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megimoo
08-13-2008, 02:39 PM
This just in from the Islamic Republic of Britain: :rolleyes:

all graves in this multi-faith cemetery must face Mecca, because otherwise, you see, you'd have Christian graves facing one way and Muslim graves facing another, and that wouldn't be...tidy. And of course we mustn't risk offending You Know Who.

"A Question of Faith...Or Tidiness?," from the Nottingham Evening Post, with thanks to Twostellas:

In today's secular society you could be forgiven for not knowing which direction Christian graves face.
Ancient tradition shows they should look east in anticipation of the second coming of Jesus Christ.

But all headstones at the new 2.5m High Wood Cemetery in Bulwell will be plotted to face north-east, in line with Islamic faith.

Muslims believe the dead look over their shoulder towards Mecca, towards the south-east.

Despite there being separate sections at the cemetery in Low Wood Road for different faiths, the council wanted to give a tidy, linear appearance.

Only on special request can families have graves with headstones facing in a different direction.

The controversial decision was taken after consultation with the city's Cemeteries Consultative Committee.

And it has sparked huge debate among city faith leaders.

The Rev David Gray, from St John's Church, Bulwell, said: "All faiths should have their beliefs respected.

http://www.jihadwatch.org/dhimmiwatch/archives/013247.php

LogansPapa
08-13-2008, 02:52 PM
No problem:

http://www.cartoonstock.com/newscartoons/cartoonists/mba/lowres/mban1545l.jpg

noonwitch
08-13-2008, 04:51 PM
Crap like this must be why jews have their own cemetaries.

biccat
08-13-2008, 05:52 PM
Muslims believe the dead look over their shoulder towards Mecca, towards the south-east.

I see the ROP hasn't bought the "world is round" idea yet. Say what you want about Christians, but at least we're willing to accept the heliocentric model.

Goldwater
08-13-2008, 07:44 PM
Crap like this must be why jews have their own cemetaries.

Should probably give muslims their own cementaries too then to avoid this crap.

jinxmchue
08-13-2008, 11:07 PM
Hey, if they want to do this, why not let them? It doesn't matter in the end. Mecca will be consumed with the rest of the Earth, the Muslims will be in Hell forever along with their prophet, and the risen saints of Christ will be given new resurrection bodies that will live for eternity with the Lord.

Goldwater
08-14-2008, 01:08 AM
Hey, if they want to do this, why not let them? It doesn't matter in the end. Mecca will be consumed with the rest of the Earth, the Muslims will be in Hell forever along with their prophet, and the risen saints of Christ will be given new resurrection bodies that will live for eternity with the Lord.

Will heaven be facing Mecca? Because if it isn't Jesus is going to have trouble with the neighbours.