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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    They are simple people and by burning the US flag is the only way they can protest..
    That is certainly not the only way they protest.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    To those who hold things close to their heart, the burning is violence..
    Holding things a little farther from your heart and a little closer to your brain is called civilization.

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

    If you burn a book ( even religion books ) on your own property its alright but on public grounds it should be banned

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrylek View Post
    Holding things a little farther from your heart and a little closer to your brain is called civilization.
    burning a flag or book doesnt seem to be rational action l think
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    Re: should the burning of holy books , national flags be banned ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    burning a flag or book doesnt seem to be rational action l think
    But suppressing our emotional reactions in response to acts aiming at stoking emotional reaction is most rational.

    I would not be happy, if someone were burning an American flag, or a Polish flag, or the complete works of Friedrich Hayek in front of me. But why yield to a provocation?
    Last edited by Cyrylek; 09-15-13 at 11:03 AM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    burning a flag or book doesnt seem to be rational action l think
    Why not? Burning symbols is a legitimate form of protest. It's just cloth or paper going to ashes. What about it bothers you so much? It's not any worse than penning a strongly worded diatribe against an ideology or person. As a matter of fact, the written word can often be a lot more provocative and result in very strong reactions from readers.
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    Re: should the burning of holy books , national flags be banned ?

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    Absolutely not.

    Freedom of speech is much more important than those who take it to extremes.
    I would argue that any form of book burning is by it's very nature taking it to extremes.

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

    It seems funny to me that a full 10% actually replied yes as they post freely on a public debate site. Wow, freedom of speech for some not all? However I would also like to protect the right of any soldier who wanted to kick the ass of a flag burner.

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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
    OK by me. Just be sure all military base bulletin boards and al Quedork bulletin boards post the scheduled burnings. That will help scheduling as they arrange to show up and lend a bit of inspirational impromptu martial art demonstrations or explosive moments to enliven the burnings.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    That is certainly not the only way they protest.
    In your infinite wisdom, can you tell us why Pussy Riot was jailed?

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