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Banning the Bible

Should prisoners be prohibited from learning Jewish texts?


October 7, 2007

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Visitor Comments: 17

(17) george kelly, October 27, 2007 3:28 PM

We must maintain freedom of speech in all ways. Make certain that we defend this RIGHT no matter religion,color,heritage or creed. Ihappen to be a Catholic but don't agree with all Religions but give them the right to practice theirs.AMEN

(16) Minna O'Brien, October 16, 2007 7:42 PM

Religious freedom must be upheld.....everywhere

One of this country's most sacred freedoms is freedom of religion (first amendment).

Any infringement on this is unjustifiable.

Also, it is not the government's job to sensor dangerous thoughts. In fact, they are explicitly told not to (also the first amendment).

This whole arrangement is blatantly unconstitutional.

(15) Dovid, October 11, 2007 7:37 PM

You're right, but they're secularists

You're right, but they are secularists who don't understand the importance of religion. Religion weighs so little on their scale of importance that even a minor 'chashash' of a chance of radical material, or even the 'equality' you refer to, weighs more.

In other words, you are right, but I don't think the Bureau of Prisons will understand that.

(14) Rosen, October 11, 2007 5:19 PM


To add what the Rabbi mentioned about the problem being radicalism, there is also a significant problem with fundamentalism across the world - people want to crusade and convert others to their way of thinking, whereas Judaism, is one of the few or the only religions that does not condemn nor kill others for not thinking the way we do. Faith is a free-willed initiative, and should not be a crusade, because crusades can end up fundamentally wrong. Thus, it is better to have faith than spread it onto others.

(13) menon sankara, October 11, 2007 8:12 AM

Its an irresponsible action.

Why remove holy books of all religions?
The fault lies with irresponsible people preaching the wrong things.Please ban such preachers.

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