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
“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.
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.”