Censor ‘Bleeps God’
I saw this in Yahoo’s "Odd News" section and while it may seem funny on
the surface of it, It’s also a very serious indicator of something much
more troublesome than a movie being incorrectly edited. Granted, this
was an inexperienced person doing the job, but the fact that they
decided that the instruction to remove any blasphemy meant "remove all
mention of God" This tells me two things.
First, the person doing the editing apparently has absolutely no idea
what blasphemy means. If they had know, then this probably wouldn’t have
happened Just for the record, in plain terms blasphemy means denying the
existence of God, saying evil things about God or having contempt for
God. It is very serious business and use of phrases like "God bless you"
are a long way from qualifying as blasphemy.
Secondly, there’s a certain "politically correct" trend growing these
days where more and more people feel that any mention of God, in any
context, is somehow violating their rights. Look around, it won’t take a
whole lot of time to see the growing anti-God attitude in today’s
By the way, as for the idea that my expressing belief in God is in some
way violating your rights, What about My first amendment right to "the
free exercise thereof??
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom
of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to
assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances
All this anti-God activity going on is robbing believers of their
constitutional rights to exercise their religious beliefs and their
freedom of speech in regard to said religious beliefs.
ATLANTA – So much for God and country, at least during some
in-flight showings of the Oscar-nominated movie "The Queen." That’s
because all mentions of God are bleeped out of a version of the film
given to some commercial airlines.
Even in these politically correct times, censoring references to
God in the film wasn’t a statement of some kind. Rather, it was the
mistake of an overzealous and inexperienced employee for a California
company that edits movies selected for onboard entertainment.
The rookie censor was told to edit out all profanities _ including
any blasphemy _ for the version of the movie distributed to
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines, Air New Zealand, and other carriers.
So the new censor mistakenly bleeped out each time a character said
"God," instead of just when used as part of a profanity, said Jeff
Klein, president of Jaguar Distribution, the company that distributed
the movie to airlines this month.
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