A Baptist Church in Canton, NC is hosting a good old fashioned "Halloween book burning" in order to purge the area of Satan's works, which include all non-King James versions of the Bible, popular books by many religious authors and even country music.
In all fairness, I am not religious (and could do without most country music) and therefore am less concerned about the burning of religious texts than I am books like Huckleberry Finn, but it would seem to me that the burning of any book is a little ridiculous and just flat-out stupid.
After all, why would anyone want to engage in a practice that is synonymous with the Nazis? What’s next? Tiny little mustaches and three day jaunts through Belgium?
According to the church’s website (which was taken down once the media reported on how stupid these people are), attendees will also set fire to "Satan's popular books" such as the work of "heretics" including the Pope, Mother Teresa and Billy Graham.
Again, I’m not a fan of the world of religious literature (though I have read The Bible in its entirety three times , which is more than can probably be said for most of the FOURTEEN parishioners of this lunatic church), but is the burning of Mother Teresa’s book really necessary?
The best news of all is that in addition to burning books, the church will be serving "bar-b-que chicken, fried chicken and all the sides."
Apparently doing the good Lord’s work can make a lunatic hungry.
In an effort to probe this congregation’s line of thinking a little deeper and achieve a better understanding of their lunacy, I will be mailing them a copy of SOMETHING MISSING today, requesting a close reading of the text and some expert analysis in order to determine if my book is also Satanic in nature.
This should be fun.