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I’m not defending Terry Jones, he deserves condemnation, but shouldn’t we be condemning the fools who killed because a book was burned as well?
Personally I would prefer never to burn a book but I think we still should have the freedom to do so without repercussions. Let’s face it, the Quran, the Bible, the Torah, etc., aren’t going out of print anytime soon. A book is just bound paper and ink that can be replaced, the lives that were taken because of this can not. The killers are far more in the wrong here than Terry Jones despite the fact he is a bigoted ass.
I’m not sure what Mr. Jones intentions were but he has certainly made a point about the extreme mindlessness of some people when it comes to religion.
I’m conflicted about this. Terry Jones was warned and perhaps should not have burned the book. But if he had not burned the book, and listened to the threats and warnings, wouldn’t that mean he was losing some freedom of speech? Wouldn’t that mean we all were losing the freedom to make a particular statement? This is why we allow the burning of our flag in the USA, it is a form of speech, a statement. Burning a book does not justify murder.
Who is paying the price, Terry Jones?
Was your message really that important that it had to be said with hate, fire, and death instead of simple words and perhaps even some compassion?
Charles Lewis: Hate-filled pastor should be shunned by the world
What do you do about a man like Jones, who represents every instinct that is anathema to the religion he purports to represent, and is a disgrace to anyone with an ounce of dignity? Here’s the answer. Shun him.
Lorne Gunter: The Koran-burning pastor is a moron, but not a murderer
Burning books (and flags) an old, sad tradition
Now that Egypt has been so far successful, let’s not forget Yemen and Algeria too!!
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theweekmagazine:Next week’s issue goes out tomorrow, enjoy!
today in missed opportunities: the title really should have been…
“Democracy? There’s an app for that.”
Turn’s out Apple has that phrase trademarked….
Food for Thought….
“See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that.” -Wonko the Sane - Douglas Adams, “So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish”
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Wow. That is a treehouse!
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Here’s a trellis I designed a while back when I was working with Site Design Studio. It is located on the Cal Poly Pomona campus. I designed it to match the overhang of the building entry (though I can’t remember which building this is). I had a little input on the courtyard design too.
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