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    Ban Religious Avatars?

    I saw some members sporting Christian symbolism and figures in their avatars which is offensive to real Germanics because of the history of slaughter done against them by Christians. Political avatars are apparently not allowed, so why should Christians be allowed to use their profiles for religious preaching and propaganda? How is it more tolerable than political propaganda?

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    That would mean Pagan avatars would have to be banned too, and many Pagans believe Paganism is not a "religion". That's what they wrote here. Other people consider Pagan symbolism just mythology or history, not religious. Then it would mean black metal avatars would have to be banned too because some of them are Pagan themed. Would a Viking or a runestone qualify as a Pagan avatar and have to be banned?

    If Christianity is offensive to Germanics, then it should be banned entirely as a religion-ideology hostile to Germanics and their heritage, not just avatars, problem solved. But that was discussed already and the admins tolerate Christians here end of story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bärin View Post
    That would mean Pagan avatars would have to be banned too, and many Pagans believe Paganism is not a "religion". That's what they wrote here. Other people consider Pagan symbolism just mythology or history, not religious. Then it would mean black metal avatars would have to be banned too because some of them are Pagan themed. Would a Viking or a runestone qualify as a Pagan avatar and have to be banned?

    If Christianity is offensive to Germanics, then it should be banned entirely as a religion-ideology hostile to Germanics and their heritage, not just avatars, problem solved. But that was discussed already and the admins tolerate Christians here end of story.
    Just keep politics out of the avatars and everythings cool...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragnar Lodbrok View Post
    Just keep politics out of the avatars and everythings cool...
    Why? What makes religious avatars more allowable than political ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matrix View Post
    why should Christians be allowed to use their profiles for religious preaching and propaganda?
    Who does that?

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    I don't think it's a good idea to tighten the bans on a forum which is free speech. Political avatars aren't allowed, I understand the point a little bit because some users could use illegal symbols otherwise which could cause problems for themselves or the European staff. But generally I'm against limitations of freedom of expression for Germanics. But the political situation is not the fault of Skadi, it's the fault of the regimes which have the laws to convict peoples who use National Socialist imagery like Swastikas for hate crimes. With all due respect Matrix, in my view Skadi needn't to copy the kind of Draconian laws and apply them for religious expression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rassenhygieniker View Post
    Who does that?
    Some people who use Charlemagne, a guy named Lothar and a guy named Devin something had a Christian profile, although the last one seems to have removed it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Siebenbürgerin View Post
    I don't think it's a good idea to tighten the bans on a forum which is free speech.
    Since when are avatars a form of speech?

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    Whether you like it or not Christianity is a big part of European history & culture. Some of the most architecturally important buildings in Europe are churches. And what about all of those national flags that feature a cross, ban them because they are Christian?








    While we're at it lets ban anything to do with the Crusades, too much Christian symbolism there.

    Europe had a glorious past up to WWI & Chrisitianity was part of it. Eradicating al symbolism of Christianity is something Muslims want. If for no other reason I would think you would appreciate Chrisitan symbols because they offend Muslims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Æmeric View Post
    Whether you like it or not Christianity is a big part of European history & culture. Some of the most architecturally important buildings in Europe are churches. And what about all of those national flags that feature a cross, ban them because they are Christian?
    Flags lost their religious meaning overtime and just serve to represent countries. I'd change the flags too if I could though.

    Eradicating al symbolism of Christianity is something Muslims want. If for no other reason I would think you would appreciate Chrisitan symbols because they offend Muslims.
    Christians and Muslims are in the same pot to me. Like Muslims and Jews. None of them is appreciated.

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    I would say no, and allow political avatars too.

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