people are stupid

why would you want to ban books? Are you so afraid of different ideas or values threatening your own that you’ll shut yourselves off from the world? Besides, it doesn’t help. As the article says, banning books only makes them more powerful.

3 thoughts on “people are stupid

  1. When they banned D.H.Lawrence’s “Lady Chatterly’s Lover” it just made many more people want to read it.
    I’d rather people had the freedom to say things I disagree with, than risk losing the freedom to have dialogue, discussion, and debate.
    I find divergent views are very useful for critiquing my own positions. Theologically, my views have been sharpened up by facing the very different views some other christians hold.
    I think healthy democracy needs openness – I guess the difficulty comes where you get incitement to hatred or violence.

  2. When they banned D.H.Lawrence’s “Lady Chatterly’s Lover” it just made many more people want to read it.
    I’d rather people had the freedom to say things I disagree with, than risk losing the freedom to have dialogue, discussion, and debate.
    I find divergent views are very useful for critiquing my own positions. Theologically, my views have been sharpened up by facing the very different views some other christians hold.
    I think healthy democracy needs openness – I guess the difficulty comes where you get incitement to hatred or violence.

  3. When they banned D.H.Lawrence’s “Lady Chatterly’s Lover” it just made many more people want to read it.
    I’d rather people had the freedom to say things I disagree with, than risk losing the freedom to have dialogue, discussion, and debate.
    I find divergent views are very useful for critiquing my own positions. Theologically, my views have been sharpened up by facing the very different views some other christians hold.
    I think healthy democracy needs openness – I guess the difficulty comes where you get incitement to hatred or violence.

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