I hate to harp on this, but here is Rule #7
It seems this rule has change over the last few days from "No Debating of Religion and Politics" to "No Discussion of any Religion or Politics"7.) No debating of politics or religion.
To help discourage any of the above rules from being broken, we make a point to avoid these types of debates. It makes it a lot easier for us to all get along and helps us stay focused on our root topics--survival and zombies. There are lots of other great forums out there dedicated to debating politics and religion if you wish to do so.
However over the past 14 or so years we have had "significant" terrorist attacks from a bad radicalized subset of a certain religion...which not to offend anyone I will refer to as Religion A. These attacks are based on the differences and slights against these bad, radicalized subset of "Religion A" and are focused against Religion B, C, and D, other subsets of A, as well as those who simply don't believe in any Religion.
Are we officially going to get ZS warning for mentioning the words "Muslim" " Sunni" or "Catholic" in the context of any terrorist attacks or anything in current events?
Here is what gets me...here is Rule #6
ZS had multiple threads on the Baltimore Riots, and other riots that follow a similar logic. " Bad Subset of Group A are rioting/looting due to differences and slights committed by group B and all Police officers, but mostly those who belong to Group B". Yet somehow we had perfectly fine conversations that gave real good info about what was happening, where the riots were, potential dangers brewing, good and bad areas in Baltimore and the other effected cities. Unless it was wipe clean by the mods, there wasn't any outright racism in any of the Ferguson or Baltimore threads.6.) No hate.
ZS does not support or tolerate any form of xenophobic philosophy, including but not limited to racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, or one based on someone's culture/personal beliefs.
Even deeper am I breaking rule #6 or #7 by pointing out the reasons why the H5N1 bird flu is exploding right now in places like Egypt and China?
I guess my big question is how can we discuss the "bad players" that perpetrate real life "SHTF" events, and the potential victims without identifying who the those bad people are and what they believe, and to warn those who are potential victims without identifying the victims or their beliefs?
It kind of gets into the PC death trap....
"I hear a stranger is coming to kill you"
"what....what do they look like???"
"Well I don't want to offend anyone by telling you their religion, their race, gender, sexual orientation, their weight, hair color, eye color, what they are wearing....Its a person...wait is that offensive?? its definitely a living being of some sort...oh wait, never mind, you are already dead."