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Started by space_invader64, November 05, 2007, 08:35:57 AM
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Quote from: Jobydrone4of20 on November 05, 2007, 12:01:49 PMIdentifying individuals by the colors of their skins is a pretty antiquated way of looking at people these days. We are in the 21st century, after all, and I can understand the reasoning behind eliminating those words from that particular song. If I understand correctly, not knowing the song you are talking about, it sounds like they are saying something like it doesn't matter who you are or where you come from, Jesus loves you all the same. I can think of a lot of ways it could be sung, classic or not, that would convey the same message without calling Asians "yellow" or Native americans "Red".Like Rico pointed out, if someone feels offended by those words, they could certainly just walk out. Somehow I get the feeling that the pastor or whatever probably would rather that the people who attend his or her sermons not be offended to the point that they decide they have to leave. In my opinion, "political correctness" is just a label we have put on the way that we interact with each other as individuals and as groups. Though some may not choose to acknowledge this fact, we all act differently depending on the situation we are in and the crowd of people we are surrounded by. I know that I choose my words alot more carefully when I am at work that I do when I am surrounded by a group of my friends away from work. And again something I might say when I am with my wife I certainly would not say when I am with my wife and her parents. I have a feeling there are things Rico might say when surrounded by his buddies drinking Gatorade that he wouldn't say on the podcast for fear of offending someone. My point is that we all alter and change the way we act depending on our environment at the time. Understanding how our interactions with others work in this way, and identifying and changing behaviors that might be considered hurtful or cause pain to others, seems to me to be a positive thing and something to strive for.
Quote from: space_invader64 on November 05, 2007, 08:35:57 AMBut yesterday in church, the kids sang Jesus loves the little children. But they changed the words to be more pc. They took out the red and yellow back and white line and replaced it with something else. I think political correctness has gone crazy at this point.
Quote from: space_invader64 on November 05, 2007, 03:46:40 PMThey changed it to something like "Every people, every race" or something simular.
Quote from: space_invader64 on November 05, 2007, 03:04:01 PMI had no idea that you all would have interest that it would get this many replies. It was a random thought of, "I can't believe that they would change the words." Without this turning into a religous debate (please lets not let it) we all know that there are things in the bible that often finds offence and I worry that being extra careful not to offend might take priority over other things. I know at one time they were talking about reediting the bible with some of the contriversal stuff cut out. That worries me.I'm often the guy who says, don't take that book out of the library or that guy off tv because some people don't like it/him. Because some people do.
Quote from: space_invader64 on November 05, 2007, 04:32:56 PMOh, no. What have I started?
Quote from: Kinglinksr on November 05, 2007, 04:01:11 PMThis subject was replied to so much because changing the lyrics of such a song is just....dumb. I could figure if they were singing a rap song at church that they would change it...(or not sing it period lol) but changing a song like that for the simple reason of Political Correctness is.....just not right. King Linksr