I thought I'd show off my new (free) Quran. I've now got 3 different versions of Islam's holy book. I won't be burning any of them. I think burning books lee...

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Comment by Elad Avron on September 11, 2010 at 5:22am
Thank you!
While quite long and unedited, this video is an important demonstration of tolerance and acceptance even of people we disagree with.
I agree with almost everything said here, but the most important thing was left unsaid: Where books are burned, people will burn too in the end!
I can't stress this enough as an atheist Jew (such a thing does exist). If we ignore or allow the burning of any book, it's a steep road towards segregation, then violence, and before we know it - racial distillation.
We must learn from the errors of the past and not let this hate crime occur.
Comment by Jim Scotti on September 11, 2010 at 8:21am
Very nicely stated. I've been saying that if I were to burn a Quran, I'd have to also burn a bible and all other holy books. That is not to say that I was planning on burning any books, but all religions deserve about the same treatment and each have contributed to some of the evil that has happened through human history. I can't recall ever burning a book and I don't plan to start anytime soon. I did see a video on TA in which the author burnt a Quran, a bible and a copy of Dawkins The God Delusion. While I agree with the point of his demonstration, I also think that book burning is rediculous. The Nazis burned books and that says a lot about book burning. On the other hand, I support the idiot pastors right to burn the Quran if he likes - that is one of the freedoms we enjoy in this country. But I don't have to like it and I don't have to do it myself.


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