Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Burning the Koran

This preacher in the South is intent on making a huge deal about burning the Muslim holy book. In this country he has the right to do that. In some Muslim countries, becoming a Christian or other non-Muslim is a crime punishable by death, perhaps stoning or be-heading. Is this preacher right? It depends on your point of view. What will be the repercussions? There is an author who offended the Muslims a couple decades ago and they ordered his death, he's still in hiding most of the time. Sometimes making a point is worth dying for. All sorts of political and military leaders are saying that if this preacher burns the Koran he will be putting our people and soldiers in danger. As much as I disagree with burning that book in such a public fashion, I believe that if a group of people, religious or otherwise impose their will through threats, murder, holy wars and terrorism we are all already in danger. The preacher was asked what he thought Jesus would do. I'm thinking he better think long and hard about what Jesus did then and the instructions he gave us for the future. I don't believe I read anything about seeking publicity.

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