Image of beer drinking jesus outrages christains in gujrat

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    AHMEDABAD: A monthly catholic community magazine carrying an image of Jesus Christ holding a beer can in one hand and a cigarette in the other in its February issue caused outrage amongst subscribers of the journal. The image was a tweaked version of the Christ and the sacred heart.

    The magazine, Pavan Hruday Doot, is printed at the Gujarat Sahitya Prakash Society in Anand town, which is the publishing house of the catholic Jesuit community for South Asia. The magazine is an official mouthpiece of Catholics in Gujarat.

    Three days ago, one of the subscribers in Vatva area;s Vatican Park society, Manoj Mackwan, felt outraged after seeing the picture on page 30 of the magazine and registered a police complaint with the Anand town police. A case under section 295 and 153(3) of the IPC was registered by the police and is being investigated by Anand town police inspector PK Deora.

    When asked about the FIR, Deora told TOI, "A case of hurting religious sentiments has been registered. Last evening, I received a memorandum by the Christian community members in Anand apologizing on behalf of the publication. The image was small in size and black and white in nature and was downloaded from the internet. It was a tweaked version of the most common image that we see of the Christ. The publishers had claimed that they failed to notice the beer can and the cigarette in Christ's hand as it was not clearly visible in black and white."

    The publisher and the 12 member editorial staff, which includes two priests, have now apologized for the mistake. The publishing house has even carried an apology on their website on Thursday.

    Image of beer drinking Jesus outrages Christians in Gujarat - The Times of India
     
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    These pigs and their media gimmicks. Do they have to explicitly offend the Christians everytime. Whats the purpose of this really
     
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    It was some Christian magazine which did it. Wonder what's their reason?
     
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    Why did a Catholic magazine carry such provocative material? That too belittling Jesus of all deities.

    Baffling.
     
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    Nooooo......... it is a RSS/BJP conspiracy hatched by Modi..

    PC where art thou, where art thy fabled NIA guys.
     
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    whats the big deal, Jesus had wine for the last meal... wine is used ceremonially in many Christian ceremonies... what is the difference between that and beer?
     
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    Yeah thats the oint behind this i think too... they dont miss a single opportunity to demonise modi do they???? Pigs.... Even if earthquake comes to Gujrat, they will blame Modi for that....
     
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    funny how jesus looks like a scandanivian dude in that pic.
     
  11. niharjhatn

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    A part of the bastardization of Jesus to make him more like white people. Therefore white people = closer to god. But he really should be brown.

    I've always said that if Jesus travelled by plane today, he would definitely be stopped for a "random" security check.
     
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    Budweiser - King of beers, is what Jesus is holding.

    And I thought, atleast Jesus would surpass me. :D
     
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    i guess they just overlooked it...
     
  14. noob101

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    What amazes me is how people seem to be more offended by the beer can rather than the cigarette
     

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