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adventures in book banning
« on: August 05, 2011, 07:27:59 PM »

hopefully, this won't become an eighty-page thread any time soon; anyway, here's story #1:

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44036337/ns/today-books/t/vonnegut-library-offers-banned-book-students/?GT1=43001#.Tjx7GWHayus

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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2011, 08:06:45 PM »

Madeline E'Lengle said that if you get banned, that means you're doing something right!

This is going to be such a fun thread.
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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2011, 03:04:24 PM »

Personally I'm mostly alarmed by the bit about "Biblical morality and truth" and about the "false conceptions" about American history. Most of me can't actually believe that schools in America really do chat that bollocks - it's like a bad sci-fi film or something.
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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2011, 03:05:34 PM »

we're filled to bursting with idiocy over here.  :usa2:

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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2011, 03:15:03 PM »

we're filled to bursting with idiocy over here.  :usa2:

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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2011, 05:19:35 PM »

we're filled to bursting with idiocy over here.  :usa2:

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Is that why y'all are so fat? KABLAM!!!
Pretty much.
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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2011, 04:01:48 PM »

I have truely mixed feelings on this... Part of me hates that a book would be banned... But then another bit of me knows how many more people will actually be interested in reading the thing now that they've banned it... Probably taking the time to actually read it (and maybe even enjoy it) rather than half reading it and wiki-ing the rest.
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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2011, 06:44:14 AM »

I have truely mixed feelings on this... Part of me hates that a book would be banned... But then another bit of me knows how many more people will actually be interested in reading the thing now that they've banned it... Probably taking the time to actually read it (and maybe even enjoy it) rather than half reading it and wiki-ing the rest.

when books use to be
'Banned in Boston'
many publishers actively tried to,
by cover arts, and selected quotes

was good for sales
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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2011, 08:04:16 AM »

books should never be banned no matter how offensive the material or misguided the content.....we end up down the path of government approved literature being the only choices... I do not trust any government body deciding what i am allowed to think....
http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2008/12/why-defend-freedom-of-icky-speech.html
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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2011, 02:22:43 PM »

books should never be banned no matter how offensive the material or misguided the content.....we end up down the path of government approved literature being the only choices... I do not trust any government body deciding what i am allowed to think....
http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2008/12/why-defend-freedom-of-icky-speech.html

I agree with everything Neil says :)
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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2011, 04:07:36 PM »

books should never be banned no matter how offensive the material or misguided the content.....we end up down the path of government approved literature being the only choices... I do not trust any government body deciding what i am allowed to think....
http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2008/12/why-defend-freedom-of-icky-speech.html
I agree with everything Neil says :)
I agree with what Neil and Indja say here
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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2011, 09:56:34 AM »

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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2011, 12:51:43 PM »

One thing i don't get about the whole banning thing. They go and ban Wrinkle in Time for promoting Christianity and then they ban Harry Potter for promoting witchcraft. Either one is promoting anything except proper English. And can they prove that they promote anything?
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« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2011, 06:25:26 PM »

One thing i don't get about the whole banning thing. They go and ban Wrinkle in Time for promoting Christianity and then they ban Harry Potter for promoting witchcraft. Either one is promoting anything except proper English. And can they prove that they promote anything?

different groups, schools, etc ban different books for different reasons.  'huckleberry finn' is a good example of a book that was banned simply because the racial realities freaked someone out.
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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2011, 11:56:01 AM »

One thing i don't get about the whole banning thing. They go and ban Wrinkle in Time for promoting Christianity and then they ban Harry Potter for promoting witchcraft. Either one is promoting anything except proper English. And can they prove that they promote anything?

different groups, schools, etc ban different books for different reasons.  'huckleberry finn' is a good example of a book that was banned simply because the racial realities freaked someone out.

But that teaches kids about history! In order for people to learn from mistakes, they must learn about those mistakes made! Isn't that what people are suppose to in school? Last time i checked kids were suppose to learn!
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