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30.08.2011 08:32

Selecting Avatars
 
I dont know if this should be in complaint corner but i am offended by the new avatar selected by a forum member Zuger

http://www.englishforum.ch/members/16489-zuger.html

http://www.englishforum.ch/customava...tar16489_3.gif

I am not against freedom of speech but respect for people from another religion is different.

I hated selecting my new avatar just to make people feel how do i feel :mad:

grumpygit 30.08.2011 08:34

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Originally Posted by AliAhmedAdnan (Post 1319776)
I dont know if this should be in complaint corner but i am offended by the new avatar selected by a forum member Zuger

http://www.englishforum.ch/members/16489-zuger.html

http://www.englishforum.ch/customava...tar16489_3.gif

I am not against freedom of speech but respect for people from another religion is different.

I hated selecting my new avatar just to make people feel how do i feel :mad:

Dude, that aint the way to do it.:msnsad:

Guest 30.08.2011 08:43

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Originally Posted by AliAhmedAdnan (Post 1319776)
I dont know if this should be in complaint corner but i am offended by the new avatar selected by a forum member Zuger

http://www.englishforum.ch/members/16489-zuger.html

http://www.englishforum.ch/customava...tar16489_3.gif

I am not against freedom of speech but respect for people from another religion is different.

I hated selecting my new avatar just to make people feel how do i feel :mad:

This is Switzerland/Europe you're free to mock religion as you wish. Long may it remain so the day we are not free to question, mock and criticise systems is the day we become dictated too.

It's called freedom of speech and that includes the right to question and offend religions as individuals please.

I'm a athesist but I respect others for their choices.

Including those who perhaps have less tolerance and might need educating (person in question).

Perhaps a quiet PM to the member explaining why you found it offensive is the way to go.

Not a tit for tat avatar war. I don't find either offensive by the way.

I couldn't care less both religions are witchcraft as far as I am concerned. To many wars faught over this mumbo jumbo.

Sagitta 30.08.2011 08:43

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It's enough to express how you feel.

No need for an eye for an eye...

greenmount 30.08.2011 08:49

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Ridiculous. Some people need to grow up.:msnshock:

30.08.2011 08:49

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Originally Posted by Cata1yst (Post 1319793)
Perhaps a quiet PM to the member explaining why you found it offensive is the way to go.

Not a tit for tat avatar war. I don't find either offensive by the way.

I am not going to PM him beacuse he intentionally offended me (us); no one changes his avatar daily and it needs some serious thinking behind having an avatar.

Two wrongs don't make a right but it sure makes us even.

KeinFranzösisch 30.08.2011 08:53

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Originally Posted by AliAhmedAdnan (Post 1319776)
I dont know if this should be in complaint corner but i am offended by the new avatar selected by a forum member Zuger

http://www.englishforum.ch/members/16489-zuger.html

http://www.englishforum.ch/customava...tar16489_3.gif

I am not against freedom of speech but respect for people from another religion is different.

I hated selecting my new avatar just to make people feel how do i feel :mad:

Why are you offended? are you presuming that his avatar is of the Prophet? (I don't read Arabic script so maybe it says that on his head?)

Personally I don't find your Avatar offensive, either. But I'm not a Christian and I don't love Jesus.

If you did post a mocking image of my faith I would just keep scrolling and not openly express my disappointment. But that's just me.

30.08.2011 08:55

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Originally Posted by KeinFranzösisch (Post 1319817)
Why are you offended? are you presuming that his avatar is of the Prophet? (I don't read Arabic script so maybe it says that on his head?)

Personally I don't find your Avatar offensive, either. But I'm not a Christian and I don't love Jesus.

If you did post a mocking image of my faith I would just keep scrolling and not openly express my disappointment. But that's just me.

Keep scrolling this is serious debate for some.

mimi1981 30.08.2011 08:58

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For goodness sake!

No wonder war prevails when petty mindedness like this can exist over a simple avatar.

KeinFranzösisch 30.08.2011 08:58

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olygirl 30.08.2011 08:58

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Originally Posted by Cata1yst (Post 1319793)
Perhaps a quiet PM to the member explaining why you found it offensive is the way to go.

I agree absolutely. PM on the way. :)

Nil first mentioned this topic in another thread but it's good to take the bull by the horns and now openly discuss.

Avatars are the only visuals we have of most posters. If you want to present yourself as a Jesus-hater, fine, but remember that's how I'm going to envision you until I've met you in person. I met Dodgyken this weekend and am still convinced he wears pink underclothes. :)

Guest 30.08.2011 09:00

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Originally Posted by AliAhmedAdnan (Post 1319808)
I am not going to PM him beacuse he intentionally offended me (us); no one changes his avatar daily and it needs some serious thinking behind having an avatar.

Two wrongs don't make a right but it sure makes us even.

Perhaps you're reading too much into this some people do change avatars daily.

You've proved exactly why religion is a problem, a lack of tolerance. It should be education excercise and not all guns blazing.

You're just proving the wrongly held values of the person with the offending avatar to be correct.

Stand up be the bigger person..don't rise to it.

30.08.2011 09:02

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Originally Posted by KeinFranzösisch (Post 1319826)
...

btw whats your filthy faith? to shy to tell us all ;)

Guest 30.08.2011 09:03

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Originally Posted by olygirl (Post 1319827)
remember that's how I'm going to envision you until I've met you in person.

*Scrambles around looking for new avatar...*

Natasha 30.08.2011 09:03

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Originally Posted by AliAhmedAdnan (Post 1319776)
I dont know if this should be in complaint corner but i am offended by the new avatar selected by a forum member Zuger

Funnily enough, I am offended by many of your posts. What would you suggest I do about that?

Nil 30.08.2011 09:03

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Originally Posted by Sagitta (Post 1319795)
It's enough to express how you feel.

No need for an eye for an eye...

No but maybe it will pass the message to the mods who don't seems to care enough for those members of this religion who could feel very offended by it.

Just Sayin'

I am relieved to know that ifI want, I could put those pictures knowing I have the freedom to do so on this forum, no matter how insulting it could be.

http://www.goddiscussion.com/wp-cont...aveAuction.jpg

http://www.science.co.il/arab-israel...wish-snake.gif

http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/.../Latuff_08.gif

Jordan Baker 30.08.2011 09:04

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Originally Posted by KeinFranzösisch (Post 1319817)
Personally I don't find your Avatar offensive, either.

I agree with you. Also, I'd say Jesus is already quite used to this "Wanted ! -stuff". I'm sure he wouldn't mind anymore. ;)

Tom1234 30.08.2011 09:05

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Originally Posted by AliAhmedAdnan (Post 1319808)

Two wrongs don't make a right but it sure makes us even.

This is the most sickening thing I have read on the forum for a long time.

And people complain about stereo-types. If the cap fits....

30.08.2011 09:06

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Originally Posted by olygirl (Post 1319827)
I agree absolutely. PM on the way. :)

Nil first mentioned this topic in another thread but it's good to take the bull by the horns and now openly discuss.

Avatars are the only visuals we have most posters. If you want to present yourself as a Jesus-hater, remember that's how I'm going to envision you until I've met you in person. I met Dodgyken this weekend am still convinced he wears pink underclothes. :)

should i care :p

OMG OMG now some people sent me red blobs ohhhhh what will happen to my online reputation ohhhhh scaryyyyy, people will not talk to meee ohhhh... wait a minute .. I have a real life outside this forum ;)

KeinFranzösisch 30.08.2011 09:08

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Originally Posted by AliAhmedAdnan (Post 1319833)
btw whats your filthy faith? to shy to tell us all ;)

First, calling my faith "filthy" isn't going to elicite a positive or even a neutral response and your doing so only serves to reinforce the stereotype that Islam is an intollerant faith (even though I know it is not, and that there are only intollerant people).

Second, I have mentioned my faith a few times on this forum.


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