Amaso. wrote:An atheist could be annoyed by "Amazing Christians"
That would depend on the individual in question.
However, "Amazing Christians" is not derogatory to anybody, whereas "Death to Atheists" is. Allowing the latter to play would be tacitly agreeing with all who want atheists to die, whereas allowing the former to play is simply an acknowledgement of the individual rights of everybody here.
Likewise, the "Super Gays" are perfectly fine, but if they renamed themselves to "I hate heterosexuals", they wouldn't be allowed to play.
Then there's "White Boys with Guns". No reason they can't play. But "N4zis"? Yeah, no. Can't play. The former is merely a statement of ethnicity and property ownership, the latter also contains the intent to murder everyone who's not white, and many who are.
Really, it's not that hard. It's quite easy to tell if someone is being targeted by a name, and then if they are somehow being bullied. Considering the overall lack of rights to homosexuals, the name "Super Gays" can definitely be considered to be targeting homophobes and others who would keep gays and their rights separated. But there's no bullying involved, because it's pretty impossible for an oppressed class to bully the oppressors. Instead, that's generally referred to as "revolution".
Just like the view on "N4zi" depends on the individual viewing it? Hypocrite. Nearly every one of your examples only supports the existing of "N4zi" as a team:
Yes, "Amazing Christians" is not derogatory to anyone in particular, BUT NEITHER IS "N4zi".
When you say that it "contains the intent to murder everyone who's not white, and many who are", that is just plain wrong. It would be like me saying that "Amazing Christians" is out to convert everyone to their religion. It could be JUST AS OFFENSIVE as "N4zi" is. Like you yourself said, it depends on the individual in question. Not everyone is like you, stop assuming that everyone believes what you believe.
Furthermore, no one is being targeted by the name "N4zi". You only feel that people are because of what YOU associate with Nazism. It would be the same as anyone being against "Super Gays" because they personally want to abolish homosexuality (assuming that was the intended use of the word "gay") and don't want to be surrounded by gays.
More specifically, like your example of "Death to Atheists", the team name isn't called "Death to everyone but the Aryan race". Just like "Amazing Christians" is not "Death to Atheists", neither is "N4zi" claiming 'death to..' anyone. You own examples show your prejudice.
The fact of the matter is, people should be able to play with each other no matter what their beliefs are
. This is a game after all. Again, I'm not supporting hate or any offensive material; but don't get confused on what is actually offensive (rather don't be so narrow minded)
@blondie, ideally yes. But when a person is blind, how can they see? (in reference to the prejudice against Nazism; blind assumptions made against the team name and its players). A clearly defined rule eliminates the purpose of relative perspective. It would be absolute (no matter how you view it, the rule is the rule)
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As for the rule:
I'm not sure "negative connotation that is held by the public" would be sufficient. I mean, that can be relative. Consider if the population was mostly comprised of Nazis...it wouldn't seem so negative then.
IMO, the rule should be clear and absolute. Words mean what they mean, and they should mean the same thing to everyone (not the majority rule - that's the entire reason why minority groups are supported.)
As a "minority" Nazis have a right to represent themselves without it being considered "offensive".
How would you feel being told that WHO YOU ARE is offensive to a bunch of people, so you're not allowed to be that...?
It's ridiculous how unwelcoming this community is to people who aren't just like them.
Everyone likes being accepted, no one likes being ostracized. Be a little more open minded I say...