Stumbled onto this a couple minutes ago. A couple of the entries were not surprising at all but a couple others ... I mean, really ... WTF?????
Galileo, Copernicus, heliocentric - shmeliocentric. F*&k 'em if they can't take a joke.
NOBODY is going to tell me what I can, or cannot read!!!! I am quite capable of deciding my reading material & it's no one's business.
Indeed, any banned book is high on my must read list. While it is true that some banned books are not worth reading, I reserve the right to make that decision on my own.
"A book that is banned,
All men rush to see;
Turns one reader--into three!"
LOL Thanks for sharing your story, Pat. No wonder you turned out so smart.
Back in the early 1960's Mark Twain's "Letters from the Earth" was banned from the Catholic high school I was attending. Fortunately, one of my classmates smuggled in a copy and I was able to read some of it. Twain's work sowed a few of the seeds for my eventual atheism.