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Bonfire tradition

On 10 Sep 2018 at 12:14pm Man wrote:
I am happy to accept that bonfire is for many people in Lewes a traditional event that should be celebrated in a traditional way. This does not mean it should always happen exactly as it has. I am increasingly uneasy about the prospect of the usual no popery banner going up in Cliffe high street. Many Catholics and non Catholics are offended by this and as I don't really think anyone is seriously worried about the reformation being overturned, isn't it time for this tradition to be quietly forgotten. It would not be the 'thin end of the wedge' or the end of bonfire but recognition that times have changed and it is no longer necessary to offend people while continuing with our traditional celebration.
On 10 Sep 2018 at 12:17pm Alive wrote:
N. P should have " down with the Bishop " next to it. You know which one.
On 10 Sep 2018 at 1:59pm Local wrote:
Key point, the banner says "popery" not "Catholicism"
On 10 Sep 2018 at 2:23pm benedict wrote:
It's not aimed at the current pope. How about you do your homework.
On 10 Sep 2018 at 3:49pm Cumberlatch wrote:
Popery scmopery
On 10 Sep 2018 at 5:20pm Suzie wrote:
I like potpourri. It makes my bedroom smell nice.
On 10 Sep 2018 at 9:08pm Man wrote:
So no popery cannot be seen as an anti Catholic post even by Pope believing Catholics? It seems potentially quite offensive to me.
On 10 Sep 2018 at 9:33pm G wrote:
If you have the minerals do something about it then
On 10 Sep 2018 at 9:42pm Minnie Ral wrote:
Minerals ?
On 11 Sep 2018 at 7:29am History wrote:
A catholic taking offence at the No Popery banner would be akin to a Protestant getting upset about a "Down with the reformation" banner. The banner references a very specific historical period hundreds of years ago. Sure you could take offence but if you do it's because you've chosen to ignore the actual statement and you apparently want to be offended. There is no anti-Catholic sentiment in Bonfire and there are loads of Catholics involved in Bonfire.
On 11 Sep 2018 at 10:44am @man wrote:
You want it quietly forgotten?, You mean like, the pope and the wider catholic church want the sick behaviour of the countless deviant perverts within its ranks to be quietly forgotten?.
Never! Never! Never!
On 11 Sep 2018 at 1:15pm @@man wrote:
That's my line - Ian Parsley- Never x 3
On 11 Sep 2018 at 2:51pm @@@Man wrote:
Any politician who can seriously politicise the evils of line dancing is ok in my book....
"Line dancing is as sinful as any other type of dancing, with its sexual gestures and touching. It is an incitement to lust."
He was also entirely right about Catholics and rabbits.

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