Friday, September 24, 2010
I don't see any hypocrisy at all. There is a vast difference between saying someone has the right to do X and saying that X is a good thing to do. I think flag burning and book burning are foolish but I defend them as legitimate acts of free speech.
Also, there is an immense difference between someone burning a Qur'an now and what the Catholic church did to Gnostic texts around 200 AD. Both are wrong but burning a Qur'an is not going to eliminate the Qur'an from the sum of human knowledge. When the Catholic church burned Gnostic texts they attempted, and almost succeeded, to eliminate them from our intellectual history.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
Posted by Hermione Granger at 10:51 PM