“Christian Taliban” to Host Halloween Book and Music Burning

The Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Asheville, North Carolina will be spending this Halloween burning books and music its deemed Satan’s work – including all non-King James versions of the Bible. Attendees will enjoy barbeque chicken and all the sides while they burn works written by the Pope and Mother Teresa among others. Pastor Marc Grizzard says there is a spiritual basis for book burnings.

Book burnings are, at least in this writer’s opinion, truly emblematic of oppression. The church’s call to purge materials brings up to mind some pretty disturbing moments in history, including recollections of Nazi burning and, more recently, the destruction of the Sarajevo National Library. If you ask me, there are a million and one better ways to spend Halloween – including celebrating the right to read by checking out spooky stories from the local library.

It is not clear where the church acquired the books it intends to burn.

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5 Responses to “Christian Taliban” to Host Halloween Book and Music Burning

  1. teacherninja says:

    Some people just have way too much time on their hands. Silly twits.

  2. Sam says:

    Really smart move idiots, have a bonfire and burn religious works on Samhain, to celebrate Féile na Marbh and Nos Galan Gaeaf. I appreciate this church doing this- great way to honor Morrigan and Dagda.

    A bonfire on 31 October is a traditional ‘pagan’ way to begin druidic ceremonies. Polytheistic Celtshave bonfire rituals, observing the old tradition of bonfires, which celebrants walk or dance around as a ritual of purification.

    According to Celtic lore, Samhain is a time when the boundaries between the world of the living and the world of the dead become thinner, allowing spirits and other supernatural entities to pass between the worlds to socialize with humans. It is also a time for deeply communing with the deities.

    So go ahead, Southern Baptists, burn the books and music to “drive Satan out”. Drive him out and make room for the old Gods to come back and reclaim what your kind stole from them.

    (I do believe in the Christian ideal of God, but as a practicing Druidic Christian, I also believe in the presence of OTHER Gods as well.)

  3. Helen says:

    Wow! They’re telling us! Man! Now I’ll NEVER read those books because those wondeful people burned them!

  4. How disgusting. I hate being associated with the name “Christian” because of whackjobs like these! What horrible influence on their children :*(

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