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Halloween Book Burnings In North Carolina

 
 
Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 01:58 pm
I thought this might be a hoax story, but when I Googled it, several of the news wires are also carrying it.

http://rawstory.com/2009/10/n-c-church-to-burn-satans-books-including-works-of-mother-theresa/

Excerpt:


North Carolina church to burn ‘Satan’s books,’ including works of Mother Teresa

By Kathleen Miller
Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 -- 11:50 am
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A Baptist Church near Asheville, N.C., is hosting a "Halloween book burning" to purge the area of "Satan's" works, which include all non-King James versions of the Bible, popular books by many religious authors and even country music.

The website for the Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, N.C., says there are "scriptural bases" for the book burning. The site quotes Acts 19:18-20: "And many that believed, came and confessed and shewed their deeds. Many of them also which used curious arts, brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed."

Church leaders deem Good News for Modern Man, the Evidence Bible, the New International Version Bible, the Green Bible and the Message Bible, as well as at least seven other versions of the Bible as "Satan's Bibles," according to the website. Attendees will also set fire to "Satan's popular books" such as the work of "heretics" including the Pope, Mother Teresa, Billy Graham and Rick Warren.

 
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 02:11 pm
@Butrflynet,
Here's a link to the church's website with a complete list of items to be burned and their reasons why:

http://amazinggracebaptistchurchkjv.com/Download99.html
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 03:21 pm
@Butrflynet,
Their website is locked up from over hitting. Probably most people cant believe that these douche bags are for real.
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ebrown p
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 03:23 pm
This was hashed over years ago... my answer is still the same.

They are burning their own books-- how is this not an example of free religious expression.

farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 03:30 pm
@ebrown p,
Yes but they are not doing it absent a microphone or camera. I think the actual act of burning these books is not the point they are making, otherwise, why do it as a public act?\

THey are still douche bags dont you agree?
dyslexia
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 03:32 pm
@farmerman,
from their web site;
Quote:
We will be serving Bar-b-Que Chicken, fried chicken, and all the sides.
ebrown p
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 03:34 pm
@farmerman,
And your point is? Anyone has a right to make a public statement (and ironically, here we are in a public forum giving them exactly what they want).

This seems a pretty minor thing... live and let live. There are lots of things right now that I find far more worrying and upsetting-- tea baggers for example.


farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 03:38 pm
@ebrown p,
Only after it was released via the Church .
Im not delimiting their First Amendment Rights. I am merely exercising mine by calling them douche bags.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 03:42 pm
I don't recall Jesus eating barbecue, and yet they are serving this godless dish. A pox on them.
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LionTamerX
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 03:45 pm
@dyslexia,
Quote:
from their web site;
Quote: We will be serving Bar-b-Que Chicken, fried chicken, and all the sides.


Ta hell with their dogma, I'm hungry. I wonder if they would be offended by my Setanta inspired tee shirt that reads " King James was a homo" ?
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 03:51 pm
@LionTamerX,
Then he woulda been Queen James
rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 04:02 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

Then he woulda been Queen James

Ha Smile
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ebrown p
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 04:04 pm
Who here thinks that burning Billy Graham books is a bad thing?
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 04:06 pm
@ebrown p,
ebrown p wrote:

Who here thinks that burning Billy Graham books is a bad thing?



Burning books is a bad thing.
djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 04:07 pm
@edgarblythe,
agreeing with edgar

turning a blind eye to any book burning can lead to a very slippery slope
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 04:12 pm
@ebrown p,
ebrown p wrote:
Who here thinks that burning Billy Graham books is a bad thing?


They're books.

It is bad to burn books.

The end.
ebrown p
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 04:20 pm
@ehBeth,
Why?

They are easily reproducible bunches of pieces of paper with words printed on them. Burning them doesn't hurt anyone (and since each copy sold results in profit for the writer, burning them could help someone).

Burning books itself is a act of expression-- an exercise of the very freedom at the core of American values and protected by the first Amendment.
ebrown p
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 04:23 pm
@djjd62,
Quote:
agreeing with edgar

turning a blind eye to any book burning can lead to a very slippery slope


Funny thing... the book burners clearly don't want you to turn a blind eye.

This sounds like a win-win situation.
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 04:26 pm
@ebrown p,
Quote:
This sounds like a win-win situation.


So, by burning a bunch of books is their way of demonstrating how evil book burning really is? OOOHHH I GET IT.


They are reallly BIG douche bags
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 04:33 pm
@ebrown p,
ebrown p wrote:

Why?

They are easily reproducible bunches of pieces of paper with words printed on them. Burning them doesn't hurt anyone (and since each copy sold results in profit for the writer, burning them could help someone).

Burning books itself is a act of expression-- an exercise of the very freedom at the core of American values and protected by the first Amendment.



Yes, we do protect the freedom to be a complete piece of ****. Very much so.

These guys are right up there with the neo-nazis, we protect them too.

Cycloptichorn
 

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