Originally Posted by stonefree
The problem isn't with the original poster's comments, but the fact that you're so easily offended. What's wrong with "Jesus police"? The censorship is clearly aimed at appeasing Christians, since no one else is offended by the so called "vulgar" words.
There are many MANY people who would rather such words not be flying around - like PARENTS, for example.
It always amazes me the base level of selfishness exhibited by certain people about 'their' rights. "You must not censor me! I must be able to say and do whatever I want whenever I want, because I am free! Free!' These arguments, in my experience, almost always stem from self-involved individuals who are not concerned about the effects they exert in the lives of others.
Freedom of speech is not without limits - you cannot stand in a theater and shout 'fire' nor stand in the midst of a mob of people and yell 'get them!' The concept of enforcing some sense of responsibility in speech is built in to the law. Regardless of that, however, there are always those who think that whatever they want to do should be the gold standard for what is considered proper. It is a terrifically selfish, juvenile kind of thinking.
If you had any sense about you at all you would realize that the flip side of freedom is responsibility. Absolute freedom untempered by responsibility is anarchy, and I suspect not even you would really want that. What you are really saying, here, is that you want things to be as you prefer
. In other words, you are saying 'I am a selfish individual who is more concerned that my own personal behaviors not be limited than I am regarding the effects those behaviors have on others, or what others' desires might be'. Congratulations on your capacity to look beyond yourself.
Bottom line is this: many people have a legitimate expectation that you won't wander around next to their kids babbling about sex using every vulgar description you can think of, so why should your iPhone app have Carte Blanche? If you cannot or will not acknowledge that, you need help that I certainly cannot give you. Apple is aware of the fact that many MANY parents will not want that stuff flowing into their kids' cerebellum, so they have placed age ratings in their platform. They did not censor anyone; they required the use of those age ratings.
If that is too much for you to fathom, I suggest you wait a few years until you become a parent yourself.