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Re: Changing something for guests
« Reply #105 on: October 18, 2012, 07:21:26 PM »
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And, yes, quite often I find my hands being grabbed.
  A few churches in my denomination do this. Urk. I have taken to "folding" my hands in the classic prayer position, as soon as that part approaches. Then, if they grab my hand, they are rude. Do you have a similar gesture you could use?


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As far as the art thing goes, I stick to my guns.  Display what you like, and so will we.  Even if it IS that ... Buddhist version of the Mapplethorpe print of Jesus which offends so many people.  Don't like it, don't look.
 

I'm confused. I don't know the Mapplethorpe print - and I don't want to know, having seen enough of his other work. But if it is offensive to Christians, wouldn't your version be offensive to Buddists?

And, "Don't like it, don't look" doesn't work if something is large and prominently displayed.

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Re: Changing something for guests
« Reply #106 on: October 18, 2012, 07:43:30 PM »
White Lotus wrote:
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And, yes, quite often I find my hands being grabbed.
  A few churches in my denomination do this. Urk. I have taken to "folding" my hands in the classic prayer position, as soon as that part approaches. Then, if they grab my hand, they are rude. Do you have a similar gesture you could use?


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As far as the art thing goes, I stick to my guns.  Display what you like, and so will we.  Even if it IS that ... Buddhist version of the Mapplethorpe print of Jesus which offends so many people.  Don't like it, don't look.
 

I'm confused. I don't know the Mapplethorpe print - and I don't want to know, having seen enough of his other work. But if it is offensive to Christians, wouldn't your version be offensive to Buddists?

And, "Don't like it, don't look" doesn't work if something is large and prominently displayed.

See my PP if you think I sided with Hubby...  ;D

It's not impossible to not look at it, it's just harder to not look at; and I would think if you didn't like something, you wouldn't want to look at it anyway, and thus would try harder to avoid it.
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Re: Changing something for guests
« Reply #107 on: October 19, 2012, 11:02:26 AM »
I wonder what happens when one's guests are the President of the United States and Ms. Anna Wintour?  >:D
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