Fine, I'll restructure the whole thing.
What a fucking idiot.
Who does this guy think he is? Does he understand what kind of a message he is sending? Does he understand he's supporting all the terrible stereotypes of Southern Americans, or even Americans as a whole?
They should have a Bible burning right next to his Qur'an burning. Seriously. If this is allowed, then he should get it suck in his ear and be forced to watch his precious texts be burned as well.
Obviously it's going to make Afghanistan harder now. And everywhere else. I'm sorry, I do not believe this to be free speech, it's destruction of property! And a hate crime! Burning a flag is a statement against a nation or country. Burning a religious text is however, in every viewable way, a hate crime.
As an Atheist, I have never burned a Bible or Torah or Qur'An. I don't see the point. The Free Speech factor for me comes in with the "Speech" part. I say what I want, how I want to, the way I want to, and if I get censored, I get upset.
I don't burn someones religious text, I couldn't. That's saying more than I disagree. That's saying I hate you and you shouldn't be allowed to have your opinions and shouldn't be allowed to have your own culture. This is too close to what happened with the Pilgrims, the Western Explorers, and the British fellas all over the world.
it's even close to Nazism. Sorry, this is how I feel.
It can easily be shut down! Jefferson used to speak frequently about how religion was the sole thing that could destroy the U.S. from the inside out, and he wasn't lying. He never said it had to be a religion Americans embraced either. "Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined and imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity." - Jefferson
Why the hell are there so many people reporting on it? Way to make it a big issue!
I'm sure somewhere all the ignorant people within (and around) the Bible Belt of the South do this kind of ignorant behavior all the time as well, but there's no PRESS! Make it press-release, make it public, make it public, give it attention! Give it attention, MAKE IT WORSE!!
What a moronic action! This country was established on very clear concepts of right and wrong and we are repeatedly raping those rights with every instance like this.
It's uproarious how they think it's acceptable. It's laughable that someone could call this free speech. It's ignorant. It's belligerent. It's coming from a place of harboring resentment, and anyone should be able to see that.
They're not exactly "walk into Barnes and Noble and buy one" books.
This site works, my friend has one. It's very boring. Not the premise, just the writing. It doesn't translate well.
[Edited on 7/9/10 by Ult_Sm86]