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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:30 PM

Catholic organization Opus Dei sues Danish game maker

Source: Associated Press

November 21, 2012 at 12:10 pm
Catholic organization Opus Dei sues Danish game maker
By Jan M. Olsen
Associated Press


Copenhagen, Denmark Opus Dei, the elite and powerful organization within the Roman Catholic Church, is suing a Danish publisher for alleged trademark violations involving a card game titled "Opus Dei. Existence After Religion."

Public hearings in the suit began Wednesday, and Opus Dei spokeswoman Joanna Engstedt told the Associated Press that Dema Games, the publisher of the philosophy-themed, strategy-based game, has no right to the use her organization's name, which means "work of God" in Latin.

Dema Games, a small company, obtained a copyright for the full name of the card game in 2009, and claims on its Facebook page that "no one entity can claim sole rights to religious concepts of any kind." The game is the brainchild of a philosophy student, Mark Rees-Andersen, 28, who launched it in January 2009.

Opus Dei was founded in Spain in 1928 by a Catholic priest and given official Vatican approval by Pope Pius XII in 1950. The group drew worldwide attention when Dan Brown published his best-selling "The Da Vinci Code" novel in 2003, and it portrayed the conservative network of Catholic priests and laity as a sinister and sadistic sect.



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Bozita Nov 2012 OP
Panasonic Nov 2012 #1
davidthegnome Nov 2012 #2
SharonAnn Nov 2012 #7
silverweb Nov 2012 #3
loudsue Nov 2012 #4
SharonAnn Nov 2012 #8
dbackjon Nov 2012 #5
burrowowl Nov 2012 #6
Jackpine Radical Nov 2012 #9
SunSeeker Nov 2012 #10

Response to Bozita (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:47 PM

1. Opus Dei needs to be shut down

 

and relegated to a men's club status.

And tax them very heavily. VERY heavily - Opus Dei is very rich.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:14 PM

2. As a former Catholic...

I agree with you completely.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:31 PM

7. That's because the very wealthy support them strongly. Authoritarianism, you know!

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:43 PM

3. Yes! Please do it.

The RCC absolutely needs to antagonize and alienate more of the world's people with nasty, petty, greedy, vindictive shit.

Authoritarian/patriarchial organizations are on their way to oblivion, and Opus Dei and the RCC should help lead the way. Therefore, I applaud this action.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:48 PM

4. The dark lords of the Catholic church. The underbelly populated by the likes of

Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia...the darkest of the dark lord, IMHO.

And they have a lock on the words "work of God"???? Gimme a break!!

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Response to loudsue (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:32 PM

8. Strongly supported by: Pinochet (Chile), Fujimori (Peru, Franco (Spaind)

Notice anything common about these people and their political leanings?

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:57 PM

5. Those wacko religious extremists sure hate the Danes.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:02 PM

6. Yes a priest who was

a buddy of Franco and a Fascist, Pope John XXII didn't like Opus Dei and yanked their credentials but John Paul II the Fascist canonized him.

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Response to burrowowl (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:18 PM

9. You mean John XXIII?

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:27 PM

10. It's tough to be a free-thinking Dane in a world of religious nutbags.

I love Denmark. I backpacked through it after college. Wish I could go back to visit. Beautiful country and beautiful people.

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