Should being offensiveness (please tell me we’re not headed down the same path as last year) be allowed in posts on Signposts02

In a recent judgement by the High Court 3 of 6 judges are reported as feeling:

 ‘…strongly that political communication in Australia should be robust and vigorous, ‘to the point that it may be offensive, even very offensive, but that just is our tradition—offensiveness (by itself) can never be a good enough reason to regulate freedom of political communication.’

Justice Hayne said: ‘History, not only recent history, teaches us that abuse and invective are an inevitable part of political discourse.’

My posts on here can be very offensive at times..I have used the ‘F’ word – but there are times when I feel it appropriate – and I take the ‘political communication’ to also mean religious communication in this context.

Uhm…I know many won’t agree, probably most – but there you go.

THIS is a great article on the origins of the ‘F’ word, not for the easily offended as the word “f**k” appears quite often.

34 thoughts on “Should being offensiveness (please tell me we’re not headed down the same path as last year) be allowed in posts on Signposts02

  1. Yeah sure, why not? We already put up with excessively long incomprehensible essays, Pentos who only know how to make personal attacks rather than answer actual questions.

  2. In line with any social type forum or discoursing on contemporary sites of the internet, and, I would suggest, being a kind of unwritten, m,ay be unstated, but normally implied prohibition,it is best to refrain from such potentially offensive language.Unless a specific rendering is absolutely needed, where the writer’s intending meaning would be lost, then I say no.There are over 300 root words and their variations to use besides the 4 or so sexually demeaning of submissives’ roles of the sex or reproductive process words that, so far in prime time are not allowed, nor in the Parliament.I say keep it clean,’ do not offend the least of these little ones’ so to speak!!

  3. Well I’ve already said my peace, but since there’s a whole new post.

    I think the Fword shouldn’t be used and I’ll list reasons off the top of my head.

    1. It isn’t allowed in schools, public meetings, TV at certain times, parliament, so I think a Christian blog should keep to the same standards.

    2. It’s obviously offensive to some people, so why use language that offends people regardless of the topic.

    3. It it’s okay to use when you feel it’s warranted, then I could probably use it everyday and twice on Sundays. i.e when it’s warranted is totally subjective.

    4. Western culture is getting worse all the time. Let’s remember our manners.

    And last but not least.

    5. If words like that are used all the time, they lose their impact when I’m talking dirty to my wife, and I’ll have to think of other things to say.

    Oh, what about 6.

    6 I just don’t like it (said Pauline Hanson style)

    7. Jesus doesn’t like it. How do I know? I just know.

    okay, one more.

    8. it should be left to really sacred times like the final scene of Monty Pythons “Meaning of Life”.

    Now, go away…


  4. If Steve really doesn’t come back, this place is going to be pretty boring.

    You guys will have to compete to see who can get the reprobate gold medal or cuss the most.

    Or maybe debate whether Jesus really existed or if he did, was he as saintly as Hugo Chavez.

    Or talk about the terrible influence of Billy Graham.

    Maybe beat up a few old Sunday School teachers?

  5. “.. Or talk about the terrible influence of Billy Graham”

    Rev. Billy Graham openly voiced a belief that Jews control the American media, calling it a “stranglehold” during a 1972 conversation with President Richard Nixon, according to a tape of the Oval Office meeting released Thursday by the National Archives.

    “This stranglehold has got to be broken or the country’s going down the drain,” the nation’s best-known preacher declared as he agreed with a stream of bigoted Nixon comments about Jews and their perceived influence in American life.

    “You believe that?” Nixon says after the “stranglehold” comment.

    “Yes, sir,” Graham says.

    “Oh, boy,” replies Nixon. “So do I. I can’t ever say that but I believe it.”

    “No, but if you get elected a second time, then we might be able to do something,” Graham replies.

    Later, Graham mentions that he has friends in the media who are Jewish, saying they “swarm around me and are friendly to me.” But, he confides to Nixon, “They don’t know how I really feel about what they’re doing to this country.”

  6. That’s pretty well known. And ironically enough, when I was a kid, people used to say Billy was in it for the money too.

    But it just goes to show. If there’s something bad to say about a minister somewhere somehow, we’ll hear it here.

  7. Porn is becoming more pornful. Just look at how it has crept into TV over the last so many years, it has gotten worse hasn’t it?
    Using swear words has also surely become worse.
    Everything that is evil is slowly but surely creeping into society in a far more greater way.
    Children have more power over there parents.
    The more words the less meaning. (the more meaninglessness, or the more Vanity and what is man the better)
    Is this why people are becoming so eager to count the bible as a contradiction message?

  8. Typical though isn’t it. Billy Graham in 1972. 40 years ago. The fricken idiots on this site will go to any lengths to attack, smear or demonize and charismatic or evangelical minister.

    If only they had the same deranged obsession with researching Martin Luther King, Mother Theresa and their other icons we’d have some fun here.

    But, I doubt that will be happening. This is basically just a hate site directed at evangelicals/charismatics by a pathetic band of copy and paste addicts on medication.

    Fricken idiots.

    Next on their list will be Evie Tornquist.

    Maybe Bones can hunt down a photo of her house and include the measurements and decide whether it’s too big or not.

    See guys, anyone can be nasty. It’s no great skill.

  9. And do I feel better after that? No.

    So, if you guys want to do something about your depression, one easy way to start is to just stop being so critical, negative, vile and accusing.

    Study up on depression. You just don’t keep thinking and living the same way and pop pills if you want to get better.

    If you don’t believe me, research. If you spent 10%of the time you spend researching and hating on pentecostals, and used that to research on the effect of thinking, focus and actions on depression and mood, you’d be better off.

  10. Ghandhi was a child-molester. Bono is a tax avoider. Mother Theresa took money from dictators. The Dalai Lama is a Marxist and is funded by the CIA. Martin Luther King had extra-marital affairs.

    Happy now Q?

  11. @EYES

    Porn is becoming more pornful. Just look at how it has crept into TV over the last so many years, it has gotten worse hasn’t it?

    All I ever see on the TV now is Porn, Porn Porn….

    Mind you, I only watch the Playboy Channel.

  12. { So, if you guys want to do something about your depression, one easy way to start is to just stop being so critical, negative, vile and accusing. }

    No thanks Q, I would much prefer to ask God for the truth.
    For righteousness and uprightness in every area and relation comes from God and is by Faith in Jesus Christ.That is why i have put my Faith in Christ Jesus, so that i may be justified. (meaning made right, by Faith in Christ, and not by observing the law because by observing laws and rules , NO ONE WILL BE MADE RIGHT.)

  13. @Greg.

    You nearly had me there.

    Listen, Evie is the new Eve. There never has been nor will be a Christian woman to compare with her. I was too young to marry her so all I could do was just look at her sweet smiling cutesiepie face and dream.

    Did I mention I was in love with Evie.

    The ultimate Christian gal. If you have any dirt on her, it is obviously a lie from the Devil.


    Can’t even bring myself to call her by her ….yuck…married name.

    Why couldn’t she have waited???
    Just goes to show that the most saintly of us make mistakes.

    She probably just felt sorry for the guy.


  14. I can beat that Bones. You remember the Singing Nun and her “Our Father” hit?

    Gospel music has come a long way. My folks even had old 45 record of “Royal Telephone”

    Oh the days before the infidels and reprobates took over….

  15. Our Father – Sister Janet Mead

    The single became the first Australian recording to sell over one million copies in the U.S.A.,[5] earning a Gold Award for Sister Janet and Martin Erdman. Sister Janet donated her share of the royalties to charity while Festival Records used their portion of the proceeds to refit one of their studios.[1]

  16. @Eyes Don’t worry, I’m usually mistaken for a woman or gay on the internet.

    Which is kind of disturbing….

    I even tried the handle “machoman” so there’d be no mistake.
    Until I realized that was pretty gay in a YMCA kind of way.

  17. If you guys use the f-word, I’ll have to stop letting my young children read this blog!

  18. “I loved Amy Grant…till she sold out and made a ‘gasp’ secular record!!”

    Leslie Phillips was heaps better than Amy Grant and she was a hottie.

    She did the unforgiveable and totally turned her back on Christian music even taking on a new name.

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