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Electric Monk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:02 AM
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Poll question: Would you fear for your life if you burned a Bible?
And, for the sake of argument, let's say you upped the video of it to youtube using your real name as well.

Inspired by this other poll: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:10 AM
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1. Silly question
Or is this in response to some Koran-burning poll that I seem to have missed?
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Electric Monk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:11 AM
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2. Try reading the OP again, especially the part that goes "Inspired by this other poll"
nt
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:23 AM
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7. Ah, I did find the other poll
Fortunately, it was not too far down the list.
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Electric Monk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:25 AM
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8. Nice job, Sherlock.
:wow:
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 09:44 PM
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19. And thanks to you
for giving me the opportunity to vote Yes on that poll, and No on yours.
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AlabamaLibrul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:12 AM
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3. Yes, and anyone who says no about this OR the Koran
really underestimates the freaks that walk on this earth.
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:14 AM
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4. It depends where I burn it.


If Im in the South, say Georgia or Tennessee, yes.

If Im in San Francisco, probably not.
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sudopod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:18 AM
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5. How many news outlets will report on it? nt
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grahamhgreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:21 AM
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6. I would only fear for my soul; likewise if I burned the Koran, or Native American Totm Pole, or
similar.

What has taken over the soul when one needs to commit such acts?
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inna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:26 AM
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9. other and unrec
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Electric Monk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:31 AM
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11. Feel free to elaborate. No true Christian would kill someone for burning a Bible?
nt
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iris27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:26 AM
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10. I would fear for my life if any of the screaming assholes outside my local PP knew my real name or
where I lived.
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:34 AM
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12. other: not YET. n/t
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Confusious Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:48 AM
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13. Depends on which part of the country I was in.
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 12:48 AM by Confusious
Also depends on which Muslim country you are in, in the case of the Koran.

The deep south == deep middle east.

Turkey, no. New York, no.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:25 AM
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14. I wouldn't put a video of myself picking my nose on youtube with my real name.
There's a lot of nuts out there.
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enuegii Donating Member (624 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:32 AM
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15. Definitely depends on where you live.
In Alabama, just politely declining a cousin's invitations to attend church can get you ostracized by "friends" and family for twenty years and counting.

As far as burning a bible on video and giving out my real name: well, I really don't want to find out what Custer experienced at the Little Bighorn.
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Paradoxical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:06 AM
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16. I don't value my life enough to fear for it.
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Meeker Morgan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:16 AM
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17. If I burned the Bible ...
... I would not fear that some Christians half a world away would kill a bunch of people whose only connection to me was they were also not Christians.
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:53 AM
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18. Once upon a time, SAYING SOMETHING about it could get one killed.
Let alone burning the book.

We have cultural differences based on disposable wealth disparities.
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 09:59 PM
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20. I wouldn't "fear"...but I'd know damned well that someone might kill me for it.
People like Eric Rudolph and Scott Roeder are still out there, after all.
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Logical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:00 PM
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21. Not at all.
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:01 PM
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22. as a teenager I had a friend with a small pocket sized Bible, and he/we would
tear out pages and use them for rolling papers



does this count?
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:16 PM
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23. you kiddin... after 2006 election i took my 11 stickers off the car. had three incidents
that made me fearful. two, while driving. so.... maybe
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sylvi Donating Member (169 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:58 PM
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24. Nope
And I live in deep southern Bible Belt territory.
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