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Old 06-20-2010, 06:41 PM
 
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When the exhibit was shown in Chicago, they had a smaller exhibit located in the walkway to terminal A at Chicago-Midway Airport. I wish that they had provided some warning signs as I was not prepared to see the dissection of a human so close to dinner time.

Personally, I would like know he source of the bodies before spending any money seeing such an exhibit. I sometimes wonder if there would be a different reaction if the bodies were westerners.

It is interesting that the Department of the Interior has pulled all displays of human remains from its exhibits in recent years out of respect for the individuals.
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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So not to get all soaked in the middle of this peeing match. But we all have an obligation to do the right thing. That includes staying away from things that our conscience perceives as morally questionable. We each have separately formed consciences. Some of us don't find this a morally questionable some of us do.

I'm basically split. If I could get free tickets I might go, but since I don't really see that happening, I'll probably stay away.

As far as morals go. For me, this is questionable in the very least. Therefore I don't feel comfortable paying for this show. If admission were free and I could honestly say that I was going for educational purposes, that would probably be fine. But free doesn't seem to be an option and I don't suppose it would be purely education for me, I would be going at least partially for entertainment and entertainment at the expense of the dead is kind of messed up morally. So I think I'll be safe and stay away.

Everyone needs to examine their conscience and decide for themselves.
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:06 AM
 
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This is getting off-topic. The location of the exhibit has nothing to do with the issue at hand. The issue being the "Bodies" exhibit and the high probability that it is displaying the mutilated and preserved corpses of people who never gave their permision (Chinese political prisoners) to be displayed in this fashion.
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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If you're going to answer this, do it in a new thread.
Why didn't you follow that advice when you guys decided to question the morality of this exhibit?
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:28 PM
 
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Honestly... Everything I bolded is a set of relatively contradictory assumptions.

You mention "the proof" and "the facts" but you're not giving proof or facts.

If your mind is satisfied that - in the absence of actual proof - the likelihood of wrong is high enough that you will NOT go see "Bodies - The Exhibit" then don't go. It's great that you feel that way.

But why are you on me like some fundie preacher, condemning me to hell because I don't hold the same view as you? If my wife & I decide to go to the exhibit, we will. And we're not going to feel the least bit guilty about it as a result of being preached at, like we're murdering innocent people or something.

You decide whether or not you want to go. I will do the same.
The dead people being used for this exhibit were healthy and young. That is a fact.
I never condemned you to hell --- that is a fact also.
You have yet to show proof that these people willingly gave their bodies to be filleted for the enjoyment of Americans. And that is the final fact.
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:30 PM
 
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When the exhibit was shown in Chicago, they had a smaller exhibit located in the walkway to terminal A at Chicago-Midway Airport. I wish that they had provided some warning signs as I was not prepared to see the dissection of a human so close to dinner time.

Personally, I would like know he source of the bodies before spending any money seeing such an exhibit. I sometimes wonder if there would be a different reaction if the bodies were westerners.

It is interesting that the Department of the Interior has pulled all displays of human remains from its exhibits in recent years out of respect for the individuals.
I wonder that too -- if these people were from England or the Netherlands or a little closer to home like Alabama or Iowa would this exhibit be allowed at all? I don't think that it would.
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Downtown Omaha
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I saw the exhibit. I don't see what all the morality fuss is about. They're just bodies. We all have one.
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:23 PM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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The dead people being used for this exhibit were healthy and young. That is a fact.
I never condemned you to hell --- that is a fact also.
You have yet to show proof that these people willingly gave their bodies to be filleted for the enjoyment of Americans. And that is the final fact.
Why do I need to show proof that they willingly gave their bodies to be "filleted for the enjoyment of Americans" (a really sick way of being judgmental)?

I'm not the one being judgmental and making accusations? I'm not the one claiming that they were crucified and then put on display postmortem.

Normally it's the people making accusations who need to provide proof - not the people who are asking for that proof.
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:25 PM
 
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I saw the exhibit. I don't see what all the morality fuss is about. They're just bodies. We all have one.
Well apparently there's more to it than that. And rest assured, for some of the judges here you are one sick ba**ard for going to see the Exhibit. You just are.

Now you should repent...
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:32 PM
 
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Why do I need to show proof that they willingly gave their bodies to be "filleted for the enjoyment of Americans" (a really sick way of being judgmental)?

I'm not the one being judgmental and making accusations? I'm not the one claiming that they were crucified and then put on display postmortem.

Normally it's the people making accusations who need to provide proof - not the people who are asking for that proof.
Hey, I'm just giving the facts. Do you deny that these were living human beings? Do you deny that their bodies have been filleted and preserved for the enjoyment of Americans? Judgemental, moi? How about merely factual?
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