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Old Mar 28, '06, 1:49 pm
upbeatjonm upbeatjonm is offline
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Question Proper way to dispose of a Bible

I have a Bible, which was water damaged. It is not worth keeping. Is there a proper way to dispose of a Bible, other than throwing in the trash? I know we burn American Flags when they are old, as respect to the country and flag, but I have never heard what to do with sacred objects.

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Old Mar 28, '06, 2:01 pm
Dimmers Dimmers is offline
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Default Re: Proper way to dispose of a Bible

My granny says " Treat it like a family member and bury it"

I would bury it too.

Throwing it in the trash is not something I would do. Since what goes in the garbage? Waste.

Just my opinion.

I read somewhere that the Catholic Church used to burn bibles which contained errors from the press.

OH! Found something that may help. From this very website.

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Q: What is the appropriate means to dispose of an old Bible?

A: There is no specifically mandated means of disposing of old Bibles. Some Catholics follow a custom of disposing of religious articles that have been blessed either by burying or burning them, but even that is not mandated by law. If the Bible has been blessed you might choose to follow that custom. If not, dispose of it as you would any other book. If itís still in fair condition, you might put it on a book donation table to benefit someone else.

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http://www.catholic.com/thisrock/2002/0203qq.asp
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Old Mar 28, '06, 2:35 pm
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Thanks for the reply. That helps.


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Old Mar 29, '06, 6:41 am
Dandelion_Wine Dandelion_Wine is offline
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Default Re: Proper way to dispose of a Bible

I think you're suppose to burn something that's been blessed (if it'll burn) and then bury the ashes.
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Old Mar 29, '06, 6:54 am
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Default Re: Proper way to dispose of a Bible

There is a Q&A Answer at the following link (it is a little bit down the page):
http://www.catholic.com/thisrock/2002/0203qq.asp
Not much to go on, but it may help.

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Old Mar 29, '06, 7:26 am
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call your local Salvation Army :-) I think the question would drive them nuts.
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Old Mar 29, '06, 5:40 pm
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call your local Salvation Army :-) I think the question would drive them nuts.
Why's that? I don't understand.
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Old Mar 29, '06, 8:14 pm
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Default Re: Proper way to dispose of a Bible

I have a water damaged Bible,and the only thing I did was to put it on a plastic zipper bag,and keep it on a corner of one of my bookcases.I felt remorse to think to throw it away,or burn it,or simply bury it,so I kept it.That's on my case,I don't know what everyone thinks about it.
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