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Which Books Would You Burn?

 
skuts
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Which Books Would You Burn?
My top five candidates are the Bible, the Talmud, the Koran, the Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf.
These five books are responsible for more grief and human misery than anything else ever put to paper.
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Re: Which Books Would You Burn?
i wouldnt burn any books.

i dont believe in censorship
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Re: Which Books Would You Burn?
You are an idiot

Why burns books.

Whether you consider one to be good, bad or indifferent, it's not the book but what you get out of reading them

If for no other reason to know your enemy!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Which Books Would You Burn?
only newspapers
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Burning books is one step before burning infidels. Freedom is about anyone being able to do anything without harming anyone else's freedom. Its the opposite of the cartesian product, which the point is exactly the get the perfect match between two objects(check Venn diagram). In freedom the main goal is everyone having their own freedom, doing whatever they please to, without harming somebody else's freedom.

There's no simple way to do that, but love one another.
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Burning books is one step before burning infidels. Freedom is about anyone being able to do anything without harming anyone else's freedom. Its the opposite of the cartesian product, which the point is exactly the get the perfect match between two objects(check Venn diagram). In freedom the main goal is everyone having their own freedom, doing whatever they please to, without harming somebody else's freedom.

There's no simple way to do that, but love one another.
 Quoting: CripplingLies


:Agreed:
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Re: Which Books Would You Burn?
Anything written by Dan Brown would be a start..

Then maybe Shakespeare would cheer from his grave...
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burning books is suppression of ideas. ideas that go underground can never be debated. it's the same as advocating removal of free speech for some, but not others. eventually, your ideology or speech becomes the "them" to suppress. i hate nazis, but i'd rather have them strutting and speaking on street corners, where the passing dope can debate their positions, than have them spouting their garbage in a basement, where nobody but those that agree can hear. your commitment to liberty is proven by you standing up for the rights of your enemy, not by those you agree with.
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Burning books is one step before burning infidels. Freedom is about anyone being able to do anything without harming anyone else's freedom. Its the opposite of the cartesian product, which the point is exactly the get the perfect match between two objects(check Venn diagram). In freedom the main goal is everyone having their own freedom, doing whatever they please to, without harming somebody else's freedom.

There's no simple way to do that, but love one another.
 Quoting: CripplingLies


:Agreed:
 Quoting: Tanarus


Well I want the freedom to burn a book!
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Well, I wouldn't burn books. If one had to be burned it would be Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. That or the Qu'ran.

Those are the two most destructive books ever written in my opinion.

Still, I prefer freedom of expression and the press to book barbeques.
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50 Shades of Grey..
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Anything written by Dan Brown would be a start..

Then maybe Shakespeare would cheer from his grave...
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How can you tell what Shakespeare would like or not? Is too much presumption of you, to think that you and Shakespeare think alike, or worst, you can think better than him did. People are unpredictable. NEVER underestimate the infinite capacity of someone to surprise you. You can live with someone for about 50 years, and one day, they surprise you.
I don't appreciate Dan Brown's romances myself, but don't you dare thinking that you can predict somebody else's mind, even more when they were geniuses and are dead for hundreds of years...
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Re: Which Books Would You Burn?
Burning books is one step before burning infidels. Freedom is about anyone being able to do anything without harming anyone else's freedom. Its the opposite of the cartesian product, which the point is exactly the get the perfect match between two objects(check Venn diagram). In freedom the main goal is everyone having their own freedom, doing whatever they please to, without harming somebody else's freedom.

There's no simple way to do that, but love one another.
 Quoting: CripplingLies


:Agreed:
 Quoting: Tanarus


Well I want the freedom to burn a book!
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If it makes you feel better....Red.
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Re: Which Books Would You Burn?
My top five candidates are the Bible, the Talmud, the Koran, the Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf.
These five books are responsible for more grief and human misery than anything else ever put to paper.
 Quoting: skuts


Anything from the middle-eastern monotheistic death cults !

Five star post.
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Re: Which Books Would You Burn?
My top five candidates are the Bible, the Talmud, the Koran, the Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf.
These five books are responsible for more grief and human misery than anything else ever put to paper.
 Quoting: skuts


Spoken like a true liberal! Then when you are done burning books with the liberals how about you go join the Muslim extremist and tear down ancient structures you dumb fucking ass wipe.
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Re: Which Books Would You Burn?
Burning books is one step before burning infidels. Freedom is about anyone being able to do anything without harming anyone else's freedom. Its the opposite of the cartesian product, which the point is exactly the get the perfect match between two objects(check Venn diagram). In freedom the main goal is everyone having their own freedom, doing whatever they please to, without harming somebody else's freedom.

There's no simple way to do that, but love one another.
 Quoting: CripplingLies


Agreed
 Quoting: Tanarus


Well I want the freedom to burn a book!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23755636


As I said, you have it. But there are people that will be annoyed with that, so, you'll harm this person's freedom. I repeat, there's no simple way to have total freedom to everybody. Freedom itself, is based on respect and tolerance, you may dislike someone's reading habits, but freedom, real freedom, will be you having a rational conversation with this person, explain your point of view and hear his/hers arguments. This is pretty much it, very hard to explain thou...
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Re: Which Books Would You Burn?
Anything written by Dan Brown would be a start..

Then maybe Shakespeare would cheer from his grave...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23755636


How can you tell what Shakespeare would like or not? Is too much presumption of you, to think that you and Shakespeare think alike, or worst, you can think better than him did. People are unpredictable. NEVER underestimate the infinite capacity of someone to surprise you. You can live with someone for about 50 years, and one day, they surprise you.
I don't appreciate Dan Brown's romances myself, but don't you dare thinking that you can predict somebody else's mind, even more when they were geniuses and are dead for hundreds of years...
 Quoting: CripplingLies


But you clearly don't understand the use of the words "Then Maybe"... It would probably be best if you skip literature seeing as the meaning of TWO SIMPLE words is clearly above you...
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Re: Which Books Would You Burn?
My top five candidates are the Bible, the Talmud, the Koran, the Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf.
These five books are responsible for more grief and human misery than anything else ever put to paper.
 Quoting: skuts


The problem with burning books is that the next stage is burning bodies.
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Re: Which Books Would You Burn?
If I'm that cold, I'd start with the one's I'm sure I'd never read.
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Re: Which Books Would You Burn?
burn books, if you must, but that will not incinerate the ideas that they hold.

execute people, if you must, but there will always be someone else who believes what you wish to suppress.
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Re: Which Books Would You Burn?
Book burning is wrong! But for the sake of fun n games here goes...
1. Mills & Boon (All of them!)
2. All the Chick™ booklets (Sorry judethz)
3. Any Stephen King 'novel'
4. The Malleus Maleficarum (Bit late now!)
5. Anything endorsed by Oprah!!!!
6. Shades of Gray
7. Treatise on the Diseases Produced by Onanism (Tissot)
8. The Secret (Fuck me!)
9. Anything I may have written :-)
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We don't burn books in America. That is just one form of sensorship. If you don't like what the book says, don't buy it!
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We don't burn books in America. That is just one form of sensorship. If you don't like what the book says, don't buy it!
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Anything and everything by Ann Coulter. No redeeming value whatsoever.

Could probably add all the works of Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly too.
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The Koran

Anything by Paul Offit
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Re: Which Books Would You Burn?
None, it's against my religion to burn any book.

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My top five candidates are the Bible, the Talmud, the Koran, the Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf.
These five books are responsible for more grief and human misery than anything else ever put to paper.
 Quoting: skuts


sounds about right
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In 1984 by Orwell, they "memory hole" was to burn books that went against the regime.

It's a propaganda tool to make us stupider, unable to think for ourselves and to remove ideas that can be harmful to TPTB.

It's dangerous to advocate and participate. I don't believe burning a book is right, or an answer. (Idiots that misuse the book is a different story.)

Book burning accompanied some really bad things in history. Inquisition with Jewish texts, the Third Reich, etc.

"Where they burn books, they will end in burning human beings."
Heinrich Heine
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burning any books would make you no different than the ones you despise. imo, of course
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Thank you all for responding. Perhaps "burn" is a bit too extreme because I do not believe in book burning either. However, certain beliefs are like a cancer in the mind of humanity and have caused untold misery or millions upon millions throughout the course of history. Are there any ideas as to how to counter or excise these ideological diseases for the benefit of future mankind?

Conservatives think I'm liberal and liberals think I'm conservative. Fancy that.

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