It seems that a lot of people have issues with burning books. Burning books is wrong, they tell me. But why? I think that being anti-book burning is something people picked up from being kids. They learned burning books is bad. They learned that burning books is only for the Nazis. They learned one should never burn a book because all books are valuable even if we disagree with them. And so forth.
But I have a question. What about People Magazine? That is valuable intellectual content? I disagree, it is a poison to one's mind and virtue. People Magazine is a waste of ink and paper. And so I find absolutely nothing wrong with burning it.
The Bible is a despicable book. I do not think the Bible (altogether) should be destroyed. Because I do not believe ideas should be destroyed. The material in the Bible has to be preserved because it is important if we want to understand how history turned out to be. If we cannot understand why people did what they did since we do not have what the Bible says then we will not be able to why history turned out the way it did. So I am not saying the Bible (altogether) should be destroyed.
What I am saying is different. Suppose you want to start a fire. But you cannot find a good source for fire. Suddenly you remember that you have a Bible lying around your house that you do not need. Why not put the book to good use, for once, and start a fire with a Bible?
Burning books that you disagree with is perfectly fine. As long as you do not burn actual people. I have no problem with burning the Bible or the Mein Kampf.
Obviously, the only problem with burning a Torah is that it is just too expensive.