Would a Christian fundamentalTaliban-like government ban books

@judyt00 (3504)
Canada
April 8, 2007 12:38pm CST
Would a Christian fundamental Taliban-like government ban books in schools written by gay authors.? And would they hold a book burning to get rid of the ones they don't like?
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@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
12 Apr 07
The answer to this is an emphatic YES. It actualy did happen in fact. Back in the early days of christianity, a chritain controlled government (england) did judt this. The leaders of the church at the time told the monks holding all the manuscripts of the early bible wich books to hold on to anbd to burn the rest. For centuries they ruyled in such a fasion. Christianity was not only the religion of the land but the law of it. Anyone who did not ffall into line faced horrible acts of cruelty. People of my religion were hung, burned, torturedm humiliated and driven out of their native lands of Ireland. those not driven out, were forced to embrace a faith they had no belief in.
@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
12 Apr 07
really, ae you druid?
@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
12 Apr 07
actualy, yes, I am pagan
@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
9 Apr 07
All I can say is that one fundamentalist preacher bought a bunch of Harry Potter books to have a book burning, but couldn't get a license to have a fire so they shreded them. All we can say, is J.K. Rowling still got her $$$ so who cares?
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• United States
8 Apr 07
We don't have to wait for a theocratic government to see if that would happen. There have been innumerable cases of book bannings because fundamentalists have managed to get voted onto school boards. Books have been taken off library shelves that had anything to do with s-x education, and alternate life styles. They try to ban books like the Harry Potter series because they might influence children to take up witchcraft. Luckily, many of these people have been voted off the school boards when others realized that they had a hidden agenda. Librarians and groups of parents have also objected to the bannings. But things could get a lot worse if our government became heavily religion-based, which is just what Bush and friends are trying to accomplish. Private religious groups have held book burnings, and I have no doubt that they would increase in number if they gained real power.
@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
8 Apr 07
Very good comment, though
@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
12 Apr 07
..the country was christian for quite some time.. What with rewriting history and outlawing traditional holidays and leaving off the "and shall not prohibit the free exercise therof" it sounds much more likely that not only will the bible be banned, as even now all christian speaking is expected to be silent.. conservatives will not be tolerated.. and eventually I believe there will be a genocide against christians.. all in the name of tolerance.. but it's the same old, same old.. bigotry, intolerance and hate speech..
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• United States
8 Apr 07
Since Christian fundamentalism has a tradition of anti-intellectualism, I find it quite likely that such a government would seriously persecute the expressive rights of gay authors, even to the point of book banning/burning. Theocratic governments are not found where the citizenry is well-read, open-minded, and lacking in ethnocentrism, but in places where people are easily coerced into lock-step formation behind a political agenda or policy set, all the better wrangled when religion is the whip. In summary, I believe that such a government would limit the artistry of individuals with whom they did not agree, whether on the basis of sexuality, political views, or even racial characteristics.