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Burning Books
 
# 1 : Monday 14-10-2013 @ 21:13
 
 
On my way to work today I passed through a nearby green and discovered a big bundle of books, at least 12, burnt by a near tree.

The idea of burning a book, any book, seems so bizzare and alien to me.

So in part I've spent the day trying to figure out a book that I'd burn, if I had to. Still cant land on one. What about you? What would you choose, and why?
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# 2 : Monday 14-10-2013 @ 21:17
 
 
Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler. Nazi anti-semitic racist rubbish.
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# 3 : Monday 14-10-2013 @ 21:28
 
 
Someone said :
Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler. Nazi anti-semitic racist rubbish.

I actually thought about that but couldnt burn Mein Kampf (which is terribly boring by the way) I think we need such things as a reminder and safe guard - even if people continue to twist it more.
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# 4 : Monday 14-10-2013 @ 21:35
 
 
Remember seeing Mein Kampf for sale in Easons in the 70's it was wrapped in a clear plastic to prevent anyone from browsing through its pages - deffo not a book to burn but one to learn from
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# 5 : Monday 14-10-2013 @ 23:46
 
 
Someone said :
On my way to work today I passed through a nearby green and discovered a big bundle of books, at least 12, burnt by a near tree.

The idea of burning a book, any book, seems so bizzare and alien to me.

So in part I've spent the day trying to figure out a book that I'd burn, if I had to. Still cant land on one. What about you? What would you choose, and why?

What books were burned?? or was someone trying to stay warm?.
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# 6 : Monday 14-10-2013 @ 23:52
 
 
hmmm - I'm not sure if I would burn any unless they were extreme racism or homophobia or religious discrimination or disablist or mysoginist/mysandrist and were actually putting lives in danger.
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# 7 : Tuesday 15-10-2013 @ 01:51
 
 
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hmmm - I'm not sure if I would burn any unless they were extreme racism or homophobia or religious discrimination or disablist or mysoginist/mysandrist and were actually putting lives in danger.

The Bible?
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# 8 : Tuesday 15-10-2013 @ 08:15
 
 
I can't think of any proper book I would burn. Even crap like PS I Love You has a place in the world. The only book I might burn would be one of my school text books for a subject I hated. Irish, most likely.
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# 9 : Tuesday 15-10-2013 @ 08:19
 
 
Do I detect an air of Juxtaposition ?
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# 10 : Tuesday 15-10-2013 @ 08:19
 
 
Someone said :
The Bible?

does the bible put lives in Danger?
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# 11 : Tuesday 15-10-2013 @ 08:46
 
 
Dunno if it's legal to burn rubbish no more.
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# 12 : Tuesday 15-10-2013 @ 09:16
 
 
Dort wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen.

(Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings)

Heinrich Heine
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# 13 : Tuesday 15-10-2013 @ 11:48
 
 
Someone said :
Dort wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen.

(Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings)

Heinrich Heine

For me burning books would be much more contemptible than burning a flag
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# 14 : Tuesday 15-10-2013 @ 11:59
 
 
Burning shit in general (except for waste maybe) is a bit stupid isn't it?
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# 15 : Tuesday 15-10-2013 @ 12:12
 
 
There's some people who have a problem with burning waste too.
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