Apple's logo is considered 'blasphemo​us' in Russia as a sign of sinful behavior

Apple's logo is considered 'blasphemo​us'  in Russia as a sign of sinful behavior
Apple's logo is one of the most recognizable symbols in the world. Many Apple iPhone buyers have referred to the insignia on the back of the handset as a part of the overall design of the phone that attracted them to it in the first place. While most people around the world see the logo and think technology, Orthodox Christians in Russia see the symbol and think 'sin'. For this group, the bitten Apple logo reminds them of the story of Adam and Eve and the concept of original sin. This is based on the translation of a news report in Russia and some have gone on to cover up the Apple trademark with a cross whenever they see it in the country.

To the Russian Orthodox Church, this represents sin

To the Russian Orthodox Church, this represents sin

Of course, those familiar with the story of Apple know that the apple portrayed on the back of the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad represents the famous fruit that allegedly fell and conked Sir Isaac Newton on the head leading to the discovery of gravity. The Soviet Church, though, is thought to be interested in passing anti-Blasphemy laws which could force Apple to change its logo in the country or refrain from selling its products there.

Apple might even have a defender in the country. Political party Yabloko is against what it sees as a "clerical police state" in the country. The party is railing against what it sees as a battle between the Russian Orthodox Church and "secular civil society". That would make the party an ally of Apple's if the Russian Orthodox Church ever makes an issue out of the Cupertino based firm's Apple logo.That, and one other thing. It seems that Yabloko, the name of the party, is also Russian for Apple.

source: Interfax (translated) via CNET

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33 Comments

1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Apple is the origin of sin

10. andynaija

Posts: 1251; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I don't know about it being an apple but for sure it was a fruit from that garden.

23. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I'm pertaining to the company not the fruit itself

25. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Let's all pray for Apple... Dear God...we all have come to know the truth about the forbidden fruit here in technology world. Please cleanse each and every processor and help us understand what the RAM has done. Let the 8mp camera not lead us into temptation but deliver us from the half eaten Apple. And help those who are lured into the premises of the logo. Let Your grace be with us who don't like 'SIN' at all. Amen!

26. rorafu

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

what a nice prayer... God bless all apple users!

13. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

So apple is greed/selfishness and idolatry, McDonald's a symbol of gluttony and sloth, hmm, what else is there?

14. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Lol I'd say so...

19. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

It got wore after the pride flag colors were re introduced by Tim

20. Azure01

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Could've sworn I heard it was pomegranate...

21. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

WHAHAHAHAH LOL LMAO

27. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I wonder who those 5 people were who thumbed you down? Well we all kinda know there are 3, but other 2, mmm? +1 from me.©®™

34. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

I'm Orthodox and even I'm not ofended!!!

2. techytechtech

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

how about first taking care of porn first ? oh wait the priests and nuns are at it so its ok. but an apple sin OH NO LORDY LORD. reminds me of hocus pocus villagers

5. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

So you're saying what the priest did to me under the Altar wasn't a reliGious act?!?

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Ok, I understand mostly all of Apple's products are named after "iSomething," but please stop putting stuff like iDiot and reliGious. It's really annoying and just plain old. What I mean is capitalizing the letter after the 'i.' And yes, I'm being serious.

8. techytechtech

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

you were served baptism from the devil, child, THE DEVIL!!

3. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Apple's hedoniStiC LoGo represents iSinners all over the World.

4. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Good this is how arrogance needs to be dealt with.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Well this is something you don't see everyday. Anti-Apple seems to be catching the eye of people, even if it's as little as things as this.

9. webOSlove unregistered

Of couse, more religious crap

31. webOSlove unregistered

Let me make this more clear, i HATE apple, damn them for all i care. but what irritates me more, is people throwing around their religious views as if anybody gives a damn

12. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

its a forbiden fruit not an apple

15. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

"Of course, those familiar with the story of Apple know that the apple portrayed on the back of the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad represents the famous fruit that allegedly fell and conked Sir Isaac Newton on the head leading to the discovery of gravity. " Really now? So why is the apple bitten into then? If its just the story of sir issac newton then does the history of Issac newton ever record that he bite into that apple he found? I dont think so, I feel the apple here does indeed represent sin or the forbidden apple found in the story of adam and eve.....To me, I see the apple iphone kind of like the women Eve as well......beautiful.........and SIMPLE! remind you of anything now? If not well how about the urge to have the iphone no matter what "the cost"? Just some things to think about

16. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

i remember the fruits was called fruits of knowledge. dunno what the relevance, but it looks like fruit of knowledge but, how could fruit of knowledge beaten by man made Android OS?

17. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

this was reported by google news 1 week ago.. btw. they are sinners because they are overpriced

22. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

To the Russian Orthodox Church, this represents sin Of course, those familiar with the story of Apple know that the apple portrayed on the back of the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad represents the famous fruit that allegedly fell and conked Sir Isaac Newton on the head leading to the discovery of gravity. Sir Isaac then rushed out and patented gravity, and began suing anyone and anything that came down after going up.

24. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

After this claim, Apple will announce that everyone will get a serpent free along with every iDevice. O John, Tim Cook, hell, all of Apple needs to get baptized!!! Those of you who think this is valid can pray before you dip your devices into the holy water! Amen!

28. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

If you read the biblical story it was not specified it was an APPLE - so this story and the Russian church are both FAILS.

29. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

And, if you read the story further you will find that we were all supposed to be vegetarians...I mean eating red meat does take years out of a life as the body has to work harder to digest it.....interesting.

30. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

of course after the Flood, they were told that it is ok to eat animals...hmm, sounds like the APPLE company...

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