View Poll Results: Sacreligious or no?

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  1. #1 Is This Sacreligious? 
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    I got a shirt for Christmas, and I'm really torn on whether or not I should be wearing it. Here's what it looks like:



    The product description is:

    One of our classic t-shirts, this style features an image of a dice-rolling saint with the words, "Holy Rollers Casino" in contrasting colors.
    I like the colors, but I'm pretty sure that's supposed to be Mary. Should I take it back? :eek:
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    Is this a joke?
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    I see this as a secular shirt to be worn by unbelievers so to me it is not sacriligious. Ignorant of Christianity and not really funny but not sacriligious.

    I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
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    You should take it back on the grounds of it being a terrible shirt. :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator
    I see this as a secular shirt to be worn by unbelievers so to me it is not sacriligious. Ignorant of Christianity and not really funny but not sacriligious.
    I'm inclined to agree with you. If it were Jesus gambling, the answer would be obvious, but I'm very dubious on the Catholic/Orthodox practice of "saint-ing" people.

    I think it's a big divide between them and the Protestants as to who gets classified as 'religious' or 'divine' figures. I don't believe in praying to Mary or any other Saint, but that doesn't mean I want to see them portrayed in *ahem* 'this way'.

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    You should take it back on the grounds of it being a terrible shirt. :p
    I noticed that the tags were off it after I posted the thread. Clearly the person who gave me this wanted to present me with a moral dilemma instead of a trendy shirt. I can send it to you if you want; do you wear a Large? :D
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    I do not see it as funny, but I am not going to take to the streets in outrage or blow anybody up over it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troll View Post
    I'm inclined to agree with you. If it were Jesus gambling, the answer would be obvious, but I'm very dubious on the Catholic/Orthodox practice of "saint-ing" people.

    I think it's a big divide between them and the Protestants as to who gets classified as 'religious' or 'divine' figures. I don't believe in praying to Mary or any other Saint, but that doesn't mean I want to see them portrayed in *ahem* 'this way'.

    I noticed that the tags were off it after I posted the thread. Clearly the person who gave me this wanted to present me with a moral dilemma instead of a trendy shirt. I can send it to you if you want; do you wear a Large? :D
    As an Orthodox Christian, I think we could have a pretty interesting discussion on our and our churches' views on saintliness :) I'm a convert, from Presbyterianism, and that was one of the factors that my mom needed a lot of discussion on.
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    If you're going to wear a sacrilegious shirt that might offend, it should at least be funny....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celtic Rose View Post
    As an Orthodox Christian, I think we could have a pretty interesting discussion on our and our churches' views on saintliness :) I'm a convert, from Presbyterianism, and that was one of the factors that my mom needed a lot of discussion on.
    I'd love some day to talk about this with you. Don't mistake my quote for being an actual disagreement, just something I'm not 100% on. My own church is not without these issues as well.

    My wife is also Orthodox, and she didn't think this was sacrilegious, which surprised me because of the reverence shown to figures like Mary and St. George.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troll View Post
    I'd love some day to talk about this with you. Don't mistake my quote for being an actual disagreement, just something I'm not 100% on. My own church is not without these issues as well.

    My wife is also Orthodox, and she didn't think this was sacrilegious, which surprised me because of the reverence shown to figures like Mary and St. George.
    That could be because, from what I can tell from the picture, it is just a "saint-like" figure, not an actual saint.
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