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, "o" <murrkis@y...>
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org,
> freyjartist@a... wrote:
> > > I have become so used to navigating among a group of people
> > > who are entirely frank about the body, the gore, the pain,
> > > the parts, the inputs and outputs. It is always something
> > > of a shock to find myself ostracized when I carry that
> > > frankness into distant polite companies... such as at the
> > > shower, when I made the 'mistake' of mentioning the color
> > > of poison ivy scabs (green) and wound up silencing a roomful
> > > of people who stared in offense.>>
> > Um, did you have a secret laugh from seeing their reactions,
> > their faces?
> No, I was as shocked as they were,
> albeit for different reasons.
> > I took a newly baptized born-again christian
> > friend to see the Matt Damon/Ben Affleck film "Dogma"
> > She was a mess ("blasphemy! blasphemy! they're all going
> > to hell, and I will too, if I stay and watch this!")
> > I was surprised at how offended
> > she was, and I did find it kind of funny.
> > She got so worked up and had to leave the movie.
> > And after I paid good money to see it.....
> What can I say?>>
What can you say about what?
<<I grew up with it.>>
What did you grow up with?
Easily offended people?
> I see it all the time. Fundamentalism
> is as pervasive as any other tendency
> of the human disposition, and it isn't
> limited to Christianity...
Yes, I think that is true.
It is found in the least likely places.