Catholic priests in northern Poland have shown this week that ignorance and intolerance is the not sole domain of any religion or region. The priests showed children how to burn books that they declared as sacrilegious, including Harry Potter novels. Given the Pope’s recent speeches against hate and wall building, he might want to take a closer look at his Polish priests who participated or supported this disgraceful event to take place.
An evangelical group called the SMS from Heaven Foundation posted the images from Koszalin, Poland as part of a religious cleansing of books on magic and other prohibited subjects.
The site quotes from Acts: “many of those who had practiced magic collected their books and burned them in front of everyone. So they calculated their value and found it to be fifty thousand pieces of silver”.
It is disgraceful display exhibited in front of children who are being taught that book burning is a moral obligation rather than an abomination.