History Main / BookBurning

8th Oct '17 9:13:56 PM colBoh
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** This Biblical text was used as justification for publicly burning "Beatles trash" in the Bible Belt in 1966, after Music/JohnLennon made his unfortunate remark about the band being BiggerThanJesus. Parodied by Creator/EricIdle (Film, above).

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** This Biblical text was used as justification for publicly burning "Beatles trash" in the Bible Belt in 1966, after Music/JohnLennon made his unfortunate remark about the band being BiggerThanJesus. Parodied by Creator/EricIdle (Film, (under Live-Action Films, above).
2nd Oct '17 12:42:22 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In the fourth episode, Bad Kaeloo tosses a bunch of dirty magazines and comic books onto a pile and burns all of them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'':
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In the fourth episode, Bad Kaeloo tosses a bunch of dirty magazines and comic books onto a pile and burns all of them.them.
** When the main four go camping in the episode "Let's Play Treasure Hunt", Mr. Cat, who is too lazy to find actual firewood to start a campfire, burns Stumpy's comic books instead.
1st Oct '17 12:41:59 PM VicGeorge2011
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* The Grey Smurfs in ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' comic book story "The Smurf Threat" burn all of Papa Smurf's spell books in order to keep him from finding the spell to make the Grey Smurfs vanish.

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* The Grey Gray Smurfs in ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' comic book story "The Smurf Threat" Menace" burn all of Papa Smurf's spell books in order to keep him from finding the spell to make the Grey Gray Smurfs vanish.
30th Sep '17 8:41:25 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In the fourth episode, Bad Kaeloo tosses a bunch of dirty magazines and comic books onto a pile and burns all of them.
18th Sep '17 9:12:01 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series' backstory, the Alessian Order was a [[FantasticRacism rabidly anti-Elven]] [[TheChurch religious sect]] which established a [[TheTheocracy Theocracy]] that wielded nearly as much power as the Emperor at its height. They destroyed any [[OurElvesAreBetter Elven]] writings or cultural items (especially those of the Ayleids who had previously [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil enslaved mankind]]) that they could get their hands on. Their success in this regard eventually made it so that [[WrittenByTheWinners only the Imperial account of events surrounding the Alessian Revolt]] survived. The Order then suffered this as well at the end of the War of Righteousness, which saw their headquarters (along with the libraries and records) destroyed.
16th Sep '17 11:53:23 AM VicGeorge2011
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** In the apocryphal [[Literature/BooksOfMaccabees book of 1st Maccabees]], scrolls that contained the Law of Moses were forcibly burned, and anyone who was found having them were put to death.
10th Sep '17 12:48:20 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheMortalStorm'': Viktor is a Jewish professor still in Germany at the time of the Nazi takeover. The true terror of his situation is brought home to him when he sees a gang of Nazi goons burning books in the courtyard outside his classroom.
26th Jun '17 8:06:17 PM MagiMecha
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* In ''ComicBook/SecretEmpire'', once HYDRA has taken control of America, they destroy the history books to be replaced with those more aligned with HYDRA (specifically Steve Rogers' point of view). An issue of ''Deadpool'' has HYDRA soldiers busting into a comic book shop and destroying issues of Captain America's first appearance.
2nd Jun '17 1:19:34 AM BoredMe
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*** It very much should be noted that this attitude towards books was ''not'' widespread in Europe at the time. Indeed, herein lies a [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstruction]] of this mentality: Spain went from being Europe's powerhouse in Cervantes's lifetime to being considered a backwards weakling just 100 years after his death. This attitude towards books and learning went a long way to make that happen....
3rd May '17 7:12:58 PM Fireblood
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* ''[[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook That Mitchell and Webb Sound]]:'' One sketch states this is what Tesco does with all the books it doesn't convince kids to buy. One employee points out, at length, how mean, overcomplicated and pointless the whole affair is, but his co-worker just shrugs him off, and goes back to shovelling several thousand ''Very Hungry Caterpillars'' into the furnace.

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* ''[[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook That Mitchell and Webb Sound]]:'' One sketch states this is what Tesco does with all the books it doesn't convince kids to buy. One employee points out, at length, how mean, overcomplicated and pointless the whole affair is, but his co-worker just shrugs him off, and goes back to shovelling shoveling several thousand ''Very Hungry Caterpillars'' into the furnace.



** In prior centuries, books condemned by the Catholic Church (plus Protestant denominations) were also burned in many cases.

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** In prior centuries, books condemned by the Catholic Church (plus Protestant denominations) were also burned at times. Thankfully it has gone out of fashion in many cases. most cases.
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