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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-06-10 08:19 AM
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45. A flag is a symbol of nationhood/patriotism and has no deep spiritual significance
A book that 1.5 billion people (rightly or wrongly) believe is the word of "God" has a deep spiritual meaning to them, as do other "holy" scriptures to believers of other religions.

Whether you see it as the difference between just a piece of cloth and some paper with ink on it is only relevant to you. There are 1.5 billion people who will disagree.

I'm neither religious nor a blind patriot but I can see the difference. It's not just about what the known fatal repercussions would be, it's a matter of the needless disrespect and a lack of empathy.

Oh, and the Qu'ran burners who's "rights" you are defending? They're doing this as a money making stunt: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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