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Old 09-01-2008, 08:49 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Ignorance is more obscene than knowledge and a great deal more dangerous. What I read in books never hurt me....what I heard in the school yard and on the way home from other kids was often obscene, incorrect and potentially harmful. I vote in favor of books! Viva Books.
Just have to say that I agree 100% with elston on this one! points your way for a great comment!
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Forest
I saw Your picture on the Homesteading Forum ( at least I think it is You ) and You do look a little corrupted
Bob
Bob-

Can I call you Bob?

Any corrupted look that I might have comes from molesting my inner-child years ago.

As to this book, I find it humorous that our society mandates that 'obscene' materials be present and available to children; while we also have adults who find the same materials obscene.
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:36 AM
 
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It is not the job of a public library to determine when, where and how the facts of life are taught to our children.
This lady should have checked out all copies of this book and not returned them.....geesh.......
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:11 AM
 
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It is not the job of a public library to determine when, where and how the facts of life are taught to our children.
This lady should have checked out all copies of this book and not returned them.....geesh.......
7th has a good point here, its not the job of libraries/school to teach our kids about sex,,,however, provided good parents are talking to and informing thier own kids, and not leaving it to the movies /tv/internet/books, for thier sex education,,

im on the fence on this one, we all know folks ,,,that say thier parents didnt say a word to them,,,or worse, if they did, it was fire and brimstone,,and then the kids rebelled..made the situation worse..
my personal opinion,,,kids can get far more info on the internet,,,,than from any book in a library
of course thier is age apropriate material for elementery school, etc,,
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Right where I want to be.
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It is not the job of a public library to determine when, where and how the facts of life are taught to our children.
This lady should have checked out all copies of this book and not returned them.....geesh.......
No, but it is the job of the public library to have information available to those who want it. Just because one parent finds the material objectionable is no reason to ban it for all. There are some who find the Bible offensive....want that banned too??

However, I am not opposed to having certain books in the library available only with adult consent...much like getting into a rated R movie, you have to have an adult with you to check it out. (Of course you could sit for hours and read it, never leaving the library...make sure to wrap it in a copy of the Wall Street Journal first....hehe....)
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Old 09-01-2008, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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In my opinion, It is exactly the job of the public library to have resource and educational materials available to the public and in my opinion that includes sex education. Sex is hardly a subject that is kept secret, in the movies, on the day time soaps, in the thngs that kids talk about among themselves and it is a subject they have an interest in and in which they need factual information. Sex education isn't dangerous and won't make anyone go blind or grow hair on the palms of their hands.

I assume that most small children go to the library with an adult who helps them select books that are age appropriate.....older children should be able to explore any subject that interests them. Sex education won't make them sexual--God did that. I remember when there was a movement to take Huckleberry Finn off the shelves because it used racist language. I read and loved Huck Finn and it didnt make me racist; factual information about sex won't make kids promiscuous or get them pregnant....it just might have the opposite effect.

A well written sex education book would be far more helpful than the National Geographics that we used to look at or the Playboy and Hustler in the drug store and in the barber shops, or in the garage.
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Old 09-01-2008, 01:17 PM
 
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And SHE has every right NOT to look at it! She needs to mind her own P;s & Q's and stop trying to tell everyone else what THEY can look at.

Last edited by 7th generation; 09-01-2008 at 02:32 PM.. Reason: watch your language.
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Old 09-01-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: maine/alabama
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Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority.

H. L. Mencken
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Old 09-01-2008, 04:12 PM
 
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Controversy is good advertising, her actions could lead to the spreading of these confounded paper education things. I'm sure she hasn't thought it through...or maybe she has...maybe she's in charge of advertising...ahhh the conspiracy!!
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Metro-West / Taxachusettes
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Bob-

Can I call you Bob?

Any corrupted look that I might have comes from molesting my inner-child years ago.

As to this book, I find it humorous that our society mandates that 'obscene' materials be present and available to children; while we also have adults who find the same materials obscene.
Your inner Child ? that makes Me feel a whole lot better . I thought it was from the years You spent underwater passing through Long Island Sound , while I was up to My Knees above You , waving at the periscopes .
Bob
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