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    Still am. CNN can hire fire however they want. They’re not doing anything illegal. It’s just that I’m not sure if they’re high on journalistic excellence. Their hiring/firing practice demonstrates that they’re more political…

    Better capitalist would be Elon! He decided to make money and get humanity’s ass to Mars no matter what! He is still doing that and along the way became richest dude on earth. Like him or hate him, you gotta respect that.

    If only Tesla himself had similar entrepreneurial skills, humanity would be in much better position today. Although asshole like Edison got his way, but capitalism was still able to lift the entire humanity up in terms of standard of living.

    China for sure can’t be where it is today without capitalism. Again, I like socialism too. Just like prolife and prochoice… I’m against neither! I’m not against liberals nor conservatives also. I’m just against their incorrect methods sometimes… I don’t like it when police abuse their power nor do I like out of control mobs.
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    I'm sure you'll see this as political correctness run amok, but I hope you'll find a different term than "raping" in the future for that. I know some people who have been raped, and let's just say it won't be as gentle of a request as this if you happen to use that term that flippantly in front of them.

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    Did my word salad really sounded like I was talking about literal rape? If that's the impression you got, of course, my apologies for that.

    My point was to differentiate the difference between love making and forced love making.

    Good nature intellectual discussions where 2 parties genuinely try to understand one another would be similar to love making. Both can end up feeling satisfied. Even if one of them didn't reach orgasm, it could still be a pleasant intimate experience.

    If the conversation is purely single direction with one person just telling the other person what to do in a condescending manner, it could feel like rape or just one person fucking with another. Conversation about politics, religion and sex can often degenerate into such circumstances rather quickly when 2 people hold different world views in our current culture.

    I know you were never trying to rape me and rest assured I was never trying to rape you or anybody, okay? Just trying to make love that's all. (Now, I don't mean having sex with you. I love Jesus, but I don't really want to have sex with him, okay?)
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    No, it didn't sound like that. I'm just saying that what you're describing is nowhere near as horrific as rape, so maybe don't equate 'em.

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    Agreed. It can across as diminishing the impact of rape if you toss it around casually.
    Maybe take a moment or two to consider what that word means to someone who has been raped. Then how they would feel about your use of that word.

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    I agree in general too. However…

    What about words such as fuck and Jesus Christ?

    Should we also be considerate of feeling of folks who had been fucked bad or born again in Christ?

    Of course in theory we should all be nice, but sometimes we should also consider the context a bit and not be so easily offended?

    Take my usage for example, I wasn’t trying to diminish its impact, a lot of folks think listening to ideas they don’t agree with can result in feeling just as violated and disgusted, right?

    Of course it’s not that bad for me, that’s why I rather enjoying political religious discussions. Even if we’re talking about opposing views. Also for folks dared enter this thread, surely you guys have very opened minds as well.

    Anyway, your concerns noted, will try to minimize salads and poor word choices the best I can in order to avoid derailment of our discussions.

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    I can't believe you decided to try to debate it. That that was the normal and reasonable thing to do.

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    Better believe it cause I’m just abnormal and unreasonable, right? That’s why the creation of this thread, isn’t it?

    Anyway, if our discussions are over, we can let this thread drop now.

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    Well, let's just say that I have my doubts Jesus would want to debate whether or not it's okay to equate a one-sided conversation with rape. As far as I know, he wasn't really into whataboutism. Also, I don't think he followed up the camel through an eye of a needle speech by saying "man, I really raped 'em that time."
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    I think we're really getting distracted by my use of the word here. For sure preaching the gospel isn't 'rape' or forcing anything down anyone's throat... however, are you sure nobody feels violated listening to the gospel stories? There are people who think preaching the gospel should be prohibited, right? Because it feels like preacher is shoving things that they don't want to hear down their throats. It is for that reason I used the term 'rape'... just short for 'shoving things down people's throats'. Yes, I don't think preaching gospel or political discussions are like rape or shoving anything down anybody's throats, but there are certainly other people who disagree with me and Jesus. Can you pick a word that describe their feeling if mine sucked so horribly? Now, you don't have to if you don't want to, not trying to twist your arm to also say anything you don't want to say either.

    Point is, I've also apologized for my use and promised to try to pick words more carefully. I don't know why we still need to have this discussion about rape? Are there nothing else more interesting to talk about?

    I definitely think this is another example of political correctness run amok. Because our deeds are not very correct, we have to over compensate with our speech, right? Discrimination against blacks and minority couldn't be fixed... so we'll fix how we can more properly address them using nice words as if that's a meaningful fix. We couldn't stop sex trafficking and girls getting raped so we gotta be super careful with the use of the word rape. Don't want to offend anyone with our speech here...

    I have to admit I would NOT use such word if I was talking to a kid or women, so for sure I'm not perfectly in the right, but I think our current culture is also a bit too easily offended nowadays. Is it necessary to take offense to easily? Can't we consider overall context and content of the speech as well? If this trend continues, pretty much all words would end up at the same place as the N word and then we'll just have to keep up inventing new words I guess... otherwise we'll all just stop talking!

    I guess I'd prefer you debate me on the merit of the ideas I'm trying to convey... rather than focusing in on a particular word usage... worst yet, there can be 'english teachers'... instead of having discussions, all they want to do is to correct typos and poor grammar. I suppose if I screwed up spelling or grammar or my salad, yeah, it's my bad, but I hope you understand why that's annoying? Who the foque doesn't make grammar and spelling mistakes on the internet!?!?!? I also self identify as a salad poster!
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