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WATCH: Today, Rep. Trent Franks joined Tony Perkins and Tim Wildmon on the “Today’s Issues” radio program, where all three voiced their disgust with President Obama, whom they accused of undermining the troops while appeasing the enemy...
http://veracitystew.com/?p=31326WATCH: Today, Rep. Trent Franks joined Tony Perkins and Tim Wildmon on the... more
How would Ricky respond if a group of Taliban soldiers made a bonfire out of the Holy Bible?...
Santorum says America respects and tolerates all religious beliefs...and if we mistakenly burn your holy book...get over it.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=31150How would Ricky respond if a group of Taliban soldiers made a bonfire out of the Holy... more
In June and July of 2009, Amazon. com removed a few titles (including Rand’s The Fountainhead, and Orwell’s 1984) from their Kindle Store, citing a seemingly noble cause of attempting to protect the intellectual property of the publishers (Manjoo, 2009). Though this action may be a disappointment to consumers wishing to purchase the respective eBooks, the removal of these titles is not, in itself, unethical, illegal, or cause for any type of alarm. However, Amazon.com took their supposed pursuit of nobility a step further and wirelessly connected to their customers’ Kindle devices and removed their already-purchased copies of said titles. Not only did this action break their Terms of Service mentioned above, but it also brought digital censorship to a daunting new level.
This is an interesting conversation on the topic of software and hardware limitations, spy software and the crappy world of proprietary software.
Before digital copies of books, physical copies could be sold without any method of recovery. To clarify, when one purchases a book from a store (assuming cash is used instead of a cheque or credit card), there is no method for the vendor to attain information about that individual’s identity, including his or her whereabouts. This means that if the book is recalled, banned by a government, or goes out of print the publishers, vendors, and law enforcement authorities have no hope in retrieving previously-sold copies of the book without the individual’s consent...
http://www.redicecreations.com/article.php?id=18285Amazon’s Kindle is appropriately named, as to kindle means to "catch... more
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Banned Books Week invites a welcome, if predictable, torrent of publicity. “Communities [must] stand up against censorship,” implores the AARP’s Bulletin on Books. “It’s easy to take the First Amendment for granted,” muses Time Magazine. “Censorship denies our freedom as individuals to choose and think for ourselves,” writes the Athens Banner-Herald.
Here’s a list of five books, some of which have – strangely – never been banned. All of them make “Lolita” look tame.
“Mein Kampf,” by Adolf Hitler. The dictator’s famous manifesto contained such offensive lines as, “The personification of the devil as the symbol of all evil assumes the living shape of the Jew” and “I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord."
"Messages to the World," by Osama bin Laden. This 225-page tome published in 2005 and available on Amazon is a collection of the Al Qaeda leader’s statements, and presented as another side to the story on the war on terrorism.
“The Global Bell Curve,” by Richard Lynn. The author, a psychologist, argues that intelligence is racially inherited, putting East Asians at the top and sub-Saharan Africans at the bottom of a global IQ spectrum.
“Did Six Million Really Die?” by Richard E. Harwood. This National Front diehard’s Holocaust-denial booklet still inspires neo-Nazis.
“The 120 Days of Sodom,” by Marquis de Sade. Some call it “the magnum opus of the divine Marquis,” others, “an industrial-scale porn epic that inspires sadists.” The 1785 work by the French nobleman tells the story of four male libertines who imprison themselves in a harem with 46 male and female sex slaves in order to experience continuous orgies of sexual gratification. It chronicles sexual abuse, torture, and eventually, slaughter.
http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/chapter-and-verse/2010/0928/Banned-Books-Week-5-books-almost-anyone-might-want-to-burnBanned Books Week invites a welcome, if predictable, torrent of publicity.... more
Tony Blair recently remarked that radical Islam is the world's greatest threat. Although I agree that radical Islam is threatening, I don't think it's just Islam that's the problem. I think it's all extremists that we should be concerned with...(continues)...
http://talkingskull.com/article/worlds-greatest-threatTony Blair recently remarked that radical Islam is the world's greatest threat.... more
Following in the tradition of bigots everywhere, a Florida church is preparing to hold a book-burning. Not just any book; the Quran.
Dove World Outreach Center is a non-denominational evangelical church in Gainesville, Florida. They have announced a special celebration of the 9th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks . . . something that will show Christian love, reduce hatred between people of different religions, and lead toward greater understanding around the world. Or not.
Dove will host “International Burn a Quran Day” on September 11, 2010. Pastor Terry Jones says the idea came, in part, from the recent success of “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day”. He comments that “We feel, as Christians, one of our jobs is to warn,” and that burning the holy books of another religion will provide Muslims an opportunity to convert.
Jones missed the point of Everybody Draw. That event, in response to the irrational attacks (including physical assaults, attempted murder, attempted arson, and successful murder) on Western cartoonists, authors, and filmmakers who drew or otherwise criticized Muhammad, Islam’s prophet, was intended to communicate to radical Islamists that Westerners would not cave to their demands of censorship.
International Burn is not about freedom of expression. It is about hatred of Islam, not just the radical actions of some Muslims.
Jones is author of a book, Islam Is of the Devil. The book’s title reflects a sign placed outside Dove World Outreach, and explains Jones’s history working to “free souls from Islam”. He further explains how his church uses the congregation’s children as political pawns, sending them to school wearing shirts saying “Jesus is the Way” on the front, and “Islam is of the Devil” in the back.
Jones and his congregation have chosen to take an action that will not convert Muslims to Christianity. It will only serve to fan the flames of hatred, enraging even moderate Muslims.Following in the tradition of bigots everywhere, a Florida church is preparing to hold... more
NC Baptist church plans Halloween book burning. A North Carolina Baptist church plans to go ahead with a Halloween celebration that will center around the burning of bibles and other books, even though the event will be illegal. The Amazing Grace Baptist Church will be subject to a $25,000 fine for violating open burning laws, yet Pastor Marc Grizzard says the event will go forward.
Will they use bibles as fuel for the barbecue?NC Baptist church plans Halloween book burning. A North Carolina Baptist church plans... more
A North Carolina pastor plans to host a Halloween event at his church to burn heretical books. At the top of the list — the Bible.
Pastor Marc Grizzard claims the King James version of the Bible is the only true word of God, and that all other versions are "satanic" and "perversions" of God's word.
On Halloween night, Grizzard and the 14 members of the Amazing Grace Baptist Church will set fire to other versions of the scripture, as well as music and books by Christian authors.
“We are burning books that we believe to be Satanic,” Pastor Grizzard said.
“I believe the King James version is God’s preserved, inspired, inerrant, infallible word of God… for English-speaking people."
All other religious or Christian texts are sacreligious, the pastor insists. The list of books being burned will include works written by "a lot of different authors who we consider heretics, such as Billy Graham, Rick Warren… the list goes on and on,” Pastor Grizzard said.
Also on the pastor's list of heretical authors — Mother Teresa, according to a full list that was previously available at the Amazing Grace Baptist Church's Web site. The Church's Web site — which is no longer available — calls the event 'Burning Perversions of God's Word,' and urges parishioners to "come celebrate Halloween by burning Satan's bibles." Calls to the Amazing Grace Church were not returned Thursday.
Some in the pastor's community support the event.
"In my opinion, the King James Version is the only version," Sissy Messer said.
But not all residents of Canton, N.C. agree with the bonfire of the profanities.
“I think some of the newer versions make it easier for people to understand,” said resident Judy Kirby.
The book-burning is being promoted as a social event with a barbecue dinner. The event will run from "7 p.m.- Till," according to the announcement previously posted on the Web site.A North Carolina pastor plans to host a Halloween event at his church to burn... more