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A book burning party for Halloween


It’s been a couple of weeks since we heard about a book burning but the Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, North Carolina, has solved that problem. They’re planning an old fashioned book burning party on Halloween where some bibles will be torched. They only go by the King James Bible so other versions will be set on fire. They’ll also be burning “Satan’s music such as country, rap, rock, pop, heavy metal, western, soft and easy, southern gospel, contemporary Christian, jazz, soul (and) oldies.”

I haven’t got a problem with them burning country music, especially Garth Brooks, but it’s harsh to burn all ‘oldies’ – that quite a wide ranging genre.

The church’s website is one of the funniest/scariest things I have ever seen. They have a section called ‘Ungodly Country Music’ – poor old Shania Twain and who said Bon Jovi was a country band? Amazingly, there is also a section on ‘Ungodly Athletes’ – poor Chris Evert although they might be right about Dennis Rodman.

Question – if digital books and Kindle things take over the world in the next couple of decades what will book burners burn?

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Richard Davies

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