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« on: October 20, 2010, 13:48:30 PM »

Hi all,

I find this a very telling article today: http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Woolies-bans-Christian-mags-20101020

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"Christians are threatening to boycott Woolworths stores after a decision to no longer sell Christian magazines.
This means readers of magazines such as Lig, Juig, Joy and Lééf will have to buy them elsewhere. "

Threatening to boycott Woolworths should not be in the equation, they should just accept and move on. Well done Woolies. I tell you, every single Christian woman spends 90% of her life (and her salary) in Woolies. You won't see them turing a blind eye to Woolies because of this, they will continue shopping! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2010, 14:10:39 PM »

it will blow over.  the women are too friggin lazy to walk into checkers and have to make white sauce from scratch.
if they want to make a fuss about the xtian magazines, then woolies can bring in some porn.  and see how the xtians women are gonna have a hard time to keep their men OUT of the woolies.
arent these xtian magazines allso not predominently afrikaans?  maybe they just dont sell as many magazines, and they dont make money off them.
whatever the reason, hurrah!  i knew there was a reason i liked woolies.  apart from the chocolate mousse pudding, and the rotissiere chicken, and the prawn chips and the....
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2010, 14:17:12 PM »

"Ban" is too strong a word. As Mefiante said in the other thread, it's most likely just the pulling of an unprofitable item. It's been fun following the reactions though, especially on the WW Facebook page. Blogged about it: http://synapses.co.za/woolworths-offends-christians/
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2010, 14:46:14 PM »

Haha, it's hilarious how the atheists and trolls have invaded that wall.
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2010, 14:49:16 PM »

As normal the christians are foaming at the mouth running in circles, hands waving above their heads

What is the big fuss, it's just a magazine, and I for one will be glad not to see that crud on the shelf.
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2010, 15:47:31 PM »

foaming at the mouth running in circles, hands waving above their heads

  cant you just see it?
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2010, 16:43:47 PM »

For Thor's sake, they caved: http://www.mg.co.za/article/2010-10-20-woolworths-to-put-christian-mags-back-on-shelves

Fucking faux controversies
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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2010, 16:45:11 PM »

The comments are the most hilarious part! What do you guys think about people saying then Woolies should ban all religious items like turkeys, christmas decorations, Halal range? I mean come on. I appreciate the Christians would actually realise that their fellow brethren are quick to jump the gun!
One guy said: "I am a Christian. Christianity does not have a special place anywhere or can't call for special treatment. We as Christians need to be walking examples of Jesus Christ and having magazines sold in a store does not make any difference. If you want the magazine so much, SUBSCRIBE and have it delivered in you post box. Don't let us take everything that happens to such extremes as boycotts - very negative. Let us show people that we are not threatened by these actions."

There's a guy with a bit more of a brain. Be christian, by all means, but don't force your opinions upon everybody else right?

Besides the journalist is calling it a 'ban' not Woolworths.
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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2010, 17:22:34 PM »

It's crazy how many of them are going on about discrimination! Can they not see that Woolies has been discriminating against everyone else and not selling their magazines. When last did you walk into a Woolies and see the latest edition of Witchcraft and Wicca Magazine or The Humanist Magazine for that matter?
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2010, 17:33:16 PM »

It's crazy how many of them are going on about discrimination! Can they not see that Woolies has been discriminating against everyone else and not selling their magazines. When last did you walk into a Woolies and see the latest edition of Witchcraft and Wicca Magazine or The Humanist Magazine for that matter?

exactly.  thank you.
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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2010, 18:15:51 PM »

It's crazy how many of them are going on about discrimination!
Maybe it’s the usual religionist arrogance and narcissism (that they strenuously deny having).  Maybe it’s in good part because the vast majority of religionists have, to a greater or lesser degree, a Jesus complex (that they strenuously deny having), i.e. they’re secretly convinced that they suffer on behalf of the world towards a better future for it, and that the state of the world is the undeniable result of all those many people who don’t think as they do.  Therefore (they reason), if everyone thought as they do, the world would be a better place, and their god would be an omni-happy chappy.  It then follows, moreover, that impeding the spread of their god’s version of stuff amounts to discrimination against their view, analogous to how the Group Areas Act discriminated against people based on racial groupings.  (Exactly how this analogy works is, of course, a question that only a seasoned Crushtian apologist can answer.)

Blooming bozos!

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« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2010, 19:13:49 PM »

For Thor's sake, they caved: …

Fucking faux controversies
Then again, Woolworths is sure to see an upsurge in the sales of the magazines in question, at least in the short term, now that the controversy has been kicked up into a frenzy.  They may yet remove these items from their stock list without any flourish or fanfare once sales have decreased far enough again.  As the saying goes, good business is wherever you find it, so the only real question that remains is whether Woolworths stirred up the furore deliberately in the knowledge that it would go the way it has.

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« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2010, 23:29:21 PM »

"We have been overwhelmed by the response. Thanks to everyone who has supported us – we really appreciate it. It was not our intention to offend any religious group. Woolies has a deep regard for all faiths and will continue to respect all our customers’ beliefs. We’ve always prided ourselves on listening to our customers and we really do want our social media pages to be a 2-way conversation. As a retailer, we continually review all our products including magazines and stock products that our customers want and buy. You posted – we listened and have now decided to put all magazines back on our shelves. We will continue to take a retailer’s view on our catalogue going forward to ensure we stock the magazines that most of our customers want."

What a cop out-I have no words...
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« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2010, 07:52:30 AM »

What a cop out-I have no words...
Nor do I...
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« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2010, 16:59:39 PM »

It's crazy how many of them are going on about discrimination! Can they not see that Woolies has been discriminating against everyone else and not selling their magazines. When last did you walk into a Woolies and see the latest edition of Witchcraft and Wicca Magazine or The Humanist Magazine for that matter?


Well now, shouldn't we contact some wiccans (we have a contact I know of that's able to put us in touch, I'm sure), and some other underrepresented groups and start shouting discrimination ourselves. It'd be fun to see "The Satanist Quarterly" or somesuch next to the "Juig!". And poppycock over the whole "if it doesn't sell they won't stock it", it's just been proved incorrect. If enough people BITCH about it, they'll stock it.
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