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Re^5: RFC: Acme::BottomsUp
by radiantmatrix (Parson) on Aug 21, 2006 at 15:38 UTC

    I'm not going to get into logical pedantry with you, I tired of that long ago.

    However, you seem to have a very odd conflation regarding race, sex, and religion. Yes, mocking someone because of something so trivial as genetics (race and sex, for example) is pretty small-minded. However, choosing to mock someone's choice, as with religion, is rather not the same thing.

    Further, any set of beliefs that results in one being unable to laugh at oneself a little bit is dangerous. That said, I see no problem with you being offended at the "galloping gay christ" joke -- what I have a problem with is your presumption that since you were offended (and other people might be), that the OP should be sanctioned.

    As an atheist, I put up with all manner of "offensive" jokes about my lack of belief. Most of them are extremely funny. On the occasion someone makes a joke I feel is too inappropriate, I will approach them in private and explain why I felt they went too far. However, I would never suggest that they be sanctioned, or their comments removed from public fora.

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Re^5: RFC: Acme::BottomsUp
by DrHyde (Prior) on Aug 21, 2006 at 09:42 UTC
    Believe it or not, I actually upvoted ptum's post, as he/she/it makes some valid points while still being hopelessly wrong overall.

    I believe that you're wrong in your analysis about why my post received downvotes though - it's not because some people think the offence outweighed the humour, it's because they're utterly devoid of humour when it comes to matters of their invisible friend and so only saw the imaginary offence. In my opinion - and I used to be a christian myself (I got better, obviously) - their god would disapprove of their small-mindedness.

    You're right about my respect for you. You've done nothing to deserve it, and quite a bit to *not* deserve it. In this you differ from most christians. Most of them, while not having done anything to deserve my respect, have at least not pissed me off.

      I'm sorry I've annoyed you. Personally, I wish I had followed my own recent advice and been less aggressive in rebuking you -- I probably should have just let your remark pass. You seem to be a decent photographer, and as a Settlers of Catan player (as surmised from one of your photos), you can't be all bad.

      I used to be a christian myself (I got better, obviously)

      Thank God!
Re^5: RFC: Acme::BottomsUp
by brig (Scribe) on Dec 01, 2006 at 05:11 UTC

    You don't really get a choice in your ethnicity, sex, &c., the same is not appearently true about religeon, hair color, or culture.