posted on Jun, 25 2009 @ 02:50 AM
Originally posted by colloredbrothers
Sometimes using curse words is a good way to express your anger, and staying formal loses its impact pretty quick. Its being formal and politicly
correct that turned us into slaves.
anyway sorry for the rant.
I think that is more a failure of the author posting to adequately relay their intended meaning with civility, than the use of expletives being a good
way to express themselves.
If you had a 12 year old, would you let her swear in your presence if she was upset at something?
Most parents wouldn't. Most don't.
Is it acceptable for a child to swear at a teacher if they get bad grades? No, and you can bet they'd get detention or some sort of punishment (I
know I did). How about if the teacher were to swear at the class if they were noisy. I know I'd certainly take exception to it.
So, the idea I believe is to keep the discussion civil by having rules that we've all AGREED to when signing up, and not have a filter in place to
take care of our slackness.
If you want to swear like a sailor, there are - as has been mentioned - plenty of slack moraled websites out there; the internet is a gigantic slew of
filth, plenty for you to let rip in.
ATS at least IMO has always been well looked after by the volunteer staff, and I for one treat it, as best I can, with the respect it deserves and
strives to encourage.
That is one reason why I really get disheartened when people come along, spout any old mindless fables as fact, and lower the caliber of discussions
But thats a different topic... and one we're all aware of.