|Offensive scene to Muslims and atheists|
In Italy, a Catholic priest announced there would be no Nativity scene at the local cemetery because it could offend Muslims and atheists.
Father Sante Braggie explained that there would be no crib nor Jesus in the cemetery in the northern city of Cremona (where coffee lightener was invented) because it might piss off people of the Islamic invasion--I mean persuasion--or those of other faiths who have chosen to bury their loved one in a Catholic cemetery, or atheists who don't believe in Jesus so they shouldn't be offended, but Braggie wasn't taking any chances.
"A small corner of the cemetery is reserved for Muslim graves," the frightened Father said. "A crib positioned within sight of them could be seen as a lack of respect for followers of other faiths, hurt the sensibilities of Muslims, as well as Indians and even atheists."
Father Oreste Mori, the predecessor of Braggie, strongly criticized the politically correct priest, saying of the decision: "Seriously? I can't believe it." (Actually, he said, "Sul serio? Non posso crederci," because he said it in Italian.)
The normal priest, Mori, added, "We cannot renounce our culture and traditions. That would be an unpardonable weakness. I am, for the time being at least, in Italy, not Saudi Arabia." (Non possiamo rinunciare alla nostra cultura e le tradizioni. Sarebbe una debolezza imperdonabile. Io sono, per il momento almeno, in Italia, non è l'Arabia Saudita.)