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Old 29th June 2011, 07:40 PM
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Default Exposition on Rule #3

Because apparently there are some out there who insist on playing monkey-fuck with very simple concepts, in order to pursue some rather incoherent and plainly idiotic agendas, I'm going to explain something.


Something very. Fucking. Simple.


Something that should not need a gods-damned explanation, because it's as obvious as an elephant-turd on the kitchen table.


Goldenmane's Third Rule of Public Discourse often known as Rule # fucking 3 is swear a lot, not call people names. There's a fundamental motherfucking difference, and an inability to grasp this is a singular demonstration that you don't understand the essential point to Rule #3.


Rule #3 is intended to be an example of highlighting intellectual laziness and magical thinking. Swearing, or rather the very fact that it is possible for people to think certain words are magically bad in and of themselves, is irrational bullshit, and no basis for people getting all fucking huffy.


This is completely different to actually attacking someone, rather than ideas. The notion of 'swearing = bad' is an idea, and a bloody silly one. Rule #3 doesn't even speak to personal attacks and calling people names, although personal attacks and calling people names are both in themselves examples of shitty thinking.


You can't use a tool which highlights shitty thinking to excuse shitty thinking. That's fucktardery of the first degree.
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Old 29th June 2011, 07:46 PM
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fuck man sounds like youve been through a god dam cluster fuck with some fucking mess
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Old 29th June 2011, 08:01 PM
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fuck man sounds like youve been through a god dam cluster fuck with some fucking mess
No, Grubes, not to do with GM himself. See an existing thread on FI for the most recent trigger.
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Old 29th June 2011, 08:13 PM
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was that the angry atheist guy who called Black a priest, HAHAHAHAHAH that was classic. The guy had nothing
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Old 29th June 2011, 08:26 PM
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Yep, that was the one I had in mind.
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@SEG - If by "in the job" you mean was I a religious minister, pastor, priest or theologian, the answer is no. I'm not, and have never been.



My current job IRL -as in, what I'm paid to do- is completely outside of any religious context and it frequently includes detailed examination of primary and secondary evidence for the purpose of determining what happened in the past.
Oh, ok, that makes sense, it sounded like you had professional qualifications. "in the job" is a well known phrase to police and firefighters for being employed in those professions. I was both in past lives and I thought the blue lightning had something to do with being a cop.



You have been a firefighter and a police officer... and you find the word 'cunt' offensive?


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You have been a firefighter and a police officer... and you find the word 'cunt' offensive?


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Correct. Just because you have been exposed too it more often doesn't make it less offensive. It depends on the circumstances too. Within a group of blokes it may be more acceptable, but not in front of mixed friends, kids, family or public forums.

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Correct. Just because you have been exposed too it more often doesn't make it less offensive. It depends on the circumstances too. Within a group of blokes it may be more acceptable, but not in front of mixed friends, kids, family or public forums.

It has a lot to do with respect for others, for myself.
Righto. Explain what is inherently offensive about a cunt.
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Offense isn't something that's given, it's something that's taken.
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Offense isn't something that's given, it's something that's taken.
By which you mean?
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