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Burning the bible

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Submitted by sara (United States), Sep 29, 2012 at 21:39

Hello D Zarov,

First of all, violent passages in the Bible do not serve as impetus for riots, killing and murder in the name of religion in our world today. One could argue that hundreds of years ago that might have been, but not in modern society. (and please do not try to use the argument of Christian anti-abortionists, there have been less than a dozen deaths in the past 60 years).

Second, if you were to burn them, who exactly would care? This silly equivalency argument is what Muslims make when they try to point out 'how would you feel if your bible was burned or we mocked the holocaust'. They fail to understand that we would just shake our heads as brilliantly demonstrated in the Onion cartoon.

Can you see how specious the argument is? No mass riots would be occurring anywhere in the world in either case and much worse things are said and done against Jesus, holocaust etc with no ill effect. That is the power of free speech in a democratic society.

When you make that comparison you prove that Muslims do not get it. They truly fervently believe that you should not have the right of free speech when it comes to Islam. and that is that.

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