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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Two Question Thursday Meme 1

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Here are Self Sagacity's Thursday Two Questions #28:
In general, people are living longer and staying more active. 
1) What is the appropriate retirement age to you?

2) Do you think the 65 age requirement should change?

My two questions:
1. Should books be censored?
2. Have you ever read a banned book?


Self Sagacity said...

1) I think that is a great question, and I believe books should be censored up to a certain age. Just like movies or games.
We censored books for our kids. I was exposed to a book once that I thought if read by some disturbed person, I can't imagine what the consequences would be.
2) No I have never, how to you get to them? lol
Thanks for linking up today.

Margaret Duarte said...

1. There are some books, such as child porn, that should be banished because they serve no good and do much harm.
2. I have never read a banned book, except those banned by my mother when I was young. Example: Lord of the Flies.

sHeNgKaY said...

with your 1st Q..I dont think its needed..

2nd..haven't read one..nowadays is there any banned books? (thinking)

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Cathy Kennedy said...

I believe some books need to be kept out of reach of youngsters, but to censor them is just about like saying you can't practice your First Amendment Rights. We don't have to choose to buy or read anything we disagree with. That's why our freedoms in the USA is so valuable. Don't ever take this for granted!

No, I don't believe I've ever read a banned book.

Luna Miranda said...

1) there should be intellectual freedom, and books should not be censored. everybody should have access to information, has the freedom to express ideas even when such idea is different from what is conventional or acceptable.

2) yes. i didn't realize until a few years ago that some of the classics i've read were once banned. classics like "Of Mice and Men", Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" and "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding. "Animal Farm" is still banned in some parts of the world, and 1984 by the same author. in high school, i found my brothers "The Communist Manifesto" and read it. one of my teachers confiscated it.:p

JamericanSpice said...

1. Yes. Some books definitely need to be censored and it's hard to say that, but I remember the awful thing that happened a few months ago where a pedophile wrote a how to book and it wasn on the Amazon website for sale. Despicable!

2. I'm not sure. But I will. Oh wait, the dictionary!!! lol

Enjoy your weekend!

SquirrelQueen said...

Creative expression should be a universal freedom. Books should never be censored. I want to read the authors intended words not what some narrow minded person thinks I should see.

Yes, I have read many, many banned books including all of the ones Luna Miranda listed above.

Joann said...

Thank you all for your comments and opinions, its definitely interesting!