Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD
Censorship will exist as long as my politics or religion differ from yours which is why both are censored on this website.
Interesting way to put it. I think beyond politics or religion, the root of censorship is often just someone or a group of someones getting offended. It's probably hard to argue against the feeling of taking offense at something that disturbs you being a natural instinct as humans. We (especially some of us) are easily driven towards being passionate about our strong feelings.
In other words, I suspect that perhaps it's more wired in at a base level. Politics and religion are almost just the tools we use to try and enforce our own ideas of what's offensive or not on everyone else. Kind of like our evidence that what we're looking at is truly offensive beyond our own insignificant feelings on the subject.