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BIBLE VERSES ON TOILET PAPER

Posted by on Mar. 4, 2013 at 5:02 PM
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FINNISH COMPANY SPARKS OUTRAGE BY PRINTING JESUS’ WORDS, BIBLE VERSES ON TOILET PAPER — THEN REVERSES COURSE

Toilet paper has an obvious intended use, which is why some Europeans were outraged when a Finnish hygiene company placed Bible verses on its bathroom tissue. Following furor, Metsa Tissue decided to remove the controversial scriptures that religious critics found both disrespectful and distasteful.

The toilet paper, which was being sold in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, included verses from the book of Matthew and First Corinthians, Reuters reports. Among them was a quote from Jesus, reading, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21).

Metsa Tissue Ignites Furor Over Bible Verses, Jesus Words on Toilet Paper    Then Removes

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The specific scriptures weren’t intended to offend, the company claims. Metsa Tissue’s leaders say they were simply looking to spread love, so they turned to the Bible for inspiration. But they ended up with a public relations debacle, instead.

“People like to read small, happy messages while sitting on the toilet,” Christina von Trampe, a spokeswoman for Metsa Tissue, told Reuters. ”The vast majority of the feedback has been positive. Our intention was to spread love and joy, not religious messages.”

However, much of the reaction from church communities was apparently colored by frustration and disdain. Consider Laila Riksaasen Dahl, the Bishop of Tunsberg, in Norway. She made her dislike for the Biblical references on the toilet paper more than known.

“This is bad taste and show lack of respect,” she said in an interview with Vaart Land. “Bible verses do not belong on a roll of toilet paper.”

This isn’t the first time the company has placed quotes and messages on its products. In fact, Metsa Tissue is know for doing just that and, despite the furor over the Bible verses, it doesn’t plan to stop spreading the love.

While it’s likely customers won’t be seeing Jesus’ comments on tissue again in the near future, poetry and other messages will continue to be printed.

(H/T: Reuters)

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tnmomofive
by Silver Member on Mar. 4, 2013 at 5:05 PM

What? LOL they honestly think people are going to believe that they did this with positive intent? big eye roll..anyway personaly I do not give a chit lol.They can put whatever they want on tp I do not have to buy the tp.

tnmomofive
by Silver Member on Mar. 4, 2013 at 5:06 PM
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By the way nobody got murdered or threatened to have their heads sliced off over this right?

JustCJ
by on Mar. 4, 2013 at 5:25 PM

LOL isn't it funny how they are always trying to offend the Christians? Then they get butt hurt when it doesn't work lmao.

Quoting tnmomofive:

By the way nobody got murdered or threatened to have their heads sliced off over this right?


doomshroom
by Member on Mar. 4, 2013 at 5:57 PM
LOL
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nanaofsix531
by Platinum Member on Mar. 4, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Well I would not buy it but I guess they can sell anything they want.

katarina666
by New Member on Mar. 4, 2013 at 10:42 PM

How much I wanna buy like 5 cases!

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Mar. 4, 2013 at 11:36 PM

I wonder if this company would put verses from the Quran on TP. Yes?

Course not - that would be extreme religious insensitivity.

But against Christians? SURE!!


P.S. When does Game of Thrones start up again? Thanks!

JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 9:48 AM

 Well, that wasn't very well thought out, was it?

Pema_Jampa
by Celeste on Mar. 5, 2013 at 9:52 AM
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Quoting SallyMJ:

I wonder if this company would put verses from the Quran on TP. Yes?

Course not - that would be extreme religious insensitivity.

But against Christians? SURE!!


P.S. When does Game of Thrones start up again? Thanks!


AleaKat
by on Mar. 5, 2013 at 9:54 AM
Lol!!!!

Quoting katarina666:

How much I wanna buy like 5 cases!

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