Amazing quote. Stephen Fry. it' s now very common to hear people say, Tm rather offended by thats' As ifthat gives them certain rights. its actually nothing mor
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Amazing quote

it' s now very common to hear
people say, Tm rather offended
by thats' As ifthat gives them
certain rights. its actually
nothing more. Ihan a whine. '1
Find that offensive.’ it has no
meaning; it has no purpose; it
has no reason to be respected
as a phrase. , am offended by
that/ Well, so ******* what."
Stephen Fry
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User avatar #2 - sircool (03/03/2014) [+] (21 replies)
wow. If that's true, he sounds like a jack ass.
User avatar #5 to #2 - sciencexplain (03/03/2014) [-]
Stephen Fry is an incredible, intelligent, respectable man. He knows what he's talking about and is very equal when he talks about things.
#13 - MasterManiac (03/04/2014) [+] (9 replies)
Saying I'm offended is a warning that whatever you're doing is an insult to me, and that if you continue to pursue it I may be inclined to rearrange your face with a brick.
User avatar #27 - rifee (03/04/2014) [+] (3 replies)
I see quite a large amount of people seem to missundeerstand this post quite drasticly.

The whole point is that saying "I'm offended by that" isn't an argument for why someone should or shouldn't do or say something.

All your examples are complete ******** , because most (if not all) have reasons going against them other than just being offended.

Lets take some examples:

Discrimination against gays: People get offended by it, but that's NOT the reason why it should be avoided. Discrimination robs people of their rights, and thus in many ways bringharm to others.
The same goes for flashing young children etc.

Of course you are allowed to be offended at something, but that reason alone is not an argument against whatever offended you.

The easiest example to make is : People get easily offended when their own ideas are critixized, but that doesn't make a valid reason for not having your ideas being so.

Imagine if a constructionworker didn't want to doublecheck his work because he finds "the idea that I might have skipped something" to be offensive to him. Being offenede in and of itself is a non-argument.
#1 - hammerpantschuck (03/03/2014) [+] (3 replies)
User avatar #63 - waaw (03/04/2014) [+] (1 reply)
I understand what he's getting at, but I think that if something you say offends someone, that is a reason not to say it. You should care about whether other people feel bad. It's why I don't go around telling people how they're colossal ******** whenever they make a mistake.
User avatar #62 - ohhh (03/04/2014) [-]
Stephen fry is a rather intelligent individual.
User avatar #34 - nibbero (03/04/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Hitler did nothing wrong.
#48 - baitdoesnttalkback (03/04/2014) [+] (1 reply)
so stop complaining about not having gay marriage you fag
User avatar #87 to #48 - mads (03/04/2014) [-]
He's not offended by not being able to get married. It's just that there is literally no reason for gay marriage to not be legal.
#86 - doubleddp (03/04/2014) [-]
It's not wrong to have a certain opinion about something and to express that opinion. Whether people agree with it or not, they still retain the freedom to express that particular agreement or disagreement. In the end all views need to be treated with the same amount of respect. Or we could sit all day and call each other ******* and masturbate to various pornography.
User avatar #101 - niggernazi (03/04/2014) [+] (1 reply)
politicary correct is just a fancy word for a whiny little ****
#90 - spunkball (03/04/2014) [-]
It's good to hear the homosexual drug addict ex-jailbird and pseudointellectual fraud Stephen Fry finds fault with contemporary victim politics.

Perhaps he can get all the homos to stop posting their propaganda up in FJ
User avatar #54 - roundtable (03/04/2014) [-]
I find that quote offensive.
User avatar #37 - onceman (03/04/2014) [-]
Have a huge ******* problem with this quote, it's super redundant and it makes people who get or are offended seem like they're in the wrong.
#18 - helenwheels (03/04/2014) [+] (3 replies)
Time to go to the children hospital and tape dead baby jokes on all the walls!

It is your right to say what ever you want, whenever you want. But guess the **** what?! It's everyone else's right to take you up on it. If someone calls you an asshole for making dead baby jokes at the children's hospital there not violating your freedom of speech there exercising theirs.

Its a lot easier to say that its a joke that doesn't mean anything when you spend 18 hours a day online and nothing means anything to you.
#103 - imoriginalposter ONLINE (03/04/2014) [-]
"Thou Shalt not question Stephen Fry" - Scroobius Pip
damn true
#83 - hughjorgen (03/04/2014) [-]
Stephen Fry is such a badass
User avatar #59 - lorkhan (03/04/2014) [+] (1 reply)
My world got turned upside down when I learned he was gay. Not that its a bad thing, just surprising.
User avatar #47 - demandsgayversion (03/04/2014) [+] (3 replies)
I don't like 'offended', because it puts all responsibility on the person 'being offended' and therefore can be abused.

'You're a cunt,' on the other hand is a better substitute of a comment when someone's being an asshole, an it retained its meaning in a way that 'I'm offended' hasn't.
#46 - theseustheminotaur (03/04/2014) [+] (1 reply)
I'm offended by this
User avatar #17 - richardastley (03/04/2014) [+] (3 replies)
He's kind of right, but I also hate it when someone pisses their friend off about one of their beliefs (no matter how ridiculous the belief is) and they act completely unapologetic about it. They act like their friend's feelings don't matter because they've read something like this. Not saying Stephen Fry is wrong, but people should also keep in mind they don't have to sacrifice their manners or common decency for being right about something.
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