Christianity Bashing: Told Ya' So!

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    1. "BBC director-general Mark Thompson, speaking in an interview for an Oxford University research program on free speech, has admitted that Christianity is treated with less sensitivity on air than other religions.

    2. Thompson said that television programs do not have to be as sensitive with satire, jokes, or comments about Christianity ...

    3. Thompson went on to differentiate that other religions closely "identify with ethnic minorities," and thus warrant special regard...


    4. "The point is that for a Muslim, a depiction, particularly a comic or demeaning depiction, of the Prophet Mohammed might have the emotional force of a piece of grotesque child pornography," he said.

    5. Thompson noted that insulting or disrespecting other religions could carry more emotional baggage and thus a backlash that is more volatile and violent.

    6. He told Ash, "Without question, 'I complain in the strongest possible terms,' is different from, 'I complain in the strongest possible terms and I am loading my AK47 as I write."


    7. Thompson said that he and the network "think quite carefully about whether something done, in quotes, in the name of freedom of expression, might to the Jew, or the Sikh, or the Hindu, or the Muslim who receives it, feel threatening, isolating and so forth."

    8. The BBC director-general added that he believes "those are meaningful considerations"

    9. BBC2 aired the controversial show "Jerry Springer: The Opera," which offended many Christians with things like depictions of Jesus in a diaper."
    BBC Head Admits Network Treats Christianity With Less Sensitivity, Christian News


    So, the exec gives really good reasons why it's OK to bash Christianity...
    Spin…altering the truth without altering the facts.

    So, think there is a degree of magnitude difference in network executives in the US?
     
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    I imagine there is a difference from network to network, let alone between the UK and the US. Many execs might not be willing to air a show like South Park, which seems to have no problem bashing any religion, but others obviously will.

    I'd also point out that this could be seen as a backhanded compliment to Christians. It seems to be saying it's ok to bash Christians because they are much less likely to do something extreme in response. :tongue:
     
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    Does it matter?

    I'm waiting for the day where we don't worry about treating religion with any sensitivity.
     
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    Then why don't they just treat christians like they treat all those other nutbag fanatics? Good for the goose, and all that rot...
     
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    Sorry. Doesn't wash. I'd say that the largest majority of 'ethnic minorities' in this country are Christian. Blacks certainly are more Christian than muslim in America. Hispanics are largely Catholic.

    Basically, what they are doing is saying that islam is the mafia and we are scared shitless of them. Everyone from Larry Flynt to George Carlin has trashed the sacred beliefs of the majority of the people in this country. Christians were told to ' get over it.'

    The Netherlands told muslims to get over it or get out. WTF is wrong in THIS country!
     
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    Because of text like this:

    Christians are not the mafia. The government doesn't fear them.
     
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    Hi Gallant,look its all the same world wide.....the Christian majority are always being undermined by smaller ethnic minorities as these minorities grow in size they demand and demean the majority of the country they have come to.......the annoying thing is that they left thier own country and don't assimilate into their new one............its Bullshit.

    Trouble is if it was reversed WE'D BE LOCKED UP OR WORSE..........They don't understand or care about...WHEN IN ROME do as the Romans do(the majority of white British Christians in this instant)just saying steve
     
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    Incidentally. Good thread from someone who reads. Catch it on the flip side. This chick is tired.
     
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    We are NOT the Netherlands nor wish to become them. I SAW the KKK march in my hometown, less than 15 years ago. It was about 90 out, they marched downtown. I bought two of the the law enforcement officers guarding them cold soda, said not one word.
     
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    While telling us, from the other side of your mouth, to respect you.


    Christians are expected to be meek and mild.
    We are an easy target,
    "turn the other cheek" and all that.

    :eusa_whistle:
     

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