such as other religions or atheists
Had a day of burning copies of the bible.
What reaction would they get?
Whether in America or in another Country,
if they want to waste their money and shake their fists at God, they can take that chance if they're determined to.....
The idiot who is planning his public display of stupity with his book burning doesn't have enough sense to realize the mistake he is making. I heard him in a new's interview, and he is basically tit-for-tatting in my opinion, and has no concept of two wrongs not making a right. If the media would stop reporting on his idiot's actions, we would all be better off.
I'm not even sure how this is a tit for tat. Neither is he. He is a bigot that hates darkie Muslims. He can burn whatever he wants, and in my opinion he is not responsible for any nutbags reacting to his actions. But don't expect me to respect him.
Surely you got htis the wrong way around ?
If he does something and others react then he is - by definition - responsible ?
Aren't we all responsible for our own behavior?
I don't know. Tell me, what reaction have they gotten for desecrating christian symbols?
Last one I heard was that the radicals got all hostile and bent out of shape and riot, demanding that Congress stop funding such things with public money.
Or, maybe you don't grasp sarcasm.
So, directly, we criticize the miscreant for his uncivil behavior.
If a non-Christian organisation was going to burn Bibles they would should get the same response that the preacher in Flordia is getting right now (at least media wise)! The burning of anybodies religious book is respectful on any level. But, we live in a free country, and we have that right!
The problem with this fanatic in florida is that by allowing his ego to rule his head he is putting the lives of US soldiers at risk who are fighting in Afghanistan. He also is stirring up racial hatred in his own country. I wonder if this is a put up job.
The number of decent law abiding muslims living and paying taxes in the US is thought to be anywhere between 4-7 million. These are people who are not interested in the fanatical minority who tarnish their name and religion. I wonder how they will feel now knowing that some vain self publicist pastor is burning their bible for a reason that I'm sure was abhorred by muslims themselves.
that's one hell of a jump.
"Burning books in florida leads to dead soldiers in Afghanistan".
even if a soldier in afghanistan dies because someone decided to become a warrior after hearing about the guy in florida, that doesn't really explain why the heck we're IN afghanistan bombing people....
... nor why we're in PAKISTAN, bombing people.
You are right to question why he US is in Aghanistan and Iraq and the edges of countries all around.
Bu it is not a "hell of a jump" to the deaths of US soldiers, any violent action (like burning bibles or Koran) increases the activities of those fundamental religious groups that are fighting you in those countries. The unnecesary death or injury of any one soldir is far more important than the ego of this particular drivelling idiot in Florida.
either way, burning a bible, burning a koran, or burning a roll of tissue paper -- all of these are free speech and are/should be protected.
It's not the pastor's fault that there's someone so crazy out there that would go out and kill people because some third party (more like 85th party) decided to burn a book.
now I'm not naive -- I understand fully well what this book represents. But if "burning a book" leads someone to "pick up a weapon and start killing people"...
... then I think there are more intense problems than burning books.
I'm agreeing with Evan G!!
I totally concur with your points and its the same here in the UK. My nephew has just survived two tours in Helmand Province sadly his best friend didn't make it home and he is at a loss as to what he's sup[posed to be fighting for.
Oil pipelines across the desert and through the stans I suggested.
I am non believer as per definition of chirstians,muslims but still i dont support burning of any book...for me it is just another book and so is bible or veda or torah...but my stand is clear..i am not supporter of burning of any book...it means nothing to me but for those who believe in quran or bible or veda..it has emotional relationship...
i can agree that it's STUPID to go out burning books, but i think that burning a book is free speech.
So, I think we can agree that this person in florida is A) partaking of free speech, and is B) stupid.
More than that, unless he's stealing Korans from someplace, his organization had to buy them from someone. Who prints Korans, these days? Who sells them? I wonder how much of the proceeds of those sales is going to Islamic organizations? And what was this bonehead's goal again?
Stupid, on so many levels.
But, like the saying goes, "never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups."
Based on this site, there are 2.1 Billion Christians around the globe.
Most of these people just believe in Christianity because it is the story that was presented to them.
And in Christianity, there are lots of them.
But if a non-Christian organization plot to set a date to burn Bibles, I am inclined to believe that some sectors of Christianity will join that burning day.
Well of course it depends on what version of Bible they are burning.
About the Quran burning, I think it is stupid. Not because I like Islam but because it is just plain stupid. There are lots of Muslim Americans who does not share the same views as the extremist Muslims. Some even died for their country:
http://news.webshots.com/photo/21124308 … 7601QkryuT
But hey, this is a free country.
People can do whatever they want.
Good luck with the bad consequences this might bring.
"Most of these people just believe in Christianity because it is the story that was presented to them."
this can be said of any religion!
"But hey, this is a free country.
People can do whatever they want."
You're right. Too much energy is given to all the stupid things people want to do around the world. If they don't get the attention they seek, they will stop because they're not getting the intended 'rise' out of everyone. As long as they don't hurt anyone else, just ignore them and they'll eventually go away.
Simple answer to the OP's question: there would be outrage. It's incredible that some people have suggested there wouldn't be and that this is just an example of Muslims getting favorable treatment from the press.
How is it that some Christians, who represent the vast majority of Americans, are able to make themselves out to be the victims of Islamic oppression, even though Muslims are such a small minority in this country?
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