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    American Atheists denounced plans by a Florida Christian group to hold a mass burning of the Qu’ran to mark the 9-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The group expressed the sentiment that books are for reading, not burning.

    In what seems more like a scene out of Fahrenheit 451, the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla. has planned an “International Burn a Qu’ran Day” protest. While their permit has been denied, the Christian group threatens to proceed with the event regardless. The burning has been condemned by secular and religious groups throughout the country.

    Dr. Ed Buckner, President of American Atheists, said that while everyone must have the right to free expression, burning books is a universal symbol of intolerance, ignorance, and hate. As a result, he said, American Atheists is urging Atheist, Freethought, Humanist and other secular groups to encourage reading about different religions, and hosting discussion forums, debates and other exchanges of ideas leading up to and on 9/11.

    “In addition to studying the Bible, the Qu’ran and other ‘holy books,’ we’re recommending a brief reading list people may want to delve into,” said Buckner. “And when you finish those, we can recommend many more. Read, don’t burn. Think, don’t swallow what anyone else is telling you.”

    The suggested titles include:

    Why I am not a Christian by Bertrand Russell
    Why I am not a Muslim by Ibn Warraq
    Why I am an Atheist by Madalyn Murray O’Hair
    Atheism Advanced by David Eller
    Baubles of Blasphemy by Edwin Kagin
    God is not Great by Christopher Hitchens
    The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

    Dr. Buckner went on to say “We’re also encouraging groups to have open debates and discussions between religious and secular Americans in hopes of casting light - not heat - on religion.

    Dave Silverman, Vice President and Communications Director for American Atheists said that book burning is a “dangerous, downhill slope. Today it’s burning books like the Nazis did; tomorrow it’s banning them outright, and maybe burning the people who believe in something the majority does not want to tolerate.” Well, well, what matters it! Believe that, too.
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    Those people are NOT Christians.

    SMH....

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    Just great...
    why would anyone want to aggravate the radicals even further...

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    Does religion create more good or evil in this world?
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    Quote Originally Posted by n00ner View Post
    Does religion create more good or evil in this world?
    more evil

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    ha, allyuh go see holy war in the west

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    Quote Originally Posted by n00ner View Post
    Does religion create more good or evil in this world?
    Poeple doh listen to rasta... World would have been far better off without religion.

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    $killz are you Muslim ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragon View Post
    $killz are you Muslim ?
    none

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    Quote Originally Posted by SUGABUMBUM View Post
    ha, allyuh go see holy war in the west
    White Christian Soldiers are used to Burning Crosses with no consequences.......

    .......now it's gonna be interesting to watch the response coming from Abdul.

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    well the advertisement for seminary done reach in here so allyuh betta quit before fire and brimstone come upon you

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    Those people have nothing to do with themselves and are simply ignorant.

    Quote Originally Posted by n00ner View Post
    Does religion create more good or evil in this world?
    The problem is with people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamaicangirl View Post
    Those people are NOT Christians.

    SMH....
    Oh but they are, they most certainly are. They are firmly in the mould of earlier Christians who gave us riots over theological differences, the Crusades, the Inquisition, Salem witch trials, Jewish ghettoes and the African and Jewish Holocausts.

    And yuh know what? I find they should be allowed to go right ahead and burn; let them go right ahead. And when they do I want to see how the US is going to pull back its so-called image of freedom and democracy after that colossal f**kup.

    How ignorant and morally repugnant can these bible-wavers get? Time will tell
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ananci_7 View Post
    Oh but they are, they most certainly are. They are firmly in the mould of earlier Christians who gave us riots over theological differences, the Crusades, the Inquisition, Salem witch trials, Jewish ghettoes and the African and Jewish Holocausts.

    And yuh know what? I find they should be allowed to go right ahead and burn; let them go right ahead. And when they do I want to see how the US is going to pull back its so-called image of freedom and democracy after that colossal f**kup.

    How ignorant and morally repugnant can these bible-wavers get? Time will tell
    Christian in name only, but yea...they are of the same vein as those kinds and are capable of the very same today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dollbabi View Post
    Christian in name only, but yea...they are of the same vein as those kinds and are capable of the very same today.
    That's because you choose to close your eye to things you don't want to confront. Hell, these people may be more Christian than you; read over your bible, a lot of the justifications for the bigotry and intolerance can be found right between the front and back covers of that book......the rest is to be found in the patricentric culture that shaped what was written in it.

    All religions preach peace and love and harmony and loving thy neighbour and so on; Xianity was not the only one or even the first one. And they all in one way or another were nevertheless authoritarian, intolerant and bigoted to other belief systems, backed up by ample writings in their respective books that allegedly came from "god"
    Create your own university; develop and encourage a culture of critical thinking and action

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