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Traditional Catholic Faith => Catholic Living in the Modern World => Topic started by: Joe on December 20, 2013, 07:19:34 AM

Title: Cheerleader Smilie?
Post by: Joe on December 20, 2013, 07:19:34 AM
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.
Title: Cheerleader Smilie?
Post by: Thorn on December 20, 2013, 08:54:26 AM
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.
Title: Cheerleader Smilie?
Post by: Neil Obstat 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:



(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kdkWKwpstp0/TF8HOqFQ1KI/AAAAAAAAAdk/0zqqn_TZsBU/s1600/Male-cheerleaders--005.jpg)


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Title: Cheerleader Smilie?
Post by: Traditional Guy 20 on December 21, 2013, 12:40:39 PM
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.
Title: Cheerleader Smilie?
Post by: soulguard on December 21, 2013, 12:47:22 PM
There is no such thing as cheer leaders in my country. We W1N.
Title: Cheerleader Smilie?
Post by: Sigismund on December 21, 2013, 12:53:22 PM
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.
Title: Cheerleader Smilie?
Post by: soulguard on December 21, 2013, 01:01:26 PM
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.
 :laugh1:
Title: Cheerleader Smilie?
Post by: Mabel on December 21, 2013, 01:01:42 PM
If an smiley with Pom-poms causes you to stumble, consider giving up the Internet altogether.
Title: Cheerleader Smilie?
Post by: LoverOfTradition on December 21, 2013, 01:59:04 PM
Is this thread a joke?

A smiley? Seriously?
Title: Cheerleader Smilie?
Post by: StCeciliasGirl on December 21, 2013, 02:11:03 PM
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 "sơdơmite-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 (http://www.cathinfo.com/catholic.php?a=cp&s=prefs), 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:
Title: Cheerleader Smilie?
Post by: Joe on December 24, 2013, 08:28:42 AM
Quote from: LoverOfTradition
Is this thread a joke?

A smiley? Seriously?


No comment  :jester:
Title: Cheerleader Smilie?
Post by: Frances on December 24, 2013, 09:52:18 AM
 THEY'RE ALL BAD!
:dancing-banana:genetically modified fruit
 :sign-surrender:quitter
 :whistleblower:noise pollution
 :drillsergeant:militaristic
 :tv-disturbed:corruption in the living room
 :ready-to-eat:gluttony
 :roll-laugh2:mockery
 :light-saber:dangerous weapon
 :roll-laugh1:more mockery
 :scratchchin:scratching one's self is rude
 :really-mad2:type A, at risk of heart attack
 :read-paper:Cor Unam? Only priests are allowed to read that!
 :fryingpan:wife beater
 :smoke-pot:immoral and illegal
 :surprised:in need of orthodontia
 :confused1:doubter
 :detective:generates second hand smoke
 :thinking:Thinking gives you wrinkles.
 :rolleyes:bad for eye muscles
 :reporter:evil mass media
 :kick-can:Go green!  Recycle that can!
 :facepalm:Look at me when I'm speaking, young man!
 :jumping2:mutated due to Fukushima
 :nunchaku:meanacing
 :smash-pc:Just say no to internet rumors.
 :applause: Keep your hands to yourself!
 :incense:h0Ɩ0cαųst denier
 :reading:Makes the illiterate feel bad.
 :alcohol:liquor is demonic
 :soapbox:Shut up!
 :tinfoil:aluminium causes Alzheimer's
 :scared2:Grow a spine!
 :cussing:Needs anger management class
 :cowboy:ceo of original branding firm
 :laugh1:yuk, yuk, yuk!
 :guitar:plays in folk mass
 :jester:The fool has said in his heart, There is no God.
 :geezer:Mocking the elderly?
 :shocked:needs eye glasses
 :gandalf: Duck Dynasty?
 :dancing:no clothes?
 :popcorn:high cholesterol
 :heretic:sedes must die!
 :laugh2:O2 deprived
 :rahrah:immodest
 :cheers:no designated driver?
 :farmer:redneck
 :devil2:too scary
 :sleep:narcolepsy
 :stare:rude
 :clown:time for mass!
 :boxer:punch drunk
 :argue:shut up!
 :faint:drama queen
 :smile:pleasant, but not bright
 :smirk:lose the attitude!
 :dwarf:inferiority complex
 :judge:Who am I to judge?
 :wink:What's that supposed to mean?
 :king:scandalous use of cross
 :cool:not cool!
 :pray:pray, pay, obey
 :chef:planning new career as MC for ginsu knife infomercial
 :barf:Bp.W. listens to Sound of Music
 :baby:Where are the other kids?
 :idea:bad idea
 :cry:needs prozac
 :sad:needs prozac
 :mad:anger issues
 :ape:proof of evolution
 :pop:encouraging soul
 :pc:heh! heh! That will fix him!








Title: Cheerleader Smilie?
Post by: Viva Cristo Rey on December 24, 2013, 10:19:28 AM
Joe needs to go to Confession for his impure thoughts about a cartoon smiley face cheer leader

Can you say puritanical Jansenist?  
 :cheers:
Title: Cheerleader Smilie?
Post by: Charlemagne on December 24, 2013, 10:49:29 AM
It's a good thing Matthew hasn't added a "woman wearing pants" smiley. The debate would be endless.
Title: Cheerleader Smilie?
Post by: Mabel on December 24, 2013, 11:14:22 AM
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!
Title: Cheerleader Smilie?
Post by: soulguard on December 24, 2013, 01:03:45 PM
Frances PWNS  +5000 Points
Title: Cheerleader Smilie?
Post by: StCeciliasGirl on December 24, 2013, 01:49:36 PM
Quote from: Viva Cristo Rey
Joe needs to go to Confession for his impure thoughts about a cartoon smiley face cheer leader

Can you say puritanical Jansenist?  
 :cheers:


 :laugh1:

Viva, I'm afraid your use of the beer icon may be indicating a potential alcohol problem.

You have to mix it up!

It's this:  :cheers: PLUS this:  :alcohol:

Only Protestants use one type of alcohol! By the by, we clearly we need an EGGNOG SMILEY!
Title: Cheerleader Smilie?
Post by: Matthew on December 24, 2013, 02:31:41 PM
Just one question --

Frances, do you see this smilie as a smilie with a big buck tooth?

 :surprised:

That white circle below the eyes is an OPEN MOUTH, as is gasping in surprise!

Now I'm having a hard time UN-seeing the buck tooth.

Kind of like Kim Possible's mustache:

Title: Cheerleader Smilie?
Post by: Sigismund on December 24, 2013, 02:38:03 PM
Quote from: Charlemagne
It's a good thing Matthew hasn't added a "woman wearing pants" smiley. The debate would be endless.


And if that woman were to advocate or oppose baptism of desire, well!
Title: Cheerleader Smilie?
Post by: Sigismund on December 24, 2013, 02:39:54 PM
Frances,

I am pretty sure  :king:  that is a septre, not a cross.
Title: Cheerleader Smilie?
Post by: Frances on December 26, 2013, 01:20:27 PM
Frances, the genetically modified :dancing-banana: answers your questions.
Yes, these are buck teeth.  :surprised:  
Doesn't a sceptre show God's authority?  So using it for a back-scratcher is at best, grossly disrespectful!
 :king:
Title: Cheerleader Smilie?
Post by: Neil Obstat on December 26, 2013, 04:07:41 PM
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Post (http://www.cathinfo.com/catholic.php?a=topic&t=29033&min=15#p2)
Quote from: Matthew
Just one question --

Kind of like Kim Possible's mustache:




Kim Possible?  What's Kim Possible?  Is it K. Impossible misspelled?


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Title: Cheerleader Smilie?
Post by: Capt McQuigg on December 26, 2013, 04:24:48 PM
 :roll-laugh1:
Title: Cheerleader Smilie?
Post by: LoverOfTradition on December 26, 2013, 05:36:28 PM
 :roll-laugh1:
Title: Cheerleader Smilie?
Post by: shin on December 30, 2013, 03:19:48 AM
I recommend

 :heretic:

for them all!  :shocked:

 :smile: