Lately we have been discussing the very important issue of irony, among other things. There’s been no small amount of tension. I regret tension because it inhibits learning.

Well, we all need a break every now and again, something to smile about, something to join hands around, something to protest as it were. So, in the spirit of the good fun and humor, I present you this Halloween Gift:

Amazing Grace Baptist Church (Canton, NC): Book Burning Not Cancelled!

Great Preaching and Singing

We are burning Satan’s bibles like the NIV, RSV, NKJV, TLB, NASB, ESV, NEV, NRSV, ASV, NWT, Good News for Modern Man, The Evidence Bible, The Message Bible, The Green Bible, etc. These are perversions of God’s Word.

We will also be burning Satan’s music such as country, rap, rock, pop, heavy metal, western, soft and easy, southern gospel, contemporary Christian, jazz, soul, oldies but goodies, etc.

We will also be burning Satan’s popular books written by heretics Bruce Metzger, Billy Graham, Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, John McArthur, James Dobson, Charles Swindoll, John Piper, Chuck Colson, Tony Evans, Oral Roberts, Jimmy Swagart, Mark Driscol, Franklin Graham, Bill Bright, Tim Lahaye, Paula White, T.D. Jakes, Benny Hinn, Joyce Myers, Brian McLaren, James White, Robert Schuller, Rob Bell, Erwin McManus, Donald Miller, Shane Claiborne, Brennan, Manning, William Young, Will Graham, and many more.

We are not burning Bibles written in other languages that are based on the TR. We are not burning the Tyndale, Geneva or other translations that are based on the TR.

We will be serving fried chicken, and all the sides.

Well, I’m glad to know there will be fried chicken!

HT: Jennifer Taylor

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1   Pastorboy    http://crninfo.wordpress.com
October 30th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Darn, I was hoping for a weeny roast and some smores.

Course, it is not a baptist meeting if 1. the plate is not passed and 2. There is no fried chicken served.

2   Brendt Waters    http://www.csaproductions.com/blog/
October 30th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

1) Now, Jerry, let’s be fair. They’re not burning books by “Mark Driscol”. They’re burning books by “Mark Driskol”.

2) Gotta love this. It’s so staggering that I can’t do it justice by criticizing it:

This event is not open to the public. Only our members and those by special invitation from the pastor are welcome. All others are tresspassing, this includes the media.

3) This guy left Tennessee Temple because it was too liberal.

3   Brendt Waters    http://www.csaproductions.com/blog/
October 30th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Given the name of this church, I hope you weren’t considering this post to be a break from irony. ;-)

4   Brendt Waters    http://www.csaproductions.com/blog/
October 30th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

32 self-links on this page (not counting the menu). Ed Itor needs to take lessons.

5   Jerry    http://www.dangoldfinch.wordpress.com
October 30th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

It was ‘Driskol’, yes. I wanted to spare them any embarrassment.

John, I served under a preacher one time who, despite his numerous coronaries, was a fried chicken freak. lol. what is it with preachers and fried chicken?

6   Pastorboy    http://crninfo.wordpress.com
October 30th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

I worked in a church where they served Fried Chicken with pineapple and mayonaise sandwiches.

Everything on Sunday nights was fried, except some of the vegetables. Those were mostly boiled into mush.

I never got so large anyplace in my life. 8)

7   Pastorboy    http://crninfo.wordpress.com
October 30th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

I wonder if Chad would get a personal invitation there?

He better not bring his Willimon books.

8   Brendt Waters    http://www.csaproductions.com/blog/
October 30th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Jerry (#5)

I wanted to spare them any embarrassment.

That ship sailed a looooooooooooooooooooooong time ago.

9   Neil    
October 30th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

After reading the list of Satanic music – what’s left?

10   Kevin I    http://ominousknife.com
October 30th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

I wonder if it’s called “Amazing Grace Baptist Church” because if you can find grace there, you’d be amazed…

11   Phil Miller    http://pmwords.blogspot.com
October 30th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

I’ve always suspected Southern Gospel was Satan’s music…

It’s good to have my suspicion confirmed!

12   nathan    
October 30th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Amazing Grace Church…if you find grace here, you can find it anywhere!

kinda like J-mac’s church, “Grace Community”…

which even other fundies in his town find laughable about that church…

and on all three points…
1. the claim they embody/proclaim Grace
(oh, the first hand stories)

2. the claim that they embody/exemplify Community
(if #1 = fail, then #2 = fail)
3. the claim that what is gathered there is marked by grace and graciousness.
(Epic Fail)

13   nathan    
October 30th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

i’m just speechless…

i just re-read the site…

J-Mac is officially a heretic at that place…

the scriptural argument about book burning is…wow!

it’s almost like a sacrament to them…

they might have well said, “Jesus burned books, so we burn books.”

so awesome.

didn’t somebody say somewhere that when we allow for book burning, burning people follows behind?

14   Pastorboy    http://crninfo.wordpress.com
October 30th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

Michael Servatus might be there in Spirit.

15   Neil    
October 30th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Kevin

re: 10 – brilliant!

Neil

16   KyleinWI    
October 30th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

Here is a show about this church and KJVer’s. Or a Chris Arzen calls them King James Onlyist Gone Wild!

http://sharpens.blogspot.com/2009/10/james-r-white-king-james-only-gone-wild.html

James R. White: King James Only Gone Wild!: A Response to the Scheduled Bible & Book Burning in North Carolina

17   nathan    
October 30th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

@14…

pb, that was funny.

18   Julie    http://www.loneprairie.net
October 31st, 2009 at 12:30 am

Is that for real? Or is it a joke?

I can barely believe it…

19   Rick Frueh    http://judahslion.blogspot.com/
October 31st, 2009 at 7:40 am

We will also be burning Satan’s music such as country, rap, rock, pop, heavy metal, western, soft and easy, southern gospel, contemporary Christian, jazz, soul, oldies but goodies, nonsense humming, toe tapping, iambic pentameter speaking, demonic pan flute melodies, background movie music, enchanting mall music, Christian camp choruses, and after all this burning we have every confidence that Satan will get the message and stop.

We will also be burning Satan’s popular books written by heretics Bruce Metzger, Billy Graham, Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, John McArthur, James Dobson, Charles Swindoll, John Piper, Chuck Colson, Tony Evans, Oral Roberts, Jimmy Swagart, Mark Driscol, Franklin Graham, Bill Bright, Tim Lahaye, Paula White, T.D. Jakes, Benny Hinn, Joyce Myers, Brian McLaren, James White, Robert Schuller, Rob Bell, Erwin McManus, Donald Miller, Shane Claiborne, Brennan, Manning, William Young, Will Graham, Chris Lyons, All the crninfo posts, The works of Lennin, Mao, parts of Mein Kampf, Dr. Suess, The works of Plato Aristotle, and Socrates, and we will have a special “magnesium fire” for the entire Following Judah’s Lion blog along with red, white, and blue flames!

Come expecting good things: the food will be plenty, the hatred will be visceral, the self righteousness will be overflowing, and everyone will leave victorious, knowing we have defeated Satan and all his massive hordes!

* We are still in need of nursery workers.

20   kenn    
November 2nd, 2009 at 6:06 pm

You mean the Amazing Grace Baptist site isn’t a Landover Baptist style parody site? The folks at Landover and Lark News could learn a thing or two from a really whacked out, nutjob fundie. Is there anything that wasn’t burned at their Halloween Burn-a-thon?

21   Jerry    http://www.dongoldfish.wordpress.com
November 2nd, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Evidently, it rained.