I'm going through my home and throwing stuff away. I threw out two large boxes of religious books (ex wife's). I'd have burned them but such bonfires are illegal here. Disposing of them properly since burning isn't an option.
I have just had what my ex wife calls a wanging session. getting rid of things that are not used anymore. I live in a shared house so I have a largish room with the things i need and want books mostly. I was sorting out some of my walking gear and found some clothes I don't neeed anymore as living in the south of England it dosnt get as cold as where I used to live so some fleece lined trousers thick thermal underwaer and a very heay parksa as all gone to the homeless who may as well use them as they are just in storage here
I get itchy if too much "stuff" is accumulating, always have.
I still have my large collection of religious books and bibles in case I need to look something up that might come up in discussion. This is simply so I can be accurate in what I am telling a believer because this stuff is no longer floating around in my head. I don't want it to be in my head but I also do not want to be stated in a wrong way. I have to know details of Abraham going to kill his son and Lot offering his daughters in order to address those situations with anyone.
I'll be moving before long and having tons of religous books I have no use for just doesn't serve me. The books were mostly about history of Xtianity. Many were about Calvinism.
Chick tracts are unintentionally amusing..
The trash can was the right place.
In a pinch, you could always use them in the outhouse.
I don’t have anything against religious books per se. Some, like the bible, can be informative about what makes up believer ideologies. I read a couple in the Left Behind series though and I got upset that the hero of the story Nicolae was being portrayed negatively. So I stopped reading that series.
I have some Tillich books. I haven’t delved into him but he seems less bad than most theologians. Better than Tim Lahaye or Pat Robertson for sure, if they even deserve to be called theologians.
You could have tried selling them to a bookstore.
I considered it. Personally I feel these ridiculous books do more harm than good. I'd rather the books be destroyed than have a few dollars in my pocket.
A minimalist ! Me, too.