NBC comment very offensive to God fearing Christians

@TheNack (140)
South Africa
October 10, 2006 8:22am CST
I was shocked to hear to what state the USA have fallen. Recently NBC said the following : NBC says comments such as "God made you special and He loves you very much" were offensive and censored them from the show. A kiddies show about vegetables telling kids they are special is offensive. Who thinks this is offensive? Its preposterous, idiotic, the wrong word choice, lame, cowardly and really really hypocrytical. If you think your kids will grow up as wasted morons because they heard God made them special, you may be making a big mistake, el contraire, if they don't think they are special creations, what do they think they are? Animals. Then thats probably how they will behave. This extreme negative bias against Christianity is religious fundamentalism of the worst kind. Atheism is a religion and so is Gnostism and wicca ans spiritualism, a religion where humans are god isn't less of a religion. I find this type of comment (NBC) agains Christianity veryvery offensive!!!
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10 Oct 06
Being non-religious (read not atheist!) even I think it has little harm, no harm. Regardless of religion as it can be interpreted by all. Although in contrast, if one somehow referred to the God as not existing while telling children they were special. Would it be disrespectful to people’s believes, should it automatically have the tag of God? It’s not contradicting what a child has been taught to believe either way. More tolerance and respect is needed.
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10 Oct 06
Not as 'not existing' just simply not referring to God.*
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@TheNack (140)
• South Africa
11 Oct 06
Kids should hear they are special, period. The point is, using the word offended is a sly trick. I am not offended by you saying you are atheist, although it implies you say my God does not exist. Kids should rather learn that there are people on both sides than learn they should be offended by the other side. This is breeding hate. So no, I won't find it disrespectfull, some things I may disagree with but I am not ofended.
11 Oct 06
I didn't say I was an Athiest! I said "Read NOT Atheost!" :) Atheists, least in my opinion don't believe in any religion and therefore deem them "inexistent". I respect and acknowledge all religions in their rightful place. One no better than the other, and all I have interest in learning about, hence forth non-religious! Although I understand what you're saying.
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
23 Oct 06
I hate the fact that the US has moved so far from the Christian ideals it started on. I had a guy on here arguing with me about that yesterday, but our forefathers were a very religious group who felt that God should be in everything. The reason we're having the problems in our country today, like school shootings, is because we've kicked God out.
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• United States
24 Oct 06
Our forefathers also owned slaves. Should we bring that back? They were also rich, white, landowners. Do you really think they considered the common man their equal? Force
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
24 Oct 06
All Christians sin. In fact, everyone sins. In God's eyes, sin is sin.
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• United States
31 Oct 06
The US was not founded on Christian Morals. It was founded on the desire for life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That includes religious liberty. WHile I find it silly that they edit God out of things, there should be no one controlling religion, either.
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• United States
10 Oct 06
It is insane to think that needed to be censored, especially considered America was founded on the premise of freedome of religion. BUT, allow me to challenge you, one Christian to another. Let's look at the state of our country, we'll start with television: Charmed, the Ghost Whisperer, Lifetime TV movies (usually romance novels), Medium. Commercials with women prancing around in their underwear, teenagers climbing all over each other (this is to sell chewing gum!) These are just the ones I can name off the top of my head and I know that some of them are in sindication now and not new, but they are on tv a lot. My point is, do we as Christians speak up? I will be honest, the chewing gum commercial infuriated me, and I wrote the company and the channels that aired it, regularly. HOWEVER, I complained to my husband about the underwear commercials, but not to anyone who could do anything about it. I watched Charmed for years until it moved to Sundays and I couldn't watch it because I was in church. Media can air naked women and censor quotes about God because we as Christians (in general) have gone silent. Other countries have seen HBO and they think the entire country is full of half dressed, loose women. Just something to think about. (Yes I am talking to myself as well) I assisted in the state of my country by sitting silent.
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@TheNack (140)
• South Africa
11 Oct 06
Hey Classical, excellent point, we are too retroactive, and defensive, we should be offensive. To add to your list, what abou the programs indoctrinating kids from the new-age movement, barbie, heman, pokemon etc etc. We should complain more often, and maybe use that magic new word "offended" Keep well Thenack
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@rmuxagirl (7559)
• United States
10 Oct 06
I do find that rather wrong, but under what context...I mean it's hard to find a good side of it cause if they're saying "God loves you and made you special" is offensive, then what are they saying is inoffensive?
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@TheNack (140)
• South Africa
11 Oct 06
Good point, its come to the point where sometimes I think you just should sit in the corner and shut-up, otherwise you are offending some minorrrity group!
@TDonald (1423)
• United States
13 Oct 06
It's the curse of political correctness again.
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@Force_Fed (748)
• United States
11 Oct 06
They actually said that?! Do you have a link or reference to the program and who said it? I'd be interetied in seeing it in contect. I'm agnostic. That's not a religion but a belief. Or rather a lack of belief. I'm not at all offended by other people's religions. Christian's, Muslims, Wiccans, etc. all have an equal place to me. While I don't believe what they do but they are Humans and I love them. There will always be extremes on both the secular and non-secular communities. But that is not the norm. Most people, regardless of their beliefs about religion, are moderates. Wanting to live their lives without infringing on others or being infringed upon. My best advice to prople offended by certain media is to change the channel. You don't like something, stay away from it. It's not worth letting it upset you. Force
• United States
11 Oct 06
Could it be they wanted to reach as large an audience as possible and didn't want the religous tomes to turn off non-Christians? Force
@TheNack (140)
• South Africa
12 Oct 06
Well you have an open approach and love conquers all. As far as I can gatehr the program veggie friend is intended to teach about God and some individual felt threatened by this. I agree with you, they should swich the channel
• United States
12 Oct 06
Yes I agree to a point. But I don't think NBC themselves were offended, rather didn't want a portion of their audience to be. People in thoses positions of usually don't let their personal feelings affect business decisions. I think it was strictly money driven and not an anti-God stance of their own. Force
• United States
24 Oct 06
I think that is it a conspiracy because they want to start debates on religious topics, if you know what the divide and rule concept is then that is what it is, it just wants the christian to get mad and look like lunatics so people will hate them and our country becomes more and more divided so the government keeps control? God is God and he will prevail in all things.
@TheNack (140)
• South Africa
25 Oct 06
Excellent point to keep in mind!
• United States
23 Oct 06
i'm not a christian, and am very tired of having god shoved down my throat evry time i turn around. it's fine to believe what ever you choose, but i don't want to hear about it. just my opinion.
@TheNack (140)
• South Africa
25 Oct 06
SND I agree, this is silly, no one is shoving God, Pheonix, are those your legs?
@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
23 Oct 06
Welcome to post-modern bizarro-world.
@ArsonCuff (3121)
• United States
21 Oct 06
I think if Veggie Tales is meant to be viewed as religious programming then it should not be censored and those parents letting their kids watch it realize it is a "god" show...all the channels run some sort of religious programming at some point so it cannot be a religious thing per-say...I if parents do not want their kids learning that God is somethign that exist then the could change the channel...but on the other hand it is an up in the air two-way street sort of argument for many folks