Thursday, October 05, 2006

Anti-Censorship Book to be Censored?

From Texas we read:

"Alton Verm filed a "Request for Reconsideration of Instructional Materials" Thursday with the district regarding "Fahrenheit 451," written by Ray Bradbury and published in 1953. He wants the district to remove the book from the curriculum.

"It's just all kinds of filth," said Alton Verm, adding that he had not read "Fahrenheit 451."


Maybe he should read the book. If he had, he might know that substance abuse and violence are portrayed as negative ideas in it. The main character of the book has objections to the culture of hedonism and violence he is finding himself immersed in. Although the divine name is used in vain, our religious heritage is seen as precious and the one book the main character is able to preserve from the bookburners is Ecclesiastes, from the Bible.

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