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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:15 PM

On being offended...

I'll place this here for future use. It was needed today in the Other group, for the usual, nonsensical reasons.





That thread was well recieved, highly rec'ed, and noticeable absent were the usual suspects.

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Reply On being offended... (Original post)
cleanhippie Jul 2014 OP
Warpy Jul 2014 #1
cleanhippie Jul 2014 #2
AlbertCat Dec 2014 #21
onager Jul 2014 #3
Warpy Jul 2014 #4
kairos12 Jul 2014 #5
trotsky Jul 2014 #6
Warren Stupidity Jul 2014 #7
trotsky Jul 2014 #8
cleanhippie Jul 2014 #10
Warren Stupidity Jul 2014 #12
cleanhippie Jul 2014 #9
cleanhippie Jul 2014 #11
trotsky Jul 2014 #13
cleanhippie Jul 2014 #14
AlbertCat Jul 2014 #15
cleanhippie Jul 2014 #16
PatrynXX Dec 2014 #17
Warren Stupidity Dec 2014 #20
Leontius Dec 2014 #18
Goblinmonger Dec 2014 #19
mr blur Dec 2014 #23
pokerfan Dec 2014 #22
edhopper Dec 2014 #24

Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:18 PM

1. I'm always amazed by the people

who think they have a god and constitutionally given right to go through life never being offended by anyone or anything.

When I spot them, I go out of my way to offend them.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 05:05 PM

2. It's interesting the number of folks "offended" by that article

Yet are unable to explain WHY they are so offended.



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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 03:04 PM

21. Religious people LIVE to be offended.

 

Otherwise they wouldn't feel so righteous..... I guess.


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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 05:12 PM

3. Also needed by the easily offended...

A good fainting couch:



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Response to onager (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 05:16 PM

4. That would be very useful.

Clutch those pearls hard enough, ducky, you'll put your own lights out.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 11:01 PM

5. Clutching pearls is now a national sport.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 09:26 AM

6. Here's another good one - from someone who knows a thing or two about "offending" the religious.

“Nobody has the right to not be offended. That right doesn't exist in any declaration I have ever read.

If you are offended it is your problem, and frankly lots of things offend lots of people.

I can walk into a bookshop and point out a number of books that I find very unattractive in what they say. But it doesn't occur to me to burn the bookshop down. If you don't like a book, read another book. If you start reading a book and you decide you don't like it, nobody is telling you to finish it.

To read a 600-page novel and then say that it has deeply offended you: well, you have done a lot of work to be offended.”

― Salman Rushdie

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Response to trotsky (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 09:54 AM

7. It seems Mr. Rushdie doesn't have a grasp on proper english.

 

Or so I've learned from the Purveyors of Wisdom, The Tag Team of Theist Truth, The Ordainers of Nap Time.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 10:43 AM

8. O RLY?

LOL

I must have missed that thanks to Ignore.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 10:54 AM

10. It's just yet another passive-aggressive taunt.

They're trying to get me or others to post something they can then alert on.

I won't give em the satisfaction.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 10:57 AM

12. it is pathetic. The Tag Team of Taunting.

 

Although the nailed skeptiscott, so of course they view their activities as highly successful.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 10:53 AM

9. It's always amusing to watch the passive-aggressive taunts.

Not a single one has even attempted to argue against the contents of that article. Instead they've opted to call names and gnash teeth like impotent bullies.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 10:56 AM

11. I used that yesterday, and this was the response I got.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 11:06 AM

13. Ah, thanks for the direct link.

That must be one of the individuals cbayer was speaking about yesterday when she said:

"The problem here is between a group of hostile and aggressive individuals who identify themselves as atheists but are something quite distinct from that. They relentlessly attack both believers and non-believers."

That particular individual has routinely attacked non-believers (as evidenced in that post) as well as believers with quotes like: "Only the most simple minded take any of the stories (of the bible) literally."

Nasty and toxic.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 11:08 AM

14. I'm surprised she called out her husband like that.

Wow.

But when she is right, she is right.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Sat Jul 26, 2014, 02:13 PM

15. One of the regular preachers over "there".....

 

..... while trying (once again) to be oh so clever and playing the "get in the last word" game made a joke at my expense implying the my clientele were afraid I'd grope them if I took an inseam measurement. When I pointed out that he just called me a lecherous faggot.... but I wasn't gonna report it because no one really cares what he says or thinks.... he then threatened me, ordering me to reword my post.


Yes folks, MY POST, where I called him on his homophobia, was alerted on and hidden! No, not the post that suggested I grope people I made clothes for, but the post where I called him a homophobe.

I wonder.... was he more upset about the homophobe accusation (that he clearly demonstrated) or was he more upset at the notion no one cares what he thinks or says? Hmmmmmm......

Eh.... who cares? This is just a message board. (I hope none of my clients read his post tho'. You know how rumors can get) And we ALL know the double standard we must put up with whenever credulous religious folks are involved.

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #15)

Sat Jul 26, 2014, 03:23 PM

16. Yeah, I saw that. Disappointing to say the least.

But par for the course around here.

My advice is to simply not engage him. Ever. YMMV.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 10:14 PM

17. Guess people are offended

at me thinking the jury system is overused. bonk. sorry I can't stop laughing. So here we are talking about free speech and well somehow that comment was hidden. Well 2 cops are now injured over a shooting I'm not laughing about that. So now I can't comment in that threat. Since when has DU become so sensitive they make Sony look good. So if someone was offended by me stating I've gotten 2 hidden comments in a week and I've been on 3-4 jury's in a week oops. sure on Huffpo you kinda get slammed if you offend someone but since they handed that over to facebook. no problems anymore. on DU .... North Korea has people running scared. So yes on a 3-4 ruling against a post that simply said there's been too many jury alerts of late. That gets hidden in the middle of a discussion about free speech. Sorry some people here are very weird. I must be if I'm posting in this group.. Vent the laughter then I'm off.. this is childsplay. Don't really have time treating the jury system as a joke.

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Response to PatrynXX (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 08:55 AM

20. You resurrected a dead thread in an obscure group to whine about a jury decision over

 

something you posted somewhere else?

Why would you do that?

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 12:46 AM

18. Oh , the fucking irony

 

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Response to Leontius (Reply #18)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 02:52 AM

19. in what way?

 

Does Fry get upset about things?

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Response to Leontius (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 10:22 AM

23. By which you mean...?

 

Or did you just drop in here to remind us that there's always someone from the Religion group watching for an alert opportunity?

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 05:45 PM

22. Bloom County....

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 10:15 PM

24. I've always thought

The First Amendment doesn't start until someone is offended.

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