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Christians slam Apple logo's blasphemy!

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 22 Oct 2012 18:33 User comments (16)

Christians slam Apple logo's blasphemy! Russian Christians find blasphemy in Apple logo.
The Orthodox Christians apparently believe that the iconic Apple logo - an Apple with a bite taken out of it - symbolizes the original sin of Adam and Eve in the Bible. In fact, the Apple logo (and company name) is inspired by Isaac Newton, who became obsessed with gravity after an Apple allegedly landed on his head after falling from a tree.

Regardless of the facts though, there are reports that some Christians in Russia have even taken to covering up the Apple logo with images of the cross. Anti-blasphemy laws have been introduced in the Russian parliament, much to the disgust of more secular types in Russian politics and society.

Tensions in Russia between the Orthodox Church and secular elements in society have been escalating in recent times. One incident that gained international attention was the case of the Pussy Riot band, who staged a protest in one of Russia's main cathedrals, landing the band members in a whole lot of trouble.

Russian political party Yabloko may back Apple in any dispute with the religious orders, or the state. The party (its name translates as "Apple") has been a critic of what it sees as attempts to create a "clerical-police state" and to fuel conflict between the Russian Orthodox Church and secular civil society.

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16 user comments

122.10.2012 18:38

/facepalm do they not have a life. pretty soon they will say my cereal box is blasphemy.

222.10.2012 18:48

This is bloody ridiculous! Why would the Russian people stand for a state enforced theocracy after throwing off the shackles of communism only decades before. They obviously have very short memories. Also, nowhere in the bible does it say that Eve ate an apple. It was the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. And as I'm an atheist it means I've actually read the bloody thing... unlike these, supposed, xtians.

322.10.2012 19:18

Threw what shackles off you mean like the chinese opening their borders,still got the same people in power as the saying goes the more things change the more they stay the same

422.10.2012 19:40

and they just noticed this so called blasphemy now?fanaticism whether political or religious can be a pretty destructive force.

522.10.2012 20:00

I find this quite foolish. Taking into consideration all events occurring in our world right now, that this would even be a topic of public interest.

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622.10.2012 20:53

Uh, if they're so offended by it, just don't buy Apple's products. It just doesn't make sense that they would still buy or even keep the product, then cover the logo with a cross if they indeed thought it was blasphemous. What's scary is the passing of anti-blasphemy laws; what a nifty little tool for strict governmental control.

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723.10.2012 0:17

The idea probably came when apple was designing the ipad with someone involved with playboy 30 years ago.

823.10.2012 2:04

Just to add, that band was sent to labor camps a little while ago it's been reported... Russia never changed, just a temporary reset for the old Kremlin.

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923.10.2012 4:25

religion is so full of so many contradictions its not funny but i wont get into a religious debate as it would get the topic closed very quickly.adam and eve is just a story with no scientific evidence to back it they can say something is blasphemy based on a made up story is rediculous.

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1023.10.2012 7:53

Er.... ok so you'd not be here right now if the apple never existed.... right... stop complaining and distracting yourself with whose "better".

Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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1123.10.2012 11:33

There aren't many things that Apple is innocent of, in my opinion, but being the Antichrist may be one of those things that they are innocent of.

1223.10.2012 12:01

1323.10.2012 20:13

Does this mean the actual fruit is banned in that country

1424.10.2012 0:16

I don't know were the world is going, we have got so many countries with anti-blasphemy laws, muslim, christian etc etc...the space worldwide for free thinking people is getting smaller

1524.10.2012 3:07

i dont have a problem with religion but its stuff like this that makes me mad.they are entitiled to there views and opinions but when they start affecting people and pushing there views down other peoples throats that is a problem.

as for apple they are not the best company and i have been known to bag them out on here.but for once they are actually innocent.

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1625.10.2012 12:57


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