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Jesus Tshirts banned

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It's controversial and perhaps it was done to get attention. It is insulting at the same time and could be considered quite offensive in any societal group. Regardless of what any one person thinks of it, it is really is a cultural acceptance issue and what people are willing to accept within the society that they live in. Clearly.... from reading this thread, this is not something that society is willing to accept within it's moral boundary.

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Example -> So if I found someone's posts annoying, rude, inconsiderate and I thought to myself - this person is not worth talking to, their posts are rude and inconsiderate, I personally do not like this...But instead of complaining about them...I will glady put their posts on ignore so I do not have to view them .... AKA that must mean - I accept their posts as valid and approve them? To say that it still means you accept it all because you chose not to complain.. then that would make the ignore function pointless

It depends, are they posting illegal material? If they are and you ignore it I would argue you are by proxy supporting it. However, if it's just a rude attitude, as annoying as that may be it's not illegal and in this case ignoring them may be the best.

This t-shirt in question is displaying illegal images (illegal for people under the age of 18). If it was just swearing, sure you can just ignore it and put it down to rude behaviour. There are rude people out there. But it's not, it includes illegal material, and if you walk by it and choose to ignore it you are in essence accepting that illegal images on t-shirts are acceptable attire.

Since you don't actually encounter this type of shirt in daily life, I appreciate that you can choose to ignore it. However, if for some reason someone walked down the streets of your town wearing it and you chose not to report them to authorities then through your silence you are deciding that breaking the law is ok.

Do you see the distinction? Ignoring rude behaviour says that you can keep to yourself when someone is rude and insulting. Ignoring illegal behaviour says that you think the Law can be disobeyed without sanction. Just my opinion, of course.

~ PA

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It depends, are they posting illegal material? If they are and you ignore it I would argue you are by proxy supporting it.

If they are on ignore, then the ignore function does not allow you to see what else they post now does it? ... It doesn't have to be about something illegal in that respect, it can be about something you just do not approve or like.. In general if I do not like something I do usually ignore it..then it no longer bothers me..

Sometimes people just prefer not to face more hassle of getting something sorted... it can cause more trouble than it is worth...

Example - If you are sitting next to me and you are yapping in my ear looking an argument.. and I switch myself off from hearing you and pay attention to the TV or something else.meaning I am ignoring you... Would it make sense then for me to complain about what you have said IF I have not heard you, due to the fact I was ignoring you?

If I do not see these images on clothing were I live, ( most likely because they are illegal over here too).. then why would I need to complain about them? Complain about what?

However, if for some reason someone walked down the streets of your town wearing it and you chose not to report them to authorities then through your silence you are deciding that breaking the law is ok.

So if I see like one guy walking down the street wearing a swear word or something dirty on his t-shirt ............. How exactly do you suppose I go about making a complain about on e passer by in the streets....... Do I tackle them and put myself at risk? Please explain how I do this?............. I am dying to know how... I find this very odd...

Say while you are trying to explain how I can tackle one person walking down the street... Care to expand and say - What if I saw someone with a dirty porn tattoo ? I mean why stop at a bit of clothing right?.... If we are going to tackle the odd person walking down the street .. we may as well make a show out of it right?......Complain like mad until they force him down to have it removed or cut his arm off?.

...Sounds a bit extreme but it would cause more hassle and trouble most likely .. That is why it is best to target an entire outlet than tackle one person who passes you by..

..Where does the line get drawn?......I think it is fair to ask that.. ..What do you think, do we stop at just dirty clothing or go further?

If you feel it is more important to tackle one person passing you in the street to complain... then I do not get why that is...It is a lot of hassle... It would differ if you saw an entire clothing store filled with it.. Two completely different things

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If they are on ignore, then the ignore function does not allow you to see what else they post now does it?

Exactly, and you would not know they posted it. That was not my point. My point is that if you see it, and then choose to ignore it then that is something different.

So if I see like one guy walking down the street wearing a swear word or something dirty on his t-shirt ............. How exactly do you suppose I go about making a complain about on e passer by in the streets....... Do I tackle them and put myself at risk? Please explain how I do this?............. I am dying to know how... I find this very odd...

Leaving aside that swear words aren't actually illegal, if the shirt has something dirty on it, in some situations it may not be practical to stop them (certainly not running out into the street and making a citizen's arrest). However, if you are out and about in public and you see it, and then you see the local security guard or police officer you could ask them if they can do something. Even if they then choose not to do something about it, at least you have notified the right people about it. But I do agree that in some situations it is just not practical to speak out against it. Mostly when it becomes an issue is in areas where lots of people mingle - shopping malls, restaurants, sports arenas, community centres and the like. These places have staff who can deal with this, and if a complaint is made by someone about objectionable material on a shirt then the staff and/or security will take action.

Say while you are trying to explain how I can tackle one person walking down the street... Care to expand and say - What if I saw someone with a dirty porn tattoo ? I mean why stop at a bit of clothing right?.... If we are going to tackle the odd person walking down the street .. we may as well make a show out of it right?......Complain like mad until they force him down to have it removed or cut his arm off?.

...Sounds a bit extreme but it would cause more hassle and trouble most likely .. That is why it is best to target an entire outlet than tackle one person who passes you by..

Same as above, if the guy is walking around in public and you notify security personnel then it might be as simple as asking them to put a long-sleeved shirt on. Image removed. Legal requirements met. And if they don't have a long-sleeved shirt then staff and security have the Right to eject them from wherever they are mingling.

This is just my opinion, of course :tu:

~ PA

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Exactly, and you would not know they posted it. That was not my point. My point is that if you see it, and then choose to ignore it then that is something different.

If you see it and chose to ignore it, does not mean you accept it either..Not everyone likes the hassle to complain, not everyone likes to cause more trouble than it is worth, and not everyone feels people who act like idiots and clueless by showing disrespect, need any more attention............... I gave you a very good example on how if someone is nagging at you and you shut yourself out, then it means they are annoying you, so by ignoring them, helps...It doesn't mean you think all they have said is acceptable.. If it were, you would not ignore them...

Leaving aside that swear words aren't actually illegal, if the shirt has something dirty on it, in some situations it may not be practical to stop them (certainly not running out into the street and making a citizen's arrest).

Wise to avoid, if you value your nose in shape and teeth in place lol... It is a risk I would not want to take.. If the person is willing to wear a dirty porno t-shirt, then goodness know what he would be like if you pulled him to one side to complain... Not worth it lol

However, if you are out and about in public and you see it, and then you see the local security guard or police officer you could ask them if they can do something.

What if you do not see one and the guy is long passed by that stage?

What if you are in a hurry, do you have time to go seek one from some place and see if you an get them to go catch the guy?

The odd one wearing some stupid porn t-shirt and me going all out to look for some cop or guard to get them to make an arrest ... is just silly and a waste of my time.. It is not worth it........... It would be better IF you knew of a store that sold them.. Completely different ball game...At least the store cannot run away or beat you up w00t.gif

Anyhoo.. I am a pretty fast walker when I am out, always in a hurry .. ( cuz I am always late for something) I doubt I would notice the odd t-shirt with some stupid slogan or porno on it..lol

Same as above, if the guy is walking around in public and you notify security personnel then it might be as simple as asking them to put a long-sleeved shirt on. Image removed. Legal requirements met. And if they don't have a long-sleeved shirt then staff and security have the Right to eject them from wherever they are mingling.

What if it is just in the streets? the passer by guy.. , probably whistling the words - sweet lord, sweet chariot to himself.. minding hi own business.... well at least until he encounters the local fuss pot dun dun dunnn laugh.gif... Where can they remove them on to? tell them to bugger off home and find a long sleeve sweater ? It could be a hot day.. a tad cruel if ya ask me.lol

Anyhoo... Lets say it is in a mall....

So lets say you are next to me, I know you like porn ( you said once before) and I know you have a tattoo.( because again you said once before lol )...... this next part is hypothetical so work with me here lol... And I happen to see you wait in line for a sandwich...On your arm I notice a porno pic tattooed on you.......I kick up a fuss, run to get a security guard, to come and sort you out.. You see me complain.. Everyone is looking at you.. Face red... What would go through your mind? Would you want to share your sandwich with me? laugh.gif

I think even the guards would think, man this girl is a bit cookoo.. I guess we better go say something to the poor guy, before she complains about us too !!.... rolleyes.gif <- looks on their faces most likely lol Saying - sigh ok miss leave it with us .!!

My point here is... I cannot be bothered with that hassle over one person in the street......I may not like your tattoo...but I can look the other way and just keep myself to myself..... It doesn't mean I think your tattoo is acceptable .. It just means I do not want the hassle... Lots of people are like that ........I mean you could be a decent enough guy and harmless.. So why would I want to cause any trouble for you.. Your tattoo is not jumping out to hit me lol...

As I mentioned many posts ago.. I am raised like that.. My mother always saying to us...If you see a hair style, clothing on someone or how someone chooses to look that doesn't look appropriate , you do not stare or pass any remarks.. you keep yourself to yourself.. Do not cause any trouble.<-. It stuck with me... It too does not mean you will find it all acceptable.. We al have our reasons for ignoring things and not wanting to complain

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If they are on ignore, then the ignore function does not allow you to see what else they post now does it? ... It doesn't have to be about something illegal in that respect, it can be about something you just do not approve or like.. In general if I do not like something I do usually ignore it..then it no longer bothers me..

Sometimes people just prefer not to face more hassle of getting something sorted... it can cause more trouble than it is worth...

Example - If you are sitting next to me and you are yapping in my ear looking an argument.. and I switch myself off from hearing you and pay attention to the TV or something else.meaning I am ignoring you... Would it make sense then for me to complain about what you have said IF I have not heard you, due to the fact I was ignoring you?

If I do not see these images on clothing were I live, ( most likely because they are illegal over here too).. then why would I need to complain about them? Complain about what?

I guess I just see prevention as valuable. The shirt does not make a statement, it is nothing more than someones way to hurt or make others uncomfortable on purpose. I just do not see why that is necessary, or why we should support it.

So if I see like one guy walking down the street wearing a swear word or something dirty on his t-shirt ............. How exactly do you suppose I go about making a complain about on e passer by in the streets....... Do I tackle them and put myself at risk? Please explain how I do this?............. I am dying to know how... I find this very odd...

Say while you are trying to explain how I can tackle one person walking down the street... Care to expand and say - What if I saw someone with a dirty porn tattoo ? I mean why stop at a bit of clothing right?.... If we are going to tackle the odd person walking down the street .. we may as well make a show out of it right?......Complain like mad until they force him down to have it removed or cut his arm off?.

...Sounds a bit extreme but it would cause more hassle and trouble most likely .. That is why it is best to target an entire outlet than tackle one person who passes you by..

..Where does the line get drawn?......I think it is fair to ask that.. ..What do you think, do we stop at just dirty clothing or go further?

If you feel it is more important to tackle one person passing you in the street to complain... then I do not get why that is...It is a lot of hassle... It would differ if you saw an entire clothing store filled with it.. Two completely different things

How would I propose you go about a person in the street with profanaties or pornography on his shirt? I would suggest alerting the local authorities and letting them make the decision. That is how it happened in the article from what I gather. If one has a chance to offer a vote, I do not see what would be wrong with voting against this sort of public display.

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Indeed, I have not been exposed to these things where I come from, you on the other hand have.. So If I can see your reasoning on why you feel it all should be gone.. then you should be able to understand that if someone who never gets to see this sort of thing going on in their home town and has rarely seen anyone wear these things, then obviously they cannot imagine how it feels due to the fact they do not ever experience it... That to me is easy to understand.. Now I stand firm with my posts, and I feel there is nothing more that needs to be said...

It still seems to me that there is absolutely no reason at all to not support the decision.

Exactly, if you do not approve of the racist, you ignore them and move on, life's to short.. And we all know racists can bring society down too.. I think that was a good example

Anyway.. Thee is nothing left on this entire thread to be said.. We stick by our points and I do not feel I need to say more ..

I have no other choice, if I see a racist inciting hatred in public, yes I will do my best to report them, and I have voted against racist groups coming to Australia in particular the Hammered Music Festival. LINK I do what I can with the avenues available to me.

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I have no other choice, if I see a racist inciting hatred in public, yes I will do my best to report them,

I guess that is the way to spot a racist

Yet earlier you said ...

I find life is too short, if I meet a racist, I will just move on.

I see lol ....I see no point in pushing that one further, it is not on topic....

Anyhoo.. I have said all I need to say... and stand by it ... Good luck

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I guess that is the way to spot a racist

Yet earlier you said ...

I see lol ....I see no point in pushing that one further, it is not on topic....

Anyhoo.. I have said all I need to say... and stand by it ... Good luck

If I meet a racist I will move on as there is not much I can do about an individuals point of view, but if they take that view to the public then I do have a course of action. As perhaps an example, a friend of mine who is particularly offended by the Muslim Religion saw a bunch of young Muslim men heckling a Christian Bible Bashing in Brisbane Mall, he promptly went up to them, told them that it is this man's right to speak, and not theirs to stifle him, and gave them his view of the Muslim religion. Suffice to say they moved on before he was finished. Now this fellow does not go out of his way to single out any Muslim he might cross in the street, and he does not get up in public and have a rant about his thoughts, but when he saw a bunch of bullies picking on one young man, he stepped in.

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If you see it and chose to ignore it, does not mean you accept it either..Not everyone likes the hassle to complain, not everyone likes to cause more trouble than it is worth, and not everyone feels people who act like idiots and clueless by showing disrespect, need any more attention............... I gave you a very good example on how if someone is nagging at you and you shut yourself out, then it means they are annoying you, so by ignoring them, helps...It doesn't mean you think all they have said is acceptable.. If it were, you would not ignore them...

Last I checked, nagging someone isn't illegal. Now if you have already started to ignore them and no longer hear them and they tell you something they did that was illegal then naturally you aren't "accepting" them because you didn't hear it. I never claimed otherwise. But if you hear about something illegal, and then choose to ignore them, that is your choice.

What if you do not see one and the guy is long passed by that stage?

What if you are in a hurry, do you have time to go seek one from some place and see if you an get them to go catch the guy?

As I said, it's not always practical.

The odd one wearing some stupid porn t-shirt and me going all out to look for some cop or guard to get them to make an arrest ... is just silly and a waste of my time..

If I had a child and I was out in the park and suddenly my child is saying "Daddy, what does that shirt mean", then at this point I'm up and finding a way to remove that shirt from the presence of children! Not a waste of time at all, in my opinion.

So lets say you are next to me, I know you like porn ( you said once before)

I said I've viewed porn. And I'm a heterosexual male so naturally I like the look of a female body. But I do not "like porn".

So lets say you are next to me, I know you like porn ( you said once before) and I know you have a tattoo.( because again you said once before lol )...... this next part is hypothetical so work with me here lol... And I happen to see you wait in line for a sandwich...On your arm I notice a porno pic tattooed on you.......I kick up a fuss, run to get a security guard, to come and sort you out.. You see me complain.. Everyone is looking at you.. Face red... What would go through your mind? Would you want to share your sandwich with me? laugh.gif

So if you were waiting in line for a sandwich, Becky is jumping up and down next to you. Sees my hypothetical tattoo of a naked lady pleasuring herself with a sex toy, and says "I like that picture, Mommy, can I have one too? What does it mean? What is that woman doing to herself?"

If someone has a porn scene tattooed onto their flesh it's a pretty good indication that they don't care whether they are offending anyone. Of course I would be embarrassed to be called out on something like this. But then again, I would never get an illegal image tattooed to my body.

So why would I want to cause any trouble for you.. Your tattoo is not jumping out to hit me lol...

It may be jumping out to hit your daughter though, when it is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to view something like that.

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As I said, it's not always practical.

No it's not.. Anyhoo I have said all I need.. I am done explaining what I will or wont do...Nothing more can come of it for me... I stand by all..Each to their own ..If anyone thinks I am wrong, so be it, I am not going to fuss lol . I am happy more so now with all I have stood by...Thank you

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