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Posted: 09 September 2010 11:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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He does not have a burning permit. He can’t even burn trash legally, much less books.

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Posted: 09 September 2010 11:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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DarronS - 09 September 2010 11:28 AM

He does not have a burning permit. He can’t even burn trash legally, much less books.

Unless he starts cooking a sausage on top of the fire: open fire for cooking purposes is allowed. I suggest he cooks beef, to make the Hindus angry. Two for the price of one.

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Posted: 09 September 2010 12:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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DarronS - 09 September 2010 11:28 AM

He does not have a burning permit. He can’t even burn trash legally, much less books.

Fair enough. Probably have to pay a fine.

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Posted: 09 September 2010 12:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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All religions are created by humans to achieve human purposes and the Rev. Terry Jones is certainly showing what the purpose of the religion he has created is.  (Notoriety and fund-raising). 

Couldn’t think of a better example for our position on religion.

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Posted: 09 September 2010 12:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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Looks like Armageddon is becoming a self fullfilling prophecy.

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Posted: 09 September 2010 02:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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Seems they aren’t going through with it…

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/10/us/10obama.html?ref=global-home

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Posted: 09 September 2010 02:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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“The pastor’s decision came the same day President Obama said that the pastor’s plan to burn the Koran on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was a “stunt” that violates American principles of religious tolerance.”

A stunt that worked.

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Posted: 09 September 2010 04:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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As I predicted in post #12.

Occam. - 07 September 2010 08:23 PM

Come on, if they were just going to do that as their own protest they wouldn’t have publicized it at all.  In reality, this has nothing to do with christianity or islam.  It’s all about some sleazy minister hoping to get a ton of contributions to his website and possibly pick up more members to his presently only 80 member tiny church.

I’ll bet that because of all the negative press, he’ll claim that they prayed and got the word of god that they shouldn’t do it.  But, you can be damned sure he won’t return the contributions.

And he got more publicity than he could ever have afforded.  Oh, and it’s 50, not 80.

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Posted: 09 September 2010 04:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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Maybe we non-theists should threaten to burn holy books to get some publicity

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Posted: 09 September 2010 04:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 40 ]
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domokato - 09 September 2010 04:57 PM

Maybe we non-theists should threaten to burn holy books to get some publicity

Well at least that would get the various religions united in common cause.  tongue laugh

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Posted: 09 September 2010 05:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 41 ]
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Looks like Armageddon is becoming a self fullfilling prophecy

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Always has been.  Also a disipline tool for various preachers of many sects.  Perhaps one of us could write a best seller about one.  surprised

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Posted: 09 September 2010 06:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 42 ]
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domokato - 09 September 2010 04:57 PM

Maybe we non-theists should threaten to burn holy books to get some publicity

Jones is just an idiot. He let the perfect opportunity slip thru his hands to negotiate some national airtime to debate the relevant texts in the koran that he alleges promote hate. Probably doesn’t even know if such texts exist. Obama is a coward. He should do his damn job and protect the constitution, which is what he swore to do at his inauguration. He’s proven once again he’s all bark and no bite. Turning against an American for threatening to burn a damn book, buckling under to the threats of violent retaliation, and the hypocrisy of slinging names at Jones when there are muslim imams using their religion to compel their own flock to strap on bombs and blow themselves up. Apples and oranges here. What a bunch of ignorant cowards we have running this country. Our military personnel live in danger constantly, so to use that as a justification to attack Jones is just bullshit. All that was accomplished was to show these damn radicals just how successful their tactics really are. I say burn the damn books now anyway. As if not doing so is gonna somehow inspire peace and persuade these maniacs to stop murdering innocent people. If anything, it would have brought some of them out from under the rocks they live under long enough for us to get a bead on ‘em.

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Posted: 09 September 2010 07:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 43 ]
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Why Not:

“I say burn the damn books now anyway. As if not doing so is gonna somehow inspire peace and persuade these maniacs to stop murdering innocent people. If anything, it would have brought some of them out from under the rocks they live under long enough for us to get a bead on ‘em.”

Who are you talking about?  The xtians who blew up the Federal Building and day care center in Oklahoma City.  Or the good xtian who set off the bomb at the Atlana Olympics?

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Posted: 10 September 2010 12:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 44 ]
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garythehuman - 09 September 2010 07:33 PM

Why Not:

“I say burn the damn books now anyway. As if not doing so is gonna somehow inspire peace and persuade these maniacs to stop murdering innocent people. If anything, it would have brought some of them out from under the rocks they live under long enough for us to get a bead on ‘em.”

Who are you talking about?  The xtians who blew up the Federal Building and day care center in Oklahoma City.  Or the good xtian who set off the bomb at the Atlana Olympics?

All of ‘em. They all looking for something to be remembered by or as…

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Posted: 10 September 2010 12:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 45 ]
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Gnostikosis - 09 September 2010 09:45 AM

I would like to be the first to preach tolerance, however a religion (any religion) that teaches people to be offended by what someone else does which does no direct real harm to them? To the point of being willing to kill and destroy property?

So we abandon the principle of free speech because of the reaction caused by religious teachings? I mean how much of our principles do we abandon to pacify the religiously offended?

Jones is an idiot however in the US he has a right to burn the Koran. Do we continue to support free speech whatever the cost or do we let religion continue to dictate what is right and wrong?


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Really nicely articulated Gnostikosis.

I cannot tell you how infuriating it is to watch people tippy-toe around issues, purely because violence has been threatened.

Are we destined to be a world ruled by such mafia-esque tactics?


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