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As an atheist, I am angry that we live in a society in which the plain truth cannot be spoken without offending 90% of the population.
Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone - except God.
The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes.
Like, my feelings on religion are starting to morph. I'm still very much an atheist, except that I don't necessarily see religion as being a bad thing. So, that's a weird thing that I'm struggling with that seems to be offending both atheists and people that are religious.
If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul.
Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes.
My greatest happiness is to serve my gracious King and Country and I am envious only of glory; for if it be a sin to covet glory I am the most offending soul alive.
But if it be a sin to covet honour, I am the most offending soul alive.
I don't see myself as offending people.
Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear.
Once you feel loved by the universe, you're already accepted, and you're not really concerned about offending people.
God is speaking to us. But are we listening to Him? When our conscience begins to nudge us for whatever reason, we might have this low-level misery or uneasiness about whatever it is we've done or we're about to do. At times like this, it's wise to prayerfully consider whether we're offending God with our actions.
It's impossible to go through life not offending people. All you have to do is basically have an opinion on anything, and you're gonna offend people.
The hardest thing is spending twelve hours a day accommodating the rest of the world, then going home at night and criticizing it. I would be curious about what I'd write if I didn't have to worry about offending.
I'm still very much an atheist, except that I don't necessarily see religion as being a bad thing. So, that's a weird thing that I'm struggling with that seems to be offending both atheists and people that are religious.
I often look ridiculous in Japan. There's really no way to eat in Japan, particularly kaiseki in a traditional ryokan, without offending the Japanese horribly. Every gesture, every movement is just so atrociously wrong, and the more I try, the more hilarious it is.
It's much easier to force intermediary communications and Internet companies such as Google to police themselves and their users than the alternatives: sending cops after everybody who attempts a risque or politically sensitive search, getting parents and teachers to do their jobs, or chasing down the origin of every offending link.
If you're not offending one group of people, you're not entertaining the other.
I don't want to go about offending people; that's not my plan.
There are some really good experiments with the youth offending service, joining up youth offending teams with the youth justice board, and good local authority and primary care trusts working together.
If you do a serious presidential bio, you want to supply the reader with maximum material because otherwise you're offending the reader. A president for many people is a serious thing and they want to know everything.
The wider your readership, the greater the chances of offending your readers.
Alexander McCall Smith
There is a demographic catastrophe happening in Europe that nobody wants to talk about, that we daren't bring up because we are so cagey about not offending people racially.
Wine writers have been around for almost as long as there has been wine, but in the past, generally speaking, most wine writing was uncritical and emphasized wine as a romantic, historic beverage. Criticism and comparative tastings were eschewed for fear of offending the trade, which most writers depended upon for survival.
Robert M. Parker, Jr.
But the longer I'm in the business, you see a lot of times these screenplays have been rewritten 5 times and you're not really offending an author.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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