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-Apple’s Logo Offensive to Russian Christians?

by Dr. D ~ October 10th, 2012

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From the Christian Post:

Christians from Russia’s Orthodox community are demanding that the country’s Apple division remove the famous half-bitten apple logo from its products and replace it with a cross, because they find the apple image offensive to their beliefs.

In popular culture, an apple is often used to represent the fruit that Adam and Eve ate… although the exact type of fruit is not mentioned in Scripture.  …

The Russian conservatives may get their way and force Apple to change its logo because of new laws being proposed in the country’s parliament on blasphemy and insults targeting religious, spiritual, or national values. It is expected that President Vladimir Putin will back the laws, …

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Response: Wow, I thought crazy stuff like this only happened in Muslim dominated countries? Russia does have a large Muslim population but the Russian Orthodox Christians are driving this issue and supporting the passage of ‘blasphemy’ laws.

The scary thing about all of this is the unseen implications that new ‘blasphemy’ laws might have on freedom of religion and free speech when it comes to religion in Russia. Not a promising development at all.

It also points out the continuing cultural differences between the perspectives and thinking of the Russia people and those in the West, particularly in America, when it comes to Free speech and freedom of religion.              *Top

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