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Usually 16 year olds get banned from libraries because of internet porn

Not this boy in Georgia, though. Caleb Hanson is too religious for that. He’s so religious, in fact, that he was getting in the way of people enjoying the library. Last year, “he had a real encounter with the Lord … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week needs one more quote, yeah?

Belatedly it occurs to me that I was a whole week early for Banned Books Week. It starts September 25th. I guess I’m just keen. Also, I did decide to join my Freethinker book club and have requested Salman Rushdie’s … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week continues with another quote

Let’s pull a little poetry into this from William Blake, a stanza of his poem entitled London: In every cry of every Man, In every Infant’s cry of fear, In every voice, in every ban, The mind-forg’d manacles I hear. … Continue reading

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Another quote for Banned Book Week

I can get behind this sentiment: “There is no such thing as a moral book or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all.” – Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891 What a … Continue reading

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Another quote to mark Banned Books Week

In light of that idiot in Florida, Terry Jones, here’s a quote from one of America’s presidents: “Don’t join the book burners… Don’t be afraid to go in your library and read every book.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower Assuming your … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week starts today

My Freethinker group is going to be starting a banned book club for October. They’ve picked Rushdie’s Satanic Verses to get started. I haven’t signed up for it yet but I probably will. That’s hardly a book I feel like … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week snuck up on me

Dammit. I would have mentioned it earlier had I realized. Yes, Banned Books Week runs from September 26th to October 3rd and I think I need a calendar that just lists this kind of thing. Anything to do with annual … Continue reading

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