If blatant bigotry is not sufficient to justify obscenity, then I don't think anything is. If you wish to declare a blanket ban on obscenity, I am quite willing to abide by that, but I think that you should explicitly say so.
Nobody on here stated an opinion on the pledge of allegiance, you should send a profane letter to the lady on the show asking her that question if it bothers you that much.
This a board for discussing Jeopardy! I am discussing Jeopardy! To not discuss the Pledge of Allegiance comment is to normalize bigotry. And several people have clearly implied an opinion of the pledge.
naurae29 wrote:My critique of your post was deleted, but you apparently saw it before it disappeared. Let me reiterate: Kindly stop making atheists appear to be monolithically hysterical. You're not helping.
And did not see my response rebutting your response?
Vanya wrote:If you need to be told not to use obscenity, you should go somewhere else.
I don't believe that the issue can be properly discussed without profanity. "People who promote blatant bigotry are doodie heads"? Doesn't really properly describe my feelings. I thought this was a board for grown-ups.
El Jefe wrote:Exposing your leap in logic to ridicule was my goal.
Then you failed.
It is fairly reasonable that if someone is offended by "under God" in the (optional) pledge
In what sense is the Pledge "optional"? In the "It's perfectly reasonable to expect six-year-olds to be constitutional scholars, and know they have the right to not say it" sense? In the "There's no place in the country where saying 'I refuse to say the pledge because I'm an atheist' gets you beat up" sense? In the "Atheists don't have to deal with the effects of children being indoctrinated through, among other things, daily recitations of the pledge into believing that Christians are due special privileges" sense? In the "Atheists are not forced to give tax money to pay for the schools in which it is recited" sense? In the "If atheists decide they don't want to listen to it, so they refuse to go to school, they won't suffer any consequences" sense?
It's pretty basic- are you saying you're not offended by the word God on the money?
I'm offended by the presentation, on the money, of a religious sentiment as if it were a prerequisite of being part of the American community. What this has to do with Oh God!, I don't see.
It's a big wide world- I guess there might as well be such things as militant atheists, but I don't see those inter-non-faith coalitions happening anytime soon.
aeq5006 wrote:Break it out, bro! Call yours "Pledge of Allegiance Fans Are Bigots" and trot out your manifesto already.
Why would I need a manifesto to explain why the pledge is bigotry? It's evident to anyone who honestly examines the issue, and anyone who isn't willing to honestly examine the issue isn't going to be convinced by a manifesto, anyway. What's next? Are you going to ask for an explanation for why asking black people to sit at the back of the bus is wrong, too?