It Makes Perfect Sense

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Stacy Torres – Feb 18, 1:37 PM
Brockport, PA – Yesterday afternoon, Jon Pranic braved the cold and light flurries to light a small bonfire. The reason for the bonfire? To burn some Bibles. “One of the biggest events from my childhood,” Mister Pranic states, “was how revolted I was when I learned about Giordano Bruno.” Giordano Bruno was a Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician and astronomer who was burned at the stake for heresy on February 17, 1600.

Mister Pranic will soon post photos of the fire on his blog, Giordano’s Ghost, which can be found at giordanosghost.blogstate.com.

“I see burning these Bibles,” Mister Pranic continued, “as a way to remind us of the untold thousands who have been murdered by Christian fanatics over the millennia.”

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  1. Avatar Wednesday [PJ] ((LoA))

    Burning any books, to me, is abominable. Books are treasures, no matter what they symbolise.

  2. Avatar Tesseract

    Ugh. And so we continue toward a blind and toothless society.

    Just as there are those who follow Islam who are innocent of the abominations carried out in Allah’s name, the same goes for Christians and Christianity.

    Burning Bibles or Qurans only serve to sustain hatred. They don’t bring any of the slain back.

  3. Avatar oneoveralpha

    Exactly.

  4. Avatar Tesseract

    He, he… I checked saturday’s forecast for Gainesville, FL and saw that there’s a 30% chance for Thunderstorms. Wouldn’t it be lovely if it rained just at the right moment?

  5. Avatar Concerned Reader

    I’m going to collect every history book ever printed and burn them all to remind everyone that humans are dicks, and have been for millennia.

  6. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    So, this is a true story? Thanks for sharing.

    And yep, we humans do some stupid things, but we also do some beautiful and enduring things as well.

  7. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    haha, Concerned! I hadn’t read the news story, only heard a summary. Tesseract, this is a good recounting, with the opposing team as victims.

  8. Avatar smdasilva {LoA}

    Why don’t we burn Bibles to protest the fighting in Northern Ireland? Or kill some sacred cows to protest the wars between India and Pakistan? Or torch some bonzai trees to protest the bombing of Pearl Harbor?

    Can’t we all just get along? Burning the Quran is just stupid and hateful and is going to get innocent people killed on both sides.

  9. Avatar Pyropunk 51 (PPP LoA)

    damn tree killers!

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