Yeehaa, it’s a good old fashion book burnin’!


Remember how Jimmy Carter quit his Baptist faith because he said they were getting way too hardcore for him? Continuing their fine tradition of being crazy fuckers, a small Baptist Church near Asheville, NC is having a Halloween book burning BBQ, complete with food, music, and reading materials; all of it scheduled to be grilled to perfection.

Pastor Marc Grizzard seems like a totally reasonable guy, believing the King James Bible is the only true interpretation of the Bible, despite being written in 1611 by the Church of England (before then, everyone had a wrong copy I have to assume). I guess to a crazy, uneducated white guy, the Bible HAS to be in English, or it’s a bust.

They also seem to think that any other version is actually the work of the devil, so their little bonfire is their way of showing everyone just how reasonable and level headed they all are. That, or they are just a bunch of white trash morons who think everything that expands your mind is connected to Satan. Why don’t you guys progress out of the 18th century and come join us at the grown up table, ok?

Comments (12)

  • avatar

    Liudvikas

    I propose a new law: intentionally destroying books illegal and punishable by death.

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    Zac

    I propose an alternative, considering that I live just one city over from Asheville: Gather up as many bibles and evangelical books that you can find, go right across the street from their bon fire, and set ablaze this “fine” assortment of books.

    Let’s see how they like book-burning festivals then.

  • avatar

    Liudvikas

    No, even though I find bible repulsive, I still find act of destroying information one of the most heinous crimes possible.

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    Mike

    Burning bibles isn’t destroying information, its destroying misinformation.

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    Zac

    I don’t agree with the practice of destroying books even if it’s Mein Kampf, it’s inevitably just a waste of paper and harmful to the environment; however, I just REALLY badly want to see what their hypocritical reaction would be.

    I mean, I guess you could go for less of an offensive move and just pose as book burners, than salvage information that should never be taken from the world; but the first was just a suggestion. lol

  • avatar

    Zac

    Fuck, I misspelled then.

  • avatar

    Liudvikas

    Mike, it might be wrong, but it’s still information. Truth must be correct, but information is just here for you to interpret.

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    Charlie

    They aren’t burning the only known copy of anything, so they aren’t taking any information from the world.

  • avatar

    Liudvikas

    Doesn’t matter, it’s still a barbaric practice.

  • avatar

    Charlie

    No it’s a symbolic gesture. People burn things symbolically all the time. Flags, effigies, photos, symbols, whatever.

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    Heidi

    There’s no need to set up shop across the street. They’re burning bibles, too. If it ain’t King James, it goes in the flames.

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    James Anderson

    Seen they’re burning every thing that’s not the King James Bible. Would they be up to burning to Constitution?

    Here in the states the Constitution is, thought to be,just as sacred.

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