Feud wrote:Selfish? I asked for the opinions of others. How is that censoring anyone? Further, avoiding a potential problem is a rational choice for a person if they want to avoid a certain things. A recovering alcoholic wouldn't want to hang out in a bar all day long, and someone who doesn't want to begin drinking in the first place would be wise to avoid such as well.
You'll notice I was speaking in a general sense. I'm talking about a general issue not you in particular.
Feud wrote:First off, I have had vegetarians say I was degrading myself by eating meat. Second, beyond advocating an individual not spend money in support of media that is contrary to their standards, have I advocated for the removal of nudity from movies?
Such vegetarians would then fall under my category of people acting poorly. They are transferring their beliefs to you.
Again I was not talking about you. I was speaking of a more general problem.
Feud wrote:As I have said before, and will say again, we use more then the Bible for our Scriptures. It is not more a matter of cultural belief but is, in fact, a religious tenet.
And I'm pointing out that many things that are taken as "religious tenets" do not stem from any sacred text, but are adopted from society. The beliefs of the Puritans for example were not in general backed by the Bible, but were products of a conservative cultural movement in the guise of religion. I think such things can be quite dangerous.
Feud wrote:I, that I have thus far noticed, am the only one to have raised any objection to nudity in this discussion, and I have said it is demeaning.
Actually the issue was raised originally by KingAl. . .
Feud wrote:You can say that you weren't addressing me, but how is anyone supposed to know that? When you point out views that I have expressed, quoted me, and categorized those who express the same views as me, do you really expect anyone to think that you were not referring to me?
Theoretically people will notice my use of the third person plural instead of the second person singular. I have quoted quite a lot of people in this discussion, so how you would feel singled out, I don't quite understand in that regard. Yes, I do expect people to understand I am making general arguments and not directing them at you in particular, especially as I have stated that is what I am doing.
Feud wrote:Everybody transfers beliefs. Even saying that transferring of ones beliefs to others leads to problems is a mode of transferring your beliefs to others.
To a degree. However, is a difference between "what" and "how". I am trying to apply the "how" in general. That is my point is about how we believe. The issue with people transferring their beliefs is a problem when they are transferring "what" to believe. My argument is agnostic in that it does not require any specific theology. Things like vegetarianism and objections to nudity are based on specific theologies and thus shouldn't be transfered.
xander wrote:Leviticus 18:6-19
Last I checked, that was all about sex not nudity.