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The right wing christians must be screaming

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    metro2

    [1]Jan 15, 2006
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    I do not live in America and years ago when Janet Jackson exposed a breast for 1 second the radical christians in the USA were up in arms and fines against the TV network were metered out. It was a real laugh for the rest of the word who see nothing unpleasant about breasts.

    Anyway it showed how free speech did not exist in America at least on network television.

    Just looking at this show it seems the opposite. There is a priest who is hooked on prescription drugs and can say god damn on the show with no bleeps, a 15 year old girl has sex in a car, (what is traditionally known as child porn), another minor is a dope seller who also makes manga porno of gay guys (one being the priest's son) and other cartoons of her mother dressed for S&M. On top of all this the priest has conversations with a jesus guy who looks like a 1960s hippie after he is at a hospital while they do euthanasia.

    I download shows and actually skipped quite a bit of the show as would rater watch the West Wing... but they did throw in a scene with the priest and his wife just after an orgasm and mentioning a boob job for someone -- then goes back to the 15 year old in a car again.

    The family also has a black woman servant (maid) who also smoke dope, and of course lets not forget that there are also ties to the mafia with a Italian priest friend.

    This could of all been in fun like Weeds or better example - Desperate Housewives, but this series has no real humor. IT is not a drama or a sit-com - in fact has no category but the sure tried to put everything into the script. By doing so the failed.

    Each can judge but just strange that a Jackson boob causes outrage but a stupid show like this is fine for the network.

    It does not at all offend me except for it lack of quality. The show Rome would never be allowed on network TV do to some nudity yet its writing and acting were fantastic..heck even Dead Wood is very good, but this show just has no quality.

    Just do not understand whey the cristian radials have not complained as it shows what a mess the faith is in reality.
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    Samy-Fisher

    [2]Jan 15, 2006
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    what a mess the faith is in reality?

    the faith isn't a mess dude..

    if certain people don't live like their faith tells them to do and they screw up, you can't blame the faith.

    Is a sport a mess, because someone can't play it?
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    ladycatherine

    [3]Jan 16, 2006
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    My only comment is that FREE SPEACH is not an absolute, Having free speach does not mean we can go around saying and doing anything we please just because of FREE SPEACH.

    The origianl entent of FREE SPEACH was so the people (us) could speak against the government and not get jailed. Not so Janet Jackson could show her boobs at a football game.

    If that was true then we could go around calling any one anything we want (those name woman do not like and those names that certain people of color do not like) or running around naked doing it with donkeys just cause we want to and no one do anything about it because of FREE SPEACH.

    Weather we like it or not there needs to be limits on what we see and do.(On tv. and in real life) We don't like it I agree but that is just the way it is.

    I like The Book of Danial a lot. Yes, I consider myself a Christian and a child of god.

    I like this show not for how the family is (which mine could be a close second) but more for the way the father (A man of god) deals with it.
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    guytwo

    [4]Jan 18, 2006
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    With all these systems in place some people still aren't happy for some reason:

    1. mandated rating system
    2. the cable company offers a filter box
    3. TV's come with a parental blocking system built in
    4. an on/off button and
    5. a channel changer on all TV's
    6. most important is discussion about what and why you disapprove of something, but apparently this is to rational and time consuming.
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    bamarulz2020

    [5]Jan 20, 2006
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    guytwo wrote:
    With all these systems in place some people still aren't happy for some reason:

    1. mandated rating system
    2. the cable company offers a filter box
    3. TV's come with a parental blocking system built in
    4. an on/off button and
    5. a channel changer on all TV's
    6. most important is discussion about what and why you disapprove of something, but apparently this is to rational and time consuming.


    The reason they are so unhappy is quite simple, it bothers them and they don't like that. I mean hell, none of us like or want something around that bothers us. Add to the fact it bothers them on a religious level, which if you haven't notice is where people seem the most sensative and it's obvious why they don't like it. I get a feeling you probably already know this and this post was just a waste of time, but you know what since I wrote it out I guess I mind as well post it.

    I do want to add the people complaining are the same ones who complain about the country getting too "politically correct" which I find slightly ironic.
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    Maddog30

    [6]Jan 20, 2006
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    bamarulz2020 wrote:
    guytwo wrote:
    With all these systems in place some people still aren't happy for some reason:

    1. mandated rating system
    2. the cable company offers a filter box
    3. TV's come with a parental blocking system built in
    4. an on/off button and
    5. a channel changer on all TV's
    6. most important is discussion about what and why you disapprove of something, but apparently this is to rational and time consuming.


    The reason they are so unhappy is quite simple, it bothers them and they don't like that. I mean hell, none of us like or want something around that bothers us. Add to the fact it bothers them on a religious level, which if you haven't notice is where people seem the most sensative and it's obvious why they don't like it. I get a feeling you probably already know this and this post was just a waste of time, but you know what since I wrote it out I guess I mind as well post it.

    I do want to add the people complaining are the same ones who complain about the country getting too "politically correct" which I find slightly ironic.


    I believe that We have the chioce for "tuning the other way" in life Freedom of speach is what these forums are about and everyone is intitled to their own opinion. But that's why there is an off button on TV's no one is forcing you to watch the show there are people who like the show and take it for what it is a entertaing story, a telivison program that's it! we put so much emphasis on everything today in our society that we blow everything out of proportion. If you don't like the chow change the channel but don't ruin it for the people who find the show "entertaining".
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    bamarulz2020

    [7]Jan 21, 2006
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    Maddog30 wrote:
    bamarulz2020 wrote:
    guytwo wrote:
    With all these systems in place some people still aren't happy for some reason:

    1. mandated rating system
    2. the cable company offers a filter box
    3. TV's come with a parental blocking system built in
    4. an on/off button and
    5. a channel changer on all TV's
    6. most important is discussion about what and why you disapprove of something, but apparently this is to rational and time consuming.


    The reason they are so unhappy is quite simple, it bothers them and they don't like that. I mean hell, none of us like or want something around that bothers us. Add to the fact it bothers them on a religious level, which if you haven't notice is where people seem the most sensative and it's obvious why they don't like it. I get a feeling you probably already know this and this post was just a waste of time, but you know what since I wrote it out I guess I mind as well post it.

    I do want to add the people complaining are the same ones who complain about the country getting too "politically correct" which I find slightly ironic.


    I believe that We have the chioce for "tuning the other way" in life Freedom of speach is what these forums are about and everyone is intitled to their own opinion. But that's why there is an off button on TV's no one is forcing you to watch the show there are people who like the show and take it for what it is a entertaing story, a telivison program that's it! we put so much emphasis on everything today in our society that we blow everything out of proportion. If you don't like the chow change the channel but don't ruin it for the people who find the show "entertaining".


    I hope I didn't come off wrong there, I personally like the show. I was just saying why people are so upset over this, not realizing the easy solution to their problems, the solution that lies on the remote controll.
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    Maddog30

    [8]Jan 21, 2006
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    bamarulz2020 wrote:
    Maddog30 wrote:
    bamarulz2020 wrote:
    guytwo wrote:
    With all these systems in place some people still aren't happy for some reason:

    1. mandated rating system
    2. the cable company offers a filter box
    3. TV's come with a parental blocking system built in
    4. an on/off button and
    5. a channel changer on all TV's
    6. most important is discussion about what and why you disapprove of something, but apparently this is to rational and time consuming.


    The reason they are so unhappy is quite simple, it bothers them and they don't like that. I mean hell, none of us like or want something around that bothers us. Add to the fact it bothers them on a religious level, which if you haven't notice is where people seem the most sensative and it's obvious why they don't like it. I get a feeling you probably already know this and this post was just a waste of time, but you know what since I wrote it out I guess I mind as well post it.

    I do want to add the people complaining are the same ones who complain about the country getting too "politically correct" which I find slightly ironic.


    I believe that We have the chioce for "tuning the other way" in life Freedom of speach is what these forums are about and everyone is intitled to their own opinion. But that's why there is an off button on TV's no one is forcing you to watch the show there are people who like the show and take it for what it is a entertaing story, a telivison program that's it! we put so much emphasis on everything today in our society that we blow everything out of proportion. If you don't like the chow change the channel but don't ruin it for the people who find the show "entertaining".


    I hope I didn't come off wrong there, I personally like the show. I was just saying why people are so upset over this, not realizing the easy solution to their problems, the solution that lies on the remote controll.


    I am agreeing with you
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    miss_wierd

    [9]Jan 21, 2006
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    Geez I am not sure why people are complaining.. the fans make the show so If people don't like it don't watch it and then if enough people don't watch it then the ratings will go down. simple.. it's sad but true..
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    tatumk

    [10]Jan 22, 2006
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    It's obvious the book of daniel is mocking Christianity. A religion that this country was founded on. A nation that has been blessed by God in a short 250 years. We are the greatest country on the face of this earth because we have always put God first.

    This show is even more evidence that we as a nation have turned our back on The God that loves us and has blessed us since we began.

    You're right that Christians are not speaking up and blasting this show. All Christians should be enraged that this show made it to the airwaves PERIOD!!! Christians, where are you? Make your voice known. Some areas in this country are NOT airing this show because enough Christians spoke up. Most people claim that they are Christian. If you really are a Christian, then this show should make you very upset. If all Christians would call their local NBC affiliate, this show would be pulled off the air immediately. I have already called and e-mailed each week that this show has aired. I encourage you to do the same. More shows will follow this lead if we don't speak up now. Don't let another show like this on the air again!!!
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    FanWriter

    [11]Jan 22, 2006
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    That's rude. You cant say people "really arent Christians" if they like this show. You cant speak for an entire group of people.
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    fitzyp

    [12]Jan 22, 2006
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    tatumk wrote:
    It's obvious the book of daniel is mocking Christianity. A religion that this country was founded on. A nation that has been blessed by God in a short 250 years. We are the greatest country on the face of this earth because we have always put God first.

    This show is even more evidence that we as a nation have turned our back on The God that loves us and has blessed us since we began.

    You're right that Christians are not speaking up and blasting this show. All Christians should be enraged that this show made it to the airwaves PERIOD!!! Christians, where are you? Make your voice known. Some areas in this country are NOT airing this show because enough Christians spoke up. Most people claim that they are Christian. If you really are a Christian, then this show should make you very upset. If all Christians would call their local NBC affiliate, this show would be pulled off the air immediately. I have already called and e-mailed each week that this show has aired. I encourage you to do the same. More shows will follow this lead if we don't speak up now. Don't let another show like this on the air again!!!


    First of all a debate in the off topic forum proved america isn't the best country in the world. Second of all most christians have remotes.
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    FanWriter

    [13]Jan 22, 2006
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    tatumk wrote:
    It's obvious the book of daniel is mocking Christianity. A religion that this country was founded on. A nation that has been blessed by God in a short 250 years. We are the greatest country on the face of this earth because we have always put God first.

    This show is even more evidence that we as a nation have turned our back on The God that loves us and has blessed us since we began.

    You're right that Christians are not speaking up and blasting this show. All Christians should be enraged that this show made it to the airwaves PERIOD!!! Christians, where are you? Make your voice known. Some areas in this country are NOT airing this show because enough Christians spoke up. Most people claim that they are Christian. If you really are a Christian, then this show should make you very upset. If all Christians would call their local NBC affiliate, this show would be pulled off the air immediately. I have already called and e-mailed each week that this show has aired. I encourage you to do the same. More shows will follow this lead if we don't speak up now. Don't let another show like this on the air again!!!


    Yeah... this entire rant has "ignorant christian" written all over it. You give Christians a bad name.
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    SoyRiblet

    [14]Feb 20, 2006
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    tatumk wrote:
    It's obvious the book of daniel is mocking Christianity. A religion that this country was founded on.


    Sorry, but no. The United States of America was not founded on Christianity, a majority of the founding fathers were deist. This country was founded on the enlightenment ideas of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness... not Christianity.
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