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Reply # 142707 3-Jul-2008 19:40
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tonyhughes:
Benjip: Should we relax the laws surrounding public nudity while we're at it?

Yes.
ROFL its only a tee shirt

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  Reply # 142712 3-Jul-2008 19:51
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no it;s a poster

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Reply # 142717 3-Jul-2008 19:57
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marmel: ...I would certainly be pissed off if I got on a bus with my 3 & 4 year old girls and someone was standing there wearing that t-shirt. I support the censor on this one, I do not think it is fit for general display at all.

HEAR HEAR !!!

There is plenty of smut like this (and much worse) on the net.  Why do we need to put up with it in public places?

If anyone really feels the need to, they can screen print that picture onto a tee shirt and so long as they keep it within the privacy of their own home, nobody is likely to prosecute them for it.

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  Reply # 142720 3-Jul-2008 20:01
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Great for band media hype.  Not for public display art, band art.  Would be a great collectable.

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  Reply # 142737 3-Jul-2008 21:14
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I will add my opinion, as a staunch atheist...

I am always willing to engage in debate over any issues regarding religion, and beleive the true evil is religion itself, being the cause of 99% of wars throughout history and the ongoing extremisam we see today, found in all religions...

But having said that, I generally keep that opinion to myself and only engage in such debate or express my opinion/beliefs if the topic is discussed...I do not (try to) impose my beliefs on others and generally respect the beliefs of others.

I do not think it is morally right to ridicule or make fun of other peoples beliefs, it shows a lack of compassion and understanding, although is the sort of thing I would expect from a rebelious teenager trying to be purposely offensive, trying to stand out.

I agree with the censors decision.
-Respect other people beliefs
-Smut is smut is smut, and has no place in general public in front of kids and others who find it offensive




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  Reply # 142864 4-Jul-2008 10:15
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Dratsab: In the western society in which we live, the predominant religion is Christianity and this t-shirt looks to be deliberately designed to cause maximum offence to christians through both it's wording and it's imagery.


What's wrong with offending Christians? Every time they say "god bless" or pray for my "soul" I get offended. Why can't this be a two way street? And why is religion such a sacred cow (excuse pun) that we must protect people's religious sensibilities anyway? If religion is The Answer (tm) it should be able to cope with robust contradictions.

Last weekend, I saw a youf with a hoodie that had Fsck You (spelled properly) printed all over it. I was offended because it was indiscriminant as to who it was aimed at, but that was the point. I just wish I had a daughter so I could forbid her to go out with someone like that.

People need a thicker skin, there's always something that will offend someone, and we should be able to tolerate that. (Thinks of the parable of the old man, his son and a donkey with goods on the way to market)

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PS I tried writing the above using the F word spelled as F(asterisk asterisk)k but apparantly that's a rude word too!




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Reply # 142888 4-Jul-2008 10:57
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I'd have to agree with the nun, if I was in the same situation.


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  Reply # 142916 4-Jul-2008 12:03
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Jonski: What's wrong with offending Christians? Every time they say "god bless" or pray for my "soul" I get offended. Why can't this be a two way street? And why is religion such a sacred cow (excuse pun) that we must protect people's religious sensibilities anyway? If religion is The Answer (tm) it should be able to cope with robust contradictions.

Last weekend, I saw a youf with a hoodie that had Fsck You (spelled properly) printed all over it. I was offended because it was indiscriminant as to who it was aimed at, but that was the point. I just wish I had a daughter so I could forbid her to go out with someone like that.

People need a thicker skin, there's always something that will offend someone, and we should be able to tolerate that. (Thinks of the parable of the old man, his son and a donkey with goods on the way to market)

1. What's wrong with offending anyone would be a better question.  It's about the level of offence.  This is fairly extreme.  If you want to get offended about someone saying "god bless you" you need to take a harder look at your last argument.

2. Girls like the rebellious type - she wouldn't listen to you...Wink

3. Refer 1.

I have no problem with debating issues and don't care if my views offend people (ie I think religion is no more than codified superstition), but I generally have enough respect for others to not go to extraordinary lengths to offend them - unless I've got a very compelling reason to do so.

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