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Posted 12/8/14 , edited 12/8/14
Ah, sarcasm. I like the Mario article better. Not only does it get the exact same point across, but it's also infinitely more humorous and infinitely less offensive. But I guess "Ban the Bible!" is more controversial, so i shouldn't be surprised if it catches on faster. Who cares about the cleverness of rhetoric when we can just rile people up instead

Go figure.

I stand by what I said in the other thread about Target deciding not to carry GTA. Unless i'm missing something, I honestly don't even understand why it's newsworthy that they "caved in". When such an action is actually legislated, then i'll start getting worried. Until then I personally don't care what Target Australia decides to carry or not. And if I was an Australian and Target decided to stop carrying Bible, y'know what i'd do? Buy it from somewhere else.....

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Posted 12/8/14 , edited 12/9/14
Yeah, nobody wants to actually ban the Bible. I mean, I hate the damn thing, but I wouldn't try and ban it.

From the first paragraph of the 'Ban the bible' petition:


The incentive is to commit sexual violence against women, then abuse or kill them to proceed or get 'god' points


It's a complete parody of the GTA V stuff meant to draw attention to a double standard. "You won't stock a game because of its violence and sexism but look at all the horrible shit that happens in the bible and you don't even put a rating on that!" is what they are trying to say. It's a joke petition trying to get people to stop getting things pointlessly banned, rather than a legitimate petition to try and pointlessly ban something.
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Posted 12/8/14

TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:

Sorry for the title!


Anyhow, there's a petition going on atm that wants to ban the bible from being sold due to it being sexist towards woman.



Maybe I should give the full story, so what happened was that a few weeks ago a group got GTAV banned from 2 massive store chains in Australia due to a petition claiming it being sexist and against woman. So now a bunch of people want to get other stuff banned from those store chains due to them removing one thing that they just so happened to like for similar reasons as GTAV was banned for.

https://www.change.org/p/target-target-australia-must-remove-all-super-mario-bros-games-from-sale/share?just_signed=true

https://www.change.org/p/target-withdraw-the-holy-bible-this-sickening-book-encourages-readers-to-commit-sexual-violence-and-kill-women


Why are you making so many posts about sexism...these petitions are useless anyways. Stop trying to make feminism seem like a bad thing by showing the ridiculous troll side.
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The parody argument is mute. Even if target actually sold the bible they'd have every right to take it off their selves if they didn't want to sell the product. Although target's reasoning for taking GTA off their selves was stupid (Violence against women in a game which has violence against both sexes) they still have every right to not sell the product.
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Posted 12/8/14

TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:

Sorry for the title!


Anyhow, there's a petition going on atm that wants to ban the bible from being sold due to it being sexist towards woman.


Forget sexism; ban it for noodle exclusion! Henceforth let all people read the true Holy Text and Recipe Collection (in two parts)
The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster http://www.klps.pl/pliki/gospel_fsm_eng.pdf and
The Loose Cannon http://www.loose-canon.info/Loose-Canon-1st-Ed.pdf


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I'm an atheist, but banning a book just because it show acting violence on a women is just too much. I mean it's modern world, from kids to adult, we all watch movies, read books, and play games that are far more brutal than this. And I dont think a book can change someone mind to just go out and be a dick to women. If the bible get banned, then there will be people that will want to ban everything out there that discriminate against the other gender just a little bit.
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Posted 12/8/14
Australia's GTAV ban is ridiculous.

So to show it is ridiculous they put forth a ban on the Bible -- the most well known book of all -- that has the same exact things in it that GTAV got banned for...

Honestly it sounds legit. Knee jerk reaction begets knee jerk reaction. It is fabulous. What would be even more fabulous is if they banned the Bible. I probably would have quite a good laugh for a long while over that.
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Posted 12/8/14 , edited 12/8/14
The bible will never be banned but it has definitely added to the burden women have had to bear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqN8EYIIR3g&feature=related

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Posted 12/8/14

PhantomPepper wrote:

I'm an atheist, but banning a book just because it show acting violence on a women is just too much. I mean it's modern world, from kids to adult, we all watch movies, read books, and play games that are far more brutal than this. And I dont think a book can change someone mind to just go out and be a dick to women. If the bible get banned, then there will be people that will want to ban everything out there that discriminate against the other gender just a little bit.


I am an atheist also... But the idea was they asked for a ban to show the ban on GTAV was ridiculous. It isn't that they really want to ban the Bible; they don't want GTAV banned. Calling out the religious right on their idiotic practice of banning things they don't like.
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Posted 12/8/14

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Why is Christianity always bashes by liberals? What about Islam? their book is pretty crazy too.
I suggest we ban all books out of respect for illiterate people. We should be considerate about their feelings.


Lol this made my day, brilliant
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Posted 12/8/14 , edited 12/8/14
I mean, go ahead. It's not like scripture is going to go anywhere. There's a place called www.biblegateway.com lol plus the app is free for smartphones, doesn't even need to be sold and was never meant to be.
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Posted 12/8/14

SetsunaPluto wrote:


HuastecoOtaku wrote:

Why is Christianity always bashes by liberals? What about Islam? their book is pretty crazy too.
I suggest we ban all books out of respect for illiterate people. We should be considerate about their feelings.


Lol this made my day, brilliant


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Posted 12/8/14 , edited 12/8/14

learenshurtal wrote:


TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:

Sorry for the title!


Anyhow, there's a petition going on atm that wants to ban the bible from being sold due to it being sexist towards woman.



Maybe I should give the full story, so what happened was that a few weeks ago a group got GTAV banned from 2 massive store chains in Australia due to a petition claiming it being sexist and against woman. So now a bunch of people want to get other stuff banned from those store chains due to them removing one thing that they just so happened to like for similar reasons as GTAV was banned for.

https://www.change.org/p/target-target-australia-must-remove-all-super-mario-bros-games-from-sale/share?just_signed=true

https://www.change.org/p/target-withdraw-the-holy-bible-this-sickening-book-encourages-readers-to-commit-sexual-violence-and-kill-women


Why are you making so many posts about sexism...these petitions are useless anyways. Stop trying to make feminism seem like a bad thing by showing the ridiculous troll side.


In that respect feminism, GameGate, and Annoymous are all the same, anybody can claim membership. If we are to apply the same standards espoused by various feminist (including Zoe Quinn and Leigh Alexander) in the wake of GamerGate, it is entirely valid to criticize and condemn an entire group based on it's trolls.

In this case I believe it more commentary on the hypocrisy involve in censorship.
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Posted 12/8/14

learenshurtal wrote:


TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:

Sorry for the title!


Anyhow, there's a petition going on atm that wants to ban the bible from being sold due to it being sexist towards woman.



Maybe I should give the full story, so what happened was that a few weeks ago a group got GTAV banned from 2 massive store chains in Australia due to a petition claiming it being sexist and against woman. So now a bunch of people want to get other stuff banned from those store chains due to them removing one thing that they just so happened to like for similar reasons as GTAV was banned for.

https://www.change.org/p/target-target-australia-must-remove-all-super-mario-bros-games-from-sale/share?just_signed=true

https://www.change.org/p/target-withdraw-the-holy-bible-this-sickening-book-encourages-readers-to-commit-sexual-violence-and-kill-women


Why are you making so many posts about sexism...these petitions are useless anyways. Stop trying to make feminism seem like a bad thing by showing the ridiculous troll side.


Regular feminism is fine but femnazi's is a other thing. I had my nephew with me and we were going into a mall and I thought I give him a quick lesson on manners. I told him he should always open the door for a lady well I opened the door and the lady in question got piss at me for telling him to hold open the door's because I didn't think that a women could open a door. My comeback was i'm teaching him manners something more people need and that she still went on ahead. My point is I would have more respect for feminist if they focus more of there attention in places were women are oppress.
My proof

http://rt.com/news/honour-killings-middle-east/
http://www.meforum.org/2646/worldwide-trends-in-honor-killings

When they make this go away then I will support them over-here
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Posted 12/8/14
The funny thing is that if people took time to read the content of the Bible they'd have far less of an issue with it. Also if you are Christian you can understand the background and history behind women and biblical stories.

Also, men and women aren't the same physically, emotionally, psychologically, hormonally, etc.... If you don't like that I propose you start research on genetic manipulation and start making gender neutral babies
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