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Re^3: RFC: Acme::BottomsUpby radiantmatrix (Parson)
|on Aug 18, 2006 at 19:55 UTC||Need Help??|
Take it from me; among those who honor the name of Jesus, this particular combination of terms is the written equivalent to a slap in the face.
Sigh. See, this is exactly the problem I have with the easily-offended:
I'm not Christian anymore, but still have a great respect for the religion (after all, I used to be an ordained minister) and for the teachings of Christ. I found the phrase "galloping gay christ" to be hilarious.
A quick informal poll among my friends (many of whom are devout Christians) revealed that 80% thought the phrase was funny; of those who thought it wasn't funny, none cited "offensive" as even part of the reason.
This is now horribly off-topic (sorry, folks), but I think it's important to understand that posting "offensive" material -- especially when it's clearly intended to be humorous, doesn't mean the poster has a "lack of respect for others".
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