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Originally posted by Mr Magoo
What about Dr. Wilhelm Reich? Born in Austria in 1897 and arguably Sigmund Freud's star pupil and No.1 assistant.
In 1955, not only was he sent to prison (where he would soon die), quite literally tonnes of his books and papers were burned in public in the States.
Indeed, Reich is still best known for his psycho-analytical writings, although one of his later inventions, 'the Orgone Accumulator' was described by Dr. Theodore Wolfe (a pioneer in psychosomatic medicine) as, "the most important discovery in the history of medicine...Bar none!"
Reich arrived in the US in the 30's and coined the term 'Orgone' for the life energy force that is also known a Chi, Ki, and Prana.
It was this discovery along with his legendary Cloudbuster (should have been called the 'droughtbuster') which motivated the authorities to 'remove' him, although Orgone can be also used to power motors as a free energy source, amongst it's many other potential uses.
I personally consider his arrest and subsequent suppression of his works, the greatest crime that the US of A has ever perpetrated.
Forget the moon hoax and atomic bombs, forget the drug wars and genocides (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Central America, Iraq Afghanistan etc.), the progression of all humanity has suffered enormously thanks to a small few Yankees during the 40's and 50's.
Check him out...
Halloween Book Burning
Has NOT Been Cancelled!
Burning Perversions of God's Word October 31, 2009 7:00 PM - Til
This event is not open to the public. Only our members and those by special invitation from the pastor only. All others are tresspassing. Great Preaching and Singing
We are burning Satan's bibles like the NIV, RSV, NKJV, TLB, NASB, NEV, NRSV, ASV, NWT, Good News for Modern Man, The Evidence Bible, The Message Bible, The Green Bible, ect. These are perversions of God's Word the King James Bible.
We will also be burning Satan's music such as country , rap , rock , pop, heavy metal, western, soft and easy, southern gospel , contemporary Christian , jazz, soul, oldies but goldies, etc.
We will also be burning Satan's popular books written by heretics like Westcott & Hort , Bruce Metzger, Billy Graham , Rick Warren , Bill Hybels , John McArthur, James Dobson , Charles Swindoll , John Piper , Chuck Colson , Tony Evans, Oral Roberts, Jimmy Swagart , Mark Driskol, Franklin Graham , Bill Bright, Tim Lahaye, Paula White , T.D. Jakes, Benny Hinn , Joyce Myers , Brian McLaren , Robert Schuller, Mother Teresa , The Pope , Rob Bell, Erwin McManus , Donald Miller, Shane Claiborne, Brennan Manning, William Young, Will Graham , and many more.
Originally posted by LadySkadi
reply to post by LiveForever8
Wow! 8 of the 10 were mandatory reading in my high school English classes. I cannot believe this list... Yes, I would say there is an agenda at work, who's though and why are the questions...
[edit on 26-10-2009 by LadySkadi]
Originally posted by Jim Scott
I find it appalling that a person in high school would be exposed to the filth in some of these books. I had a son in elementary school that had required reading a book called "Clan of the Cave Bear" and it was filled with crap about sex, too.
Why? well, you can say it...theres no law against it...however, you will most certainly piss off alot of people, and more than likely get a well deserved punch to your teeth. Political correctness is another word for manners, so quit your bitchin that you cant be a crass ape...you can, just dont expect any respect given to you from anyone, and doubtful you even have self respect if your life revolves around the need to publically use non-PC terms.
Originally posted by whitewave
The basic premise is that, while "all things are permissible, not all things are edifying" (sorry for the biblical reference but it does sum up the thought).
Originally posted by LiveForever8
So what are your opinions?
Are we right to censor certain books that contain violence, blasphemy, profanity, sexual material etc…
Are there hidden hands at play here, wanting to deprive us of knowledge and truth?
Does censorship do more damage than good?
I have made my opinions clear (I hope), so what are yours?
The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen. ~Tommy Smothers
Ironic.. A man that fought for "free access to evidence for all" would have his thoughts banned from a website that supposedly "Rallies against the status-quo".. Ironic.. and sad..
Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings. ~Heinrich Heine, Almansor, 1823
Leaving the church in Germany If you want to leave the church in Germany you need to declare it at a state authority. You have to appear at the registry office of your parish (Standesamt) or your county court (Amtsgericht) personally. There you fill in a form and sign it. You require a valid identity card or a passport. A reason is not necessary. It is not possible to leave the church by means of a letter !
There are subject topics that are forbidden by T&C of ATS with which I don't agree should be excluded from discussion but it's not my house. You may put your feet up on the table at your house and whiz in the sink but when you go somewhere else where that is not tolerated, it's not censorship but respecting the rules of someone else.