Originally posted by MessiahtoshNow I know you did not mean to offend, and when people get mad at you on a message board, a lot goes through your mind. You want to tell them to shut the fuck up and let them know how idiotic they are for not understanding your point of view, but....people do not like it when terminal/and or regular illnesses are the subject of a weird parody.
My mom had cancer you know, and I bet many other people here know people that have had it, or have even had it themselves.
Now I know I am not the most sparkling clean member here, but that sort of stuff is off limits. It's just something you don't do...\
Well, I am terribly sorry for your loss, and anyone else's. I too have had several close family members stricken with various cancers (two of which have died). But, I 100% disagree with you. First, I had no interest to "tell them to shut the fuck up" (or use profanity), and I had no interest in making light of terminal illnesses. Anyone who thought I did has much bigger problems.
And let's be real here, Steve's type of pancreatic cancer is not any more "terminal" than herpes, or any other illness that, left unchecked for years will kill you. Are you seriously suggesting that any oddball, indirect reference to STD's is "crossing the line", or "off limits" because someone may very well have had one, or know someone who died of it? Absurd. The entire notion of "off limits" makes me sick, especially when humor, creative works, public debate, etc are the context. I would never make light of YOUR pain, misery, etc, because I have sincere human compassion, even for those I don't know. But to try to tell me I can't have a free sense of humor, and the right to express that is "crossing the lines" if you ask me.
I can't believe anyone could actually take anything
on these forums seriously enough to make issue of it.