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Loo paper maker sells belief on a roll. NORWAY: Individuals can now buy religious contemplation in a packet to read whilst on their sanitary appliance. Some bishops call Lambi’s product ‘tasteless’. The international company says its move to put bible quotes on their paper is designed to be agreeable rather than offensive. One of the rolls (pictured above) features a New Testament citation from The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians 13:7.

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Loo paper maker sells belief on a roll

Published on Friday, 1st March, 2013 at 10:00 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 1st March 2013 at 13:26.

NORWAY: Individuals can now buy religious contemplation in a packet to read whilst on their sanitary appliance. Some bishops call Lambi’s product ‘tasteless’.

A roll of Lambi lavatory paper
A roll of Lambi lavatory paper
Photo: ©2013 Michael Sandelson/The Foreigner


The international company says its move to put bible quotes on their paper is designed to be agreeable rather than offensive.

One of the rolls (pictured above) features a New Testament citation from The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians 13:7.

In the King James Version – just one of many – it reads: “Charity beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.”

Head of marketing at Lambi Christina von Trampe tells Christian newspaper Vårt Land that the product is popular.

“It sells well in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway,” she says, amongst separate reports from state broadcaster NRK that Norwegians are going to church on Sunday less often.

She does add that perhaps the company should have informed the public this comes from the Bible after the paper made her aware of the issue, and apologises on behalf of Lambi.

Bishop Laila Riksaasen Dahl in eastern Norway’s Diocese of Tunsberg slams the company for its lack of taste and respect.

“Bible verses have nothing to do with loo paper rolls,” declares.

A differently-worded comment comes from Stavanger Cathedral staff.

“We’re happy that people are quoting one of the most beautiful texts from the bible”, a church spokesperson tells The Foreigner, “and it will do people good wherever they are.”

“At the same time we see it might hurt some people’s feelings and find it a bit risky to put this on toilet paper.”



Published on Friday, 1st March, 2013 at 10:00 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 1st March 2013 at 13:26.

This post has the following tags: norwayreligion, lambiproducts.





  
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