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What would Jesus rent?

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chico haasPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2002
01:37 PM ET (US)
Well spoke, MC.

I predict progressives from Berkeley to Columbia will one day march in the streets for the rights of fundamentalist Christians, once they are abused and marginalized enough to enter the hallowed status of underdog.
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MCPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2002
10:14 AM ET (US)
I think this is a good thing too. Sure, it will ruin some movies, aesthetically. But it won't fundamentally (there's that word again) change most of them. You can't get all lathered up and excited about the possibilities of remixing digital media without allowing for this sort of behavior too. It's called freedom, baby, and sometimes it's just going to piss you off.

And there are all kinds of groups that kick you out if you disagree with their fundamental tenets. Go read Stanley Fish, "There's No Such Thing as Free Speech, Anyway".
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Shane BodreroPerson was signed in when posted
04-28-2002
10:00 PM ET (US)
I also agree with Kickstart.

Mormons are fundamentalist because they tolerate little dissension. Start disagreeing with the General Authorities loudly and you'll get kicked out pretty fast.
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DaveHill47Person was signed in when posted
04-28-2002
11:55 AM ET (US)
Actually, this firm (which is franchised) was founded in Utah by Mormons. Which, while conservative from a religious standpoint, probably wouldn't be considered by most (including themselves) to be "Bible-thumping" or "fundamentalist" in the Christian sense of the word.

And I agree with Kickstart -- it's a good thing, by giving people their own choice.
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Kickstart70Person was signed in when posted
04-27-2002
05:54 PM ET (US)
Actually, this is a Good Thing(tm) on a number of levels.

First, it clears the way for those of us who wish to change copyrighted materials for our own use without recrimination from people like the RIAA. Pro-fundamentalist government representatives won't crash down on these folks for 'cleaning up' copyrighted works, and so other people who wish to make changes (a la Phantom Edit) will have an example to work from in the courts.

Second, if these people who wish to censor out certain things have an outlet for their choice, then they are less likely to mess with the rest of societies freedoms.

Kickstart

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