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Thread started 10/09/13 11:36am

Uhope

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Five Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Being Offended

Interesting article. Thought it might be relevant in light of how some thread topics trend... wink

#5. You Can't Talk Someone Out of Being Offended

#4. You Can't Force Someone to Be Offended (And You Shouldn't Try)

#3. It's Pretty Rude to Get Offended for Someone Else

#2. Being Offended Doesn't Always Matter

#1. It's Really Good for Us

Go to the source: http://www.jw.org/en

Thanks! biggrin
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Reply #1 posted 10/09/13 11:38am

BobGeorge909

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So now u agree that something isn't offensive in any and all circumstances?
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Reply #2 posted 10/09/13 11:48am

Genesia

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They forgot the most important one: There is no right not to be offended.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #3 posted 10/09/13 12:25pm

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Genesia said:

They forgot the most important one: There is no right not to be offended.


You're a stupid bitch for saying that! But I've got the right to say that, don't I? Of course I don't mean that. And of course we DON'T have the right to offend because then saying what I just said would be perfectly normal. And it isn't.
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Reply #4 posted 10/09/13 12:39pm

Uhope

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BobGeorge909 said:

So now u agree that something isn't offensive in any and all circumstances?

I never said anything was offensive for *everyone*. There ARE things that are offensive TO ME in any and all circumstances.

But people will not usually know what offends me unless they ask. And I will not campaign to make what is offensive to me against the law or anything like that. I simply avoid or limit my exposure to it. shrug

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Go to the source: http://www.jw.org/en

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Reply #5 posted 10/09/13 12:56pm

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SuperSoulFighter said:

Genesia said:

They forgot the most important one: There is no right not to be offended.

You're a stupid bitch for saying that! But I've got the right to say that, don't I? Of course I don't mean that. And of course we DON'T have the right to offend because then saying what I just said would be perfectly normal. And it isn't.


Of course, you have the right to say it. What I get to decide is whether I'm going to be offended or not. (I'm not because I don't care what you think of me.)

I don't know where you live, but in the United States, there's this thing called the First Amendment. That means that (with a few notable exceptions), Americans can say anything they want and be well within their rights.


Being deliberately offensive makes you a jackass, but there's no law against that.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #6 posted 10/09/13 1:34pm

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I find this thread offensive.

razz

By St. Boogar and all the saints at the backside door of Purgatory!
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Reply #7 posted 10/09/13 1:42pm

JoeTyler

eye of the beholder

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Reply #8 posted 10/09/13 2:00pm

MoBetterBliss

PurpleJedi said:

I find this thread offensive.

razz


i'm offended for PurpleJedi

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Reply #9 posted 10/09/13 2:03pm

uPtoWnNY

You have the right to be rude and ignorant, just remember not everyone's going to turn the other cheek and take your shit. That's the beauty of social media - it turns mice into men. Look at the racist, sexist, homophobic shit mfers post on YouTube, Facebook & Twitter. Fucking keyboard gangstas.

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Reply #10 posted 10/09/13 2:35pm

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MoBetterBliss said:



PurpleJedi said:


I find this thread offensive.

razz




i'm offended for PurpleJedi


I'm offended that you're offended for PJ. :smug:
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Reply #11 posted 10/09/13 3:43pm

XxAxX

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you're all offensive!!!!! stop making shade on my lawn!!!

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Reply #12 posted 10/09/13 4:02pm

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XxAxX said:

you're all offensive!!!!! stop making shade on my lawn!!!


Where does your lawn end so I can be offensive there.
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Reply #13 posted 10/09/13 4:31pm

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R there things people feel r downright offensive...but still make u crack a grin?


Like I know its wrong to make fun of fat people...but when I see a very large person eat a jumbo sized #12 with dbl meat and dbl cheese...but get the large soda in a diet variety...I cant help but to turn and grin....so they don't see me grin...cuz I wouldn't be able to stop the grin.
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Reply #14 posted 10/10/13 12:05am

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I live in Holland and we have had this discussion in politics for the last few years. There's politicians wanting to win votes by blaming all problems on foreigners, whether it's immigrants or the EU. I think there is more to it than just the law. Even if the law allows somebody to say racist things, then still it's not okay. I think we agree on that, don't we? So I think we DO have the right not to be offended, but it's always a question of how far you can go.
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Reply #15 posted 10/10/13 7:42pm

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Shake it til ya make it dancing jig
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