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Nice Jesus quote, right?

Do you want it in one-ply or two?

Finnish Company Sparks Outrage By Printing Jesus’ Words, Bible Verses on Toilet Paper — Then Reverses Course

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

The Blaze

“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.

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Are there Koran verses?

Why not? Are there no “happy messages” in the Koran? Or is it that you know this is offensive and you wouldn’t dare do it to the “religion of peace.”

» 15 Comments

  1. MaryfromMarin

    March 4th, 2013

    Absolutely, I want to see equal time for the suras.

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  2. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    March 4th, 2013

    Alahu Assbar.

    There, now I want my cut, Fins.

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  3. MaryfromMarin

    March 4th, 2013

    Zen sayings might be acceptable. “What is the sound of one hand wiping?”

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  4. Unneutral

    March 4th, 2013

    Koran?

    I thought the Koran WAS toilet paper.

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  5. Dr. Tar

    March 4th, 2013

    Some stories just leave me gob smacked at the stupidity on display. This one is in a league of insensitivity and tone deafness all its own.

    I wonder if they approached Disney or George Lucas with the concept?

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  6. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    March 4th, 2013

    “She walks in booty”

    ” Quoth the Raven, ‘My ass is sore’”

    “Let us on, ye Maidens that bring the toilet paper,
    Let us gaze on Pallas’s clean ass,”

    See? There are thousands of poems that can be used satirically. No need to trash the bible.
    Ya dorks.

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  7. MaryfromMarin

    March 4th, 2013

    Seriously, although I think this is in poor taste, there’s no reason to get one’s knickers in a twist over it. God cannot and will not dishonored by something as unimportant as this.

    That’s the difference between us and Islam. If some company DID manufacture toilet paper with verses from the Quran on it, World War III might begin instantaneously.

    Strange that their ‘god’ is so easily insulted.

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  8. Dagney

    March 4th, 2013

    As Father Byers says, “God will not be mocked!”

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  9. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    March 4th, 2013

    Where’s the 0bama TP?
    Oh but there’s already shit stains on it.

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  10. Geoff C. The Saltine

    March 4th, 2013

    This must have come from the left hand of God. There sick god.

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  11. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    March 4th, 2013

    How would a muslim even know what’s on toilet paper? They don’t use it.

    Oh, MJA, I have some of that. It was a gift along with the Disappoint-Mints.

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  12. LyleLovett666

    March 4th, 2013

    So I guess that we can expect christians to riot,kill,loot and burn people alive,right?Maybe I’m thinking of some other religion.

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  13. berlet98

    March 5th, 2013

    (Semi-related) Wrong Minister, Right Prayer

    “A Prayer For Our Nation,” attributed to the Rev. Billy Graham, has been circulating around the Internet recently. However, although the prayer clearly reflects the beliefs and sentiments of Rev. Graham, apparently it was not written or spoken by America’s most revered Christian preacher, at least according to Snopes.com.
    Snopes, aka the Urban Legends Reference Pages, most often leans liberal in its de-bunking of Internet falsehoods and its exposure of the true origins of “A Prayer For Our Nation” seems to have been a useless exercise.

    Snopes’ sleuths determined that the prayer did not originate either with Rev. Graham nor with Paul Harvey who read it on-air years ago. Rather, it was written and delivered in 1996 by Reverend Joe Wright, senior pastor of the Central Christian Church in Wichita as as an adaptation of an earlier prayer for the opening of the Kansas House of Representatives and Rev. Wright created quite an uproar among Kansas Democrats over its content.

    See and read the original prayer and why it caused Kansas Dems to storm out of and condemn the invocation as intolerant, extreme, radical, the result of intolerant, extreme, radical Republicans taking control of the Kansas House of Representatives in 1995.

    Snopes.com has falsely de-bunked before but appears to be right on the money this time even though it doesn’t make much of a difference who wrote “A Prayer For Our Nation.” Of most import is what the prayer says and not who wrote it. . . (Read more at http://www.genelalor.com/blog1/?p=30399

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  14. Blacksmith8

    March 5th, 2013

    Typical left prog stooopid moose-limb lovers on display.

    We all know if they actually DID print the TP with moose-limb quotes, they’d have so much money coming in from those dastardly capitalists, they wouldn’t know what to do with it all.

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  15. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    March 5th, 2013

    So – I wipe my ass with pages from the Koran.

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