Re: Missed the point
The potential for offence varies on a national basis.
It varies on all kinds of basis, and that's a large part of my point.
Possibly, but you do condemn it, right?
Condemn is not a word I'd use, but I do agree that it's not an acceptable way to behave.
It is causing grave offence (however you define it), right?
No, I doubt that if i was on the receiving end of this that I would be gravely offended.
Society should take steps to prevent this, right?
I agree with the words you've used here. Yes society should take steps to prevent this from happening. Here's that word again; education.
And it seems you are another who believes one should “roll over and give up”, is that correct?
No, I just think some things aren't worth getting that upset about. It is, after all, just letters arranged in a particular order.
The world would be a much nicer place if people could accept that others have different views to their own rather than punching them, shooting them or insisting they be locked up.