On Sat, Jan 17, 2015 at 7:19 AM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:

>  On 1/16/2015 10:14 PM, Platonist Guitar Cowboy wrote:
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>
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> On Sat, Jan 17, 2015 at 2:42 AM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
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>>  On 1/15/2015 7:33 PM, PGC wrote:
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>> On Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 8:54:40 PM UTC+1, Brent wrote:
>>>
>>>  A fair question.
>>>
>>
>> I'm not so sure about that. The question presupposes ironically that
>> violence is a justified response to insult.
>>
>>
>> No, it just asks what distinguish two superficially similar cases, one in
>> which a cartoon insulted Islam and one which insulted four other major
>> religions, which had very different responses.  I'd bet that the people
>> that created it at The Onion suppose that violence is NOT justified by an
>> insult.
>>
>
>  Hence the word "ironically".
>
> If you want to believe that the cartoon was created out of pure innocence
> and curiosity of creative staff at the Onion, that is your choice.
>
>  This doesn't bar us from questioning content and relate that to current
> events with extra grain of salt. I can't consume this pap otherwise, with
> sincere apologies to creative at the onion. Not my taste. We should aspire
> to better. PGC - Armchair Colonel
>
>
> Then why don't you?
>
>
I do. It's my job, mucking around with wires on a wooden box for
entertainment and education. But I make no PR here because that's off topic
commercial interest and thus spam. PGC

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