Thursday, 22 December 2011

The Daily Mail: What's More Obscene Than Charging £2.50 For A Piece Of Card?

'Stores 'ashamed' to sell religious cards... but obscene ones litter the High Street'

"Supermarkets have become ‘ashamed’ of selling Christmas cards with religious themes, Christian leaders said yesterday.
"They claimed a creeping ‘multicultural indoctrination’ had led to an aversion to Christianity, and that shops were worried about stocking cards that might offend other faiths.
"The rebuke to Britain’s big four supermarkets – Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons – came as a snapshot poll by the Daily Mail revealed the tiny number of religious cards on sale.
"Of 6,576 cards sold individually, just 36 – 0.5 per cent – featured scenes such as Jesus in a manger or angels..."


"Christmas cards emblazoned with obscenities are on sale across Britain’s High Streets.
"One card showing a quintessential 50s family inside a wreath reads ‘Merry Christmas W*****’, while another depicts a pair of carol singers with the words ‘Merry F****** Christmas.’ A third says: ‘Merry Christmas You F****** F*****.’
"In total, dozens of the explicit cards are on sale in branches of Scribbler. Each costs around £2.50...
"In the branch of the store in London’s Kensington High Street, the filth-ridden cards are part of a large display containing other family-orientated festive greetings.
"One shows Santa saying: ‘Shh! Nobody knows I’m gay’ while another shows him with a cigarette in hand and the words: ‘F*** off! I’m smoking.’"

The Daily Mail.

Supermarkets are huge commercial concerns.
All they care about is what sells - and they put a heck of a lot of thought/research into finding this out.
Do you really think if there was any more demand for cards with pictures of the little baby Jesus on, they wouldn't be piling them high?
And anyway, as any fule kno, winterlude was a perfectly nice pagan festival until the Roman Emperor Constantine hijacked it in the 4th Century.
So find your own holiday, matey.

1 comment:

  1. heppe chrumbus, Fagburn!!!! x

    (fanks for all teh werk you've been done over the yars!)