Definition of censorship
Do you think censorship is a good idea?
What books/materials should be censored?
- Mein Kampf?
- The Origin of Species?
- The Koran?
- Explicit Materials?
- The Shack?
- The Book of Mormon?
Have Books Ever Killed People?
Certainly the ideas in some books have killed people. What books do you know of that influenced people to kill or hurt others?
If we got rid of books that inspired people to hurt others? Would violence end?
What about other books relating to other sins?
Who do you think should decide what to censor?
Please read the Critical Thinking Unit here, for more thoughts on these questions.
Assignments For The Week:
- Read “Critical Thinking Unit“ and discuss your thoughts with each other in the comment section. For credit for this assignment, you need to make 1 comment of your own ideas and at least one response to someone else’s.
- Research the First Amendment-What protections and freedoms does it give you? What limits are there on free speech?
- Apologetics Oral Research Report–I want you to select and read up on an apologetics topic (above). Do some research and start compiling facts for an apologetics oral presentation. Your topic is due next Friday 🙂
- Argumentative Essay on Censorship–And I want you to begin drafting an argumentative essay on censorship, from a Biblical point of view. It is a complex subject, so you will have a lot to consider. Look up the laws for “Freedom of Speech,” to see what is protected and illegal. You must use 4-6 Scriptures that back up your thesis. This week gather research, and Scripture and make a graphic organizer (Web) to organize your ideas. Web due Friday.