#1 Posted by kuonphobos (4882 posts) - - Show Bio

Please look at the Muhammad page amd give me your thoughts. I have found a really good pic, not offensive in any way (IMO) but based on my desire to not offend anyone I wanted a consensus before I acted.

Also, if not an image is there ANY type of pic that go occupy the main pic spot? Like maybe a crescent over a green field or somesuch?

Thanks.

#2 Posted by Icarusflies (12466 posts) - - Show Bio

@kuonphobos: Unless the picture you found is DIRECTLY from a comic book, I'd say DO NOT add it. As it is, it's a bit of a touchy matter.

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#3 Posted by kuonphobos (4882 posts) - - Show Bio

@Icarusflies: Well it was going to be a retouched cover of The Crusaders issue 17 "The Prophet". The only problem with that is that the source is a Chick publication which is severely anti-Islam (pretty much anti-everything)

Give me a few minutes and I will post the modified image.

#4 Posted by kuonphobos (4882 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok this is what I was thinking....

#5 Posted by RazzaTazz (9478 posts) - - Show Bio
@kuonphobos: It would be nice if we could lock certain pages like this in order to avoid offending anyone.  As it is ... I am not sure.  The picture looks fine, maybe don't associate it with that Chick and it should be ok.  As long as it is historical enough and not offensive.
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#6 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8736 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly the only way you won't offend anyone is to have a picture of him drawn for religious art and in those his face is never shown there is a veil over his visage always.

#7 Posted by Teerack (5392 posts) - - Show Bio

This is the funniest thread on comicvine right now.

#8 Posted by Icarusflies (12466 posts) - - Show Bio

@Crom-Cruach said:

Honestly the only way you won't offend anyone is to have a picture of him drawn for religious art and in those his face is never shown there is a veil over his visage always.

I would actually recommend using one of these if you feel you must use an image...

Especially since using retouched images isn't really permitted for character galleries.

@kuonphobos:

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#9 Posted by kuonphobos (4882 posts) - - Show Bio

No problem. I will just leave it empty. I just like to add pics where there are none and where I am able. I guess it one of my many flaws.

@RazzaTazz: If you think that the image I posted above might offend someone please lock this thread and/or tell me how I might delete it.

Thanks for the imput ALL.

#10 Edited by Billy Batson (57783 posts) - - Show Bio


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#11 Edited by Skunkstein (591 posts) - - Show Bio

@Teerack said:

This is the funniest thread on comicvine right now.

Hah! Religion, lol!

#12 Posted by RazzaTazz (9478 posts) - - Show Bio
@kuonphobos: The one which you identified would be fine, except that it comes from Chick.  I would say that you can use it though.  
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#13 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

Chick Publications is a fundamentalist protestant group that uses comics to convert people. From what I know of the group, this fundamentalist group does not believe people of other religions like Catholicism, Buddhism, Islam, etc. can be saved. So I would assume that all the comics from Chick Publications can easily offend believers from other religions such as Catholicism, Buddhism, Islam, etc. As for images of the Prophet of Islam, better to avoid any pictures of the Prophet to be safe.

#14 Posted by tea8765 (157 posts) - - Show Bio

@RazzaTazz said:

@kuonphobos: It would be nice if we could lock certain pages like this in order to avoid offending anyone. As it is ... I am not sure. The picture looks fine, maybe don't associate it with that Chick and it should be ok. As long as it is historical enough and not offensive.

Not offensive? has anyone seen the Jesus gallery? no fear of outraging people there.

#15 Posted by RazzaTazz (9478 posts) - - Show Bio
@tea8765 said:

@RazzaTazz said:

@kuonphobos: It would be nice if we could lock certain pages like this in order to avoid offending anyone. As it is ... I am not sure. The picture looks fine, maybe don't associate it with that Chick and it should be ok. As long as it is historical enough and not offensive.

Not offensive? has anyone seen the Jesus gallery? no fear of outraging people there.

Someone should clean up that gallery then.  
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#16 Posted by fesak2 (37 posts) - - Show Bio

If it's an image that's appeared in a comic book it should be allowed.

#17 Posted by fesak (7031 posts) - - Show Bio

@kuonphobos said:

Ok this is what I was thinking....

I think this page is perfectly acceptable since it is an image of Muhammed that appeared in a comic book and the Comicvine Muhammed page is supposed to detail the comic book version of him.

@RazzaTazz said:

@tea8765 said:

@RazzaTazz said:

@kuonphobos: It would be nice if we could lock certain pages like this in order to avoid offending anyone. As it is ... I am not sure. The picture looks fine, maybe don't associate it with that Chick and it should be ok. As long as it is historical enough and not offensive.

Not offensive? has anyone seen the Jesus gallery? no fear of outraging people there.

Someone should clean up that gallery then.

We can't start to censor what images are allowed or not because religious people takes offense by everything. For example I can see how Christians might take offense by the interpretation of Jesus in Battle Pope where he is portrayed as a hobo, but we should still have this version detailed on the page and have the images in the gallery. Same goes for the version of God who is a pervert (don't remember where it's from).

Our job is to describe the comic book versions of these characters, and we can't start to exclude certain comics because someone might find them offensive.

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#18 Posted by Billy Batson (57783 posts) - - Show Bio
#19 Posted by fesak (7031 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson said:

@fesak said:

Same goes for the version of God who is a pervert (don't remember where it's from).

Chronicles of Wormwood.
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Yeah, that's right. That was a good series :)

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#20 Posted by Billy Batson (57783 posts) - - Show Bio

@fesak said:

@Billy Batson said:

@fesak said:

Same goes for the version of God who is a pervert (don't remember where it's from).

Chronicles of Wormwood.
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Yeah, that's right. That was a good series :)

Thought about reading it...guess that means I should :p
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#21 Posted by RazzaTazz (9478 posts) - - Show Bio

@fesak: Agreed but there are quite a few images in the Jesus gallery which are not from comics.

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#22 Posted by fesak (7031 posts) - - Show Bio

@RazzaTazz said:

@fesak: Agreed but there are quite a few images in the Jesus gallery which are not from comics.

Those are mostly icons/classic images, which even religious people would be fine with, right?

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#23 Posted by fesak (7031 posts) - - Show Bio

@fesak said:

@RazzaTazz said:

@fesak: Agreed but there are quite a few images in the Jesus gallery which are not from comics.

Those are mostly icons/classic images, which even religious people would be fine with, right?

And what the hell..? Someone removed all the comic related text and inserted the bible stuff..?

We should set some wiki tasks on pages like this to get comic info on there.

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#24 Posted by RazzaTazz (9478 posts) - - Show Bio

@fesak: I guess so, in terms of what we need as a comic site, we could have one or two iconic images and get rid of the rest. I don't think people come to CV to see religious art associated with Jesus.

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#25 Posted by fesak (7031 posts) - - Show Bio

@RazzaTazz said:

@fesak: I guess so, in terms of what we need as a comic site, we could have one or two iconic images and get rid of the rest. I don't think people come to CV to see religious art associated with Jesus.

Sure, a little hard to tell in a few cases though. This and this looks like they might be covers for something, and the image set as main is from a comic, don't remember what though. I have to start entering descriptions when i upload images.

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#26 Edited by kuonphobos (4882 posts) - - Show Bio

@fesak said:

@RazzaTazz said:

@fesak: I guess so, in terms of what we need as a comic site, we could have one or two iconic images and get rid of the rest. I don't think people come to CV to see religious art associated with Jesus.

Sure, a little hard to tell in a few cases though. This and this looks like they might be covers for something, and the image set as main is from a comic, don't remember what though. I have to start entering descriptions when i upload images.

The main looks like it came from Simon Bisley's work Illustrations From the Bible

#27 Posted by fesak (7031 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, that was probably it.

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#28 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

WTF o_O

#29 Posted by RazzaTazz (9478 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rumble Man: Please dont bump threads for no reason

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