Collins. The dude hasn't had a hit in a long time.
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Dec 20, 2013, 12:31 PM #1
Stand with phil!!
Dec 20, 2013, 01:15 PM #2Senior Member
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Dec 20, 2013, 01:27 PM #3
Dec 20, 2013, 01:37 PM #4
First, I want to preface this that I believe that all people warrant consideration and dignity as human beings, regardless of beliefs or life style choices.
What I want to know is,
1. Is the statement:
“I believe _______ is a sin” hate speech towards those that do _______? To get the idea, fill in the blank with something like, gossip, slander, sloth, promiscuity, drunkenness, dropping in, etc.
2. Why do people (in general) who do not seem to hold in esteem or believe the concept of “sin” or of a God who holds people accountable care what someone else says is “sin”?
3. And more generally, why do people get so worked up about what people say about what they do? People are not God, and if He exists (or rather if one believes He exists), shouldn’t that be their concern, rather than what man says? There have been many threads where people get bent about what others say about what they do or how they live. I get that people do not like be judged, but why take some much stock in what is said on, as my bud says, a “surf predictn web site”?
I don’t watch DD, and from what I understand this fellow Phil was responding to questions he was asked in a magazine interview, and has the right to express his opinion. He probably could have framed what he believed a little better, but he said what he said. I also realize that A&E has the right to fire anyone they want for any reason. But calling I think deeming what he said hate speech is a little over the top, especially when framed in everything else he has said.
I do realize that hate crimes do happen and need to be dealt with, along with all crime, however, aren't most crimes fueled by hate, or an excessive selfishness, or a lack or concern for others?
Personally, I’ve gone through life, had people say negative things and given me grief about what I believe or do, but it has never crossed my mind to invoke or unleash the authorities or make a public spectacle. We have become very thin skinned as a society.
What you have to ask yourself is when will the thought police come knocking when you express what you think, if it is contrary to what they think, deem “politically correct” or appropriate?
Last edited by capecodcdog; Dec 20, 2013 at 03:18 PM.
Dec 20, 2013, 03:12 PM #6
Peter Gabriel!!! Christ Pump!
Dec 20, 2013, 04:43 PM #7
That said, I agree with you regarding Gabriel and Genesis' output was clearly superior with him.
When the sun beats down and I lie on the bench,
I can always hear them talk.
Me, I'm just a lawnmower - you can tell me by the way I walk.
Regarding Duck Dynasty, my wife is a big fan and watches the show constantly. The other night she called me to the TV because they were in Hawaii (Uncle Si adopted the moniker of Magnum P Si) and were gonna take surfing lessons. They had them out on SUPs without a paddle. Predictably, they were pushed in to some small waves, struggled to stand up and then flailed around in the water some. Of course, later they all were complaining of how sore they all were etc. They didn't actually try to jump the shark but they clearly have at this point.
As far as the controversy about what was said. In the grand scheme of things, it's really quite inconsequential stuff to be concerned about no matter what side of the "outrage" you're coming from. Remember, there's no such thing as bad ink in Hollywood. A&E and the Robertsons are gonna be laughing all the way to the bank...
Dec 20, 2013, 02:30 PM #8
I thought it was Phil McKrackin. Or Phillip McKrevis.
Dec 20, 2013, 02:58 PM #10Senior Member
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