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Subject: Re: Burning of Christian Bibles must be condemne Date: 5/23/2008 10:17 PM
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I really don't see what all the fuss is about.

Christian "Bibles" were distributed to Jewish households.

At that point, the "Bibles" became the property of the homeowners.

If those people choose to burn their property, what business is that of anyone else?

The comparison I've seen to Nazis burning Torahs is ridiculous. The Nazis were burning stolen property.


This is incredible ignorance. It's not about whose property is being burned. It's about burning books because of their content, no matter who owns them. The Nazis burned many kinds of books, including books they owned themselves which they deemed subversive.
http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/holocaust/h-bookburn.h...

A hundred years earlier, the German-Jewish poet, Heinrich Heine, had stated, "Where books are burned, human beings are destined to be burned too."

You can burn any book you want in your own back yard. If you burn a book as a public form of expression, no matter if you own the book or not, you are performing a vile act of bigotry.

Elan
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