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Basileus Basileon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 11:05 AM
Response to Reply #24
25. I think in order for something to be "offensive," it has to offend
more than one person.
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  -Can we please get rid of the nasty, sexist, rational responders ad dsc  Nov-23-07 10:32 AM   #0 
  - Oh, not this shit again.  LeftyMom   Nov-23-07 10:38 AM   #1 
  - Can I have some of that popcorn you're holding under your burka?  TahitiNut   Nov-23-07 01:49 PM   #63 
  - You left out the graphic.  impeachdubya   Nov-24-07 12:51 AM   #94 
  - What's the problem?  cosmik debris   Nov-23-07 10:40 AM   #2 
  - These are the ads at the bottom of a thread  dsc   Nov-23-07 10:42 AM   #3 
     - Get Firefox. nt  Basileus Basileon   Nov-23-07 10:44 AM   #5 
     - So your only problem is the way the cop is dressed?  cosmik debris   Nov-23-07 10:57 AM   #19 
     - context matters  dsc   Nov-23-07 11:03 AM   #23 
     - I don't see any ads at the bottom of threads on my screen  proud2Blib   Nov-23-07 11:26 AM   #40 
     - Hey! I don't see her!  DutchLiberal   Nov-23-07 12:22 PM   #54 
  - I have ads disabled, so I turned them on to see. It isn't "nasty,"  Basileus Basileon   Nov-23-07 10:44 AM   #4 
  - If I want to see strippers I will go to a strip joint  dsc   Nov-23-07 10:45 AM   #6 
     - Are you kidding?  blogslut   Nov-23-07 10:48 AM   #9 
     - I wouldn't equate it to porn  dsc   Nov-23-07 10:50 AM   #10 
     - Why?  blogslut   Nov-23-07 10:55 AM   #16 
     - I can't even see the ad, and I don't have "ads" turned off.  Sugar Smack   Nov-23-07 10:51 AM   #11 
     - The ads shows up randomly at the bottom of a page,  blogslut   Nov-23-07 10:53 AM   #13 
        - In other words, the OP is going out of their way to be offended.  Kingshakabobo   Nov-23-07 11:24 AM   #36 
           - Here you go  blogslut   Nov-23-07 11:33 AM   #42 
              - That's it?  Kingshakabobo   Nov-23-07 11:36 AM   #43 
              - The OP couldn't be giving them more potential new members  blogslut   Nov-23-07 11:40 AM   #46 
              - Uhm... She's practically dressed like a nun...  DutchLiberal   Nov-23-07 12:29 PM   #56 
     - I don't think the problem is a woman in a satin tank top.  lwfern   Nov-23-07 10:54 AM   #14 
     - Ahh, I see  blogslut   Nov-23-07 10:57 AM   #18 
        - Nice try, but no.  lwfern   Nov-23-07 11:09 AM   #28 
           - thank you you sexplained it better than I  dsc   Nov-23-07 11:10 AM   #30 
           - I'm just waiting for someone to claim  lwfern   Nov-23-07 11:15 AM   #35 
              - You have a problem with atheists? Please elaborate. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Nov-23-07 07:53 PM   #79 
                 - Ha, no.  lwfern   Nov-23-07 08:07 PM   #84 
           - You mean the woman, instead of dressing up like an actual cop,  Basileus Basileon   Nov-23-07 11:12 AM   #32 
           - How adorable  blogslut   Nov-23-07 11:14 AM   #34 
           - Stripper?  SyntaxError   Nov-23-07 08:06 PM   #83 
           - So?  quantessd   Nov-23-07 12:28 PM   #55 
     - You very utterance of the phrase "satin tank top" has distracted me.  Bucky   Nov-23-07 01:40 PM   #62 
     - The cop thing is their site gimmick.  Basileus Basileon   Nov-23-07 10:52 AM   #12 
     - I belong to a Rational Response Squad...  IMModerate   Nov-23-07 07:29 PM   #74 
     - Well... I've been in plenty of late night, cheap, Pakistani owned mini-marts in my life...  D__S   Nov-24-07 01:10 AM   #95 
  - Why don't you explain your problem with the ad. because I don't get it.  aikoaiko   Nov-23-07 10:46 AM   #7 
  - Click often.  rucky   Nov-23-07 10:47 AM   #8 
  - Really? I didn't know that was how it worked. I'll click often -- and pay more attention --  gateley   Nov-23-07 07:46 PM   #77 
  - I think someone is trying to misapply the term "sexist" ...  JackRiddler   Nov-23-07 10:55 AM   #15 
  - Agreed.  LeftyMom   Nov-23-07 10:56 AM   #17 
  - tell us the REAL reason you want to keep the rest of us from  jonnyblitz   Nov-23-07 10:57 AM   #20 
  - I haven't complained about any other athiest ads  dsc   Nov-23-07 11:05 AM   #24 
  - I think in order for something to be "offensive," it has to offend  Basileus Basileon   Nov-23-07 11:05 AM   #25 
  - I personally don't find the human body offensive.  jonnyblitz   Nov-23-07 11:26 AM   #39 
  - In all sincerity, I'm sorry it offends you. But honestly, I never even noticed  gateley   Nov-23-07 07:49 PM   #78 
  - I clicked on the link, too.  Sugar Smack   Nov-23-07 11:11 AM   #31 
  - Why is it nasty or sexist?  ozone_man   Nov-23-07 10:59 AM   #21 
  - Best I can figure, it's because there is a woman in it.  Basileus Basileon   Nov-23-07 11:01 AM   #22 
     - It is because the woman is barely clothed  dsc   Nov-23-07 11:09 AM   #29 
        - To the repressed, perhaps.  Basileus Basileon   Nov-23-07 11:13 AM   #33 
        - "Barely clothed"?? She's practically dressed like a nun!  DutchLiberal   Nov-23-07 12:37 PM   #58 
        - Some paintings of Christ on the cross portray him as shirtless.  Boojatta   Nov-23-07 07:16 PM   #70 
  - Oh noes, teh opressed religionists are being opressed by teh Evil Atheist Conspiracy!!!1!!11!  Odin2005   Nov-23-07 11:06 AM   #26 
  - It worse than that. The Atheists have a woman with large breasts on their side.  Basileus Basileon   Nov-23-07 11:08 AM   #27 
  - If this is the ad, I don't see anything nasty, sexist, or trashy.  aikoaiko   Nov-23-07 11:24 AM   #37 
  - I think so.  Basileus Basileon   Nov-23-07 11:26 AM   #38 
  - yeah, I can see where "we can fix that" would rub a believer  jonnyblitz   Nov-23-07 11:31 AM   #41 
     - It's the same mentality that "fixes" gay people.  spoony   Nov-23-07 11:40 AM   #47 
        - That comparison is not apt.  Basileus Basileon   Nov-23-07 11:41 AM   #48 
        - I said the mentality is the same, not the objects.  spoony   Nov-23-07 11:45 AM   #50 
           - That is like suggesting that an auto mechanic and a gay converter have similar mentalities.  Basileus Basileon   Nov-23-07 06:44 PM   #64 
              - "When pressed, be thickheaded...  spoony   Nov-23-07 06:58 PM   #68 
                 - I'm serious. Your comparison is simply bogus.  Basileus Basileon   Nov-23-07 07:00 PM   #69 
        - fighting BS is the same mentality as McCloset & Co.? RIIIIIGHT...  Odin2005   Nov-23-07 12:02 PM   #52 
           - Allow me to proselytise a moment for the cause of reading comprehension.  spoony   Nov-23-07 12:29 PM   #57 
              - *shrug* I believe rapists and sex offenders aren't okay the way they are.  Basileus Basileon   Nov-23-07 06:46 PM   #65 
              - You obviously don't get the distinction between beliefs (religion) and biological urges (being gay).  Odin2005   Nov-24-07 12:24 AM   #90 
  - I'll have to remember this the next time someone here  spoony   Nov-23-07 11:39 AM   #44 
  - .........  Evoman   Nov-23-07 01:20 PM   #61 
  - How about this- Next time a busty, scantily clad Christian blonde who looks like this  impeachdubya   Nov-24-07 01:47 AM   #96 
  - What's the big deal?  Le Taz Hot   Nov-23-07 11:39 AM   #45 
  - Not just NO, but HELL NO!!!  qdemn7   Nov-23-07 11:43 AM   #49 
  - I find the fact that you're taking offense at this ad rather odd  MadHound   Nov-23-07 12:01 PM   #51 
  - Strangely. it's actually selling  dmallind   Nov-23-07 12:17 PM   #53 
  - I think the chick in the ad is hot!  iamahaingttta   Nov-23-07 12:47 PM   #59 
  - You have characterized the ad as "nasty" and "sexist".  SimpleTrend   Nov-23-07 12:49 PM   #60 
  - I've had a long term search ongoing to find an online essay I read years ago  SimpleTrend   Nov-23-07 11:21 PM   #89 
  - Oh no! Not a breast!  lynyrd_skynyrd   Nov-23-07 06:49 PM   #66 
  - I don't see ads - I use Firefox with the Adblock extension  nonconformist   Nov-23-07 06:53 PM   #67 
  - .  IMModerate   Nov-23-07 07:17 PM   #71 
  - DU has no control over the Google ads...  Cooley Hurd   Nov-23-07 07:25 PM   #72 
  - Not exactly.  spoony   Nov-23-07 07:28 PM   #73 
     - Okay... so they have a little control...  Cooley Hurd   Nov-23-07 07:35 PM   #75 
        - No, it isn't against "theocracy"  spoony   Nov-23-07 07:40 PM   #76 
           - Yes, the site is promoting atheism because THEISM has infiltrated our secular govt...  Cooley Hurd   Nov-23-07 07:58 PM   #80 
  - Thank you for your concern about sexist ads  Book Lover   Nov-23-07 08:00 PM   #81 
  - What about those ads of the shirtless buff guys, can we get rid of those, too?  Drunken Irishman   Nov-23-07 08:04 PM   #82 
  - It's the ugly picture of shrub, with Condi drooling in the background,  DLnyc   Nov-23-07 09:16 PM   #85 
  - DU has been quite prudish as of late  nonconformist   Nov-23-07 10:39 PM   #86 
  - What's the problem here?  cgrindley   Nov-23-07 10:51 PM   #87 
  - I agree that hillary  Froward69   Nov-23-07 11:06 PM   #88 
  - Smell The Glove.  D__S   Nov-24-07 12:31 AM   #91 
  - If people keep complaining about it, I'm going to have to turn the ads back on.  impeachdubya   Nov-24-07 12:48 AM   #92 
  - How dare that jezebel expose her arms and top third of her breasts!  MilesColtrane   Nov-24-07 12:51 AM   #93 
  - Thanks for your effort. Insulting anyone's spiritual beliefs does not belong on DU.  Fly by night   Nov-24-07 10:52 AM   #97 
  - dsc, using attractive women to attract attention to atheism is the progressive thing to do  cuke   Nov-24-07 11:39 AM   #98 
  - "When Will They Ever Learn?"--Another Day, Another Attack of Male Hate  Hidden Stillness   Nov-24-07 12:15 PM   #99 
  - So are you against the ad or for the ad?  JVS   Nov-24-07 12:19 PM   #100 
  - She should wear a Burka! Then she'd be a respectable lady!  Beelzebud   Nov-24-07 12:25 PM   #101 
  - Beloved dsc, my most excellent Christian brother...  JVS   Nov-24-07 12:56 PM   #102 

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