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SoCal Churches Respond to Quran Burning With Blessings [UGH]
NBCLA ^ | Sept. 10, 2010 | Jonathan Lloyd

Posted on 09/13/2010 2:16:25 PM PDT by La Enchiladita

...In Orange County, two churches also are planning events.

Irvine mega-church Marines will conduct an all-day "Bridges" seminar. Organizers said the events is designed to replace fear and misunderstanding of Muslims.

"Our goal at Mariners is to provide a contrast to the growing polarity and conflicts and tear down some of the walls of misunderstanding that lead to fear between communities," Sophia Marsh, a Laguna Beach resident and three-year member of the Christian church, told the OC Register.

Irvine United Congregational Church will conduct a "Quran blessing."

(Excerpt) Read more at nbclosangeles.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Philosophy; US: California
KEYWORDS: apostasy; burning; cair; cultureofcorruption; islam; koran; mosque; proislamist; quran; terryjones

1 posted on 09/13/2010 2:16:28 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

“Irvine mega-church Marines will conduct an all-day “Bridges” seminar. Organizers said the events is designed to replace fear and misunderstanding of Muslims.”

Isn’t that the home of Adam GodDam, the “Americna Taliban?”


2 posted on 09/13/2010 2:19:03 PM PDT by jessduntno (The Victory Mosque will be built over our dead bodies over our dead bodies ...)
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To: La Enchiladita

Why dont they just convert to Islam?


3 posted on 09/13/2010 2:19:31 PM PDT by expatguy (Support "An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - DONATE)
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To: La Enchiladita

Another reason Southern California has one of the lowest weekly church attendences in the country?


4 posted on 09/13/2010 2:19:56 PM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing leftists and their fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: jessduntno

“Americna Taliban?”

“American Taliban?”


5 posted on 09/13/2010 2:20:01 PM PDT by jessduntno (The Victory Mosque will be built over our dead bodies over our dead bodies ...)
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To: La Enchiladita

Bless a book that denies the death and resurrection of Christ? Really, are they sure they know WHAT they believe?


6 posted on 09/13/2010 2:20:24 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Dare I ask if this constitutes heresy?


7 posted on 09/13/2010 2:22:47 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Where were you when the world stopped turning....?)
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To: La Enchiladita

I wouldn’t bless the Quran, nor burn it. This is silly. They have proved that they don’t critically think, because Jesus wouldn’t be blessing it. The Muslims would never bless the Bible.


8 posted on 09/13/2010 2:22:51 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: La Enchiladita

This ‘church’ really needs to speak with the Egyptian Coptic Christians and Iranian Jews that now live in Southern California. Ask them if this is a misunderstanding.


9 posted on 09/13/2010 2:23:19 PM PDT by Azeem (The world will look up and shout "Save us!"... And I'll whisper "No.")
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To: jessduntno

Close.

Ghaddan is from Garden Grove, just up the way.

Irvine is the financial center of Orange County and the location of Orange County’s John Wayne Airport. It is a lily-white conservative area, so I’m not surprised that they think blessing Koran’s is cool.

Laguna Beach is the artsy section of OC. Lots of gays and commies there. Muslim delight.


10 posted on 09/13/2010 2:26:43 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: La Enchiladita

Suppose it depends on what they think “bless” means. If it’s #1 I’d say yes.

Target.com/FreeShipping
bless·ed (blsd) also blest (blst)
adj.
1.
a. Worthy of worship; holy.
b. Held in veneration; revered.
2. Blessed Roman Catholic Church Used as a title before the name of one who has been beatified.
3. Bringing happiness, pleasure, or contentment.
4. blessed Used as an intensive: I don’t have a blessed dime.


11 posted on 09/13/2010 2:27:00 PM PDT by DManA
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To: La Enchiladita

Here is a well produced video of 3 Basic Things one you should know about Islam and Shari’a Law;

http://www.thewall.net/view/1332/islam-three-things-you-didnt-know-1/

Its only 8 minutes or so and very worth it.

If you have others who would be interested, this should be sent to them.


12 posted on 09/13/2010 2:28:54 PM PDT by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
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To: Bulldawg Fan

Would you please cite some references to back up this claim? Not to say that I support what these churches are doing but I do know that one of the largest mosques west of the Mississippi is located there in Garden Grove. Some of the best bridge events I’ve attended were there with some brilliant Christian scholars taking on some of their leaders (Saddiqi was one of them).


13 posted on 09/13/2010 2:29:22 PM PDT by jettester (I got paid to break 'em - not fly 'em)
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To: DManA
"Bless a book that denies the death and resurrection of Christ? Really, are they sure they know WHAT they believe?"

Those so-called Churches have no clue what they are blessing and who the mock blessing would be coming from.

14 posted on 09/13/2010 2:30:37 PM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: NoRedTape
That would be giving them the benefit of the doubt:

have no clue what they are blessing

Which as Christians I suppose we should.

15 posted on 09/13/2010 2:33:29 PM PDT by DManA
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To: La Enchiladita

Why don’t they also bless Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals (a text dedicated to Lucifer), Dianetics (the Scientologists’ religious text), and those books of other non-Judeo-Christian faiths?

The Koran holds as much water as do the Mormon texts, Jehovah’s Witness texts, and other splinter faiths from Christianity.


16 posted on 09/13/2010 2:34:54 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: oneamericanvoice
The Muslims would never bless the Bible.

In Saudi Arabia, the theocratic government confiscates bibles (they are illegal) and burns them.

The US State Department has no comment on this practice and you won't find any statement from these interfaith worshipping "Christians".

17 posted on 09/13/2010 2:37:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: ntmxx

Bookmark for home viewing.


18 posted on 09/13/2010 2:40:02 PM PDT by Sergio (If a tree fell on a mime in the forest, would he make a sound?)
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To: La Enchiladita
United Congregational Church

United Congregational Church = left-wing idiots getting together

19 posted on 09/13/2010 2:41:26 PM PDT by stripes1776
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To: La Enchiladita

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2014:6&version=KJV

John 14:6 (King James Version)

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20John%209-11&version=KJV

2 John 1:9-11 (King James Version)

9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:

11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.


20 posted on 09/13/2010 2:56:55 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: La Enchiladita

Heresy is a possibility. The so-called pastors who were going to burn the Quran were engaging in blasphemy, since the definition is carrying God’s name in a false or bad way. God never commanded, nor did Jesus instruct to do any of these things. Sometimes people forget themselves.


21 posted on 09/13/2010 2:59:06 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: La Enchiladita

Sometimes the urge to prove just how ‘compassionate’ and ‘tolerant’ we are completely overwhelms all common sense and blinds us to harsh reality (like muslims denying that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and their stated desire to make islam and sharia the law in ALL the lands.)


22 posted on 09/13/2010 3:01:36 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (YouTube My Space and I'll Google your Yahoo.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I am well aware of what the Wahabis do. You can get lashes for wearing the cross. One of our service members found this out a years ago. He nearly got lashes. So much for tolearance. Gotta love those “coexist” bumper stickers.


23 posted on 09/13/2010 3:02:02 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Perhaps a little perspective from well BEFORE the theatened burn:

http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/22229

The US needs to understand:

Islam and those that follow its teaching are irrational. You can NOT reason with Islam.
Islam demands of its followers to eventually convert or kill everyone on the planet. Right now, the primary targets are Europe and the US.
No tactics are off-limits when it comes to spreading Islam. None.


24 posted on 09/13/2010 3:19:53 PM PDT by mad puppy (Steve McIntyre, we owe you frothy cold one. Thanks.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Since the Koran burning did not take place, the headline is a big fat lie.


25 posted on 09/13/2010 3:45:52 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: F15Eagle

>> 10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.<<

The Churches that are trying to show moderation should read those verses every day. That is a pretty strong statement that they are “partakers of his evil deeds”.
Actually that statement should give every Christian pause.


26 posted on 09/13/2010 4:33:36 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: La Enchiladita

Will they bless the Iranian mullahs death threats?


27 posted on 09/13/2010 5:58:32 PM PDT by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: La Enchiladita

It just like the people who collaborated with the Nazis during World War II.


28 posted on 09/13/2010 7:09:12 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (Never Forget 9/11!)
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To: CynicalBear

Yep, there is no “ecumenism” with islam. It is being taught all over and has ties in a lot of places.

Same with “interfaith dialogue”. We have nothing to gain from them. We have the Message of Salvation from Christ. We present it to them like we ourselves received it.

Patting mullahs and imams on the back and having them speak in Churches is outrageous, from the perspective of the Gospel.

They have a lie from Satan that has been sold to them. Christians churches these days can’t even hold to the most basic doctrine of Salvation and have little idea how the koran goes to explicit lengths to deny all the basic tenets of the Gospel and the Holy Trinity.


29 posted on 09/14/2010 1:15:59 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: CynicalBear

BTW, it’s probably just coincidence, but that verse selection is 9-11.

I don’t attribute any significance other than coincidence but I was just noticing that today.


30 posted on 09/14/2010 1:19:10 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: jettester

I said “churches” not Mosques.


31 posted on 09/14/2010 5:29:55 AM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing leftists and their fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: Bulldawg Fan

Yes, I know you did and that is what I am asking you to do - please cite some references in order to back up your claim. The reason I brought up the mosque is because there was a very large group of Christians in Garden Grove that were evangelising the Muslims through those bridege events. I want to see if you have real data to back up your claim.


32 posted on 09/14/2010 6:45:31 AM PDT by jettester (I got paid to break 'em - not fly 'em)
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To: oneamericanvoice

They’d burn it.


33 posted on 09/14/2010 2:00:20 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord,For His Name Alone Is Exaulted)
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To: oneamericanvoice

Right, Christians get carried away with open-mindedness and ecumenism. It’s not what Jesus charged them with doing, which is spreading HIS Gospel.

My POV re the quran burning is that it is a worthless book anyway so why bother with burning it.


34 posted on 09/14/2010 4:02:43 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Where were you when the world stopped turning....?)
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To: F15Eagle

Excellent post, couldn’t have said it better myself.


35 posted on 09/14/2010 4:06:04 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Where were you when the world stopped turning....?)
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To: La Enchiladita

Thank you - I’m stunned from personal encounters with seminary students. They cannot, will not and don’t care for quoting Scripture when it runs counter to the “interfaith” lie.


36 posted on 09/17/2010 2:16:55 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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