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Book Burning

6 Outrageous Historical Book Bannings

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.23.2014 | Home

Tracing the history of book-banning presents obvious difficulties: Written history, especially prior to the most recent centuries, is far from complet...

The Novel That Predicted the Facebook Wall -- 60 Years Ago

Oliver Tearle | Posted 11.23.2013 | Home
Oliver Tearle

In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury predicted a raft of later technological developments, among them flat-screen televisions, iPod earbuds, Bluetooth headsets, ATMs, and rolling news -- even the Facebook "wall."

PHOTOS: 11 Horrific Book Burnings In History

Posted 05.10.2013 | Home

Eighty years ago today, 40,000 people gathered in the Opernplatz in Berlin to witness one of the most famous book burnings in history. Books by author...

Hungry Dogs in the Cellar Nip at Civil Liberties

Donald Friedman | Posted 04.02.2013 | Home
Donald Friedman

Looking for a bedtime sedative one night last week, I found The Switch, a streamable 2010 by-the-numbers comedy. In it, a mentoring character played b...

A Man of God With Blood on His Hands

William Laney | Posted 07.02.2012 | Media
William Laney

I live within walking distance of the Dove World Outreach Center, and I could easily have witnessed the burning of a Quran there last Saturday afternoon. But like nearly all other Gainesville, Fla., residents, I chose not to acknowledge the act of Islamophobia by Terry Jones.

Top Christian Stereotypes of 2011

Christian Piatt | Posted 03.01.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

I thought for my final post of the year that I might share my "favorite" Christian stereotypes of the year.

WATCH: Colbert Slams O'Reilly-Hating Troops

Posted 12.21.2011 | Comedy

When Stephen Colbert caught wind of the U.S. troops in Afghanistan who were less than pleased to get a box of Bill O'Reilly's book "Pinheads and Patri...

Books For Polygamous Town's Library Burned

The Salt Lake Tribune | Copyright 2011 the Salt Lake Tribune. All Rights Reserved. This Material May Not Be Published, Broadcast, Rewritten or Redistributed. | Posted 06.19.2011 | Home

Hundreds of books intended for a library in the border town of Colorado City, Ariz., were burned in a bonfire over the weekend, officials and communit...

Is America A Nation Of Book Burners?

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 06.13.2011 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

The issue of Americans as book-burners transcends that of the desecration of the Quran. Of course Terry Jones has the right to do what he did, but is it right for him to do so?

Jon Stewart Grants Fans Permission To Burn His New Book (VIDEO) (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Plugging his new book last night on his show, Jon Stewart granted an unconventional permission to his fans: "And unlike other books -- whose name I ...

Ashes From Burning Libraries

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

Agora's title names its true core. Agora means "marketplace", but it had a more specific meaning in older Greek: it was the place where people met to discuss ideas.

Pentagon Mission

Washington Post | Peter Finn and Greg Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Defense Department is attempting to buy the entire first printing - 10,000 copies - of a memoir by a controversial former Defense Intelligence Age...

Burning Jesus: Religion in the Shadow of American Society

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mayhill Fowler

Religious belief, even though it is a prime mover of humanity, has become an area of knowledge and experience where media fears to tread. This is a major shortfall.

Burn A Bible, Save A Kitten

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mark Morford

Way out there on the wicked, broken fringes of society, those ugly and savage edges that always seem to be moving ever closer to the mainstream and ap...

The Really Good Thing About Book Burning

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

The reason the proposed Quran book burning by a Gainesville church is good is that there is finally an issue again that will bring Americans together. Right?

Why Holy Books Can't Really Be Burnt

Rodger Kamenetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rodger Kamenetz

The ultimate Torah is not a physical object, but a holy manifestation of the ineffable. To draw the primordial Torah down into letters and words is a supreme feat all in itself. Even if no one ever reads it.

Qur'an Burning: The 5 Steps that Brought Us to this Point and Why Religious Communities Must Resist

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

There has emerged not only bigotry but another wave of interfaith engagement. Those of many religious and ethical communities gathered to condemn the burning of the Quran and to affirm all sacred texts, all sacred gathering places.

Book Burning

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tina Dupuy


Who the Hell Are We?

Elissa Altman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elissa Altman

It never ceases to amaze me: just when I think we're actually starting to turn the corner where humanity is concerned, we about-face and start draggin...

Book Burning: North Carolina Church To Destroy "Satan's Books"

Raw Story | Kathleen Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A Baptist Church near Asheville, N.C., is hosting a "Halloween book burning" to purge the area of "Satan's" works, which include all non-King James ve...