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It was the night of the 1st of July 2008, and I the wife and our little one were asleep in the bed, when I was awoken by one of those 'out of place noises' that any parent will tell you this: when a noise is out of place your mind becomes instantly alert.
So i opend an eye, saw the wife and little one were in the bed, so i thought 'hell' must be a noise outside.
Then a shadow flitted across the corner of the room, so i decided to lay still, as if it was a person in the room they were going to get the good news.
Then after about a minutes watching, this golden figure stepped towards the bed. It was appalling. I have never, ever in my life seen some thing so dreadful or absolutely horrific in my life.
Here is the drawing I did of this creature so you can see what i am on about.
Tolerance, Political Correct and Our Rights and Freedoms are Conflicting. It's not a good thing. ~Relentless
Originally posted by nrky
Ohhhh yeahhhh... a podcast about political correctness, first amendment rights, and how lawyers are butt-sniffs. Can't believe I missed this one... I CANT WAIT TO DOWNLOAD AND RESPOND! ...
Prepare yourselves for a veeeeeeery long response from NrKy, probably filled with alot of heated words and manic screaming.
Originally posted by Relentless
My point being, in the US, our customs dictate the rights of freedom of religion, religious expression and freedom of speech. Therefore religious tolerance (political correctness) has actually gone way too far. It should be expected that exposure to all different belief systems in the US is a given and not an offense. If you live here, you should understand that this is part of our culture - religious diversity.
In fact, the way I view it, if I am wishing someone a Merry Christmas, regardless of whether or not the other person recognizes that holiday, it should be perceived as a gesture of good will, not an insult.
What I am saying if I wish you a Merry Christmas is, as I celebrate my holiday, I include you in the well wishes for that holiday. Why should that be a problem? Why can't one person say Merry Christmas and the other respond Happy Kwanza? What is the problem here? I think that would go a long way towards unity rather than the trend we are currently witnessing where you can't just blurt out what your nature (from your own beliefs) dictate.
Originally posted by SLR Jester
This is an excellent listen, these podcasts are very thought provoking...
It's a potential sensitive subject, the very nature of the beast almost dictates a certain compliance with political correctness, yet these podcasts illustrate very clearly to the listener that with a modicum of common sense, one can be sympathetic without having to pander unnecessarily.
Essential listening I reckon and a pleasure to listen to
Originally posted by hotbakedtater
Violent Encounter With An Alien Being