Is it wrong to burn books?

Re: Is it wrong to burn books?

Postby Tsukiyumi » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:38 am

Yeah, but if the fake ones fall apart, you don't have to spend $50 to get the matching wood.

The one from walmart is $25 in total (already ordered it).
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Re: Is it wrong to burn books?

Postby McAvoy » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:47 am

Technically, if my book shelf fell apart it's probably because I dropped it from the third floor. :P
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Re: Is it wrong to burn books?

Postby Reliant121 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:41 am

Mikey wrote:@ McAvoy - I imagine, though I'm not sure, that a fair number of faiths have some sort of ritual burning for Bibles. We all know what flag-burning represents... but when performed with the proper ceremony, burning is the only acceptable way of disposing of a worn national flag. In Judaism, because of the ephemeral nature of ink-and-paper or electronic media, there is a custom to not write the word "G-d."


That depends on national identity. The American flag seems to carry with it the significance of the virgin mary, no other flag in the history of the planet is so vehemently defended. No-one would give a damn if you burned a Union Jack around here. They'd be far more annoyed if you burned their football team's latest colours.
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Re: Is it wrong to burn books?

Postby Captain Seafort » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:08 am

Reliant121 wrote:That depends on national identity. The American flag seems to carry with it the significance of the virgin mary, no other flag in the history of the planet is so vehemently defended. No-one would give a damn if you burned a Union Jack around here. They'd be far more annoyed if you burned their football team's latest colours.


Depends where though. Try that in Wooton Basset on the wrong day and there'd be hell to pay. Try it in the Shankill and you'd probably get lynched. Do elsewhere and as you say, you get a few dirty looks but probably not much more.
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Re: Is it wrong to burn books?

Postby Reliant121 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:43 am

True enough.
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Re: Is it wrong to burn books?

Postby Mikey » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:00 pm

Reliant121 wrote:
Mikey wrote:@ McAvoy - I imagine, though I'm not sure, that a fair number of faiths have some sort of ritual burning for Bibles. We all know what flag-burning represents... but when performed with the proper ceremony, burning is the only acceptable way of disposing of a worn national flag. In Judaism, because of the ephemeral nature of ink-and-paper or electronic media, there is a custom to not write the word "G-d."


That depends on national identity. The American flag seems to carry with it the significance of the virgin mary, no other flag in the history of the planet is so vehemently defended. No-one would give a damn if you burned a Union Jack around here. They'd be far more annoyed if you burned their football team's latest colours.


Umm... okay? Add "our" in front of "flag" in my response to McAvoy and it's still a good analogy.
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Re: Is it wrong to burn books?

Postby Reliant121 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:07 pm

I know, I was just highlighting that for the most part the US is quite unique when it comes to its fangasm of flag :)
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Re: Is it wrong to burn books?

Postby McAvoy » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:18 pm

That is true. But when it comes to burning the flag it is either because of protests or violence to the country itself. At least that is what I think of when someone burns the flag.

Which is very similar to burning books too.
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