For a long time, I supported the early 90's church burnings. I've burnt a few bibles in my younger, rebellious days. I've since then come to change my stance on it. To me, it used to be the ultimate blasphemy. The grandest possible way one could say to another: "fuck everything you believe". While this is still somewhat true, I think the approach is flawed for a number of reasons.
While I'm clearly not by any means a Christian or otherwise religious person, I find it acenine to destroy their book of doctrine, even if they are in morbid abundance. For one, I believe one should at least read the bible before criticizing it (I've only read Genesis and Revelation all the way through). Two wrongs don't make a right. Sure we've had plenty of great literature/art/metal destroyed by crusaders, neo-cons, overprotective moms, but burning a bible solves nothing. Disrespecting their values, message, and let's face it -- culture does nothing to gain acceptance for our own. It should be looked down upon as an embarrassment to the metal community. Bibles are not the culprit. Anyone who is weak minded enough to become enslaved by organized religion will have been swept up by something else, if not the opiate-like embrace of the Judeo-Christian God's love and forgiveness and promise of eternal life. I watched the interview with Averse Sefira where they talk about church burnings. I'm a little disappointed. While I do find that perhaps the church got what was coming to them, it was a feudal attempt to bring about a change that will never happen. I understand that throughout the dark ages, in the churches endeavors to conquer the earth and make catholicism the dominant religion, cultures were homogenized and peoples were enslaved and mass-murdered, pursuing revenge now just furthers bitterness, hatred, and ignorance. It's just like the African-Americans that hold a grudge on ALL white people for slavery and demand reparations. I don't owe those people a fucking dime and if they ask they'll get a boot to the fucking face.
I guess all I'm saying is this: hating Christians is dumb.