When we start burning books, we will end up in burning people.
So let us have a look at a recent book burning…again…
“Book burning” refers to the ritual destruction by fire of books or other written materials. Usually carried out in a public context, the burning of books represents an element of censorship and usually proceeds from a cultural, religious, or political opposition to the materials in question.
Book burning has a long and dark history; and perhaps the most famous of these events, the burning of books under the Nazi regime on May 10, 1933, had a precedent in nineteenth century Germany. In 1817, German student associations (Burschenschaften) chose the 300th anniversary of Luther’s 95 Theses to hold a festival at the Wartburg, a castle in Thuringia where Luther had sought sanctuary after his excommunication. The students, demonstrating for a unified country — Germany was then a patchwork of states — burned anti-national and reactionary texts and literature which the students viewed as “Un-German.”
According to Outreach, the Quran is “undemocratic”. Blissfully ignorant to the fact that book burnings is an ancient Christian tradition. And after the last bonfire have quited down, they went to hunt for people to burn.
I wonder if Terry Jones and all the supportes of booburning are men enough to put their money where their mouth is while they seek to demonize anyone not having the same culture, religion, of the same colour skin as them. Burn a few Qurans outside a mosque for instance.
Some dumbass claimed that we could burn as many Bibles as we want to without any Christian giving a tuss. History begs the differ. Only a few years ago, some Christian group turned a Norwegian comedian to the police for burning their exact “holy” book, and wanted him arrested.
The difference betweent these Christian fringe groups and Muslims in Afghanistan going into a frenzy, is that the Christians want others to do the violence and suppression of free speech for them. Occupied Muslimes in a war torn country have a tendency to take matters into their own hands…
So anyone still believes that bookburnings do not carry any consequences?