Now, I'm a bit upset. We had two Christians complain about an answer, it got removed, and now I've had a nightmare of clean up to follow. On what biblical authority is there to say you can't suggest burning the bible?
If you're Catholic, you can point to an edict from the pope. However, if you're not, you must have a biblical reference - as in the Bible itself, that says, "thou shalt not burn this book" or similar.
I won't be holding my breath because I'm reasonably certain there isn't one...however, I'd love to know if there is a bible reference that says you're not supposed to burn the book.
as far as I know, nothing in the bible says its against the religion to burn it and as for the matter of respect thing come one, nowdays people respect very little, including themselves MAN made the bible, man wrote the bible, man can burn the bible when someone believs in the bible, most people respect them if someone wants to burn one, hardly anyone does BOTH sides should respect each other respects people for believing in something, respect people who dont although buring one if seen will probably cause a lot of controversy...that isnt needed people burn books all the time also, people should not have to swear by the bible in a court or anything, that is wrong if people dont respect other people for there beliefs, no ones getting anywere just pointless arguing and shoving religious opinions down peoples throughts thats my opinion, I stand by it.
I looked and looked but this is as close as I could get. Rev 22:18-19 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: (19) And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Burning the Bible is as insulting to Christians as burning the quran would be to muslims. . . . Which would cost your life in some Asian countrys. . .
*** "Burning the Bible is as insulting to Christians as burning the quran would be to muslims. . . . Which would cost your life in some Asian countrys. . ."
...I don't know if you intended this or not, but this comes across as an implied subtle threat.
The fact that defiling religious articles can get you killed in many parts of the world is reason enough to do it! Such fanaticism must be undermined in every way possible.
Well, considering that the Bible is a compilation of texts that existed prior to the compilation of the Bible, none of the authors could have even known their book would be compiled into something we call 'the Bible'...unless of course the Bible was inspired by a god who told them that.
skimming from genesis to revelation for evidence of that inspiration
Nope. None of the books say not to burn the Bible.
*** Rodney, that's a bad translation. *** Well as I said " it was as close as I could get".
I don't know if you intended this or not, but this comes across as an implied subtle threat. No it was not meant as a threat. I was just stating what would happens in some of the countries over there. . . I don't think most christians would do much to you. And I don't think all Muslims are that radical.
why in the world would you want to burn the Bible for, seriously, show some respect, if you are a person that dont care bout it or whatever show some respect to the ones that do and dont burn it, it is God's word, He put it there to help and guide us, its our instructions, why would you want to burn instructions
It's just a matter of respect, and one that Christians need to remember as much as others. I would object to people talking about burning a Bible, asI would object to anyone talking about burning other Holy Books. I can't add to rnealw's quote, though - I think it's about respect, not a Biblical edict.
Rodney, that's a bad translation. Why? It wasn't a book when revelations was written.
It was a letter, yes? From his dream where the Lord revealed to him the End of Days, etc, etc...so at best, a loose interpretation.
Close enough though that I'll accede the point, for that, thank you.
Not familiar with any verse that mentions that - I would think that would come under the heading 'respect' for God's word - when I drove an 18 wheeler and had a fire that burnt that tractor to the ground, my Bible emerged singed on the edges but not burnt - all else completely destroyed.
I don't know of anything in the bible that says not to burn it. Some might view it as a moral thing, though.
But it's all personal prefrence and opinions.