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  •  Just because something is true (1+ / 0-)
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    left turn

    doesn't mean the act of saying so, to someone you know will be upset by your saying so, isn't an offensive act.  Context matters.

    Given the context here I'd be inclined to consider it more defensive than offensive.

    •  I disagree . . . (4+ / 0-)
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      litho, betelgeux, Panama Pete, laurnj

      Why is it offensive to state a fact? People think that religion should somehow be immune from dissent. Christians say that God is going to torture me for all eternity. Isn't that offensive?

      •  It is not a "fact" (2+ / 0-)
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        MNPundit, schnecke21

        as it is neither verifiable nor disprovable.  It may be a true opinion, and I would be willing to accept it as such for argument's sake.

        But really that isn't necessary, as I'm speaking in more general terms: no matter what the statement is, it can be an offensive statement even if it is entirely true.

        "Good lord, you're ugly."  "They won't have that dress in your size."  "People of your type don't generally shop here."  "I used to have a dog called [yourname]."  "There just aren't that many women scientists in the history books, and that's got to be for a reason."  "Your dad is such a tool."

        Personally I didn't find your statement to be offensive in the slightest.  I'm only taking issue with your insistence that it can't be offensive because it's true.

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