So why aren't you complaining about the Buddhas in Thailand?
Because believe it or not, there also Jesuses in Thailand.
Nope, gambling is not allowed like it is in Las Vegas in many places.
Don't you think it's wrong for them to "push" their gambling ways onto the none gamblers of LAS VEGAS???
Now you're talking! But do you have any idea how many Churches Las Vegas has?? I think somewhere around 300!! So. There goes your comparison again. (Poor Sean!)
I can't agree, you are sitting in Holland telling us how a huge statue of Jesus in a predominantly catholic country is oppressive to other faiths but say nothing about the huge buddhas in the far-east.
If other statues aren't allowed or tolerated, then yes, that's a sign of dominance and oppression of other faiths. I can't even begin to tell you how weak the rest of your argument is, because this thread obviously wasn't about a statue in the far-east, so that's probably why I didn't mention it. But to satisfy your curiousity: I would probably tell people in the far-east the exact same thing, if that's not too hard for you to understand.
If you are going to accuse me of poor reading comprehension, least you could do is understand what I actually wrote.
Oh, I've read it already, and it's pretty clear to see you've tried to imply something similar twice now.
So you are equally torn up over Buddhas in Thailand?
If they don't tolerate other symbols, yes. I believe everyone should be allowed to express their beliefs, no matter if they're the last of the Mohicans or not. Just because someone belongs to a minority, doesn't mean that this someone should shut up or not be able to visibly express his or her existence in a society. (Which is obviously something that some Liberals should really take to heart.)
Thailand of course being much poorer than Poland.
Yes, but as you can see this thread was about a statue in Poland, and not about a statue in Thailand.
You know I am an atheist. i just believe in freedom of expression and as far as I know there have been no complaints about the Jesus by locals, in fact because it is their money, I assume they want it.
Am I saying something else then? I'm expressing my opinion on the internet, because someone posted a thread about it. Hey, you can say what you want, but I sure as hell didn't create this thread!
If people in the place were protesting against it or if it were tax payer's money, I would feel differently about it but for me, it is an investment and an expression of a free Poland (not the church hating commie one), people need to feel that and if they want to build a feckin huge Jesus, then good for them! You can't tell me they don't expect 1000's of pilgrims?
Sean, this is just my opinion about it. I don't actually expect anyone else to do as I say or whatever. So I'm not going to apologize for my opinion, and I wish them good luck with their statue and their pilgrims. However, I will keep telling everyone it's a sign of dominance and oppression for as long as other religious symbols of this magnitude aren't accepted in Poland, which you know is true if you look at 99% of the ''Polish'' replies here. (And f*ck whatever Thailand has to do with that!)