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Saturday Six – Episode 184

by PatrickOctober 27, 2007

This week’s questions are a little bit of a departure. For one thing, there’s no quiz. (I may double up next week, but I’ll eventually make up for that.) But the bigger change that makes this set of questions unique is that for each one, you’ll have to choose the greater of two “evils” and explain why you chose that particular one. You might not see both options as an evil; or you might find it impossible to pick one as being significantly worse than the other.

But you should pick which you would find the most offensive, even if you agree with one’s right to take the action, label or position listed.

As always, there are no right or wrong answers…only your own opinions. Let’s give it a try!

First to play last week: Antonette of “Jottings From Jersey.” Congratulations!

Here are this week’s “Saturday Six” questions. Either answer the questions in a comment here, or put the answers in an entry on your journal…but either way, leave a link to your journal so that everyone else can visit! To be counted as “first to play,” you must be the first player to either answer the questions in a comment or to provide a complete link to the specific entry in your journal in which you answer the questions. A link to your journal in general cannot count. Enjoy!

1. Which of the following two would you find more offensive if you saw it out in the open in a family restaurant: two men holding hands or a woman breast-feeding a child? Why?

2. Which of the following would you find more offensive if you heard someone say it: a blond joke or a racial joke? Why?

3. Which of these would you generally consider more offensive: An atheist who badmouths Christians, or a Christian who badmouths atheists? Why?

4. Which of the following ideas about a presidential hopeful would you find more offensive: that a woman shouldn’t run for president because a woman doesn’t belong in the White House, or that a black man shouldn’t run for president because a black man doesn’t belong in the White House? Why?

5. Which of the following political terms or movements would you find the most offensive: “Pro-Life” or “Defense of Marriage”? Why?

6. Which of the following forms of protest are you likely to find most offensive: an animal rights group’s members shedding clothes to encourage people not to buy fur, or a war protest group’s members burning the American flag to criticize war policy? Why?

If you have a Reader’s Choice question you’d like to see asked (and answered), send me an email! I’d love to be able to include it in a future edition of the Saturday Six.


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Patrick
Patrick is a Christian with more than 25 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.

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[…] Saturday Six – Episode 184 1. Which of the following two would you find more offensive if you saw it out in the open in a family restaurant: two men holding hands or a woman breast-feeding a child? Why? I would find the two men holding hands more offensive, because I am the type that believes that while they can do what ever they want behind their own doors, I just do not want to see it. Where the woman breast-feeding is natural. 2. Which of the following would you find more offensive if you heard someone say it:… Read more »
Liss
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I posted 😉

Great thought provoking questions.

Diana
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Sorry I am late, I was away all weekend.

Great thought provoking questions!!!!

Paul
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I agree with Cassie. 1) Neither are offensive in the slightest. Both are perfectly natural. 2) OK, her I can choose. A racial joke is offensive, and a blonde joke is not, in any way…because they’re all true, ha, ha, ha…oh, I slay me. 3) Neither. Both are perfectly natural. Beating the crap out of each other is hard wired into our brains by millions of years of evolution. Intellectually, we like to think we can rise above our beastly natures, but next time you turn around, there’s another developmental biologist keying the car of southern baptist minister. It never… Read more »
Cat.
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I’m with Cassie, but I did post my responses.

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