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    Re: should the burning of holy books , national flags be banned ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
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    l know you didnt refer to me ,but l needed to say something about it
    I think he's saying that burning a book comes no where near close to being as bad as the lengths some groups of people will go to by actually killing people, rioting, etc. because of it.

    If you notice, that doesn't happen in the United States when someone from another country burns our flag and/or an effigy of our president, and chant death to America, etc.

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    Re: should the burning of holy books , national flags be banned ?

    Nope. They're just paper. Nothing "holy" about paper.


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    Re: should the burning of holy books , national flags be banned ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    it doesnt seem different than witch hunt to me.

    every kind of violence caused by extremists ,bigots and haters causes provocations in a society and creates its opposite
    Marduc already put it best, but I'll just chime in with the same.

    Burning your own property does not effect anyone else in any way, so it should not be illegal.
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    Re: should the burning of holy books , national flags be banned ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I think he's saying that burning a book comes no where near close to being as bad as the lengths some groups of people will go to by actually killing people, rioting, etc. because of it.

    If you notice, that doesn't happen in the United States when someone from another country burns our flag and/or an effigy of our president, and chant death to America, etc.
    yes chris l really see what gardner means

    but such provocations create much more killings in my opinion

    yes l hate islamists who attack people ,foreigners who dont respect their own beliefs in the name of god

    but l dont approve any act of violence either
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    Re: should the burning of holy books , national flags be banned ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Nope. They're just paper. Nothing "holy" about paper.
    can they burn teh bible in the church while you are praying ?
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    Re: should the burning of holy books , national flags be banned ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    yes chris l really see what gardner means

    but such provocations create much more killings in my opinion

    yes l hate islamists who attack people ,foreigners who dont respect their own beliefs in the name of god

    but l dont approve any act of violence either
    Burning a book is not an act of violence. It is a symbolic form of expression which has existed since BC times.

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    Re: should the burning of holy books , national flags be banned ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Burning a book is not an act of violence. It is a symbolic form of expression which has existed since BC times.
    not that simple because we dont live in BC times

    so lets approve everything that applies to BC times ?
    Last edited by Medusa; 09-15-13 at 11:11 AM.
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    Re: should the burning of holy books , national flags be banned ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    from your post

    l know you didnt refer to me ,but l needed to say something about it
    You misunderstood my post, then.


    Justice systems should be based upon those things people do that cause actual harm to others, and not the indulging in symbolic protests against an idea.
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    Re: should the burning of holy books , national flags be banned ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    You misunderstood my post, then.


    Justice systems should be based upon those things people do that cause actual harm to others, and not the indulging in symbolic protests against an idea.
    but criticism of a religious belief may be presented in more civilized ways

    if the ones who protest it claim to be more civilized
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    Re: should the burning of holy books , national flags be banned ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    not that simple because we dont live in BC times

    so lets approve everything that applies to BC times ?
    Exactly. That's why the reaction to it by these extremists is unacceptable. They need to join us in this century, no? We should not let them intimidate us and make laws against certain things they might find to be offensive. After all, babying them and giving into their silly demands is not going to help them make any progress, and it does absolutely nothing to maintain safety and order.

    Do you actually believe that because one man is prevented from burning some books, the extremists will cease with the violent ways? No, no, no, book burning is NOT the issue here.

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