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You find horse porn disgusting. Some people presumably hold it as a major point of their sexual identity.

That you find it disgusting is, in fact, the reason it makes a good test for whether you are arguing for a generally applicable human right, or merely a privilege to be extended and withdrawn arbitrarily. It is altogether too cheap to argue that the things you happen to find sacred and wholesome must be protected from jeers and sarcasm. If you're sincere about protection from ridicule being an actual human right, then it must also apply to (otherwise legal) activities that you find repulsive.

Otherwise, you're just serving up sectarian special pleading.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sat Jan 5th, 2013 at 12:32:43 PM EST
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JakeS:
You find horse porn disgusting.

That's not what I said, and I am not sure it would trigger off any reaction in me. I find your post disgusting.

JakeS:

It is altogether too cheap to argue that the things you happen to find sacred and wholesome must be protected from jeers and sarcasm.

The thing I hold sacred and absolutely supreme is human dignity. It implies respect for a person's identity.

by Katrin on Sat Jan 5th, 2013 at 03:20:54 PM EST
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That's one of those terms that everyone is expected to nod assent to.

I don't, unless you can be more specific. Your demand, your proof.

Align culture with our nature. Ot else!

by ormondotvos (ormond.otvosnospamgmialcon) on Sat Jan 12th, 2013 at 09:20:19 PM EST
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