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Title: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: Merticus on October 22, 2009, 09:30:15 am
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/6346662/North-Carolina-church-plans-Halloween-Bible-burning.html

North Carolina church plans Halloween Bible burning
Marc Grizzard, the pastor of Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, North Carolina, says that he and his congregation plan to burn Bibles on Halloween.
By Tom Chivers
Published: 12:39PM BST 16 Oct 2009


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FkbgeR8LKs

Marc Grizzard, of Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, North Carolina, says that the first King James translation of the Bible is the only true declaration of God’s word, and that all others are “satanic”.

Pastor Grizzard and 14 other members of the church plan to burn copies of the other “perversions” of Scripture on Halloween, 31 October.

The New Revised Version Bible, the American Standard Version Bible, and even the New King James Version are all pronounced to be works of the Devil by Pastor Grizzard and his followers.

Pastor Grizzard said: “I believe the King James version is God’s preserved, inspired, inerrant, infallible word of God… for English-speaking people.

“We are burning books that we believe to be Satanic.”

As well as inappropriate translations from the original Hebrew and Aramaic, the pastor and his associates will be burning books by various Christian authors, as well as music of every genre.

“[We will be burning] books by a lot of different authors who we consider heretics, such as Billy Graham, Rick Warren… the list goes on and on,” Pastor Grizzard told reporters.

Mother Teresa is also on the list of Satanic authors. The full list is available at the Amazing Grace Baptist Church's website.

Not all Canton residents are thrilled with the bonfire of the profanities. Judy Kirby, a local, said: “I think some of the newer versions make it easier for people to understand.”

The book-burning is hoped to be a social event, with a barbecue laid on for attendees. It is not clear whether the meat will be grilled over the heat of burning Gospels.


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: belovedofdeath on October 22, 2009, 11:01:02 am
That's right Mother Theresa, we know you secretly hated us.  >:(


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: Sunshine1626 on October 22, 2009, 02:23:11 pm
Marc Grizzard, of Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, North Carolina, says that the first King James translation of the Bible is the only true declaration of God’s word, and that all others are “satanic”.


Pastor Grizzard said: “I believe the King James version is God’s preserved, inspired, inerrant, infallible word of God… for English-speaking people.


As well as inappropriate translations from the original Hebrew and Aramaic, the pastor and his associates will be burning books by various Christian authors, as well as music of every genre.

Ironic, seeing as how the original translation had many, many errors - some of which occurred in translating God's word. Some sources list the original as having over 30,000 mistakes.


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: asteria on October 23, 2009, 10:11:42 am
Burning books should be a sin.


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: SilverRose on October 23, 2009, 10:51:14 am
it should be. Except for school books  ;D


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: belovedofdeath on October 23, 2009, 11:00:48 am
it should be. Except for school books  ;D

if it's an american history book or a book on history approved for use in an american public school, then yes, burn it.  the rest, however (stern look) should not.  i still have a LOT of my high school text books that i never returned (cough cough) because i wanted to read them later on.  all knowledge is worth having, so soak it up while you're at school, m'dear! <3


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: onelight on October 23, 2009, 11:43:11 am
See I live in the state this is crazy.


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: Boogabu on October 23, 2009, 02:21:38 pm
Very ironic, seeing as the King James version is the one tailored to match the Church of England's way of thinking - which may or may not (probably not) be true to the original text.


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: captian on October 24, 2009, 01:24:08 pm
     Hey let the guy and his church burn as many books and music as they want.Let them live in ignorance,unwilling to learn anything new,all the more for us.If that happened where i lived i would feel very conflicted.Part of me would want to protest with a water truck and hose the other part accepts their choice and their beliefs.Each to there own.
         Myself i love comparing different christian texts,especially when you first read genesis in hebrew all the bibles seem soooo wrong in there interpretation,but thats my opinion.
            Just remind me never to go to Canton,North Carolina,they might burn me!.    C.


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: SilverRose on October 24, 2009, 03:38:47 pm
shoot i got fam in the carolinas so they can suck it and go to purgatory..... ;D


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: asteria on October 26, 2009, 08:40:17 am
*highfives silverrose*


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: SilverRose on October 26, 2009, 11:08:13 am
high five oooohhhh...right! lol... 8)


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: asteria on October 27, 2009, 09:50:06 am
 :P


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: onelight on November 07, 2009, 12:58:16 pm
The burnings of the books didnt happen or he would have been find.


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: asteria on November 10, 2009, 10:02:45 am
How. Its there books.


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: Maloryn on November 10, 2009, 08:25:38 pm
Probably a general burn-ban to keep wildfires down... they generally don't make exceptions for particularly light and dangerous flammable options like the pages of books.

---Mal


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: GraVes on November 18, 2009, 08:33:34 pm
I'm sorry but I can't help but laughing at this. I mean here are Christians fighting other Christians. I mean how did this religion become the biggest on earth? They can't even get along with themselves lete alone others


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: SilverRose on November 19, 2009, 11:28:17 am
Well if you think about it they've been doin that forever i mean the crusades hello last time i checked slughtering other people espeacially the same religion is against the religion but they did it Religion is one of the things that is most fought about and it's the stupidest reason I would rather fight over something else that was actually semi imoertant or maybe just not fight at all.


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: Sunshine1626 on November 19, 2009, 01:19:54 pm
The same things can be said of the Hutu and the Tutsi. Or the Sunnis and the Shiites. Or for that matter the Nazis and the all the people they had killed. Whether or not people like to realize it, we're really close genetically. The DNA between any two people is at least 99% identical. But humans are trained to see differences in patterns.


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: belovedofdeath on November 19, 2009, 01:24:45 pm
The same things can be said of the Hutu and the Tutsi. Or the Sunnis and the Shiites. Or for that matter the Nazis and the all the people they had killed. Whether or not people like to realize it, we're really close genetically. The DNA between any two people is at least 99% identical. But humans are trained to see differences in patterns.

the sunnis and the shiites crack me up, because they agree on everything but they interpret like two or three lines differently...


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: SilverRose on November 19, 2009, 01:28:39 pm
it's all pretty dumb if you ask me i mean people just have to disagree about something don't they.


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: GraVes on November 19, 2009, 06:09:15 pm
yeah dumb is the best answer to all religions crimes


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: asteria on November 24, 2009, 10:14:43 am
its hopeless to even try to change them because it will just keep happening.


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: Sfinelli3 on November 24, 2009, 12:47:56 pm
All I have to say on the topic is "Farenheit 451"


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: Andarael on October 02, 2010, 10:49:41 am
There are many, many churches out there who believe that the KJV of the Bible is the only true Bible. I grew up in the Christian environment...My grandfather was a minister and I remember people getting into heated arguments over that. No one ever went so far as to burn anything though...Oh except for "secular" books and music that they deemed "satanic". How dangerous was that...burning tapes and (vinyl) records?

IMO, it's radical, stupid behavior.


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: RKCoon on October 02, 2010, 11:56:40 am
Old topic, but -- Personally I see no problem in burning something that is mass produced and used to mislead masses.  Seems to me that people are quick to forget - or simply refuse to realize - what the bible contains. We arent talking ancient texts or such, we are talking commonly produced books whose historical accuracy is questionable at best; coupled with the fact that they are sources of hatred, used precisely to inspire fear, hate, anger and suffering to those that dont fall in line with their insanity. This is the same with the koran and so many other religious texts out there.

Burn em all, I say.


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: SilverRose on October 04, 2010, 11:00:20 am
Yes, as far as religious texts go i couldn't care less whether they burned them or not.


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: LadyOfPales on October 05, 2010, 10:39:36 am
shouldn't they ironically be burning themselves?


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: SilverRose on October 07, 2010, 11:13:52 am
Good question.  ;D


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: Darklilone on October 07, 2010, 11:58:54 am
old post o.O so opinion is probably not going to really mean anything.but,

Personally, it's free will. if onewants to do something, they're going to do it.

I feel it is disrespectful to burn any religious work, regardless of your own personal beliefs. Each should respect their own and each others.
Your belief system means soemthing to you, it must. why else do people seek to defend and convert others to their beliefs? it holds merit and good things in ones life, so it means something to that person.
People want others to respect them, people don't like the idea of being converted or the whole "mine is holier than thou" point of view, so why no show others the same courtesy you'd want from them?

as mentioned, though, it's mass produced. it's not like burning a single book is going to end a religion. It's not the book or the pages, the physical material thing that's important. it's the belief held in it, the morals, the teachings and such. People (though apparently "shockingly" less than expected [as shown by a recent survey] not many and not accurately) in that religion will still have the belief, and should be willing to teach it.
Before pen and paper, the bible and other stories were passed orally, and i'm sure paper and such makes it easier, but people will continue to do what they feel they must when it comes to their religion.


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: K. Muraki on January 28, 2011, 05:07:45 pm
Old thread, but... Man, that headline made me laugh out loud. Ironic idiocy is ironic.

Okay, I've burned Jehovah's Witness books, but they're more of a cult than a religion. They practically brain-wash their members, use bullying and scare tactics on members who decide to move on, and if someone does manage to leave, their JW friends are ordered to shun them.

I've also burned a copy of "Twilight". :: Shifty Eyes::


Title: Re: North Carolina Church Plans Halloween Bible Burning
Post by: Alucard Collins on April 13, 2011, 01:30:17 am
Old thread, but... Man, that headline made me laugh out loud. Ironic idiocy is ironic.

Okay, I've burned Jehovah's Witness books, but they're more of a cult than a religion. They practically brain-wash their members, use bullying and scare tactics on members who decide to move on, and if someone does manage to leave, their JW friends are ordered to shun them.

I've also burned a copy of "Twilight". :: Shifty Eyes::

My compliments to you for burning Twilight! In my opinion, that's the real evil book.