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    Re: Are you going to burn a Koran?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patria Antiqua View Post
    I would've, but I really have no clue where to find one and wasn't that motivated.

    I love the idea, though.
    All you have to do is Google "free Koran".

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    Re: Are you going to burn a Koran?

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    Nazis were fond of it.
    And you lose the argument because, in your ignorance you broke Godwin's Law.

    You decided to use the lamest of the lame arguments.

    And yet you want to pretend omniscience, which is typical of Godwin Law violators.

    This has generally been frowned upon by the American public until recently.
    And when you become less ignorant, you'll realize that in a free society there's a difference between an act being "frowned upon" and prohibited.

    America is still mostly free.

    Free enough so men can ignore the frowns of the Messiah in the White House.

    What an ironic and tragic twist of fate. Merely calling it a "right" changes the whole thing. It doesn't take much to justify things does it?
    Here's a conceptual nugget for you:

    It's their freedom, they're not required to justify what they do with it to anyone, including you, Hillary Clinton, General Petreaus, or the Messiah.

    In fact, the President, the Secretary of State, and the General are all obligated to defend that man's freedom to burn that stupid book without once demanding he explain himself to them.

    Yet we can't find ourselves understanding why other civilization's fanatics can justify their behaviors.
    I don't recall asking anyone else's fanatics to justify themselves. I don't care their reasons, or if they have any at all. If they take violent action against us, I want them dead. It's as simple as that.

    I say we re-create the world.
    Well, e-mail Allah and tell him to get moving, then.

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    Re: Are you going to burn a Koran?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patria Antiqua View Post
    I would've, but I really have no clue where to find one and wasn't that motivated.

    I love the idea, though.
    Why? What about the idea would make you like or love it? The book is an inanimate object. All you are hoping to do is upset people. To what end? Are the terrorists going to "hear your message" and care the slightest if they even get it or are you simply going to enrage a huge group of people that think that this book is holy? Seriously, explain yourself because I would really be interested in hearing a reasonable reason to burn the books.
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    Re: Are you going to burn a Koran?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    And you lose the argument because, in your ignorance you broke Godwin's Law.
    I'm not sure he was using the Nazi line as an "argument". He is merely pointing out that Nazi's burned books. Sounds quite reasonable since it is just an observation...
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    Re: Are you going to burn a Koran?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I have no problem with people's "rights" to burn books, I simply think that a person that does so has serious problems. If ideas in the book make the reader so uncomfortable that they feel the need to destroy the book, then that individual/group has, like I said, some serious problems. Self worth issues, whatever...

    I understand "why" people want to burn books or kill people... but like a broken record, those groups/individuals have serious problems. I am not arrogant enough to think that my ideas are the best, just that burning a book of opposing ideas is stupid.
    Sure, those people want to burn some korans for no other reason than they know it'll piss of some muslims, it's gained them some camera time, and it's gratifying to them in some juvenie emotional way.

    What's interesting isn't those people, it's the people who want them to restrain themselves that are interesting.

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    Re: Are you going to burn a Koran?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Why? What about the idea would make you like or love it? The book is an inanimate object. All you are hoping to do is upset people. To what end? Are the terrorists going to "hear your message" and care the slightest if they even get it or are you simply going to enrage a huge group of people that think that this book is holy? Seriously, explain yourself because I would really be interested in hearing a reasonable reason to burn the books.
    I'll tell you what, mate.

    If it pisses you off, that's reason enough for me.

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    Re: Are you going to burn a Koran?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I'm not sure he was using the Nazi line as an "argument". He is merely pointing out that Nazi's burned books. Sounds quite reasonable since it is just an observation...
    Godwin's Law
    It states: "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1."[3][2] In other words, Godwin put forth the sarcastic observation that, given enough time, all discussions—regardless of topic or scope—inevitably wind up being about Hitler and the Nazis.
    He violated the rule, and yes, his comparison was with the Nazis. Which, btw, was a false comparison because the Nazis were the govenment of a nation, not a small group of private citizens.

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    Re: Are you going to burn a Koran?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Sure, those people want to burn some korans for no other reason than they know it'll piss of some muslims, it's gained them some camera time, and it's gratifying to them in some juvenie emotional way.

    What's interesting isn't those people, it's the people who want them to restrain themselves that are interesting.
    I agree that seeing people kill each other over the burning of some books is interesting, if not pathetic.
    They have issues every bit as serious as those that want to burn the books in the first place...
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    Re: Are you going to burn a Koran?

    My inclination is to err on the side of the Rights of Man and strict limitation of government. Period.... rather than on the side of justifying the means (i.e., government intervention)

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    Re: Are you going to burn a Koran?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    He violated the rule, and yes, his comparison was with the Nazis. Which, btw, was a false comparison because the Nazis were the govenment of a nation, not a small group of private citizens.
    You are correct, when I reflected... I just don't equate that to trumping his argument since it was such a completely off the cuff comment.

    But fine... Godwins Law violated.
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