Words are words are words. Censoring some of them just for their mere existence makes no sense at all. The ideas some words may convey, however, are something else.
In the recent discussion at the nexus pertaining the deletion of a couple of groups which included the word "fuck" in their titles ("Fuck Islam" and "Fuck Christianity"), I opposed censoring basing my decision in the fact that, although I personally found the titles to be highly distasteful, the groups themselves didn't endorse violence or hate against theists. On the contrary, both those groups championed human rights and denounced the abuses committed to individuals by institutionalized faith.
Almost at the same time this discussion was taking place, a group promoting bestiality within the atheist community was deleted. For those of us opposing censorship in all its forms this came as a sobering realization of the necessity to berate certain topics within the nexus.
In this discussion I'd like us to consider if there should be parametes for censoring within the Atheist Nexus site and if so, what should those parameters for censoring be? Who should be in charge of enforcing censorship?(all mods? just Brother Richard?)
My personal opinion is that censorship should be curtailed to its minimum expression and only be implemented in those rare cases in which a user advocates for human or animal rights violations (including hate speech, child pornography, bestiality, violence esp. torture and mutilation, racism, homophobia and terrorism among others).