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tlr online
24-10-05, 22:02
British banks are banning piggy banks because they may offend some Muslims. Halifax and NatWest banks have led the move to s**** the time-honoured symbol of saving from being given to children or used in their advertising, the Daily Express/Daily Star group reports here.

Muslims do not eat pork, as Islamic culture deems the pig to be an impure animal. Salim Mulla, secretary of the Lancashire Council of Mosques, backed the bank move. "This is a sensitive issue and I think the banks are simply being courteous to their customers," he said.

WHAT A PILE OF http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/censored.gif I HAVE NEVER READ SUCH NONSENSE IN ALL MY LIFE :mad:

tlr online
24-10-05, 22:04
Mark my words. All this will do is increase racial tension. Political correctness gone mad!

What the hell has happened to Britain!!

Catapharact
24-10-05, 22:12
I am a muslim, and yes we don't eat pork. However, this segrigation method won't release any tension as you said. On the contrary it will increase it. It's segrigation, that's what it is. E.g. France; No religious symbols allowed at all... HUH?!?

Angel666
24-10-05, 22:20
I hate political correctness.

Scottlee
24-10-05, 22:22
Utterly ridiculous.

That's all I've got to say

Scottlee
24-10-05, 22:29
Even more important than this obviously much needed law involving piggies...

I think they should ban political correctness.

It offends people who aren't whiny, pasty-skinned little numpties who spend all day trying to justify their salaries.

[ 24. October 2005, 23:32: Message edited by: Scottlee ]

UNDERTAKER
24-10-05, 22:42
Utter stupidity!

Thanks to these morons we now have:

Baa baa WHITE sheep
Snow White and the seven gnomes
Baby Soothers instead of Dummy's

What the hell???

tlr online
24-10-05, 22:46
Don't forget the "chalk board" because we're not allowed to use "black board" anymore.

Makes me so mad!!

Scottlee
24-10-05, 22:50
One of my recent favourites....

Government - "We're not doing enough to get kids playing sports in schools".

Government - "Kids can't play ball games in a teacher's care in case the inevitable compo claims end up costing us a fortune".

DREWY
24-10-05, 22:55
What a http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/censored.gif load of utter bull http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/censored.gif !
If you move to a foreign country, whilst not expected to conform to their customs, you shouldn't expect them to change theirs to suit you. Like people buying a house near an airport and then complaining about the planes overhead.
I don't mean to offend anyone who misunderstands what I mean but where will all this political correctness end.

Celephais
24-10-05, 22:56
Well on the bright side it's stopped you complaining about the weather or the rubbish in the charts these days for a bit.

Joseph
25-10-05, 01:04
Unbelievable, rediculous. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/censored.gif
Would 'political correctness' be the real motivation for this? Banks=interest. I'd expect a financially important reason for this.

Henhead
25-10-05, 05:35
Will the Church Bells on Christmas Eve be banned this year incase it offends jehovah’s witnesses?

Ooops might have given some idiot an idea!

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/censored.gif ridiculous

crux2
25-10-05, 08:00
And what if a British family takes offence at this?

Why do 'officials' feel that they must bend over backwards to insure that no 'minority' is offended?

What about the 'majority' for ****s sake.

thesmallprint
25-10-05, 09:03
That's ridiculous!
Political correctness is http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/censored.gif crazy! :rolleyes:

Mona Sax
25-10-05, 10:35
I agree with all of the above, this is just ridiculous.

Gabi
25-10-05, 10:38
Originally posted by UNDERTAKER:
Utter stupidity!

Thanks to these morons we now have:

Baa baa WHITE sheep
Snow White and the seven gnomes
OBJECTION!!! I feel offended!!! I am white !!!!
Either it works both ways or not at all!!!


And now about the piggy-banks:
What utter and complete bull http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/censored.gif !!
Maybe we should cull all the pigs in the world, extinguish them and erase any images of them.

And as crux2 said so rightly: What about the majority? By being oh so very careful not to offend any minorities the officials are p http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/censored.gif ng off the rest of us. Don't get me wrong here: I am certainly not in favour of offending people but I have yet to see and to speak to someone who actually thinks all these ideas are doing any good.

Political correctness? HA!! What on earth is correct about this??

Oh, honestly, it makes me mad :mad: .
I think of myself as an open-minded person and as long as nobody gets hurt or any harm is done my motto is: I live my way, you live yours.
I myself do not live in my country of origin and in certain parts had to adapt to the English way of life. But coming to this country I knew that this was going to happen and it has never even crossed my mind that the English should change their customs to suit me.
What the http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/censored.gif !?!

Enough said now, I think I need to go and cool down for a bit.
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[ 25. October 2005, 12:02: Message edited by: GABI ]

Draco
25-10-05, 10:48
Clocks offend me, turn off Big Ben.

BX16v
25-10-05, 15:58
I consider myself a patient and understanding person, but...

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I live in an area with friends of mixed race and religious diversity and have done for many years.
I respect their way of life, their opinions and their beliefs.

However, I take exception to being told I have to conform to these http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/censored.gif ideas.

I just feel that we are losing our identities and individualities!

You cannot even speak your mind anymore!

What ever happened to the Bulldog spirit?

They'll be banning kilts in Scotland next!


Ian

Catlantean
25-10-05, 16:10
Let's ban all communication between people. That way no one gets offended.

[ 25. October 2005, 17:15: Message edited by: Catlantean ]

Geck-o-Lizard
25-10-05, 16:16
That's... just...

If anyone was being offended by a hollow clay representation of an animal, without even any reference to eating it, they have issues they should sort out themselves.

Blackboards are now chalkboards? Since when was it offensive to name an inanimate object after its colour? It's got nothing to do with black (deliberate political incorrectness here) people whatsoever.

[ 25. October 2005, 17:18: Message edited by: Geck-o-Lizard ]

Capt. Murphy
25-10-05, 16:34
Political correctness is so gay.

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Just kidding. ;)

Scottlee
25-10-05, 16:44
Kids can't play conkers at school anymore.

Just remembered that one.

Greenkey2
25-10-05, 17:01
Utter http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/censored.gif . I say again, http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/censored.gif .

Is it just me, or does anyone else feel a deep overriding urge to migrate to another planet? One called 'Common Sense Only Please'. Shhheeeeessshhh.

crux2
25-10-05, 17:08
'Common Sense Only Please' http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/vlol.gif

Celephais
25-10-05, 17:12
I'd rather they banned The Weakest Link because it portays mentally retarded people in a manner that may cause offence.