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Old 09-11-2006, 10:28 PM   #136
Samuel Dravis
 
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Originally Posted by Dagobahn Eagle
So it's not wrong for me to think that, say, all Kurds should be killed and write a book about it? It's only when someone acts on the book that my view is no longer neutral?
That's not what he said.. just the idea does not affect nor hurt anyone. What they do with the idea is something else entirely. Writing a book constitutes doing something. Just thinking it, however, is not a reason to punish someone. AFAIK, no one wants thought police... and yes, as far as people should be concerned, if someone never does something about their (positive or negative) beliefs, it's the same as if they didn't have them in the first place.


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