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7th Jun '18 8:07:09 AM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': One of the reasons that history is fuzzy (besides [[WrittenByTheWinners the Vorin Hierocracy rewriting books to match their dogma]]) is because [[GodOfEvil Odium]] and his [[EldritchAbomination Unmade]] spent much of their time destroying historical documents. In one of Dalinar's visions it's mentioned that Yelig-nar broke into Nohadon's chancery and slaughtered his wordsmen, Re-Shephir is found in a destroyed library, and Odium himself blasts Dalinar's copy of ''The War of Kings'' [[EvilIsPetty just because Dalinar found comfort in the book]]. It's to the point that the old Knights Radiant [[spoiler:invented a way of encoding information into specially-carved gems]] in an effort to save as much as they could.

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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': One of the reasons that history is fuzzy (besides [[WrittenByTheWinners the Vorin Hierocracy rewriting books to match their dogma]]) is because [[GodOfEvil Odium]] and his [[EldritchAbomination Unmade]] spent much of their time destroying historical documents. In one of Dalinar's visions it's mentioned that Yelig-nar broke into Nohadon's chancery and slaughtered his wordsmen, Re-Shephir is found in a destroyed library, and Odium himself blasts Dalinar's copy of ''The War Way of Kings'' [[EvilIsPetty just because Dalinar found comfort in the book]]. It's to the point that the old Knights Radiant [[spoiler:invented a way of encoding information into specially-carved gems]] in an effort to save as much as they could.
27th Mar '18 10:58:15 PM OgreProdigy
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* ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' has an Omnian priest that has trouble with his faith because he can't help but notice all the little discrepancies in their canon, though he looks to his holy book for guidance. Later he's stuck with a possibly-vampirized Granny Weatherwax in a dark forest, looks to his book for help, and... makes a great light, marking his greater confidence in himself and his faith.

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* ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' has an Omnian priest that has trouble with his faith because he can't help but notice all the little discrepancies in their canon, though he looks to his holy book for guidance. Later he's stuck with a possibly-vampirized Granny Weatherwax in a dark forest, looks to his book for help, and... makes a great light, marking his greater confidence the point in himself and his faith. the story where [[TakingALevelInBadass he no longer needs the book for guidance.]]
22nd Mar '18 9:12:25 PM darkemyst
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* The curators of Immortal Library from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' consider book destruction and mind control the antithesis of everything their odd but powerful little country stands for.
7th Mar '18 7:08:27 AM vinguru896
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* In Jorge Luis Borges's short story "The Library of Babel," the eponymous library contains every possible permutation of letters, all written and bound in books. The implications of this are vast, but one such is that books exist that contain accurate predictions of the future. A fanatical cult views this as heresy and begins burning large sections of the library. Given that infinite near-identical books exist, whose only difference may be a single comma, their efforts are completely fruitless.

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* In Jorge Luis Borges's short story "The Library of Babel," the eponymous library contains every possible permutation of letters, all written and bound in books. The implications of this are vast, but one such is that books exist that which contain accurate predictions of the future. A fanatical cult views this as heresy and begins burning large sections of the library. Given that infinite near-identical books exist, whose only difference may be a single comma, their efforts are completely fruitless.
7th Mar '18 7:07:01 AM vinguru896
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* In Jorge Luis Borges's short story "The Library of Babel" the eponymous library contains every possible permutation of letters possible written and bound in books. The implications of this are far-reaching, but one such is that books exist that contain accurate predictions of the future. A fanatical cult views this as heresy and begin burning large sections of the library. Given that infinite near-identical books exist, whose only difference may be a single comma, their efforts are completely fruitless.

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* In Jorge Luis Borges's short story "The Library of Babel" Babel," the eponymous library contains every possible permutation of letters possible letters, all written and bound in books. The implications of this are far-reaching, vast, but one such is that books exist that contain accurate predictions of the future. A fanatical cult views this as heresy and begin begins burning large sections of the library. Given that infinite near-identical books exist, whose only difference may be a single comma, their efforts are completely fruitless.
7th Mar '18 6:58:31 AM vinguru896
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* In Jorge Luis Borges's short story "The Library of Babel" the eponymous library contains every possible permutation of letters possible written and bound in books. The implications of this are far-reaching, but one such is that books exist that contain accurate predictions of the future. A fanatical cult views this as heresy and begin burning large sections of the library. Given that infinite near-identical books exist, whose only difference may be a single comma, their efforts are completely fruitless.
23rd Feb '18 6:03:47 AM JackG
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* In a ''Series/{{MASH}}'' episode, Frank Burns does this in preparation for a visit to the camp by General [=MacArthur=], prompting Hawkeye to threaten to "give (him) a dancing lesson in the minefield" if he burns one more book.
** The books Frank is burning include Plato's ''Republic'' and ''The Life of Red Grange''.

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* In a ''Series/{{MASH}}'' episode, Frank Burns does this in preparation for a visit to the camp by General [=MacArthur=], prompting Hawkeye to threaten to "give (him) a dancing lesson in the minefield" if he burns one more book.
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book. The books Frank is burning include Plato's ''Republic'' and ''The ''[[ComicallyMissingThePoint The Life of Red Grange''.Grange]]''.
23rd Feb '18 5:56:22 AM JackG
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* ''Billion Dollar Brain'' (1967). The supporters of fervent anti-communist General Midwinter are shown doing this in a montage when he's giving his MotiveRant.

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* ''Billion ''[[Film/HarryPalmer Billion Dollar Brain'' Brain]]'' (1967). The supporters of fervent anti-communist General Midwinter are shown doing this in a montage when he's giving his MotiveRant.
3rd Jan '18 4:31:02 PM Dravencour
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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.

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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.appearance, the one that has him punching Hitler in the face.
3rd Jan '18 4:29:52 PM Dravencour
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale': Some workmen are seen burning books and paintings in the city after Offred and Moira escape.

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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale': Some In ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'', some workmen are seen burning books and paintings in the city after Offred and Moira escape.
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