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Old 03-24-2013, 10:08 PM   #91
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Originally Posted by SamSam View Post
Amen. I hope they never censor themselves to the point that they are just like any other podcast (sugar coated). I love their humor, thier compassion and kindness towards all shows that the humor is just that...not a slam.
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I think part of many problems today is the fact that everyone is too d@mn sensitive. Down with political correctness!!!
Where's the "like" button? Agreed to both!!
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:02 AM   #92
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Originally Posted by Cheltenham View Post
I am a few weeks behind listening to the shows. I only just recently listened to a show from the end of February which contained an insulting slur about the pope. The dis-crew chortled along.

To anyone who wants to remind me that "we live in a free country" or " it was only a joke" -- if you get your jollies from juvenile sexual humor and insults about other people's religion, you are welcome to them.

I don't know if the comment was intended to be mean spirited or not. I am just saying that it was insulting to to at least some Catholic listeners (and I would hope others) and that an on show apology would be nice.
I am confused, the comment I heard was something along the lines of 'you would have to resign as pope' after talking about boy bands, dapper dans, and menudo. I absolutely don't even understand where the pope comment ties in and I really don't understand where the insult is. Perhaps it is over my head but I'm wondering how much is being assumed or perceived? I don't doubt you are offended because you say you are but it might help to enlighten people like me if you help me understand why the comment is offensive.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:36 AM   #93
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Originally Posted by DVCKev View Post
"Oh they are just like that, they goof on everyone!" That's no excuse, perhaps there needs to be some changes to the podcast......? Perhaps a slander lawsuit would change perceptions as to what is acceptable and what is not. Or maybe direct messages to advertisers asking why they advertise on a site that permits that type of libelous denigration of a religion, perhaps it's theirs. Just playing devil's advocate.......anyone remember Opie and Anthony on the radio, obviously not as bad as that but bad never the less..........no excuse.......
Throwing a law suit at something is not the answer. That in itself has become lazy and annoying..."something's not going my way so I'll sue someone for it."

I agree with others, jokes are jokes, they are made about all groups. So long as they are not bullying or harassing then its fine. Just take it in jest and move on.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:18 PM   #94
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Everyone is defensive of their belief system, for example religion. I understand this.

Everyone has the right to their own opinion. I understand this.

I heard the comment about the Pope. I too practice the Catholic religion. Yes I laughed. But I also told my self as I was laughing "that was just wrong", still laughing until the next comment. I laughed, not because I am against my religion but because it was funny. And honestly I forgot what was said by the next comment. Life is to short, and I tend to just take things in stride. If I got mad at everyone who slammed the Catholic Church I would be a very miserable person.

The Podcast team are not mean people and the joke was a joke. And honestly as a Catholic I need to laugh from time to time because as part this religious group we are dealing with bad things that are happening. For example Priests and children. I am not making light of this subject AT ALL. But I feel that until the higher ups, example the Pope, actually deals with this problem, then our religious group will be made fun of or looked at badly.

And honestly, if you want to be upset with someone, it should be the Pope. Until he deals with what is happening within the Church and actually does something about it, the Catholic Church will continue to look bad and be the brunt of jokes.

If Pete or anyone in the Podcast Team says something that is offensive, then you have the right not to listen. And you have the right to point out what offended you. But know that the Team says things and makes fun of things all the time. I have lost count on how many times they have made fun of Disney. And yet we still love Disney.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:26 PM   #95
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Originally Posted by pdarrah View Post
As a non-catholic, I am sick and tired of all the pope coverage that looks like propaganda and glorification of this one religion all over the news right now. Particularly annoyed by the frequent statement from major news organizations that he is "the world's spiritual leader".
I was tired of all the Pope coverage as well AND I am Catholic....

I can understand the "world's spiritual leader" comment. I think it is misleading. I tend to take this as the media meaning the Catholic World, which is funny in it self because there is only one world. But honestly I do think that is what the media is saying. He is the Catholic world's spiritual leader. I guess we need to write to the media outlets and tell them to correct this statement and be more specific.
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:36 PM   #96
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Originally Posted by BriarRosie View Post
I subscribe to the Mel Brooks School of Satire. Go overboard in offensiveness to the point that it becomes hilarious. He's brilliant at that.
Speaking of hilarious -- am I the only one that feels the podcast members sound like the PBS announcers who SNL satires?
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