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MANIFESTO FOR REFORM OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION

August 23, 2016


Reverend Ian K. Johnson
28 Second St. E.
Cornwall, Ontario
K6H 1Y3

Re: A Manifesto (Public Statement) for Reformation of the Christian Religion


Dear Sir:

I have reviewed the Book of Forms, General Rules for Church Courts ,and  section 313 on the Judicial process, and am of the view that my complaint does not fall within the terms of reference as to persons, but more generally as to the Church’s dogma, therefore it is my opinion that document form A-47 would not literally apply. Notwithstanding I believe a similar process for hearing my complaint, in particular, by you, the session , Presbytery and General Assembly would apply.

Therefore to you with respect, and to the Reverend Samer Kandalaft, Interim Moderator, and other members of the session of St. John’s Presbyterian Church , I, the undersigned, submit the general complaint, that although belief in the Angel Gabriel and a Holy Spirit promoting Jesus as the son of God may have been acceptable with the absence of science two thousand years ago, as a marketing strategy in the competition for offerings with the Jewish religion, in 2016 with the advances of science and recent report of Christian scholars, who regarding the resurrection concluded that the body of Jesus decayed as do other corpses , and because of the literalistic burden of the Gospels relocated them to myths and stories, promoting Jesus as the son of God is no longer acceptable .

COMMUNICATIONS

For your information attached were my communications on the matter with Luciano (Lou) Piovesan, General Secretary, Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario and Stephen K. Kendall, Principal Clerk, Presbyterian Church of Canada. I have made a similar request to the United church of Canada. I note that the current clerk of session ,in part, is fully aware of my concern, as well as some members of the session and congregation.


I further note that I requested a sworn affidavit from the following persons certifying that they disclosed the report of Christian scholars to members of their respective Churches: Marcel Damphouse, the former Roman Catholic Bishop, Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall, the former Reverend Ruth Draffin, St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Cornwall, and the current Reverend Daniel Hayward, Trinity United Church, Ingleside, Ontario, and I received no response.

THE BIBLE

Commandment # 9 “you shall not bear false witness to your neighbour”

Ephesians 4 verse 25 , Truthfulness-“Therefore, putting away falsehood, let everyone speak the truth with his neighbor”

Roman’s 12:17 , Honesty- “Repay no one evil for evil but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all.”

Luke (Verses 26-35)  posits Jesus as the son of God based upon a Holy Spirit.

(Luke 12:10) posits “And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but he who  blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.”

(Matthew 12:31-32) posits “ Therefore I tell you , every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men: but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven and whoever says a word against the son of man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come ”.

ROMAN CATHOLIC ALMANAC

What does the 2010 Roman Catholic Almanac say about the creation story in the Bible? I quote:

“So far as the Genesis account of creation is concerned, the Catholic view is that the writer (s) did not write as a scientist, but as the communicator of religious truth in the manner adapted to the understanding of the people of his time. It was beyond the competency and purpose of the writer (s) to describe creation and related events in a scientific manner.” (Bunson, Evolution, P 140)

What does the 2010 Roman Catholic Almanac say about the evolution of man? I quote:

“Various ideas about evolution were advanced for some centuries before scientific evidence in support of the main-line theory of organic evolution, which has several formulations, was discovered and verified in the second half of the 19th century and afterwards. This evidence- from the findings of comparative anatomy and other sciences- confirmed evolution of species -----.” (Bunson, Evolution, P 140)


What does the 2010 Roman Catholic Almanac say about the Bible as being the words of men?  I quote:

“The canon of the Bible is the Church’s official list of sacred writings. These works, written by men under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, contain divine revelation and, in conjunction with tradition and teaching authority of the Church, constitute the rule of the Catholic faith.” (Bunson, P. 96 )

What does the 2010 Roman Catholic Almanac say about the Holy Spirit?  I quote:

“Holy Spirit:   God the Holy Spirit, third Person of the Holy Trinity, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, and with him, he is equal and every respect; inspirer of the prophets and writers of Sacred Scripture; appeared in the form of a dove at the baptism of Christ and as tongues of fire at his descent upon the Apostles; soul of the Church and guarantor, by his abiding presence and action, of truth in doctrine----.” (Bunson, P. 144)

REPORT OF CHRISTIAN SCHOLARS

What does the report of Christian scholars who do not rely upon the collection plate as does your local priest or minister say about the acts of Jesus?

With regard to the manner of Jesus’s conception, the Fellows were unequivocal. With a virtually unanimous vote, the Fellows declared that the statement:

“Jesus was conceived of the holy spirit is a theological and not a biological statement.” (Funk, p. 504)

In view of the nature of the appearances and the late emergence of stories representing the resurrection as physical and palatable, the Seminar concluded:

“The body of Jesus decayed as do other corpses.”  (Funk, p. 462)

The Scholars concluded:

“Jesus practiced healing without the use of ancient medicine or magic relieving afflictions we now consider psychosomatic. He did not walk on water, feed the multitude with loaves and fishes, change water into wine, or raise Lazurus from the dead. He was executed as a public nuisance, not for claiming to be the son of God.” (Funk, Jacket)

On the need for humans to live not only by the bread of facts alone, and the need for stories or myths to make sense of life the scholars concluded as follows:


“The fellows of the Jesus Seminar are profoundly cognizant that human beings do not live by the bread of facts alone. Exposing them (gospels) to historical assessment relocates them in the realm of story and myth, so that they can recover their proper function.” ( Funk, P 534)

The full report of Christian scholars may be found in “The Acts of Jesus: The Search for the Authentic Deeds of Jesus/Robert W. Funk) copyright by Polebridge press, 1998,Harper Collins Publishers10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY10022    .

A brief summary of the report of Christian scholars and the Roman Catholic Almanac may be found in the book titled “Everyman’s Prayer Book : Democratic Governments and their Courts- The Other Great Religions”, where I use satire , a form of wit and humour to evoke and expand new ways of thinking about the Christian religion , democratic governments and their courts.

CRIMINAL CODE

And what does the Canadian Criminal Code , Section 296 say about Blasphemy Liable? I quote:

Offence

(1) Every one who publishes a blasphemous libel is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.
.
Infraction, Question of fact

(2) It is a question of fact whether or not any matter that is published is a blasphemous libel.

Saving

(3) No person shall be convicted of an offence under this section for expressing in good faith and in decent language, or attempting to establish by argument used in good faith and conveyed in decent language, an opinion on a religious subject.

And what does the criminal code say about a false pretense? I quote:

False Pretenses

361. (1) A false pretence is a representation of a matter of fact either present or past, made
by words or otherwise, that is known by the person who makes it to be false and that is
made with a fraudulent intent to induce the person to whom it is made to act on it.

COMPETITION ACT

False or misleading representation

52. (1) No person shall, for the purpose of promoting, directly or indirectly, the supply or
use of a product or for the purpose of promoting, directly or indirectly, any business interest,
by any means whatever, knowingly or recklessly make a representation to the public that is
false or misleading in a material respect.

DISCLOSURE
The Ontario Attorney General advised in an unsigned letter that the investigation and laying of criminal charges is a function of police services and is independent of the Attorney General. The Cornwall Police Services advised in both email and in person that in their opinion the Christian Church was not in violation of s. 361 False Pretenses as  religious clerics actually believed in their representations, in other words ,believed in the existence of the Angel Gabriel and a Holy Spirit. The Competition Bureau advised in their opinion , again in an unsigned letter, that the matter was not within the jurisdiction of the Bureau. The Privacy Commissioner, in also an unsigned letter ,advised that the legislation would only apply to charities that engage in commercial activity and unlikely would fall within their office’s jurisdiction . None of the forgoing opinions have been proven in a court of civil or criminal law.

The question to be answered: When the Christian Church receives public funding for Separate Protestant and Roman Catholic schools in Ontario ,and tax relief for offerings, is the Church able to withhold disclosure from believers the report of Christian scholars ,who relocate the Gospels because of their literalistic burden to myths and stories?

SUPREME COURT OF CANADA

And what does the Supreme Court of Canada say about freedom of religion “Freedom means that subject to such limitations as are necessary to protect public safety, order health or morals”. ®. v. Big M Drug Mart Ltd., Dickson J. )

And the European Court of Human Rights, Introduction 2.2 Article 9 of the Convention ,and Scope of the Right of Freedom of Religion, page 4 states “Freedom to manifest one’s religion or beliefs shall be subject  only to such limitations as prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society”, and

page 8, Scope of the Right of Freedom of Religion, item #19 “Accordingly it does not allow general laws to be broken”(Pichon and Sajous v. France (dec.), no. 49853/99. ECHR,  2001.X)


SUMMARY


Under the Canadian constitution religions are entitled to freedom of expression and association as do all businesses in society. Religions are perceived as more special as they speculate on the existence of God , and pretend to be agents of God with insider knowledge on morals and ethics. (The Roman Catholic religion pretends to have the power to forgive sin.) They all have symbols identifying their particular business, and their clerics have particular dress identifying their religion, as do most secular businesses in society with particular symbols identifying their business and the dress of their workers . Religions use the same witchcraft (ritual, ceremony, symbols, sorcery and crafty science) as do democratic governments and their courts in promoting the faith of believers in the powers of democratic governments and their courts. (Everyman’s Prayer Book)

Ignoring the possible violations with the secular civil and criminal law and the application of the rulings of the Supreme Court of Canada, and the European Court of Human Rights, the Christian Bible has a serious contradiction between promoting Jesus as the son of God (Luke 26-35), and promoting Jesus as the son of man (Luke 12:10 and Matthew 12: 31-32 ). Recognizing this contradiction the early writers made a preemptive defence for belief in a Holy Spirit, as the alleged creator of the son of God by threatening whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit ,they shall not be forgiven in either this age or the age to come, but whoever speaks a word against the son of man shall be forgiven.

The question that must be answered: why is it necessary to attend Church weekly to praise and worship God other than to maximize offerings to support the livelihood of clerics and the operational and capital cost of the Church, when it is the State that is the authority on morals and ethics? Do you really believe that God is keeping a record of attendance and the amount of your offerings?  Do you actually believe that by weekly attendance that you will be saved in a heaven or a hereafter described by the late Pope John 11, as not a place but a state of mind?

I am indebted to the courage of the Roman Catholic Church which has accepted the Big Bang theory for the creation of the universe, and the creation of man by the carbon atom (The Church acknowledged that the Bible was written by men and that the Genesis account on creation was not scientific truth , but religious truth) . I am also indebted to the courage of Christian scholars who relocated the Gospels to myths and stories. Without the courage of the Catholic Church and Christian scholars this manifesto would not have been possible.

If Jesus is the son of God, it presupposes that God was created by the same carbon atom as Jesus. As God cannot create herself, God must have been created by some other supernatural entity. The next step for the Christian Church is to accept Jesus Christ as man, and the creator of the Big Bang, as God.  Astronomers and physicists are currently using high resolution telescopes searching the light (microwave radiation) from the Big Bang 18.7 billion years ago to find the evidence (inflation) that set the Big Bang in motion confirming the current standard model theory on the evolution of the universe , and if they find the swirl in the microwave radiation (B mode) confirming inflation, they may find the origin (God) of the Big Bang itself.


The Presbyterian Church of Canada has the opportunity to lead the way on the reformation of the Christian religion. To transition from Jesus as the son of God to promoting Jesus as an ancient prophet giving rise to the Christian religion will be the easier  task. The offerings will continue to flow, and the good works of the Church enhanced if the Church is honest (Romans12:17) and truthful (Ephesians 4, verse25) and observes  Commandment # 9 . The more difficult task for the Church will be to become more relevant in today’s modern day society.

THE NEW THEOLOGY

What would the New Theology include in becoming more relevant? It would add to the Old Testament and the New Testament a New Theology. The first book of the New Theology would explain with the advances of science why Jesus as the son of God was no longer acceptable, and needs to be replaced by Jesus as Man and Great Prophet.

Other books in the New Theology would include the latest modern day theories on morals and ethics , for example- Plato, Socrates, Kant, John Stuart Mill; books from the physical and social sciences: Hans Lippershey the telescope; Georges Lemaitre the father of the Big Bang theory on the evolution of the universe; Darwin on the evolution of man by natural selection ; Higgs on discovery of the mechanism that contributes to the understanding of the origin of mass for sub atomic particles; Hubble, that the universe is expanding; Heisenberg, the Uncertainty Principle- why atoms do not implode and the sun shines; Einstein, Theory of General Relativity on gravity and speed of light; Voltaren Emulgel, Anesthetics; Rontgen, X-ray; Thompson, Insulin ,and so on.

These books would be written in plain language similar to the books in the Old and New Testaments. The training of new and current clergy on the books from the New Theology would begin. Christianity would again become relevant to believers as clerics would be dealing with modern day morals and ethics related to the latest findings from philosophy and the physical and social sciences. The New Theology would fill the gap between the work done by education ,and the life of believers after education in the real world . The Church providing life long learning would not only gain real world relevance, but also justification for weekly services in the worship of the God of the Big Bang, even if the God of the Big Bang was not a personal God, but simply the forces from the supernatural world that created the particles and atoms in the real world ,that have resulted in life in the real world . I welcome the opportunity of working with you and others in achieving this goal.

REMEDY

As the Church has violated its own religious law in failing to be truthful and honest in disclosure  of the report of Christian scholars and the science, I seek the remedy of full disclosure to members and adherents of the Presbyterian Church of Canada , and amendment of the Church’s dogma accordingly. I therefore request a meeting with you and the interim moderator with the view to meeting with the session, presbytery and general assembly seeking their support.


Yours respectfully,


H. Ken MacLennan,
1608 Charles St.
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 1Z4

cc:

Stephen K. Kendall, Principal Clerk, Presbyterian Church of Canada, 50 Wynford Drive,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3C 1J7

Roger Lawler, General Secretary,Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario, 10 St. Mary St., Suite 800, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1P9

Principal Clerk, United Church of Canada   3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 300 Toronto , ON M8X 2Y4

APPENDIX A- STATISTICS CANADA RELIGIONS

Being of sound mind and body, but knowing the uncertainty of life, I do hereby share with you some basic facts from Statistic Canada's 2011 National House Survey of religions. There are 108 religions in Canada. 26.1% of those 108 religions surveyed  did not respond. Of the 73.9% who responded ,33.8% were non religious. Of the 73.9% religious, about 8% were Muslim, Jews, Hindu and Sikh. That leaves about 66% Christians who were religious. If we adjust those Christians who are religious by those who  do not attend church we may find that the percentage of those devout Christians , would be about the same as those who are not religious or 33.8%.

The core of the Christian religion in the Old Testament is the book Genesis, and in the New Testament the Gospels. Genesis in the Old Testament is not supported by the scientific facts. (The Roman Catholic Church has acknowledged that Genesis is not science, but religious truth.) The Gospels in the New Testament is not supported by Christian scholars ,who do not depend upon the collection plate as does your local minister or priest. The scholars concluded that the corpse of Jesus decayed as do all corpses, and because of the literalistic burden of the Gospels, relocated them to myths and stories ,where the life of Jesus can be best be told.

All the Christian Churches with the exception of the Roman Catholic church have failed to acknowledge the science for the evolution of the universe and man. All have failed to disclose the report of Christian scholars to believers. Those in religion for the most part are good people. The current leaders of the Church have a responsibility to update and correct those errors of the early Church . Failing to be truthful and honest they have violated the religious laws, namely- Commandment # 9 “you shall not bear false witness to your neighbour”; Ephesians 4 verse 25 , “Therefore, putting away falsehood, let everyone speak the truth with his neighbor” and Roman’s 12:17 ,  “Repay no one evil for evil but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all.”  (Everyman’s Prayer Book)

There is a basis for speculating on the existence of a God. Science has not found an explanation for the cause of the Big Bang, the origin of life based upon the carbon atom, and how the interaction of the different atoms in our bodies can produce thought and emotion. There is a fine line however between speculation and make believe and fact. It is not fact that Christian clerics are agents of God with insider knowledge on morals and ethics, and the power to prepare you for a hereafter, described  by the late Pope John 11, as a state of mind. The use of ritual, ceremony, magic, sorcery, and symbols has both a positive and negative affect on believers. It is the negative affect that causes believers to think that their religion is the true religion ,that crosses that fine line, and results in extremism in the competition with other religions for offerings.

If one considers those who did not respond to the survey, the non religious, and those religious but who seldom attend Church, there is vast new market for Christianity, if it modernizes its dogma to include modern day issues from both the social and physical sciences to reflect life in the 21st century. My manifesto provides an example of a New Theology that may achieve that goal. The New Theology, or such other term as agreed upon, would be added to the Old and New Testaments. The New Theology would reflect the modern world. Church attendance would increase and offerings to the Church would flow, as the New Theology would deal with the real world. The Church has a choice : modernize or stagnate. The only weapon believers have for any business is to refuse to buy its product or purchase its service . If the Church does not modernize, the only option for members is to withhold their offerings.

Do not seek to burn me at the stake for promoting the need for reform of the Church, as the early Christians did with Giordino Bruni for claiming that the Sun and not the Earth was the centre of the universe (Hubble later found that the universe was expanding, and therefore there was no centre of the universe.) Do not ban my book and place me under house arrest, as the early Christians did with Galileo ,when he agreed with Copernicus that the Earth orbited the Sun .

Jesus said “Father , forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing” (Luke 23-24)  “Whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock" (Matthew 7:24). “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled” (Matthew 5:6).

APPENDIX B- PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MEETING

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Thank you for welcoming me and taking time yesterday morning to listen to my concerns.
I regret that it was necessary for me to seek from you the disclosure of the science and report of Christian scholars to members. I had hoped that the leadership of the Church would have been proactive in disclosure making our meeting unnecessary. However I was encouraged by your positive response in disclosure. Notwithstanding your positive response I continue to urge the leadership of the Church to be proactive in joining me in modernizing the Church as I suggested in adding to the Old Testament and the New Testament a New Theology celebrating and worshipping the great scholars and scientists of the past two thousand years.
The Roman Catholic Church has been proactive in recognizing that Genesis was not science,and accepting the science for the evolution of the universe and man. The Roman Catholic Church has just one more step to take by accepting the report of Christian scholars who because of the literalistic burden of the Gospels relocated them to myths and stories where the life of Jesus can best be told- celebrating Jesus as man and great prophet. Protestant Churches need to be proactive in disclosing to its members both the science and report of Christian scholars.
Failiure of the leadership to disclose the science and report of Christian scholars, they violate the very same virtues and religious law that the leadership, and Church clerics preach to Church members :Commandment # 9 “you shall not bear false witness to your neighbour” ;Ephesians 4 verse 25 , Truthfulness -"Therefore, putting away falsehood, let everyone speak the truth with his neighbor” ; Roman’s 12:17 , Honesty- “Repay no one evil for evil but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all.”
Jesus said “Father , forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing” (Luke 23-24) “Whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock" (Matthew 7:24). “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled” (Matthew 5:6).

It is the leadership of the Church that should welcome my initiative in modernizing the Church. They should not leave the matter to an interim Minister and an old man. I look forward to working with you in the disclosure of the science and report of Christian scholars to Church members.
Ken

 

 

EVERYMAN’S PRAYER BOOK MATRIX

ELEMENT

CHRISTIANITY GOVERNMENT COURTS
Revelation 
Bible Constitution Common Law
God  
Premier/President Supernatural Judge
Son of God 
Jesus

Member  Parl/Congress

jury

Creation

Myths and storiesAngels/Spirits

Rules of Angels/Spirits
Evidence

Rules of Legislative
Procedure

Morals/Ethics 

Ten Commandments

Criminal/Civil law

Court Rulings

Judgement Day

Supernatural world

Election/Real World

Jails/Freedom

Witchcraft

 

Ritual/Ceremony
Lord’s Prayer
Crucifix
Idols/Saints
Hymns/Music
Christmas
War/Crafty science
Fortune Telling

Ritual/Ceremony
National Anthem
Crown/Eagle
Idols/Military
Music/Sports
Canada/President’s day
War/Crafty science
Fortune Telling

Ceremony
Tell the truth
Law Scales
Judicial Idols
Police/ Gun
Trial
Crafty Science
Fortune Telling





Holy Places

Bethlehem
Vatican

Charlottetown
Gettysburg

Supreme
Court

Type

Business/Offerings

Business/taxes

Business/costs

Services

Marriage/death

Health/education

Justice

Foundation

Faith in God

Faith in God

Faith in God

Houses Worship

Church/Temple

Parl/Congress

Court House


The world will only be saved from the conflicts and atrocities committed among the different religions and governments of the world if the public is fully informed on their true nature. “Not Ignorance , but ignorance of ignorance is the death of knowledge”. (Alfred North Whitehead)    “All great truths began as blasphemies.” (George Bernard Shaw)

In Everyman’s Prayer Book : Democratic Governments and their Courts- The Other Great Religions  I use satire , a form of wit and humour to evoke and expand new ways of thinking about the Christian religion , democratic governments and their courts. My goal is to save the world by disclosing the true nature of Christianity, Democratic governments and their courts.

I apply many of the eight foundation pillars of Christianity-  belief in God ,Jesus as the son of God , revelation, and the Ten Commandments to democratic governments and their courts to show that they are also great religions relying upon the faith of believers . They all use many of the same elements from the Canadian criminal code definition of witchcraft -fortune telling, crafty science, and sorcery. They worship of idols and make annual pilgrimages to their holy places, pretending to be agents of God in seeking offerings or the payment of taxes from believers.

Christian clerics pretend to have insider knowledge on morals and ethics and special power to prepare you for judgement day in the hereafter or heaven in the supernatural world. Jesus as the son of God through the angel Gabriel and a holy spirit (Luke 26-35) is at the core of the Christian business plan. The Roman Catholic Church acknowledges that the Bible was written by men two thousand years ago . Christian scholars who do not depend upon the collection plate, as does your local priest or minister, disclose the true nature of the Christian business plan on the resurrection by concluding that Jesus decayed as do all corpses , and relocate the gospels to myths and stories.


Prime Ministers and Presidents of democratic governments pretend to be the temporal Gods, and members of parliament or congress, the temporal sons of God, with special powers and insider knowledge on morals and ethics to prepare believers for heaven on Earth. They use the same witchcraft as Christianity in seeking payment of taxes from believers . Judgement day is election day in the real world. I disclose the true nature of the democratic business plan by showing that the God and sons of God of democratic governments are really leaders of oligarchies, governments by the few,  autocracies or dictatorships, in disguise as democracies, for unless your local member seeks your vote on the passing of a law, the oligarchy represents less that 1% of the people.

Judges of the courts also pretend to be the temporal Gods ,and juries the sons of God of the courts with insider knowledge on good and evil. They use the same witchcraft as does Christianity and democratic governments in convincing believers in the power of the courts. I show that the true nature of justice in the real world in the rulings of judges on judgement day as the temporal Gods,  and juries as the sons of God is just an illusion, as it varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction in the real world.

If I perform the miracle of saving the world in disclosing the true nature of Christianity, democratic government and their courts, believers in the Roman Catholic religion may seek my anointment, as Saint Kenneth. Believers in the Canadian government may award me the Order of Canada, and in the United States, the Congressional Medal. The courts may nominate me for the Noble Peace prize in literature.

“When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because I want to expose some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing. (George Orwell) . If your mind is closed , you are afraid of the truth, and you do not have a sense of humour, do not buy this book. If you do buy it, and do not like it- burn it!!