Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Perl: the Markov chain saw

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/ replies, xml ) 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:

  1. The post in question never actually uses the name "Jesus"
  2. The word "christ" is just anglicized Greek for "annointed one"
  3. You've assumed that every person who honors Jesus Christ (that is, every Christian) agrees with you
  4. You've assumed that something offensive isn't still funny

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".

A collection of thoughts and links from the minds of geeks
The Code that can be seen is not the true Code
I haven't found a problem yet that can't be solved by a well-placed trebuchet

In reply to Re^3: RFC: Acme::BottomsUp by radiantmatrix
in thread RFC: Acme::BottomsUp by davidrw

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others wandering the Monastery: (5)
    As of 2015-12-01 02:37 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?

      What would be the most significant thing to happen if a rope (or wire) tied the Earth and the Moon together?

      Results (791 votes), past polls