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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by leekohler, Aug 21, 2010.
Oh- this is really helpful.
Can't they at least wait for a nice round number, accepting the base-ten concept.
No can do. That's the day Oprah signs off so they will get zero publicity for their little re-enactment of Nazi Germany.
There. Godwin'd on the 3rd post.
Wow.... that is ridiculous. Do they just not realize that they are being just as hateful and extremest as the terrorists?
This is just like the Dr. Laura thread, where they care little about the ramifications, and more about how their warped view of the World will bring in equally warped followers.
It always amazes me that people are this stupid. Remember the record burnings in the 70's? God, that was almost as bad.
I spent a pleasant couple of hours with a very happy Muslim and her daughter this afternoon. Why don't these ignorant twats just go rapture themselves?
Agreed, that this is a stupid idea by that church.
Good evening, O Wise Odoriferous One.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it, especially considering your signature.
Hate to say it, but its free speech....people burn all sorts of things in the name of free speech.
That doesn't stop it being on a par with shouting "Fire!" in a crowded theatre.
Criminal law has determined that one is more onerous than the other.
I can see that point, but one can result in immediate deaths, while the other serves to feed the hatred of the U.S.
Unfortunately muslims take this sort of thing very seriously....
However, wouldnt a person or group that is truly enlightened look at this group and realize they are ignorant and do not know any better?
Falsely shouting fire in a crowded theatre. That speech is not protected, however the burning of a book, flag are.
the idiot is not really a christian how can you follow Jesus and hate? he is a good example of the pseudo Christians we see so much of these days.
Flag desecration was alarmingly close to becoming unconstitutional in 2006, which should speak to how hypocritically righteous our country can be.
Me? I'll gladly support these people's right to burn the Koran. I also think they pose a far greater threat to America and my freedoms than any terrorist thus far.
In many of these related threads many mention tolerance, free to practice religion, free speech and individual rights.
I don't like the idea of desecrating any religious material in vane, but similar to the flag if one wants to burn it and disrespect it and what it stands for, as much as I dislike it, it's their right to do, isn't it?
Perhaps they just want to get media coverage. Maybe they were asked to protest differently but chose to involve a lawyer and the media instead.
They are entitled to their opinion, and they can certainly burn the Quran if they wish. Its a bit futile though because it won't keep people from reading it. So I guess they're just burning it to make themselves feel better.
Oh good, it's the equivalency game. We haven't played that in the last five minutes.
I agree, I fully support their Constitutional right to make empty headed gestures fueled by ignorance and fear. And maybe lighter fluid.
The Gainsville Fire Department has refused to grant them a permit to burn the books.
This, however, is not stopping them.
Also, this church is apparently in deep financial dookie. On one hand, if they proceed with the burning, they could be slapped with a decent fine, whch they really can't afford.
My guess is that they're going to turn this into a national fundraiser.
Burning the Koran is in violation of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, as this targets and increases punishments for any hate crimes committed on the basis of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, or gender of any person.
This clearly qualifies as a hate crime.
It certainly is driven by hate.
We are still so ignorant as a species.
We are reaping exactly what we deserve.
So, how exactly does burning a book that you own constitute a hate crime?
Dude, it's not even a crime.
Dumb, maybe - hateful, probably - crime? No.