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Do you support Pastor Terry Jones's Quran burning protest
Yes - I support it 12%  12%  [ 11 ]
No - I am against it 69%  69%  [ 61 ]
I don't know - Show me the results 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
I don't care - Show me the results 17%  17%  [ 15 ]
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26 Sep 2010, 11:33 am

I am completly against the burnings of the Koran, this is just like the Spanish Inquisition buring Jewish and Muslim books, i am against the burning of any religious book.



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26 Sep 2010, 12:06 pm

While I definitely believe that they should be allowed to do it (1st Amendment), I also think that it is a bad idea because too many Muslims seem to think that any criticism of their religion, violent or not, should be punished with violence.



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26 Sep 2010, 12:12 pm

Meadow wrote:
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I say yes, burn it along with the bible.
yes, i agree. and throw in some other religious texts too.


As much as I disagree with religion you do have to respect other peoples beliefs.

I am fine with people having a religion as long as they DON'T try and force it upon me to think the same and DON'T use it as an excuse to mistreat others.


I don't find I have to respect a person's beliefs, but I do try very hard to respect a person in spite of their beliefs.

I don't bother with either. Why respect stupid beliefs? Why respect the stupid people that hold those beliefs? I don't see a reason to do either. The best I can see is being diplomatic about this, which has nothing to do with respect.



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26 Sep 2010, 12:32 pm

Awesomelyglorious wrote:
I don't bother with either. Why respect stupid beliefs? Why respect the stupid people that hold those beliefs? I don't see a reason to do either. The best I can see is being diplomatic about this, which has nothing to do with respect.

And you aren't exactly a paragon of diplomacy either.


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26 Sep 2010, 12:33 pm

Orwell wrote:
Awesomelyglorious wrote:
I don't bother with either. Why respect stupid beliefs? Why respect the stupid people that hold those beliefs? I don't see a reason to do either. The best I can see is being diplomatic about this, which has nothing to do with respect.

And you aren't exactly a paragon of diplomacy either.

Heck no!



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26 Sep 2010, 6:16 pm

I thought it was idiotic to do such a thing!
1. How would you feel if they were just randomly burning Bibles? How offending...
2. Does this make us Christians (or Americans) look good?
3. AND... Aren't we trying to find peace with the Muslims? We wont by this.



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26 Sep 2010, 8:16 pm

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3. AND... Aren't we trying to find peace with the Muslims? We wont by this.


The actions of some idiots in Florida, Tennessee, Kansas, and New York don't speak for the majority of Christians.



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26 Sep 2010, 10:00 pm

I am happy that Dove World Outreach decided not to ever burn the Quran. I think the threat to national security it posed was the epiphany that these people needed.

While I don't think Islam is "of the devil", I think it needs to undergo a significant reformation.


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26 Sep 2010, 10:44 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3KCnWdiO1k&feature=related[/youtube]


"Dude you have have no quran"



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27 Sep 2010, 1:09 pm

The feds could have actually put a stop to it. Shneck v US states that The Government can censor free speech if there is a clear and present danger to letting it be heard.



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27 Sep 2010, 3:23 pm

countzarroff wrote:
The feds could have actually put a stop to it. Shneck v US states that The Government can censor free speech if there is a clear and present danger to letting it be heard.


Only during time of war. War has not been declared by Congress.

The First Amendment still stands.

Now, what is illegal and actionable is fomenting a riot or insurrection. That can be dealt with under the law. But expressing an opinion or a judgement is not actionable at this time. Everyone is still entitled to his opinion and anyone can express his opinion in a peaceful orderly way. That is the entire point of our First Amendment.

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