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No...the authorities are right and after all, its their country so stop moaning
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Brokeback Mountain

Old Jan 22nd 2006, 5:08 pm
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Where do you stand on the debate that's...erm...raging.
 
Old Jan 22nd 2006, 5:15 pm
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It does at least make 7days reading for a change...

but they need to up their game - Emirates Today still leads the way with their story about a national trying to sell his kidney to clear his drug related debts.
 
Old Jan 22nd 2006, 6:21 pm
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100% - it should be released in the UAE, if required, with an 18 certificate.

But, I doubt it will be.

A PG rated comedy - Touch Of Pink. Banned. Homosexual content.
Mindight Cowboy - banned. Reason. Homosexual content.

Question is with censorship, as always, where do you draw the line? Was Ellen shown here? What about sitcoms with an openly gay charactor - Will & Grace for example?

What if the actor is gay but not the charactor they play - should their work be banned?

Authors, artists?

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But why should it 100% be shown?

If thems is the laws, thems is the laws. We aren't citizens here and have to abide by their rules (which are already liberalised to make it more attractive for us)

Doesn't matter if it's right (morally interpretation-wise) or not, matters if thats the way it is.
 
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But why should it 100% be shown?

If thems is the laws, thems is the laws. We aren't citizens here and have to abide by their rules (which are already liberalised to make it more attractive for us)

Doesn't matter if it's right (morally interpretation-wise) or not, matters if thats the way it is.
I thought you were more rebellious than that....
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But why should it 100% be shown?

If thems is the laws, thems is the laws. We aren't citizens here and have to abide by their rules (which are already liberalised to make it more attractive for us)

Doesn't matter if it's right (morally interpretation-wise) or not, matters if thats the way it is.
If that is the way you think, then there wasn't much point in the question or the poll.

My point is that the film should be allowed to be shown - this is only my point of view. I am fully aware of the film censorship laws out here. I am also very aware of the various interpretation of all laws and specifically with regard to film censorship.

Closer banned at the cinema, but available on DVD - same content, same film, same moral or legal values - yet available in one form and not another. Why is that? fyi - there were no cuts in the Closer DVD release so this is not the reason it was cleared.

I disagree with the statement "Doesn't matter if it's right (morally interpretation-wise) or not, matters if thats the way it is" - to my mind this is the essential companent of whether it matters or not.
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Originally Posted by W10
Where do you stand on the debate that's...erm...raging.
What I think:
I think anything that a consensual mentally healthy adult does with another consentual mentally healthy adult or alone is fine provided no harm comes to anything that did not consent. Therefore this film, made by highly paid actors pretending to be gay and the adults that will watch it is fine with me, regardless if I find it tasteful or not.

What I say:
When in Rome do as the Romans. If the authorities here feel the need to ban films, books and censor the internet it is up to them. Only citizens have a right to complain.

If seeing love stories between men is so important to you you can download it online anyway...or walk around Bur Dubai and look at all the men holding hands...
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I for one look forward to seeing the film.... But I intend to wiat for its release on Dvd on April 7th.
I think ( Not often ) this movie should be shown and ppl then given the choice of wheather they wish to see it or not! Im sure they can make up their minds?
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If its Shown in the Cinema, than that means its Ok! BUT wait its not Ok.


God created Adam and Eve Not Adam and steve! (but if you want to believe that than believe it but in your bedroom! rent the dvd out)
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If its Shown in the Cinema, than that means its Ok! BUT wait its not Ok.


God created Adam and Eve Not Adam and steve! (but if you want to believe that than believe it but in your bedroom! rent the dvd out)
Hers a new point of debate for you:
As you said,GOD created Adam and Eve,and they had only two sons,so where did the rest come from???

Being a GOD fearing person,I shouldnt ask this question,often.......
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Hers a new point of debate for you:
As you said,GOD created Adam and Eve,and they had only two sons,so where did the rest come from???

Being a GOD fearing person,I shouldnt ask this question,often.......

Two sons and One Daughter.


It has been scientifically Proven that the Origin of "Mankind" is one. Through Genetic research.

The genes of test subjects from Nordic Europe Matched the genes of the tests subject from central african countries.


Verses of Holy Qu'ran:

"O people! be careful of (your duty to) your Lord, Who created you from a single being and created its mate of the same (kind) and spread from these two, many men and women; and be careful of (your duty to) Allah, by Whom you demand one of another (your rights), and (to) the ties of relationship; surely Allah ever watches over you. " 004.001


"O you men! surely We have created you of a male and a female, and made you tribes and families that you may know each other; surely the most honorable of you with Allah is the one among you most careful (of his duty); surely Allah is Knowing, Aware." 049.013
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Originally Posted by CasaNova
Two sons and One Daughter.


It has been scientifically Proven that the Origin of "Mankind" is one. Through Genetic research.

The genes of test subjects from Nordic Europe Matched the genes of the tests subject from central african countries.


Verses of Holy Qu'ran:

"O people! be careful of (your duty to) your Lord, Who created you from a single being and created its mate of the same (kind) and spread from these two, many men and women; and be careful of (your duty to) Allah, by Whom you demand one of another (your rights), and (to) the ties of relationship; surely Allah ever watches over you. " 004.001


"O you men! surely We have created you of a male and a female, and made you tribes and families that you may know each other; surely the most honorable of you with Allah is the one among you most careful (of his duty); surely Allah is Knowing, Aware." 049.013
So what is the name of the daughter,and why was she never mentionned??
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So what is the name of the daughter,and why was she never mentionned??

Just done a google search and it says Adam lived to the age of 930 and had 63 children, cain, abel & seth then another 30 sons and 30 daughters Never heard that story before
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So what is the name of the daughter,and why was she never mentionned??

Adam and Eve
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Old Jan 23rd 2006, 12:32 am
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Just done a google search and it says Adam lived to the age of 930 and had 63 children, cain, abel & seth then another 30 sons and 30 daughters Never heard that story before
So the truth is in google and not the Bible??????
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