What the hell is wrong with people? Version...Ahhh, **** it, I lost count

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by yg17, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. yg17 macrumors G5

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    http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/08/22/hotel.porn.ap/index.html


    Of all the problems in the world, these people are worried about porn in hotels? If you take your kids to a hotel and don't want them to see porn, then try being a parent and watching them when the remote is in their hands. I'm sick of everyone who wants the government to do all the parenting. If you don't want to deal with your kids, THEN DON'T HAVE THEM!
     
  2. emw macrumors G4

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    In addition, it's quite simple to disable the porn from your room by entering a code on the TV. Then, you have to dial the front desk to reinstate them.

    Cool, now I can see what they're offering before I even travel.

    I also like that the banner ad on this article was from Victoria's Secret. :D
     
  3. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    you know, Larry Flynt said that the worst thing that could ever happen to the porn industry is for it to become acceptable in the mainstream, because if it does then interest in it will completely fizzle.

    these people are only helping the business they're trying to crush...what a bunch of boobs.
     
  4. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Too easy if you ask me. I accidentally blocked the porn in my room once... and I was too embarrassed to call the front desk and have them turn in back on.:eek:


    Lethal
     
  5. emw macrumors G4

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    Oh those poor poor Christians. They're so oppressed, aren't they? See how they are forced to hide their beliefs for fear that the Big Bad secularists will get their way and persecute them all out of existance.

    Help! Help! I'm being repressed! Did you see him repressing me? :p
     
  7. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    ...which is what's wrong with this whole deal.

    ...which is why it'll never happen.

    But I know how frustrating this can be. In the town where I live (as in many towns), adult businesses are zoned into a certain small portion of the city. Well, now we've got some woman on a crusade to limit those businesses to an even smaller area. Citizens for Community Values (or something) she calls her group, and the word "morality" is thrown around a lot in their advertising.

    Those of us who look upon this stuff with a jaundiced eye feel that (1) she has no business calling her values the community's values; (2) she probably owns a home near the adult-zoned area, and therefore this would be more a case of NIMBY than morality; and (3) it's really odd that whenever she shows up to tell City Council what a tragedy adult book stores are in our community, she's always wearing something like a short, bright red skirt that reveals lots of leg.
     
  8. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    my sister is one of these jesus-addled f*ckin' goody two-shoes zealots. It's nearly impossible to have a rational conversation with her, because her brain is skewed through that stupid, ultra-right wing prism.

    The real tragedy is that she's not dumb at all. She just burns away brain cells on this kind of crap. I really think all she needs is a few shots of tequila and a bong hit, which is probably what the rest of these people could use, too. Truthfully, I feel sorry for them.
     
  9. emw macrumors G4

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    I don't feel sorry for them - they have a right to their beliefs. If they choose to believe something like this is inappropriate, that's fine with me. Heck, I even enjoy a good argument with them now and then over this kind of thing.

    As you say, it's not that they're stupid, it's that they feel it's their right to inform us how morally bankrupt we are and that we should do as they do. Or, at least, how they want us to believe they do.

    And I think that's part of the reason the right has so much apparent sway these days - they feel they need to mouth off any chance they get about any perceived moral issue.

    I think I'm going to go to the next city council meeting to protest the lack of porn in my neighborhood. I mean, really, it's only the environmentally conscious part of me that doesn't want to waste gas driving 3 suburbs over to get a good porn fix. :D
     
  10. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    I'd bet she would say the same damn thing for those on ultra-left wing.

    I bet she feels sorry for your soul. Sorry that you're stuck in your ultra-left wing prisim unreasonable to recognize that Christianity is the way of life.
     
  11. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    ... says the overly-sensitive man.
     
  12. emw macrumors G4

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    No kidding.

     
  13. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    we were flying to Orlando to see our dad. A 7am flight, and I've gotten no sleep. We're gonna spend a week down there. As soon as we're in the air, I get this:

    "so, do you believe in god?"

    I wonder what the FAA regs are re: stabbing yourself in the eye with a pen?
     
  14. emw macrumors G4

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    Probably because you were up late watching porn, you heathen.

    As long as it's not a gel pen, you're probably okay.
     
  15. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    :D Man that's funny. Just tell her if your going to find 'god' you'll do it on your own. No need to be pushy, no need to harras me about it, afterall that just turns me away from the whole religious thing. Tell her it's people like you with their constant self Righteous beliefs that feel the need to spread the "word" really annoy people and completely turn them off towards religion.

    I find that a lot of these type of people make more atheists than christians.
     
  16. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    yea, it sucked. I knew I was going to be spending the whole week with her too, so I couldn't very well make a big issue of it. I just had to take it.

    Florida was nice though...
     
  17. Desertrat macrumors newbie

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    Well, ya start out with the notion that half of all people are below average. Then add that living is pretty dog-goned easy, and way too many people don't have enough to do to keep their little minds occupied.

    Right, left or middle; religious or irreligious: There's always gonna be some percentage that's way off the deep end and wants to tell others how to do or not do.

    As for porn, I always figured that for folks who really think sex is a spectator sport, hey, they have a serious problem. I've always thought personal involvement was a lot more fun.

    :D, 'Rat
     
  18. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Agreed. But, hey, sometimes you gotta settle for the threesome of me, myself, and I. :D


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  19. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Just tell her you found Jesus. You found him passed out in that alley between the porn store and the bar, and it looked like he either passed out from drinking or spanked it so much that he collapsed.


    Really though, if these people would keep this sh*t to themselves, both our lives would be so much better. I have religious friends, and even my roommate is somewhat religious, but they keep their religious views to themselves, and I keep my atheist views to myself, and we get along great. If these fundies would just ****, life would be much better for all of us.
     
  20. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    she asked me if I'd seen "The Passion of The Christ."
    I said "no, but I hear it has a surprise ending."

    she didn't think that was too funny...
     
  21. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

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    Quite honestly, I think that you've got problems. It's not burning brain cells to believe in God, and it's nothing dumb. Have you proved Christianity false? You've got every right to hold onto your athiest beliefs if no Christian so far has proven Christianity true - but until you can firmly prove it false, you don't have a right to call Christians stupid ultra-right wing zealots.

    What if an integral part of the religion is in spreading it to unbelievers? Why are you so scared of being evangelized to? If you have an open mind, listen, and then debate with them if you don't agree. If that's not your cup of tea, you can always tell them that you're not interested. If they still bother you after that, then yeah, they should ****. But what you're saying is that they shouldn't even approach you in the first place. And that's unreasonable.

    Really, if there are zealots out there, it would be the pair of you bozos. I don't have problems with athiests, and I have healthy friendships with many. Sometimes if they have problems, I offer to pray with them or give them a bible verse, but otherwise, we go and have poker night and go bowling and all that. Why the sudden explosion against Christians?

    On the topic of hotel porn, I think that things are fine the way they are. It's the parents' responsibility to make sure that their 8-year old son isn't watching porn in the hotel, not the government's. Let our tax dollars go elsewhere.
     
  22. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    who said anything about being an atheist? And if Christians aren't a bunch of reactionary zealots, why do they insist on letting the likes of Falwell, Robertson, Ralph Reed et. al. represent them?

    what's unreasonable is the idea that I owe you my time or attention because of how important your message is to you. I fully recognize your right to your religious beliefs, but that doesn't mean I want to hear about them, and I sure as hell don't want a political system driven by them.

    because I've dealt with far too many "Christians" over the course of my lifetime, and they have been almost without exception the most egregious hypocrites I've ever had the misfortune to know. Whatever my other failings are, at least I don't claim to be something I'm not, nor do I insist that others follow a code or ethos to which I myself cannot adhere.
     
  23. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

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    Without addressing each point of your post, the fallacy in your reasoning is that you are generalizing. I do agree that there are "Christians" that are hypocrites, and I've had the misfortune of meeting them too. That doesn't mean anything when it comes to Christianity though, and there are Christians that do, for the most part, adhere to their faith.

    As for being approached, you technically don't owe your time and attention to anyone. When I go out to evangelize, I usually ask people if they have a couple moments and want to talk about spirituality/Christianity. Some say no, some say yes. That's really all it takes, "No, I would not like to hear about what you have to say" and I don't come back, don't bother them, etc. But I do expect that there is nothing wrong with me approaching and asking in the first place, before handing out miniature bibles and church pamphlets.

    And again, there are Christians that are more aggressive. I've had Jehovah's Witnesses (technically not Christian) pursue me even after I pretend to not speak Chinese (I'm visiting Taiwan right now), after I say no, and while I'm walking away. And while those people exist, it doesn't mean that Christians who are respectful of other people's time, and not ultra-right wing zealots don't exist.

    I'm against banning of hotel porn, not because I'm a customer of porn in hotels, but because I think that this is one of those ultra-right wing things that put a bad mark on Christians and emphasize zealotry. It's the parent's responsibility on this one, and it's not like the government is tainting the definition of marriage or killing babies on this one.
     
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    I doubt many Christians would be too stoked if homosexuals started knocking on their doors when their kids are around, asking if they've heard about the joy of gay sex.

    I bet they'd feel like that was an unwanted and unwarranted intrusion into their life, and something they don't want themselves or their kids exposed to.

    But then they'd go out and spread the word of Christ....
     
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    word to that...
     

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