Normally I go out of my way to stay away from Political or otherwise incendiary commentary on my blog. Mostly because I know there are people who do it for a living and I also know there are people who don’t want to read about it. This time, I just can’t be silent about it. I can’t let this pass by without at least a small rant, so please bear with me. If this doesn’t interest you, I understand. But I couldn’t not comment on it.
In protest of what it calls a religion “of the devil,” a nondenominational church in Gainesville, Florida, plans to host an “International Burn a Quran Day” on the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks.
The Dove World Outreach Center says it is hosting the event to remember 9/11 victims and take a stand against Islam. With promotions on its website and Facebook page, it invites Christians to burn the Muslim holy book at the church from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
As a friend of mine says: “That just sets my blood to boilin!” In this day and age, how can someone think that it would be a good idea to burn another religion’s holy book? Let alone, how could a Christian Church think this was a good idea? How could anyone, who follows the teachings of any Church think this was a Kind, Just or smart thing to do?
I’m not a particularly religious person to begin with. That being said, There is no reason that we should stand idly by and not lift our voices in outrage. I can’t imagine that this church would think it was a good idea to take on the est. 1.5 BILLION followers of Islam. The last time I checked, the Church preaches tolerance. This is anything but.
I have been watching Twitter pretty constantly about this and ran across a tweep who lives in Florida and wanted to publish his thoughts on it. Feel free to give it a read. Good Stuff: Awesomeologist
Also Interesting. I’ve been reading that the Allied Commander of the Troops in Afghanistan, David Petraeus says that this Church’s actions will threaten the Military; Yet, the Church is going to go forward. This is ridiculous.