For hundreds of years, World Rivalries has been the bastion of free speech on Big Soccer, which is otherwise a watered-down, overly moderated board where moderators search by the second for, god forbid, a curse word that an adult has heart forty thousand times throughout his lifetime. The "normies", as we call them, look down on World Rivalries, but only because their lives are boring, witless, empty existences. They don't understand that World Rivalries is a place where people can enjoy themselves without becoming offended (because it is well known on the board that if one is offended, he has LOST THE GAME). Insulting one's country, nationality, hell, even race (to an extend that is reasonably accepted by the forum members) has always been accepted, along with a strong amount of (mostly ironic) homophobia. One thing that has also existed is a very warranted level of religious discussion (if that is indeed the word that one would use); because, on WR, the law has always held that NOTHING is sacred. Recently, however, perhaps due to a few overzealous (ignore the irony of the word) posters, some have taken offense, and now the discussion of religion has been banned. Does this not violate the very reason of the existence of World Rivalries? Have not those offended LOST the GAME? World Rivalries has never been a place where those who have LOST the GAME could complain to the moderators and have the strategy banned! Is it not true that, if one truly believes his beliefs, he should be able to defend them? Is it not true that if one truly believes his beliefs, he should have no fear of the reproach of others? The world has become a pathetic realm of political correctness where people are afraid to discuss their opinions for fear of realizing that they are unjustified. But is this NOT the exact OPPOSITE of logic, reason, and opinion? Does this not IGNORE a healthy manner of self examination? Does this not allow one to hold a belief but have no shame in ignoring its possibility of incorrectness? As a society, we must work towards a life where not a single opinion goes unexamined, not a single thought goes questioned. Instead, we are inching towards the idea that one is HONORABLE and PROTECTED for refusing to examine his opinions! While the vast majority of the brainless drones of Big Soccer look down and despise World Rivalries for what they believe to be a lack of "tact" or "class", it is obvious to those who frequent it that it is actually a bastion of free speech and self-examination! Now, this is being compromised by those who have fear of looking inwardly at themselves and at their opinions. This MUST be prevented! No man has ever been improved by a refusal to examine himself!