Fire good. Koran bad.
Why mix good with bad?
Fire gives us steaks, burgers, bread, illumination and warmth. Why would we want to taint it with the Koran?
Take crap, for example. Would you want to throw a turd on a perfectly good fire then stand around and inhale the poo fumes? I sure wouldn't want to.
Oh, and yes, I am equating the Koran to crap. Or rather, a load of crap.
See, as I understand it (and I'm sure I'll be corrected if I'm wrong) the Koran was written from 610 to 632 A.D., according to wikipedia. And this was done after this dude Muhammed claimed an angel, "Jibril", met him and told him what to write.
As a Christian, I gots problems with that. Lots of problems. But I think this passage can explain better than me:
I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any [man] preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught [it], but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Now, I'm not denying anyone the right to read the Koran. But if I'm really a Christian, I need to be true to my religion and pronounce Islam as false. I'd be some kind of apologetic hypocrite if I didn't. And even if I think the Muslims are all Hell-destined heathens, I have to respect they stick to their guns and don't wiffle-waffle on their false beliefs.
But just because I think the Koran is a load of crap, I'm not going to ruin a perfectly good fire with one. Nor would I wipe my ass with the Koran. And I wouldn't shoot the Koran into space where impressionable aliens might find it and be converted to Islam. No, the only sane method of disposal I can think of for the Koran is a nuclear furnace. Something that reduces it to it's component atoms. Alas, we don't have one of those, so I guess the Korans should just be left alone for now.
But you do what you want with your Koran- just make sure I'm upwind when you do it.