addressed you as DNACU – 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀
    Now, the latest case is even funnier – DNBAIANACU !!!!! 😉 😉 😀 😀 – this is FAR more comical!

    Honestly, even in moments where my disposition appears exceedingly unsavory À¢€“ such as now (I’m having the worst type of days) upon reading some of these variations, of your name, and MOST PARTICULARLY your reaction to them, I just can’t stop laughing… Then again, you should have been prepared for such situations when you selected to utilize such “ending” for your designation… Any error ending in À¢€œCUÀ¢€Â is bound to be comicalÀ¢€¦.

    Cheers
    p.s. I shall comment on the unsavory subject again later tonight….

  • Thaddeus Blanchette

    [quote]After the “shame” there would be millions throughout history that cannot emotionally handle viewing a naked body without PERVERTING THE EXPERIENCE. Maybe YOU can Blanchette. But millions upon millions of others can’t.. THIS IS THE PROBLEM. Some want to see CHILDREN HAVING SEX, PEOPLE URINATING ON EACH OTHER, S & M,, just to scratch the surface of things when you MARKET SEXUALITY! [/quote]

    DN, I simply don’t see how the one thing logically follows the other.

    I mean, there are foot fetishists out there too, right? And some of those guys are also bound to be pedophiles, etc. So does this mean we also need to ban all shoe ads, simply to be safe?

    Secondly, there is absolutely no reputable scientific linkage between enjoying visual sexual stimulation and pedophilia. None whatsoever. You are making a classic scientific error here by ascribing a spurious linkage between something that is about as common as water (i.e. people enjoying visual sexual stimulation) and a very abnormal behavior (peodphilia). The fact that many pedophiles ALSO enjoy “normal” porn does not logically mean that there’s a causal connection between the one thing and the other. You might as well say that eating tomatoes has a link to pedophilia because, after all, 95% of U.S. pedophiles eat tomatoes, probably about the same percentage that consume porn.

    What you are doing is taking a common behavior you have umbrage with (porn) and falsely associating it with pedophilia by constructing spurious stats which would be just as “valid”, scientifically speaking, if you were to launch a war against tomatoes.

    Normally, I wouldn’t give a rat’s ass, DN, but the kind of confusion people like you cause in this debate causes resourses which would otherwise be used to hunt down REAL pedophiles to go into witch hunts against completely innocous forms of sexual behavior.

    Want a REAL statistical correlation, at least in Brazil? If you want to find a pedophile, don’t go looking in your local porn shop: go looking in your local CHURCH.

    Oh, and by the way, your article that something needs must be banned for everyone because an incredibly small chunk of the population has “issues” with it? Totally spurious in Western jurisprudence. Our rights and responsabilities cannot be determined by the needs of a sick minority.

    As for “moral relativism”, frankly, I doubt you even know what the term means. It’s not a philosophical position, you know.

  • ch.c.

    To the junkies…….giving reason to the judge :
    Just for your info there are many short videos available free online showing BRAZILIANS WHORES GETTING FILLED BY…..HORSES !!!!

    and to dnbaianacu : you are somewhat right, but well over 500’000 brazilians children are forced into sex by BRAZILIANS !

    And well over 20 % of your 5500 or so municipalities offer sex with children, as per brazilians stats not even foreign estimates !

    Therefore Brazilian judges have time to handle some type of pornography, which by the way is legal, but no time to put in jail those forcing children to enter prostitution…that is illegal and shameful !

    Hmmmmm !

  • João da Silva

    Augustus
    [quote]P.S. Perhaps you should consider avoiding the classification of my reactions as being necessarily an indication of À¢€œCu DoceÀ¢€Â behavior[/quote]

    Henceforth, I shall refrain from using this expression and invent something else instead. 😀

  • Thaddeus Blanchette

    [quote] To use religious symbols to promote pornography is disgusting and unacceptable.[/quote]

    Uhm, since when are nude pictures of the human body pornography? It’s not like the woman was dressing up as Mother Teresa and fucking donkeys, for Christ’s sake!

    You want to know who has “issues” and is probably “sexually repressed?” How about people who think denying the bodies’ natural state is somehow Godly and think that those who find photos of said state interesting or pretty are doomed to an eternity of damnation and torture.

    Riiiiiiiight. God gave us bodies, but for the love of Christ, DON’T LOOK AT THEM OR YOU’RE GOING TO HELL!!!

    Dnbcu, I’ll tell you who I’m worried about when I look at my daughter’s future: it’s not someone who enjoys masturbating off now and then (i.e.95% of the human race): it’s the lunatic 5% of the planet like yourself who feel that a perfectly natural and enjoyable activity is tantamount to mortal sin.

  • observer

    ..we are seeing hubris exposed

  • AUGUSTUS

    JOAO – You should know me (to a certain extent) at this point
    Joao.
    After several weeks of reading my fully uncensored (in addition to unedited) expression of views on various issues, along with reactions to certain comments, I would have expected that you would be in a position to assume (either by experience or extrapolation) that I have the proclivity of taking certain “jokes” as outright attacks towards my character (despite my awareness, when the adrenaline dissipates, that such behavior is hardly desirable). What is in one’s nature, whenever feasible should be tolerated by othersÀ¢€¦

    Regarding the “jeeves” interpretation, I turned so distressed while reading the entry (and reacted immediately thereafter) that I failed to make the connection with your customary “jeeves butler” joking entries, until the moment when I reached this thread and found your name!

    P.S. Perhaps you should consider avoiding the classification of my reactions as being necessarily an indication of À¢€œCu DoceÀ¢€Â behavior) 😉

  • AUGUSTUS

    Anger, disappointment and profound objection! Dnb absurd / insulting entries!
    JOAO – Anything is postponed in defense against Religious intolerance! LITERALLY!

    DNBCU
    What makes you think you are entitled to claim the moral authority, let alone the knowledge to determine what is À¢€œappropriateÀ¢€Â (or otherwise) for anyone other than yourself (and any youngster legally under your care)? Who or what appointed what is decent for others? When did you reach the extreme enlightened state of À¢€œknowingÀ¢€Â everybody elseÀ¢€™s particular circumstances, thereby permitting you to claim, so authoritatively whether (and how often) an individual in Minneapolis, Manaus or Melbourne should masturbate? Most importantly HOW DARE YOU even attempt to impose this REPULSIVE, unacceptable and unquestionably hateful Christian morality upon everybody else on this planet?!?!? Moreover, it did not escape me your specification À¢€œbetween man and womanÀ¢€Â necessary demonstrating your intolerance of homosexuals? I must disclose the enormous disappointment felt while reading such unacceptable claims (entered by someone I used to respect, despite opposing worldviews). What happened to respect for othersÀ¢€™ preferences and tolerance towards oneÀ¢€™s opinions and natural (inborn) inclinations? Oh, yes, I forgotÀ¢€¦ Your beloved document has undoubtedly several sordid paragraphs (entered by various primitive charlatans legitimized as À¢€œprophetsÀ¢€Â or À¢€œsagesÀ¢€Â by time distortion, ideological manipulation, opportunistic interpretations and intolerant dogma). It is particularly this type of disgusting moral claim and unrealistic imposition upon others, one of the strongest sources and causes for my overwhelming hatred toward religion and their blind followers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Perhaps you would think somebody hideously deformed or infected deadly disease, or perhaps in solitary confinement À¢€“ without access to any form shape or type of your so-called À¢€œnatural sexualÀ¢€Â behavior?

    If you have children, daughters (how sexist! Yet another horrific aspect), itˢ۪s not ANYBODY elseˢ۪s problem! No issue, idea or fiction, which DOES include pornography (which does not promote harmful abuse or criminal behavior towards third parties), should be censured on behalf of those who may have any type of reason whatsoever to object to them!

    I could not possibly express in any stronger fashion the extent of my outrage, disappointment and opposition to your latest statements. Kindly do not even try to pursue this matter, lest I may turn outright offensive to those who elect to subject themselves what I CONSIDER DISGUSTING AND OBJECTIONALBLE!

  • João da Silva

    dnbaiacu
    [quote]Nice to see you Augustus. Do you care to debate me on this one? [/quote]

    No way he is going to debate with ya. Lord Augustus is having his gin and tonic. Give him a break. 😀

  • JAY GLENN

    Religious ICONS // RELIGION, BOTH INVENTIONS OF MEN?
    Religious ICONS // RELIGION, BOTH INVENTIONS OF MEN?

    JESUIS NEVER HAD A ROSIARY.

    Watch your step Brazil; you donˢ۪t want a Brazilian inquisition do you.

    More flesh shows in the Sistine Chapel.

    Get a Grip, the Catholic Church is loosing its grip on the poor in Brazil.

    This is just an example of its fear of loosing all there Influence.

  • João da Silva

    dnbaiacu
    [quote]I had to get in on this one.[/quote]

    You and Lord Augustus have some thing in common. Get into problems, big time. 😉

  • João da Silva

    Augustus
    [quote]After posting an entry (elsewhere), criticizing an alleged À¢€œjeevesÀ¢€Â I finally realized that you must be the anonymous author of the entry (with clearly implicit disdain) correcting one of my (several) acknowledged blunders… I’m really disappointed by what appeared as an attempt (by someone I greatly respect) to either humiliate me or diminish the strength of my argument.[/quote].

    Milord, would you mind NOT doing CÀƒº Doce? You knew it was me right from the beginning. I am enchanted with your respects towards a humble commoner like me and it never occurred to me to “humiliate you” nor “diminish the strength of your argument”. On the contrary, I was inviting you to join the elite club of intellectuals, adventurers, men of character, etc; 😉

  • AUGUSTUS

    Additional remark for Joao (disappointed by “jeeves” criticism)
    After posting an entry (elsewhere), criticizing an alleged À¢€œjeevesÀ¢€Â I finally realized that you must be the anonymous author of the entry (with clearly implicit disdain) correcting one of my (several) acknowledged blunders… I’m really disappointed by what appeared as an attempt (by someone I greatly respect) to either humiliate me or diminish the strength of my argument.

    While I share your concern for the proper spelling of words in any language one knows, the determination of the À¢€œcriticÀ¢€Â should never preclude his/her pragmatic approach to greater issues (let alone the individual being criticized). I beg you to forgive my presumption when reminding you of inevitable occurrence of such blunders, specially in large texts (involving issues of significant nature) and particularly when any such blunder clearly appears correctly several times (such as the word MYTH) in the very entry you criticized…

  • AUGUSTUS

    JOAO – the obvious answer to your question
    Dear Sir
    There is no need for expressing my À¢€œviewsÀ¢€Â or À¢€œreactionsÀ¢€Â (after recovering the necessary “breath”) to convey my À¢€œfeelingsÀ¢€Â regarding the “picture” under consideration, which IÀ¢€™m certain you have already logically concluded… 😀 Indeed I strongly suspect, you may have made the correct assumption… LOL

    Yet, unlike other articles bearing similar pictures which have been the source of like-minded discussions on À¢€œthis matterÀ¢€Â, considering the significance of the issue at hand, this time around I have read, with exceeding outrage, the contents of the accompanying article, my views upon which may have already been sufficiently elaborated during the previous entry… 🙁

    IÀ¢€™m delighted to find you back À¢€œsafe & soundÀ¢€Â from a visit to my beloved Pauliceia.

  • AUGUSTUS

    JIMBINO – WELCOME!!! Delighted by your comments
    Finally I have encountered a like-minded individual in this blog. As such, I whole heartedly welcome you to this blog, hoping that you will join my uncompromising opposition to Mythological intolerance along with uncompromising support for Freedom, Science, and tolerance launched at the Age of Enlightenment of the 18th & 19th Centuries.

    JimbinoÀ¢€™s short entry not only is correct but it also implies the most basic aspect of my Worldview: Myth and Allegory – shockingly a significant presence in World of factual evidence and scientific hypothesis À¢€“ continue attempting to impose its implacable and dogmatic intolerance upon everyone, while restricting the freedom of others who embrace opposing views and idealsÀ¢€¦

    Although I continued advocating the right for individuals to embrace, advocate and believe any issue, cause or philosophical view (the quintessential component of Western Societies), such right should never include the automatic moral basis of restricting the views, opinions and preferences of those who refuse to share their basic principles, scruples and alleged “sensitivities”! This act simply reflects the inherent intolerance, callous dogma and exceedingly primitive nature of religious beliefs of any type encouraged by their implacably authoritarian institutions along with powerful, concealed supporters bearing the authority to regulate on their behalfÀ¢€¦

    Itˢ۪s simply unforgivable!

  • jimbino

    Religion
    There is nothing disgusting about pornography. What is disgusting is religion of any kind.

  • João da Silva

    The Guest
    [quote]I left a post for you and Forrest on the 2nd article below this one. [/quote]

    I got it and replied too. I suggest we all move to https://www.brazzil.com 😉

  • The Guest

    JoÀƒ£o correction
    I left a post for you and Forrest on the 2nd article below this one.

  • The Guest

    JoÀƒ£o
    I am back. I left a post for you and Forrest on the 3rd article below this one.

  • Henry

    To use religious symbols to promote pornography is disgusting and unacceptable.

  • João da Silva

    Augustus
    Any comment on the object in the pic accompanying the article? 😉

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