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Church Burning: Yay Or Nay?
 
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# 1 : Tuesday 24-8-2010 @ 14:06
 
 
A few years ago a handful of people in Norway decided that those beautiful wooden stave churches were a real eye sore and promptly torched a load of them including Norway's most loved stave Church, Fantoft (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantoft_stave_church) which was nothing but a giant barbecue site by the time they were finished with it....


So, my question is: Is burning churches a good or a bad thing?


If you're not familiar with this events you can watch the trailer below, which is for a documentary on these events, or read its blurb.



Video Link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr_RaCM-1ug


In theaters this winter. Until The Light Takes Us tells the story of black metal. Part music scene and part cultural uprising, black metal rose to worldwide notoriety in the mid-nineties when a rash of suicides, murders, and church burnings accompanied the explosive artistic growth and output of a music scene that would forever redefine what heavy metal is and what it stands for to other musicians, artists and music fans world-wide. Until The Light Takes Us goes behind the highly sensationalized media reports of "Satanists running amok in Europe" to examine the complex and largely misunderstood principles and beliefs that led to this rebellion against both Christianity and modern culture.

To capture this on film, directors Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell moved to Norway and lived with the musicians for several years, building relationships that allowed them to create a surprisingly intimate portrait of this violent, but ultimately misunderstood, movement. The result is a poignant, moving story thats as much about the idea that reality is composed of whatever the most people believe, regardless of whats actually true, as it is about a music scene that blazed a path of murder and arson across the northern sky

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# 2 : Tuesday 24-8-2010 @ 14:08
 
 
In what world could it be considered a good thing?
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# 3 : Tuesday 24-8-2010 @ 14:15
 
 
Someone said :
In what world could it be considered a good thing?

exactly many of us dont practice religion anymore but many do so as the old saying goes "each to they're own"
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# 4 : Tuesday 24-8-2010 @ 14:16
 
 
No need to burn them, just evict the squatters and convert the building into a creche or education/library centre! No religion whatsoever, just a Book club maybe or Gaires new church?
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# 5 : Tuesday 24-8-2010 @ 14:17
 
 
It's not the buildings that are the problem - well maybe the ugly ones can go - but what they represent.
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# 6 : Tuesday 24-8-2010 @ 14:21
 
 
Someone said :
In what world could it be considered a good thing?

This world.


So I'm hearing mostly nays so far, please note there's a poll if you wish to cast yer vote...


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# 7 : Tuesday 24-8-2010 @ 14:49
 
 
I can't tell if you are being serious or not...
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# 8 : Tuesday 24-8-2010 @ 14:55
 
 
Why not do what the church does and blow them up, like the priest that was moved after the IRA bomb in 1972! So they could get him out of NI, no smoke without fire!
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# 9 : Tuesday 24-8-2010 @ 14:58
 
 
Someone said :
In what world could it be considered a good thing?

For once I agree with LS
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# 10 : Tuesday 24-8-2010 @ 15:01
 
 
You want Eammon Gilmore for Taoiseach and you are agreeing with LS, thats crazy stuff man!
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# 11 : Tuesday 24-8-2010 @ 15:16
 
 
Burn all churches to the ground as long as no-one gets hurt. If they could get away with it, many religious organisations would have no problem with burning down gay clubs etc.
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# 12 : Tuesday 24-8-2010 @ 15:24
 
 
Someone said :
Burn all churches to the ground as long as no-one gets hurt. If they could get away with it, many religious organisations would have no problem with burning down gay clubs etc.

I hear what you are saying, but a lot of work went into these buildings and they belong to the people. They could be used for youth centres etc., they are part of our Heritage and history! The Architecture and value are un-measurable, all we have to do is get rid of the organised filth using them now and turn them into something positive!
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# 13 : Tuesday 24-8-2010 @ 16:43
 
 
Someone said :

I hear what you are saying, but a lot of work went into these buildings and they belong to the people. They could be used for youth centres etc., they are part of our Heritage and history! The Architecture and value are un-measurable, all we have to do is get rid of the organised filth using them now and turn them into something positive!

I tend to agree with you. However I think the wave of church burnings in Norway in the early nineties was largely a good thing. It sent out a message no one could ignore. "Your churches are worthless and so is your god and we have no respect whatsoever for you and what you stand for".


It wouldn't be necessary to do it now though, I don't think. It would be awesome but probably redundant. No one in their right minds has any respect left for organised religion.


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# 14 : Tuesday 24-8-2010 @ 17:14
 
 
What a stupid idea. As someone who has no religion , I believe in the live and let live approach. Burning churches only evokes sympathy for the victims.
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# 15 : Tuesday 24-8-2010 @ 17:15
 
 
What we should do, just like the church did first day when Rome fell! Move in and take it over and dedicate the wealth and buildings for the welfare of the children!
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