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Bonfire Night: Glorifying Terrorism for over 400 years!

#1
Well, think about it.

The gunpowder plot was a planned act of terrorism that failed so surely, under this Government's spanky-new act, anyone caught 'celebrating' it is guilty of glorifying terrorism?

Are we all to be rounded up and sent to Belmarsh the second we light the fuse on our first catherine wheel, or will the government not recognise this tiny flaw in their act of ambiguously-worded madness?

Instead, perhaps by burning the image of a Catholic we'll be rounded up and charged with incitement to religious hatred?

Thoughts?
 
#3
The_Dragoon said:
Are we offending muslims though ?
Not the majority, but I'm sure all of those bright flashes and loud bangs are offending the outdated and vocal minority.

Quick, pull the zip on your veil so you can't see!
 
#6
There has always been a certain amount of Catholic disquiet over the events, I understand, especially around the processions in Lewes, Sussex.
 
#7
The only thing wrong with Guy Faulkes is that he didnt burn the bl88dy building down, but then again we celebrate failures more than sucess in this land.
 
#8
leveller said:
The only thing wrong with Guy Faulkes is that he didnt burn the bl88dy building down, but then again we celebrate failures more than sucess in this land.
Not the failures. We celebrate the *effort*.

Remember, it's not the winning that counts, it's the taking part.

A lesson for Iraq, perhaps.
 
#9
Chalky said:
leveller said:
The only thing wrong with Guy Faulkes is that he didnt burn the bl88dy building down, but then again we celebrate failures more than sucess in this land.
Not the failures. We celebrate the *effort*.

Remember, it's not the winning that counts, it's the taking part.

A lesson for Iraq, perhaps.
What an admission of an incorrect order not likely LOL
 
#10
The thinking behind bonfire night goes something like:

"He was a bad man,He tried to blow up Parliament,he failed, But look how pretty it wouod have been if hed managed it! Isnt it fantastic!"
 
#13
I don't know about glorifying terrorism, but I would imagine that the annual festival that is held in Lewes could be judged guilty of inciting religious hatred: they burn an effigy of the Pope..
 
#19
Well, on the one hand, Cromwell clearly had the right idea - dissolving Parliament by dint of marching in with troops is definitely an ideal to be aspired to.

On the other hand, there was that bit about overthrowing the monarchy and abolishing pleasure as well, and I'm less keen on both those ideas.

So, on balance: Pro-Cromwell 1, Anti-Cromwell 2. The antis have it.

He was a traitorous leech.
 

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