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International Burn a Bible Day

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posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 03:23 AM
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This is not a proposal of mine nor is it something that is currently being proposed. I am simply asking what you think about this? How do you believe Christians would respond?

As most of us know about a church in Florida where they have declared 'International Burn a Koran Day', I just wonder what they would think if there was an 'International Burn a Bible Day'. I highly doubt they would take too kindly to that.

They either need to stop their ignorance or learn the lesson of what it feels like when others attack religion. Christianity in America does not know what it is like to have to fight against any other beliefs, they would not know how to handle such an event.




posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 03:27 AM
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The LIVING Bible isn't called that just cause it sounds catchy.
And regardless what version of the Book you have, God's Word is alive.

Burning cannot, an never will conquer that.

So for those who want to burn it? Here's a lighter.

Funny that - speaking of burning books, the only books I ever remember being 'burnt' were books people feared. Feared because they might open a child (persons) mind to a new way of thinking.

So burn away... God forbid, in this world lacking peace and hope we try to keep something alive that supports loving even our enemies.

peace


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posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 03:30 AM
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In my opinion:

THOSE WHO BURN BOOKS WILL BURN MEN/WOMEN AS WELL!

There are examples through out history to proof this statement - especially 1933 - 1945.
I am a (born again) christian and I believe the Holy Bible as the Word inspired by GOD.



posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 03:34 AM
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Personally I think its fine to burn a book. While I hate the idea of societies burning them wholesale or banning them the way I see it if the individual owns that copy of the book they can do whatever they want with it.

As long as they aren't carting them from libraries (meaning they actually purchased them themselves and therefore own the copy anyway) or burning them on Muslim/Christian people's lawns I think its fine.

My favorite idea was from a while ago where atheists handed out porn for Bibles and called it smut for smut. That's giving porn a bad name though, because the Bible ALSO has a lot of violence, people being stoned, babies being killed in the name of God and such...

[edit on 25-7-2010 by Titen-Sxull]

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posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 03:39 AM
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Can you imagine how much pollution that would create? How many trees cut to make pages for bibles? Why not use that paper for something else like drawing, wiping table off or even as toilet paper and send it to recycle. You should think pro actively.



posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 03:44 AM
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Personally, I don't believe in the burning of any written materials whether I agree with them or not. For ages, people have been striving to learn to read, write and gain knowledge. I see that burning books is a both a step backwards and a slap in the face of every person who fought to give the common man literacy and the right to keep knowledge.

But, I won't stop a person from burning a book as long as it falls within the boundaries of the law. An arson charge is the last thing I'd want to see anyone nabbed on. Something like that will haunt you for the rest of your life since you'll be classified as an arson on every LEO record you can think of.



posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 03:45 AM
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Originally posted by silo13
reply to post by Misoir
 


The LIVING Bible isn't called that just cause it sounds catchy.
And regardless what version of the Book you have, God's Word is alive.

Burning cannot, an never will conquer that.

So for those who want to burn it? Here's a lighter.

Funny that - speaking of burning books, the only books I ever remember being 'burnt' were books people feared. Feared because they might open a child (persons) mind to a new way of thinking.

So burn away... God forbid, in this world lacking peace and hope we try to keep something alive that supports loving even our enemies.

peace


[edit on 25-7-2010 by silo13]


...And butchering, burning and torturing those who don't believe.



posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 03:47 AM
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Burn all you want. The word of the Almighty does not live in that book alone. It lives within our hearts. You may burn the book but you will have to burn me as well to destroy the words of our Creator.

Not only that, you will have to burn everyone else who believes in the words of the Almighty.

That burning is only symbolic of your hatred and how far you had descended from our Creator's hopes for humanity and Him. I can only pity you and seek for His mercy to you, for justice to the cries of the harmed by the likes of you belongs only to our Creator....



posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 03:51 AM
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Sheesh... I knew you people were dumb but it really doesn't make me feel good when you tout it.

I never said I would burn the book genius!
I only asked what people thought and what Christians would think if it did occur since Christianity is now hell bent on attacking Islam.

Get a clue!



posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 04:00 AM
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What I had written would be felt by many of the religious from other religions as well over your 'intentions', presumed or otherwised.

That book or books are only material things. It is that which lays within us that is more critical, and it is the spiritual which no one can steals or destroy if the faith is strong.

Any burnings or disrespect to such material things are only symbolic of anothers hatred, nothing more.

As you wish to show your diesrespect and hatred, should others treat you any differently?

I hope I had been able to illuminate your comprehension, even a bit.



posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 04:05 AM
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Let me elaborate for you on this subject.

Most of you on here defending Christianity keep repeating the same thing, "The Bible is only a material book, the real meaning is in our hearts."

I know that! The purpose behind someone with intelligence burning the book knows that just burning a book means absolutely nothing it is the symbolism that they would be seeking. By burning that book it means the absolute condemnation of everything that book says, stands for and means to people.

Understand now?



posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 04:11 AM
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I am glad I've had gotten through to you and hope so to others.

It's not only Christianity that I am defending. It is the words of our Creator that the insignificant me is defending as well, words of which can be found in every mainstream religion on Earth. Second line.



posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 04:24 AM
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Misor, you and I are on the same page. Forgive me for using you as an example, but you did start the OP espacially with such a title, for me to respond to others who may be thinking only of supporting that title.

In your OP, your true concerns were about the ignorant performing such stupid acts and may not be prepared for the backlash.

All I can say is that they may be prepared, and would even welcome it. Hatred cannot co-exist with love. It is not with love that they performed such acts, but with hatred.

They will be willing to sacrifice others, the sheep for roasting, and they must be stopped, not by force, but by illumination to gain clarity on their errors. Our Creator needs no human sacrifices, but those animals do.

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posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 04:32 AM
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I had a book of mine burnt once. It was a perfectly harmless book, essentially a coffee-table book about a tropical country popular with Western tourists. However, it contained a number of photographs of Hindu gods and a sympathetic description of various Hindu and animist rites performed by some of the country's ethnic groups.

A lady of my acquaintance, whom I hadn't seen in years because we lived in different countries at the time, had got herself involved with a crazy American church in the country she had moved to. She showed my book to her pastor, who read the relevant sections and photos and declared them blasphemous and demonic. So they held a church meeting and solemnly set fire to the lady's copy of my book. They prayed for my soul over the ashes before scattering them to the winds.

I heard about all this a few months later and was, of course, ticked pink. Such an unexpected distinction, to have my book burned by religious fanatics! Undeserved though it was, I revelled in it.

I met her seven or eight years afterwards; she invited me home to dinner with her family. After dinner, over coffee, I reminded her about it. By then her early zeal had somewhat moderated and she was acutely embarrassed, but gamely justified herself anyway. These people are shameless.



posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 04:47 AM
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1. Burning books is so 1939 like and are a idea taken from Germany.

2. Falling down to your "enemy"´s level, do not make your smart, it makes you look like an idiot.

3. Use your brain not your hate...

Best regards

Loke.



posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 04:52 AM
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Here is something for you Christian bible lunatics to swallow.


Mark 3:29 in the Holy Bible, "Whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin." Jesus will forgive you for just about anything, but he won't forgive you for denying the existence of the Holy Spirit. Ever.


www.blasphemychallenge.com...




I, Branden ________, knowing that by saying these following words will never be forgiven for my 'sins'. I openly and happily denounce and detest of the mythical being known as God, Allah and Yahweh. I also openly denounce Jesus of Nazareth, Abraham and Muhammad. And last but certainly not least, I denounce the Holy Spirit. I shall never be enslaved to the anti-intellectual thoughts, practices and materials that serve anything to do with God the Father, God the Son or God the Holy Spirit.



posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 05:57 AM
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Misor, whatever you chosed to call others who have religious faiths, do know that whatever you do, you do it on your own free will. You alone are responsible for your life's actions.

No one else can live your life. At the end of it daily, you answer your own actions to our common Creator, not to or from any of us. You are still a human life, created by our Creator, and our fellow brother of Divine Creation. May His light shine upon you.

Peace.

Edit to add: I am compelled to add this just for you. Had I had been a female, it would be more resonating. But I am a heterogenous male, still it is about love from our Creator who would never abandon his creations, and never after the great flood, a song that you may wish to consider before going to the 'other side'

Foolish lullaby - Laura Branigan.

[edit on 25-7-2010 by SeekerofTruth101]



posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 07:20 AM
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Sheesh... I knew you people were dumb but it really doesn't make me feel good when you tout it.
Here is something for you Christian bible lunatics to swallow.


So it looks pretty clear you started this thread just to have an open opportunity to thumb your nose at others beliefs and insult your fellow ATS'ers.

Not cool


As for your nice little diatribe denouncing Christ and the Holy Spirit?
Good job practicing free will.

But seriously, why go to so much trouble, lol, denouncing something you don't believe in in the first place?

You my friend sound very, very afraid.


peace



posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 07:24 AM
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If I happened to be stuck in a survival situation on the designated day, where I was freezing whilst lacking fuel for a fire perhaps I would chuck that bad boy on.

Other than that I wouldn't burn any book, whether it be the bible or one of Katie Price AKA Jordan's awful biographies.



posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 07:50 AM
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Am not a believer/follower of western religions.
But the simple answer is that christians would be outraged by such an act.
But why lower yourselves to commit such an act ? It would make you the same as those you condemn for destroying the religious writings of others and only serve to add to the misery in the world.. Better to rise above such behavior and show compassion for ones fellow human beings..







 
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