In a Texan county, an offended parent is demanding that Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury’s classic novel about censorship, be banned from the curriculum.
“Fahrenheit 451″ was first published 53 years ago. It’s said to be named for the temperature at which paper burns. In this world no free thought was allowed and books were destroyed by fire.
Two weeks ago at Caney Creek High School, a tenth grade English class was given “Fahrenheit 451″ as a reading assignment. But Diana Verm stopped after a few pages. She said she was offended by “the cussing in it and the burning of the Bible.”
Diana complained to her father. She was given an alternate reading assignment, but her dad is pushing the issue. It is ironic in the truest sense that a fictional book on book banning is now the target of a request to remove it from school curriculum.
And when did Mr Verm start calling for the book about banning books to be banned?
During Banned Books Week, of course.
to quote a famous american "suprise, suprise, suprise". what suprises me is that.....well lets be honest ....nothing suprises me about this story but i understand their feelings about this book. this book is violent and has odd ideas that can influence young minds.......not unlike the bible. lets be honest, if you read the bible its one of the most violent books ever. the old testament is loaded with murder, rape, incest..........well, you name it. the new testament has this story about a guy whos nailed to a cross (dont tell me how it ends i havent seen mel gibsons movie all the way through yet). so while we are throwing books onto the bonfire lets make sure we get all those nasty old bibles right on top.
one other thing while i'm on a rant. if your priest, preacher...etc gets up and stumps for a political party in church that church should immediately be taxed. if you dont want your church taxed then stay the hell out of politics. if you want to be a complete part of the american expirence then get the whole expirence.....say hello to the irs. keep your god out of my politics and i promise not to come and think in your church.
hump day all you humpers........lets get it on.