Friday, 26 October 2012

*Mother* Russia and her Totalitarian Christian Patriarchy

Pussy Riot

From Putin and Kirill - the dogmatic duo that viciously punished Pussy Riot - more ideological crap.
Christians from Russia's Orthodox community are demanding that the country's Apple division remove the famous half-bitten apple logo from its products and replace it with a cross, because they find the apple image offensive to their beliefs.
In popular culture, an apple is often used to represent the fruit that Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of Knowledge when tempted by the devil, as found in Genesis 3 in the Bible – although the exact type of fruit is not mentioned in Scripture.
Still, conservative Christians in Russia have insisted that the logo should be removed and replaced with a cross, Xbitlabs.com reported from a translated article from Interfax news agency.
The Russian conservatives may get their way and force Apple to change its logo because of new laws being proposed in the country's parliament on blasphemy and insults targeting religious, spiritual, or national values. It is expected that President Vladimir Putin will back the laws, especially since the Russian Orthodox Church heavily supported him during his election campaign in 2012. Besides replacing the logo, conservatives may even stop Apple product sales in Russia if they manage to convict the company of committing anti-religious deeds.
From here.

In spite of Amnesty International's concerns for the safety of the Pussy Riot women condemned by Putin's puppet court, they have been sent to serve their sentences in two of the worst prisons in Russia. 

The stench of fundamentalist christian sharia is floating around the Kremlin.

Whether it is islamist misogyny or ultra-orthodox gynophobia, it always ends with violent and murderously vindinctive retaliation against women who won't do men's bidding.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

A bit off topic, but imo this really needs to be spread around, considering all the crazy in the usa (that is making its way up here)

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012/10/25/a-fan-letter-to-certain-conservative-politicians/

herlanderwalking said...

Wow. I can hear Steve Jobs laughing. Of course, the average American will say "Oh, that's Russia....it can't happen here."

If Russia can consider a picture of a bitten apple blasphemous, I know what my next tattoo will be.

Sixth Estate said...

This reads like something out of the Onion.

What next? Should apples be banned from Russian grocery stores, too?

Beijing York said...

Shinjirarenai! Japanese for WTF X 10!

Did these Russian Orthodox Christians only just notice the logo? Or is it part of this global trend of empowering extreme religious groups who are now flexing their political muscles in all sorts of bizarre and abusive ways.

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