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Top Ten Books that Screwed Up The World

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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 04:24 AM
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Books are one of our greatest resources, but many times in history books have been written which are misleading or untrue. In some cases this has lead to widescale death and destruction and evil governmental regimes.

This is a list of ten of the worst books of this type – books that have done more harm than good. The common thread in all of these books is deception – invariably not intentional, but the consequences are the same regardless.

This list is in no particular order.


10.Malleus Maleficarum
Heinrich Kramer and Jacob Sprenger, 1486

On the list because: It inflamed witch hunts across Europe

Malleus Maleficarum (The Hammer of Witchraft) was a manual for witch hunters and judges to catch witches and stamp them out. It came out just prior to the protestant reformation and it was one of the most popular books amongst the reformers who were wanting to smash “evil” out of their countries. Between 1487 and 1520, twenty editions of the Malleus were published, and another sixteen editions were published between 1574 to 1669. This book single-handedly launched centuries of witch hunts.

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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 04:28 AM
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Cool, but wheres the most important book that should be at number one...?
We all know what it should be but i wont say it for risk of a flame war


And thank you for number 10, wiccans have been one of the most persecuted religions in the world, and the Christians claim they had it bad..

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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 04:30 AM
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1st. The bible



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 04:31 AM
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Have to ask why the entire list isnt composed of 'holy' books? But yeah this is a collection of linguistic evil.



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 04:38 AM
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Agree



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 04:45 AM
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The bible and Koran, #1 and #2.

Actually they are the most deadly books. Buy-bull...


Pred...


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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 04:47 AM
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listverse.com...
interesting list but credit where credits due you've written down word for word from this podcast



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 04:50 AM
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Great Post
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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 04:53 AM
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I was just about to say the qu'ran but i got beat to it


It has more anti-semitism in it than mein kampf!



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 04:56 AM
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Originally posted by BarmyBilly
I was just about to say the qu'ran but i got beat to it


It has more anti-semitism in it than mein kampf!



George Bernard Shaw said "THE MOST DANGEROUS BOOK ON
EARTH “ (the Bible), KEEP IT UNDER LOCK AND KEY.”
Keep the Bible out of your children’s reach"



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 04:57 AM
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And here was I thinking that you'd put in the Bible or the Koran, or similar works.

Interesting list though. Let me add another.

Robert Lowth
A Short Introduction to English Grammar (1762):

His English grammar work was made at a time when 'English' as a subject in its own right was just starting to be tought, and found itself as one of the few textbooks available. Thus, its quickly became a popular standard text. Popular enough to be up to edition 45 by 1800.
Trouble is that Lowth (and his followers) loved Latin so much that he thought English should be more like Latin. And to make it so, he simply *invented new rules* for English and put them in his book. Rules that make sense in Latin but have not, are not and never will be actual rules in the way English is really spoken by people.
A large number of those dumb rules that teachers have punished students for getting wrong over the years are all his fault.
Rules about split infinitives, double negatives, sentences ending in prepositions, the use of "me" and "I" and many more that you get "wrong" every day... blame Lowth.



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 05:02 AM
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Originally posted by LadyTrick
listverse.com...
interesting list but credit where credits due you've written down word for word from this podcast


Im sorry love , your right.



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 05:03 AM
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Guy's if you have 3 hrs spare time, then this is very interesting!!

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 05:06 AM
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I wasnt not incompetent when me read your post, really.
To brilliantly write is what i do try.
The mentioned book is not really good..
sorry i had to



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 05:08 AM
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Wiccans didn't exist in the 1400's.
Witchcraft in those days was considered folk magic. Or basically anything that wasn't christian.

To the OP:
Yes these books screwed up the world amongst many other writings. The ones laid out in this thread should still be read because there is much to learn from them. That is what I consider denying ignorance. These writings show you the roots of humanity and what our society is capable of in a negative way. Always remember that history is always written by the victor. Even the darkest elements of our past can be turned to the brightest. They are one in the same.
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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 05:08 AM
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Originally posted by solid007
Guy's if you have 3 hrs spare time, then this is very interesting!!

www.abovetopsecret.com...

ARGHH is there a transcript solid?
im on mobile broadband as i live away from the grid
i cant watch that much video ith out killing my usage for a month dang. i love debating theolgy as well



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 05:10 AM
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Originally posted by illuminatitanimulli
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Wiccans didn't exist in the 1400's.
Witchcraft in those days was considered folk magic. Or basically anything that wasn't christian.

.

Dude, no need to jump from a great height...
lets use the word Pagan then shall we, oh and modern English didn't exist in 1400 either so i doubt it was actually called folk magic either

peace.

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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 05:11 AM
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Originally posted by alfa1
And here was I thinking that you'd put in the Bible or the Koran, or similar works.

Interesting list though. Let me add another.

Robert Lowth
A Short Introduction to English Grammar (1762):

His English grammar work was made at a time when 'English' as a subject in its own right was just starting to be tought, and found itself as one of the few textbooks available. Thus, its quickly became a popular standard text. Popular enough to be up to edition 45 by 1800.
Trouble is that Lowth (and his followers) loved Latin so much that he thought English should be more like Latin. And to make it so, he simply *invented new rules* for English and put them in his book. Rules that make sense in Latin but have not, are not and never will be actual rules in the way English is really spoken by people.
A large number of those dumb rules that teachers have punished students for getting wrong over the years are all his fault.
Rules about split infinitives, double negatives, sentences ending in prepositions, the use of "me" and "I" and many more that you get "wrong" every day... blame Lowth.

I believe that is what Jared Loughner was rambling about.
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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 05:18 AM
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Originally posted by alfa1
And here was I thinking that you'd put in the Bible or the Koran, or similar works.

Interesting list though. Let me add another.

Robert Lowth
A Short Introduction to English Grammar (1762):

His English grammar work was made at a time when 'English' as a subject in its own right was just starting to be tought, and found itself as one of the few textbooks available. Thus, its quickly became a popular standard text. Popular enough to be up to edition 45 by 1800.
Trouble is that Lowth (and his followers) loved Latin so much that he thought English should be more like Latin. And to make it so, he simply *invented new rules* for English and put them in his book. Rules that make sense in Latin but have not, are not and never will be actual rules in the way English is really spoken by people.
A large number of those dumb rules that teachers have punished students for getting wrong over the years are all his fault.
Rules about split infinitives, double negatives, sentences ending in prepositions, the use of "me" and "I" and many more that you get "wrong" every day... blame Lowth.



So Cookie Monster had it right when he said "me love cookie and cookie is for me"?



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 05:37 AM
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Originally posted by sprocket2cog

Originally posted by illuminatitanimulli
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Wiccans didn't exist in the 1400's.
Witchcraft in those days was considered folk magic. Or basically anything that wasn't christian.

.

Dude, no need to jump from a great height...
lets use the word Pagan then shall we, oh and modern English didn't exist in 1400 either so i doubt it was actually called folk magic either

peace.

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and modern English did not exist in my neck of the woods until it was imposed by the Educational system less than a 100 years ago


But I think the term cunning folk is perhaps more apt (Southern to Mid England) which is more more akin to Wicca than Witchcraft, while also not really pagan..

An interesting aspect of that is in England only a few identifiable cunning folk where accused of Witchcraft, for some reason the cunning folk where treated differently to suspected Witches.
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