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Originally posted by burdman30ott6
I'm going to go put on a half shirt, lower the fly of my levis, and pull my testicles out, letting them dangle for everyone to see, and mosey around the city of Seattle this afternoon. Obviously no-one in this liberal Mecca should say anything about it since I'm merely using my freedom of expression and topics like decency and tact are all subjective, anyway.
Doesn't anyone realize how ridiculous it is to suggest there is no such thing as standard decency and decorum? Are you so far out there that you actually believe expecting people to follow even the most basic of civility is infringing upon their rights? To what degree do you support this? Would you be so condescending if it had been a guy walking around with a shirt that showed a lynched black man with racial epithets written all over the shirt? How about if it was a shirt with a picture of someone you loved along with profane babblings pertaining to them?
Originally posted by Scurvy
I, and most metalheads, do not go around harassing Christians, shouting slurs at people of different ethnicities, or engage in violence. We are approached and insulted and we defend ourselves. This is a very general statement, I know and I apologize for grouping and I know that a lot of you will come back with "This one time... blah blah blah... so your wrong because a metalhead did this to me/someone I know" but I'm approaching this from the viewpoint of someone who LIVES the music, the message, and the lifestyle. I myself possess shirts that state equally or more offensive slogans. "[SNIP] Me Jesus" is a good example. How about the band named "Jesus Anal Penetration". You might be offended by this but I am equally offended at the slanderous remarks thrown out about Satanism, Paganism, Wicca, Shamanism, etc. If Christians have the right to insult my religion you better believe I'm going to wear "[SNIP] Me Jesus".