If you thought you heard it all, wait for this: an American Pastor of a Baptist Church is going to burn bibles on this year’s Halloween! He thinks that the only “inerrant” and inspired bible is the King James version and all other versions of the bible are of the devil, or Satanic as he puts it. He plans to burn copies of different versions of the bible, books by many Christian authors such as Billy Graham, Rick Warren, etc.., and music by all sort of artists.
The whole church will have a party and a barbecue around the fire. They are inviting the whole community to join them in their holy sacrifice ceremony! Needless to say though that this church has a huge membership: 12! Yes twelve!
A friendlier burning ‘ceremony’ I suppose. In the past we used to burn witches, didn’t we? I like my NRSV though. The Greek New Testament is often handy (not sure if this one is on the list), but also the Romanian translation now and again. I am not sure that Pastor Grizzard could read the Bible in other language, because if he did I am sure he might think again about what fuel he might use for this year’s Halloween barbecue.
Suggestions for books to burn are welcome!
The ‘grace Baptist church’ announced that ‘burning’ was a great success! Well actually they were hiding in a house overwhelmed by protesters and the rain! Here you will find their glowing report! If you scroll down the page you will see the reasons for burning the said books. you will also see that the pastor’s reasoning is from ignorance rather than careful research, hermenutical analyses, or knowledge! As I presumed in the original post he has no knowledge of biblical languages or any other language but English (and that one probably limited to his dialect).