Joined: June 2006
Browsing through Flickr today I stumbled over a Creationist photo pool "The Best of God's Creation".
Alas all is not well with a certain element polluting the stream.
Firstsheaf writes... (with my emphasis)
Thank you all for posting such awesome pictures. It is such a joy to see so many wonderful pictures popping up here everyday and building up this site so quickly. This is so cool!
There is a problem I've been running into that I would appreciate some help with. I have been forced to delete mating animal and insect pictures from the pool because some people don't understand the concept of unspoken rules. Please refrain from uploading these offensive pictures, regardless of whether or not you think it is tasteful or funny.
Let me ask you a question? On a regular site relating to God in some way that includes pictures like human beings and man-made structures, do you think they would tolerate pornography? Even without a rule, it would be an unspoken one. In like manner, I don't want to have to see animals or insects going at it when I'm checking on this site. I find it offensive though I understand the humor that some people might see in such things, though I don't. I'd much rather just enjoy my little visits here and not have to deal with such Tom-foolery.
The way I see it is this: If an angel were to take a picture of me with my husband, I would be pretty offended and think he were pretty gross and most likely a fallen one at that. I understand that seems absurd. In like manner, that's how absurd this problem is to me. I just don't understand the concept of how someone can think this kind of picture-taking is appealing in some way and that it's not terrible to do to a species that can't even defend itself against it. Again, I understand that this is not a rule. But I think it goes without saying on a site like this.
Furthermore, please do not repost these offensive pictures that have been deleted from the pool. They will continue to be deleted, inadvertently embarrassing those who post them in the process. It is no mistake that they are being deleted. Please be tasteful and respectful of God's Creation. He gave us dominion, but please don't abuse that privilege and use this pool as a forum to display this tastelessness and abuse.
For the rest of you, please know that this is in no way directed at you. We truly appreciate your joining this group and sharing such wonderfulness. Hope you all have a really terrific day!
Can't help thinking that getting to know God's Creation must be a total minefield for Firstsheaf.
Perhaps I've been in biology too long but I don't recall finding animal sex either erotic or offensive.
You also have to wonder, does she know what flowers do?
Or bees in flowers for that matter...
... oh yeah baby...
"Do you mind?"
Sorry. But this just tickled me.