Skip to comments.Burning The Quran
Posted on 09/09/2010 7:54:18 PM PDT by raptor22
Hypocrisy: When the U.S. Army burned Bibles in Afghanistan, no one said a word. When churches burn around the world, crickets chirp. Burning Qurans in Florida is stupid and offensive, but so is the double standard.
When President Obama gave a speech at Georgetown University, a Catholic institution, he asked that all images and symbols representing Jesus Christ be covered so as not to be in the frame of any videos or photos of the event. There were no reports of rioting.
Nor did Christians riot when Christian U.S. Army soldiers attempted to hand out Bibles to Afghans in their native language. The soldiers were stopped, and the Bibles were confiscated and burned with the daily trash.
We do not endorse book burning or the burning of the holy book of any religion. We'd advise Pastor Terry Jones of the 50-member Dove World Outreach Center against going through with his planned Quran burning on Saturday, Sept. 11, the day the World Trade Center and the people inside burned in 2001.
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“No offense, but it’s ironic that it is compared to Luther - he was made known due to the printing press This is a new age of printing - why would downloading the quran and deleting it electronically be different? “
That would be equivalent to Luther posting his thesis on the inside door to his outhouse.
The point is that in order to make a public statement - electronically or otherwise, you have to make a public statement.
All day today and this weekend, we will be exposed to mournful cermonies regarding the murders of over 3,000 Americans - and American first responders are STILL dying from the effects of exposure to toxins from that event.
But in ALL these ceremonies NOT ONE WORD WILL BE SPOKEN about the ideology responsible for their warrantless deaths.
Sure, they might mention Atta and a few other people like Bin Ladden. But it will be as though they existed in some kind of cultural and philosophical vacuum.
What was responsible for 9-11 was what was responsible for earlier attackes on western civilization - the invasion of the Iberian Penninsula, invasion of Christian North Africa, invasion of Christian Asia Minor, attacks on far eastern civlizations, etc. etc. ISLAM.
NOTHING has changed with these maniacs in over 1300 years.
We haven’t learned ANYTHING nor SOLVED anything. We CONTINUE to IGNORE the elephant in the parlour - ISLAM.
We have become a pathetic society of professional victims and ISLAM is very happy to keep us there.
Wonder if I can get everyone in the neighborhood to order one and then we could have a neighborhood BBQ, with pork as the main course?
When the U.S. Army burned Bibles in Afghanistan, no one said a word. When churches burn around the world, crickets chirp... When President Obama gave a speech at Georgetown University, a Catholic institution, he asked that all images and symbols representing Jesus Christ be covered so as not to be in the frame of any videos or photos of the event... when Christian U.S. Army soldiers attempted to hand out Bibles to Afghans in their native language. The soldiers were stopped, and the Bibles were confiscated and burned with the daily trash.
One thing is: you didn’t acquire the book to burn it.
Think about the logic of that for a moment, especially for a Christian commission (in Scripture) whose avowed job is to proclaim the Gospel?
Buying a book to burn it is a waste of limited resources that could be applied to proclaiming that Gospel TO Muslims.
It is also an action that seems much more likely in that context to harden the hearts of those in Islam to that same Gospel.
Overall it is simply a dumb maneuver. And that’s neglecting the fact that you’re paying someone to print the book you are going to burn.
Now, if someone escaping Islam burned their Koran as a symbol of breaking their bondage, that’s different because of 1) intent and 2) the lack of a commercial aspect too in such a case that is actually no different than converted disciples in the Acts burning their scrolls of magic.
Likewise what you suggest is different: if only because it doesn’t represent a waste of resources to destroy something already in your possession.
That’s taking logic a little too far. Too many false assumptions for me to respond adequately. Do you understand my tagline, however?
About the only thing I was assuming is that you’ve a Koran that you had not considered burning until now.
I was not even assuming that you were a Christian but instead asked to look at the logic of this action “especially for a Christian (in light of their) commission” (I hate typos, and that omission was one).
A burned Koran may be a victimless crime; but, just as with a burned flag when such are bought for the purpose it may be nominally said to represent someone using up their own resources in pursuit of a bit of futile symbolism.
That is, I’ll contend, illogical. “Symbolism” of that nature is the kind that appeals to sentiment and plays on human sentimentality.
That said, it is a poor writer who blames his reader if there is a lack of understanding ... which is why my own personal motto is: “The last edit you do is one edit too few.”