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Bumper sticker: What message is this sending?

  1. The owner is religious.

    7 vote(s)
    19.4%
  2. The owner is mocking religion.

    10 vote(s)
    27.8%
  3. None of the above.

    19 vote(s)
    52.8%
  1. Dec 14, 2007 #1

    DaveC426913

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    If you saw this on the bumper of a car, would you assume something about the owner's religious beliefs?

    Obviously a scuba diver, but would you think this person is religious (i.e. Christian)? or mocking it?

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  3. Dec 14, 2007 #2

    Moonbear

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    I'd think the person had a good sense of humor...and was into scuba. :biggrin: I wouldnt' assume they were mocking religion; they just might not know what the fish mean and think it's some fad. I was fairly "old" before I knew what those fish were all about, so I can understand someone just not knowing if they weren't brought up around people who believed in things like that.
     
  4. Dec 14, 2007 #3
    What makes you think at all that the picture is religious?
     
  5. Dec 14, 2007 #4

    DaveC426913

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    A perfectly valid answer, but for your info, I have edited the initial post with links.
     
  6. Dec 14, 2007 #5

    Evo

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    I don't see anything wrong with it. Look at those flippers on the feet! You did notice that this has two feet and an air tank and that it's a diver not a fish, right?
     
  7. Dec 14, 2007 #6

    DaveC426913

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    Yes, but that's not the question.
     
  8. Dec 14, 2007 #7

    Evo

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    I voted "none of the above", I think it's cute.
     
  9. Dec 14, 2007 #8
    Oh right I checked the links and I realise what it means now, but I dont think they are doing either I do not know about it and many people around the world do not so I would just say ignorant and they think it looks kool as i did when I first saw it.
     
  10. Dec 14, 2007 #9

    Kurdt

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    I'd have thought they were a religious scuba diver.

    I like the pastafarianism fish. Its the tastiest.
     
  11. Dec 14, 2007 #10

    mgb_phys

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    I think the owner is mocking fish - which is a bad move for a diver, they outnumber you and they are on home ground!
     
  12. Dec 14, 2007 #11
    Yup, religious scuba diver. That's where my money would be. The owner of this bumper sticker has obviously created his own branch of Christianity called the Church of SCUBA. It's rather ingenious really. Their missionaries search for converts underseas, where other disciples have not yet spread the word.
     
  13. Dec 14, 2007 #12
    I though it was the fish mocking divers!

    No really, it's just a clever pop art rendition based on another pop art symbol that happens to be ancient. It means nothing to me other than being catchy. Of course someone else somewhere will find it offensive and will call his local representative to put an end to this terrible hate crime.
     
  14. Dec 14, 2007 #13

    Moonbear

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    :rofl:

    Sadly, you could be right. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Dec 14, 2007 #14
    I said mocking religion, but it's not entirely accurate.

    It's mocking a catch-all over-done symbol used by religion.
     
  16. Dec 14, 2007 #15
    Ooooooooo, I am going to make one of those fishies that says 'evolution' and sell it. Patent pending, patent pending, patent pending!
     
  17. Dec 14, 2007 #16

    Ivan Seeking

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    [​IMG]

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  18. Dec 14, 2007 #17
    Has anyone seen those fish with little feet that say Darwin inside instead of Jesus? I saw one of those on a car once.
     
  19. Dec 14, 2007 #18
    Ivan you must have posted like 2 seconds ahead of me...harumph
     
  20. Dec 14, 2007 #19

    Ivan Seeking

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    I wouldn't assume anything either way.
     
  21. Dec 14, 2007 #20

    Ivan Seeking

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    Be sure to check the links in Dave's post. :biggrin:
     
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