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    Wow you really want it only your way. It is an advertisement - as others have said, if you do not want to see the advertisement then do not use the application. Your thoughts on religion are not necessarily agreed upon by everyone else. I have no problem with it, as I would have no problem with something advertising Coke, Pepsi and other issues. If a gay group wants to advertise - fine - I just won't use the application during that time.

    Your desire though to ban it entirely - goodness - where is free speech? None in your area at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Phone Diva View Post
    I don't know about the other guy, but I obviously won't be using that app on ANY phone. It's on my Sony Ericsson.
  2. #122  
    Quote Originally Posted by Sean-Troy View Post
    I say thank God that you can afford your phone also that you can hear well enough that you can use your phone not to mention you can see well enough to dial on it not to mention your hands work well enough that you can hold your phone oh wait you did type pre phone so you have enough education to be able to read why does God offend so many people
    I thank God for punctuation.

    And paragraphs.
  3. #123  
    Quote Originally Posted by The Phone Diva View Post
    Once again, soda is NOT the same as religion and politics.
    Well, of course soda isn't the same as politics or religion. One is a beverage. The others are systems of belief and governance. What they have in common, though, is that ads for each can be ignored. Your peculiar emotions toward religion do not somehow put it into a category of That Which Must Not Be Mentioned, nor do they make it an unacceptable subject for advertisements. Now, if Penecostals with an armed escort started forcing you to watch the ads, that would be another matter. Most people, though, can look at the ad, give the mental equivalent of "meh" and go on. Like most other ads, it means precisely nothing to them. No emotion, no vitriol. It's just another ad, no more insidious than puppy chow. Yes, politics and religion affect people personally. So does soda. It can damage the kidneys and liver in sufficient quantities. There's no question that we would have a healthier society without it. There are people that work themselves into a frothing mess with anger that there are soda machines in schools. They can also uninstall the app. Remove it from your phone.
  4. #124  
    Quote Originally Posted by bclinger View Post
    Wow you really want it only your way. It is an advertisement - as others have said, if you do not want to see the advertisement then do not use the application. Your thoughts on religion are not necessarily agreed upon by everyone else. I have no problem with it, as I would have no problem with something advertising Coke, Pepsi and other issues. If a gay group wants to advertise - fine - I just won't use the application during that time.

    Your desire though to ban it entirely - goodness - where is free speech? None in your area at all.
    I don't want church I never asked for and I don't think it's a good idea to push those types of subjects on people, so no I will not be using Accuweather on my Sony Ericsson. That app is on their newer phones.
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
  5. #125  
    Quote Originally Posted by The Phone Diva View Post
    ...I will not be using Accuweather on my Sony Ericsson.
    Sounds like an effective solution.
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    #126  
    I don't want church I never asked for and I don't think it's a good idea to push those types of subjects on people, so no I will not be using Accuweather on my Sony Ericsson. That app is on their newer phones.
    I find the sensitivity level we have toward some things and not others very interesting. When Palm adverts for the Pre they aren't pushing or ramming it down my throat, they are appealing to my interest or trying to get a message out to get my interest and action. If religion does the same thing it's an aggressive action being "pushed on people"... it's an appeal to a view point. Nothing more or less than any of the other messages coming our way day in and day out. If I like Palm, it's a good thing; if I have an issue with religion, it's force and I am the victim. This may not be the best way to present a religious point of view but that's beside the point for anyone but the one contracting for the advert.
  7. #127  
    Quote Originally Posted by The Phone Diva View Post
    READ what I'm saying.

    You want religious and political agendas pushed toward people that they never asked to see? YOU are the one whose scary if so.
    You have no guarantee not to "see" things you don't want to see. People in life will be surrounded by advertisements they don't want to see.

    The answer is - look away.
  8. #128  
    Quote Originally Posted by The Phone Diva View Post
    I don't know about the other guy, but I obviously won't be using that app on ANY phone. It's on my Sony Ericsson.
    I see religious ads on the roads on my way to work every day (by the same token, I see ads for strip joints as well). I'm curious - do these exist where you live? Are you going to stop driving on the roads because you find them offensive?
  9. #129  
    Quote Originally Posted by The Phone Diva View Post
    Once again, soda is NOT the same as religion and politics.
    And once again, you haven't said why.
  10. #130  
    So I checked the weather today using the AccuWeather app, and the ad banner rolled across the screen. It usually is selling something like ringtones, but today it said "Jesus loves you." WTF??? I checked it twice and got that same message. I don't know why I didn't think to take a screenshot of it; I feel extremely stupid not doing so. Did anyone else see this?
    My worry is that someone may have hacked the app itself. This message came across after the 1.0.4 update. I know that webos appears to be extremely open, which in my opinion is a great feature, but I'm concerned that this accessibility will allow hackers to harm the phones and/or the software. I really was surprised to see that my cell phone had religious beliefs, so I wanted to pass this along. Any thoughts?
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    #132  
    Quote Originally Posted by hparsons View Post
    I see religious ads on the roads on my way to work every day (by the same token, I see ads for strip joints as well). I'm curious - do these exist where you live? Are you going to stop driving on the roads because you find them offensive?
    Sounds like we live in the same neighborhood. I just cover my eyes when I drive by those billboards.
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