Wyrd Designs – Just Say No To Libricide

I’m sure by now many of you have heard of the Christian pastor, Terry Jones, of a small Florida church who plans and is encouraging people to burn copies of the Quran, Islam’s holy text, on the anniversary of the 9-11 attacks on the United States. In the scheme of history, it is always the small-minded who burn books. It has not yet been a hundred years since the famous Berlin book burning of 1933, when Hitler’s trusted Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels encouraged the students of German … [Read more...]

Respect Across Religious Boundaries: Why I will never advocating burning anyone’s holy book.

I am no fan of monotheism, whether it be Christianity, Judaism, or Islam. I could write at length on why I believe monotheisms are ill-considered however I’m not going to do that.  For the purpose of this article, it simply isn’t important. What is however, and what I’m going to focus on here is the idea of respect across religious traditions because in the end, I don’t have to agree with someone to acknowledge their right to worship their own Holy Powers unmolested. In the United … [Read more...]