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Offline Joe

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Cheerleader Smilie?
« on: December 20, 2013, 07:19:34 AM »
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  • It seems to me that this smiley :rahrah: is inappropriate.  It is a caricature of a cheerleader.  Most cheerleaders dress in a provocative way which can put people in a near occasion of sin.  Even though the smiley in itself is not inappropriate it is designed to mimic cheerleading, which is sinful.  As a Catholic who closely and jealously guards my state of grace, I believe it is highly inappropriate for this forum.
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    Cheerleader Smilie?
    « Reply #1 on: December 20, 2013, 08:54:26 AM »
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  • Joe, it is cheerleaders' dress that's inappropriate, not cheerleading.  When I went to school, cheerleaders did not dress as they do now, therefore my vision of a cheerleader is different than yours.  Smiley is an appropriate cheerleader with nothing inappropriate.  ( I don't watch sports, I play sports).  We need to pick our battles with the world.  Smiley cheerleader on this forum shouldn't be one of them.  You're wasting your energy & time.
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    Cheerleader Smilie?
    « Reply #2 on: December 20, 2013, 10:24:02 AM »
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    Dear Joe,

    If looking at the cheerleader smiley is an occasion of sin for you then why are you using it in your post?  Is this thread an occasion of sin for you too?  If so, I hope you don't come back here to post in it, because then by thinking about the cheerleader smiley, even if you don't look at it, you might be committing sin.

    Some cheerleaders are male.  Do they give you thoughts too?  :furtive:






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    Cheerleader Smilie?
    « Reply #3 on: December 21, 2013, 12:40:39 PM »
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  • Quote from: Joe
    It seems to me that this smiley :rahrah: is inappropriate.  It is a caricature of a cheerleader.  Most cheerleaders dress in a provocative way which can put people in a near occasion of sin.  Even though the smiley in itself is not inappropriate it is designed to mimic cheerleading, which is sinful.  As a Catholic who closely and jealously guards my state of grace, I believe it is highly inappropriate for this forum.


    You're jealous you couldn't get the pretty cheerleader in high school aren't you? :wink:

    Cheerleading is not sinful. Cheerleading is a sport, just like baseball, basketball, volleyball, football, etc. and sports are beneficial, not harmful. Yeah sure cheerleaders dress pretty skimpish nowadays but that has more to do with popular culture, not cheerleading as a sport.

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    Cheerleader Smilie?
    « Reply #4 on: December 21, 2013, 12:47:22 PM »
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  • There is no such thing as cheer leaders in my country. We W1N.


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    Cheerleader Smilie?
    « Reply #5 on: December 21, 2013, 12:53:22 PM »
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  • Quote from: Joe
    It seems to me that this smiley :rahrah: is inappropriate.  It is a caricature of a cheerleader.  Most cheerleaders dress in a provocative way which can put people in a near occasion of sin.  Even though the smiley in itself is not inappropriate it is designed to mimic cheerleading, which is sinful.  As a Catholic who closely and jealously guards my state of grace, I believe it is highly inappropriate for this forum.


    Seriously?  this is your idea of an issue?  Life must be pretty problem free on your planet if you have time to police emoticons.
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    « Reply #6 on: December 21, 2013, 01:01:26 PM »
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  • I agree with him. The smiley face does not appear to be wearing any clothes.
    Peepel ought to refrain from using smileys that expose themselves lest it cause temptations against chastity.
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    « Reply #7 on: December 21, 2013, 01:01:42 PM »
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  • If an smiley with Pom-poms causes you to stumble, consider giving up the Internet altogether.


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    Cheerleader Smilie?
    « Reply #8 on: December 21, 2013, 01:59:04 PM »
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  • Is this thread a joke?

    A smiley? Seriously?

    Offline StCeciliasGirl

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    Cheerleader Smilie?
    « Reply #9 on: December 21, 2013, 02:11:03 PM »
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  • Not trying to pile on, but since I started the last thread suggesting we get more standard smileys (the yellow ones instead of the larger blue ones), I feel compelled.

    I am personally done with society taking good things (cheering, smiling, celebrating, etc) and making them into "Sodomite-only", or "inappropriate-only", things. No: we Catholics have PLENTY of reason to cheer, and to smile, and so forth. I know some people don't like emoticons, and you can turn off smilies in your settings, so you never see them! Yay! I would caution that given that the meaning of a post is often tempered with an emoticon so the intended meaning is clear, I'd think twice before turning them off.

    Do we misuse them at times? Sure. But I don't imagine anyone here is trying to evoke feelings of lust in commenting something like:

    We got new parishioners today!  :rahrah:

    And so forth. But if they bother you, turn them off in settings, or avoid posters who use them prolifically. (HIDE button: nobody knows you've hidden them, and the posts are merely collapsed. You can undo HIDE, as well.)

    I'll use this smiley to convey I mean well, but note, these blue smileys are still creepy to me:

     :smile:
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    Cheerleader Smilie?
    « Reply #10 on: December 24, 2013, 08:28:42 AM »
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  • Quote from: LoverOfTradition
    Is this thread a joke?

    A smiley? Seriously?


    No comment  :jester:
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    Cheerleader Smilie?
    « Reply #11 on: December 24, 2013, 09:52:18 AM »
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  •  THEY'RE ALL BAD!
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    Offline Viva Cristo Rey

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    « Reply #12 on: December 24, 2013, 10:19:28 AM »
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  • Joe needs to go to Confession for his impure thoughts about a cartoon smiley face cheer leader

    Can you say puritanical Jansenist?  
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    « Reply #13 on: December 24, 2013, 10:49:29 AM »
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  • It's a good thing Matthew hasn't added a "woman wearing pants" smiley. The debate would be endless.
    "Kindness is for fools! They [modernists] want to be treated with oil, soap, and caresses, but they ought to be beaten with fists. In a duel, you don't count or measure the blows, you strike as you can. War is not made with charity. It is a struggle, a duel." -- Pope St. Pius X

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    « Reply #14 on: December 24, 2013, 11:14:22 AM »
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  • Quote from: Charlemagne
    It's a good thing Matthew hasn't added a "woman wearing pants" smiley. The debate would be endless.


    I don't wear pants but I'd use that one all the time. Hahaha!


     

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