Oh no someone burned a book so lets get defensive and argue over it.
Seriously, I never understood why people get upset over book burnings, or even have the desire to burn books. The thing about that is, books are always being made, re-published and unless the master draft or the last remaining copy has been lost, stolen, or destroyed, there is going to always be a record and or draft to be re-printed by a person who wishes for it to be noticed. The only thing I can find to get upset about is if it's your own personal effect. You know, like bought it. Aside from that, I really don't see the point in all of it. Expressing? Ok, so you don't like to book or the idealism behind it...Don't read it. There's always something to take from it. I find destruction of any type, whether it be burning books, flags, etc for a "cause" rather ignorant and really doesn't give it a positive outlook on the whole thing. In all honesty, do you really want to give a hateful, ignorant outlook towards your cause? I don't care what the reason is, there are and always will be a better way to express your opinion. Especially since we're supposed to be in an age of high learning and development. I guess some really want to hark back to the "old days". Whether you burned a bible in front of me or some other "holy" object, I could care less. Unless, like I said, it was a personal effect. Then I would just be annoyed at the fact that I'd have to go buy another -.-