Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold
If that's the case, what does it matter who does the censoring? Parent or government, it's all in vain anyway, no?
It may all be in vain, but who determines what and why? That's my job, not theirs. Life is not censored, but entertainment is. What is the point?
Think of it this way, we have a slew of words in the English language that are deemed as bad. Why are they bad? Aren't they only words? To me it is the implied meaning of what is said that can be deemed as bad, not the word itself. When someone says "that car is a huge pile of crap", it is no different than "that car is a huge pile of shit." But yet one is acceptable and the other is not. Are not crap and shit the same thing?
You can't say asshole on TV here. When it is said, the word ass gets through while the word hole is bleeped out. When did hole become a bad word? Who decided that? Same thing with god dammit. God gets bleeped but dammit does not. Are we now censoring god because god is bad? Who comes up with this stuff?