South Park episode pulled after complaints

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  1. Dec 30, 2005 #21 of 186
    heyitscory

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    Oh, why would Comedy Central do that? People who are offended by South Park don't WATCH South Park.

    Clearly they racka disaprin.
     
  2. Dec 30, 2005 #22 of 186
    edhara

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    Yep. I personally find the show offensive and distasteful, so I don't watch it. I wouldn't want to have Comedy Central pull it based on the fact that *I* don't like it.
     
  3. Dec 30, 2005 #23 of 186
    Artfreak

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    Coffee spewing moment - thanks. :D
     
  4. Dec 30, 2005 #24 of 186
    dswallow

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    I love the way people watch a show because it's always offensive and distatasteful but then get all upset over something they find offensive and distasteful.

    Friggin' Americans.
     
  5. Dec 30, 2005 #25 of 186
    knownzero

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    One billion Catholics out of the 2.1 billion that call themselves Christian and 6 billion people (give or take) in total worldwide, why that's not many at all! :D

    Wikipedia entry on Catholics
     
  6. Dec 30, 2005 #26 of 186
    lee espinoza

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    there has to be a line and "I" think this was over it. :mad: :mad:
     
  7. Dec 30, 2005 #27 of 186
    Mike Farrington

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    He didn't say that there aren't many catholics. He said that many people aren't catholic. And he's correct. The numbers you quote only help prove his point.
     
  8. Dec 30, 2005 #28 of 186
    Sapphire

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    well that's pretty stupid. They make fun of jews all the time and I don't see any episodes being pulled.

    I think they shouldn't have bowed to pressure here.
     
  9. Dec 30, 2005 #29 of 186
    lee espinoza

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    but they never had a jewish religious icon bleeding out his or her rear end
     
  10. Dec 30, 2005 #30 of 186
    dswallow

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    So why is your line better than the line drawn by others?
     
  11. Dec 30, 2005 #31 of 186
    lee espinoza

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    I never said I was better than others just saying this was the line for ME.
     
  12. Dec 30, 2005 #32 of 186
    heySkippy

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    If you'd watched to the end, you'd know that's not what was happening.
     
  13. Dec 30, 2005 #33 of 186
    knownzero

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    No, he said "Many 'religious' people aren't Catholic", and I posit that with one billion members, discounting the 1.1 billion people that aren't religious worldwide, that makes it roughly 1 in 5 religious people on earth that are Catholic. Seems to me like there are many religious people who are Catholic! Just as there are many religious people who are Hinduist and Islamic (roughly the same membership in each, more Islam, less Hindu maybe). Unless they changed the definition of many: A large number of persons or things, I disagree.
     
  14. Dec 30, 2005 #34 of 186
    Rolf

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    How many of that billion are practicing Catholics? I know a lot of people that call themselves Catholic because they were raised in the church, but no longer follow the religious practices of the church. It seems odd to me, but I'm not a religious person so it's very possible that I just don't understand these things. But I know 'Catholics' that practice Wicca or Buddhism, 'Mormons' that are athiests, and Jews that are born again Christian, but they all still identify with the religion of their youth. Maybe it's more a cultural thing than a faith thing. Either way, it probably doesn't hame much to do with South Park.

    I did find that episode to be a bit over the top, but I wasn't offended. I have been offended by other episodes, though, and that's a good thing. Some people like to be scared by horror movies or roller coasters. I like to be offended by extreme comedy. Being offended can teach you a lot about yourself. Finding the limits of your comfort zone helps define your values and beliefs. Also, offensive comedy, when done correctly, is F'ing funny, and that's what makes it worth watching.
     
  15. Dec 30, 2005 #35 of 186
    Figaro

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    Yeah even the Pope figured out that it wasn't her butt! ;)
    Clearly some people's faith isn't strong enough if a cartoon can rattle them so much. I am "offended" by all of the religious networks on TV but I don't ***** to my cable company about them. I simply don't watch them, that's because I have a strong disaprin!
     
  16. Dec 30, 2005 #36 of 186
    dswallow

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    According to canon law, members are those who have been baptized in or who, after being baptized in another Church, have been received into the Catholic Church on making a profession of faith, and who have not formally renounced membership.

    So that probably means there's really about 10 million active practicing self-identified Catholics worldwide. :D
     
  17. Dec 30, 2005 #37 of 186
    lee espinoza

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    I know the pope said were the blood was originating (and it was not her butt) but that still does not make it right by ME
     
  18. Dec 30, 2005 #38 of 186
    Figaro

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    Crap I deleted this off of my Tivo. Hopefully I can get it on DVD from a friend at work before the Jeebus Brigade get network smite on.
     
  19. Dec 30, 2005 #39 of 186
    Figaro

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    Well at least that made it a little more right anatomically speaking.

    I wonder what Mel Gibson had to say about this? Did he ever say anything after they mocked his snuff film?
     
  20. Dec 30, 2005 #40 of 186
    jamesbobo

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    Why would Comedy Central pull the episode? Perhaps the talk of the FCC regulating cable and satellite have them quaking in thier boots.
     

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