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Originally posted by hinky
reply to post by juveous
As i have gotten older, I really don't care if I offend someone else. America is the only country in the world that does the silly crap we do. We try to incorporate every culture and language into public policy, while allowing every one to just ignore or trample traditional beliefs, fully established, that founded our land.
Try ignoring borders with any other country and then, have parades of fellow illegal immigrants that a) protesting over conditions or lack of rights within your new country, b) celebrating a holiday that only your illegal group celebrates and has no meaning in our country.
The younger generations of American's have been taught that allowing this is perfectly normal not realizing that there has been a social experiment going on to puss*fy them into acceptance.
Any public person that tells the truth about perceived racial/cultural incidents is asking for boycotts, a visit from any number of groups who's only recourse for an apology involves a checkbook, or public humiliation resulting in a public firing. There is no up side, for speaking anything but lies or covering up the incident, by telling the truth. You see this daily on national and local news. Any caucasian criminal performs a hate crime if it involves any minority. There are very few hate crimes in charges to minorities involving crimes against caucasians. Don't confuse police abuse in these cases which always involves police beating a minority. This is just criminal behavior by police on a suspect of a different crime.
As for religious tolerance, I have no problems with everyone else being a heathen.
Originally posted by SeeingBlue
The way I feel about it is I can't have a belief without conflicting with someone else's belief so you can't make everyone happy and that's just the way I believe our current reality exist and operates. Maybe that will change in the future to contain less negativity.
Originally posted by Sinter Klaas
I should say. An offender is a person who offends on purpose. So in this case one should learn to behave.
When someone gets offended by someone who did not meant to offend, the one to blame is the offended. The offended in this case should ask for the reason why someone says or believes what he just say and explain that it offends him. Tolerance is the key.
My personal opinion is live life with an abundance of tolerance and respect to each others faith, religion, believe and opinions.
There is only one rule. It doesn't matter how much tolerance you are able to apply. Whenever ones beliefs or opinions are harmful to another, both physically and mentally one must be corrected. One way or another.
When there is a need for someone to be corrected let tolerance rule.
As skandinsky said before. Start your conversation with "I see" instead of "you're wrong" .
Just my two cents.
Spelling & S&F ! Great question !
[edit on 17-4-2010 by Sinter Klaas]
Originally posted by juveous
reply to post by Tiger5
A lot of people can be offended by satire humor in politics. Do you think poking fun and joking of other's beliefs is ok? Considering it is just a joke,(mostly exaggerated) does that nullify the power of belittling others beliefs?