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Author: RayKinsella Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 196746  
Subject: Re: The Line (movie) Date: 10/5/2012 11:25 AM
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Can I ask what bothered you about it?
Do you have a suggestion of a better example to use of a near-universally condemned action that wouldn't be offensive? I'm open to suggestion.


Rape is a terrible crime. We had it thrown about like a ball, and everyone was trying to score points in the big argument. Then there was a serious point to be made about the bible condoning rape(!).

I really wouldn't want to spend time with someone who isn't bothered by a lot of rape talk. Its a close personal issue as I am close to people who've been a victim of this horrible crime. I'm not alone, either. I'm sure the boards are full of people who have had to survive it. It isn't a fun thing to discuss. You all have the right to take any thread or argument in any direction you want, but I respectfully chose to bow out and not participate.

That thread (even beyond all the rape discussion), when I hit the ignore button, had digressed into a level of rudeness that until recently we've been able to largely avoid on this board. I just had to hide the thread and a few new posters (on both sides of the faith issue) and the board came back to civility very quickly.
Fewer posts, but more compelling discussion.
Ray
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