I often wonder why a lot of people get offended at various things that come up during conversation, in the news, on television or elsewhere. Personally, it takes me a lot to get offended. Im able to laugh at jokes about everyone and everything, even the highly controversial. Shows like South Park and Family Guy make fun of everyting: politics, sex, religion, women, minorities, mentally and physically challenged and those shows are celebrated and accepted. The UFC glorifies violence and that doesnt bother me in the least. Then again, lots of people got offended seeing Janet Jacksons nipple during the SuperBowl. I never quite understood why violence, especially with Americans, is praised while sexuality is to be treated like something shameful and terrible. My question is this: what does it take to offend you?

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I tend to be, as stupid/cliche as it sounds, offended by anyone demeaning someone else and being honest about it.

Men who can honestly say they think women belong in the kitchen get to me quite quickly. Likewise for honestly implying
that any group has a lower social worth
Does that annoy you more than someone feeling that way but lying to be socially accepted? As repulsive as those thoughts are, and I agree that they're horrible, isn't it at least good that they're being honest?
lol..think that's the shortest response I've ever posted...
Soooo... You're saying you hate hate:-?
Nah, I work very hard not to hate anything but try to understand.
Hate has a purpose sometimes. I wouldn"t condemn it outright. There are times when hate can just as, if not be more important than love
"Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD, and abhor those who rise up against you?" Psalm 129:31
"But love your enemies [...] for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men." ( Luke 6:35)

So who do you follow, David or Jesus?

The atheist in me finds it just delicious that you're using religion to justify hate, though. Not trying to offend, just being honest.
The atheist in me finds it just delicious that you're using religion to justify hate, though. Not trying to offend, just being honest.

I'm annoyed/offended by comments like that.

In addition to that, I also take great offense to intentional/conscious ignorance, disrespect, and arrogance. The idea that anyone is in any way shape or form superior to another. Just general wrong usually offends me, but those things prior stated particularly make me cringe.
Do you have an example of this?
Intentional ignorance.
Also my emotionally and comically inept college friends who seem to never get tired of rude and stupid jokes about my mother or my religious heritage.....sometimes I wonder about the fate of mankind.


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