I would agree with the notion of knowing how to express love and treat others well, without reading the bible. This is taught from InI parents and all faiths worldwide...but I will disagree with the notion that Ini should burn the bible, once you burn something there is no return, unless the I uses the fyah to purify, but your purification is not great enough to purify it, like Garvey said, ones begin to put themselves above Jah.....that's not how it should go...humble thyself. Rastafari need the passionate Elders that kept the youths humble and used the bible to teach WORD, SOUND, and POWER.
Leonard Howell and Hibbert, also Rev James Webb, were Christian street preachers,revivalist so they were already reading the bible and due to their diligent study of it, saw the coronation of Haile Selassie I as Jesus Christ returned. They were looking for Christ and found HIM on 1930 with the biblical titles bestowed upon HIM.
InI bible speaks of Haile Selassie I, so why would InI burn it?
Without the bible there will be no Rastafari movement, there will be no revelation from the Elders saying that Ini is in the time of Revelations, there will be no overstanding that Christian is not the New Name but Rastafari.
Although there is some great points being made, one thing must be overstood...don't bite the hand that feeds you. How many of the I dem, was uplifted by the lyrics of the true roots artist who chanted the name of Jah (Psalms 68:4), and fed you scripture to edify and free up ur mind, now that I see the light, now the I want to burn the book that gave the I the light. What a ting? I question the I light, because a house divided won't stand.
Like I said to burn something means it wont come back, it done, no more, the remains are ashes being carried by the wind to remain a memory, can no longer be duplicated or recited.
Burn the bible is some strong choice of words.
Follow the teaching of His Majesty or at least Raspect it, for he said that he glories in it, now you want to burn away his glory to...what ah ting?
When one researches, they will notice that Melchezidek was of the Kemet faith, and he passed the mantle onto Abraham....Jesus Christ or Iyesus Kristos...to be then passed onto Rastafari who acknowdledges all its roots just like Haile Selassie I, who knew of the Kemet teachings, for he is Jah but knows that this time is bible time.
Same teachings different name....so if you burn the bible, you then burn Kemet, you then burn yourself, and will soon find yourself trying to re-invent the wheel without its manual.
Burn the Bible, strong choice of words.