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Do humans have the right to offend?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Bend, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Bend

    Bend Central OR Member

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    For your casual reading-

    This.

    ETA: Some of the articles in the link may offend you.
     
  2. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    No one can make you feel offended, without your say so.
     
  3. tuckerha

    tuckerha Tucson, Arizona Member

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    Some folks get their feelings hurt at the slightest thing.
    Some people wear their emotions on their sleeve.

    What I find offensive, someone else may not.
     
  4. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman West of Salem Active Member

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    I would hope that if unless it was my intention to offend someone, that people not become offended by what I might say or do.

    PS: sorry if that offends anyone:laugh:
     
  5. Mutoman

    Mutoman North Bend Active Member

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    If you have ever worked in a government office, you have seen the effects people of trying not to offend anyone. Many of these bureaucracies whip their employees into a robotic like mode so they will not hurt anyone's feelings. Common sense, personal thoughts, and most of all Freedom of Speech get thrown out the door. Those with a minority of thought end up regulating the flow of the atmosphere because everyone is trying not to offend them.

    I understand there is a fine line between offend and offensive and we have to be careful that our words do not keep someone from being involved, getting service, or seeking the basic needs of existence.

    I saw many people on this forum jump all over a young man who under their opinion made bad choices in his life and decided to file bankruptcy, that post went on and on for many pages. However, when one makes a joke to scorn some for what I and many others on this board see as a bad choice in electing a president, twice that opinion is quashed without retrospect. Perhaps this post will be three, we'll just wait and see.
     
  6. Bend

    Bend Central OR Member

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    Since Nov. 24, 2008, 12% (9/75) of non-classified ad threads that have invoked our current President's name have been locked.
     
  7. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman West of Salem Active Member

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    :eek:fftopic:
     
  8. Bend

    Bend Central OR Member

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    I'm offended by that comment! Its my topic.;)
     
  9. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman West of Salem Active Member

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    Oh yeah, I forgot :bluelaugh: