Imagining you with a lit match in your hand - getting antsy waiting for my counsel. ;)
ACTUALLY ... it's not so dumb a question. < excuse the damning with non-existant praise.
I'm in a ministry that brings Sunday services to a place where the Catholics can't GO to mass and where the numbers are so few that priests don't usually come (on Sunday mornings, during the time the facility allots for worship services, priests are busy saying mass for hundreds).
In our service we print out all the readings of the day (the liturgy) on sheets of paper.
They are USED in that service, we tell the people to keep their own -- but they often leave them. What to do?
I have on occasion distributed them in the lobby of the facility to those waiting to see
the children (5-17) temporarily living there. But there are extras, each week. Amounting to quite a pile of paper clutter ... yet "clutter" with the word of God on each piece of paper, potentially life changing for someone.
At a certain point I have thrown many papers away. In a human way I childishly complain inside myself that I am a goofball holding the bag if I don't.
I wouldn't burn a bible though. For heaven's sake, a thrift store would be glad to take the donation of it, and resell it with funds going to the poor possibly.
Now your idea that "you have other Bibles" makes more sense in my single paper situation. If I throw away the liturgical papers .... and kept one each week for three years, I could have a "set" of the three years of Sunday readings at least.
Once again, its a better question than I thought at first glance - and caused me to think
about a related though different "problem" I have sometimes.
Couldn't resist sharing the ridiculous image that came to mind on first seeing the thread title though. :blush: Hope it gave you a smile. :)