Quran (koran) burning ceremony in Florida
Is this how you want to be known?
Sad day for Christians
That above picture looks like something that would come from Hitlers Germany or a painting of the Middle ages, but no that is modern day America, aren't you proud of yourselves America? This makes me ashamed to know that I fought and defended some ones rights to do this, I don't care what book it is, we as people Christians, Jews or Muslims should be above this.
"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."
"We believe that Islam is of the devil, that it's causing billions of people to go to hell, it is a deceptive religion, it is a violent religion and that is proven many, many times," Pastor Terry Jones
Sadly Pastor Terry Jones, is taking his congregation back to the days in the dark ages when burning of things they do not agree with was an accepted way of life. Talk about leading people to hell. This is just a sad ploy and poorly planed revenge attack for Islam building a Mosque at ground zero.
The "evil people" Mister Jones is talking about represents a whopping 3% of Muslims. I will not drop to his level and compare the violence of the Christian church through out the ages done in the name of Jesus. But I will ask you Christians is that who you want to be compared to? The small percentage of Christians who use violence and suicide to find God? Having been a Christian longer than a Muslim I can answer that for you, no it is not.
Let us talk a little about Christianity and its beliefs. If my memory serves me correctly Jesus (pbuh) tells us not spread hatred, and to be accepting and tolerant of everyone. He also tells us not to judge and to love one another even those lost souls.
"Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you toward repentance?" Romans 2:4
"May the LORD judge between you and me. And may the LORD avenge the wrongs you have done to me, but my hand will not touch you" 1 Samuel 24:12
"Do not judge, or you too will be judged." Matthew 7:1
"Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven." Luke 6:37
I could go on and on and on and on. Sadly for Mr. Jones congregation he is to busy preaching hate, lies and discontent to focus on what the Bible says. Also shown by his lack of knowledge and experience of Islam, the Qur'an is not our "HOLY" book as nothing is Holy but God. Also evident in his ignorance is the fact that he only wants to burn the Qur'an. If he wanted to burn Islams "holy texts" then he needs to burn the Bible and Torah as well. Allah and Muhammad (pbuh) tells us we should read all of these books as they are all from Allah.
Another quote from the great Mr. Jones about Islam being proven violent again and again, I will not go into the prof of Christian violence, shows his lack of knowledge on Islam. To save my self from being redundant feel free to read this hub by myself,
where you will hopefully learn the truth about Islams "Violence". I have no doubt that Mr. Terry quotes some of those false verses from the Qur'an to his followers that can be found all over the internet. On sites such as,faithfreedom.org, nowscape.com and wvinter.net along with many many more such sites. When in fact the NOBLE Qur'an teaches us to accept all other religions and to be understanding and patient. The Qur'an also says to take one life is like killing all of mankind. As you will see in these verses;
"Whoso slays a soul not to retaliate for a soul slain, nor for corruption done in the land, should be as if he had slain mankind altogether." (5:32)
" Islam has laid down the injunction: There should be no coercion in the matter of faith." (2:256) In other words we are not going to cut your head off for being non-Muslim
You can find also in this hub; http://hubpages.com/hub/Human-rights-in-Islam-What-you-dont-but-should-know-about-Islam
The verses that I have listed above. Sadly for Mr, Jones he is guilty of what many Americans are, they put all their faith in the media instead of Knowledge, Wisdom and most importantly God. It is also apparent that Terry has no idea of the beginnings of Islam and our actual beliefs. This man is a out of touch nut, who has no business running a church. Any Christian who reads this, ask your self honestly, do you think Jesus would stand beside you while you burned a Qur'an with this church.
Now to be honest, sure there are people who call them selves Muslim and do things in the name of Allah that are actually the work of the Devil, same as their are Christians who do work in the name of Jesus and it is the work of the Devil. The sad fact is you will find violence in every religion throughout history. Why because Satan and evil knows that people will sometimes blindly follow the actions of those who say it is in God's name and not question the acts. Also it is a primal instinct for people to fear that which they do not know.
What happens to most people when they are afraid, they strike out with violence in what they believe is justified self defense. Is it justified? Sure in some cases it is, but we must learn to recognize those special situations and not try to justify all actions by this. When these actions are viewed by extremist such as Mr. Jones they are not justified, just as those men in who hijacked the planes 9 years ago. No matter who's name it is done in.
Let us ask our selves another question. Let me start by saying I am a disabled veteran, and I served the US proudly. But honestly, if some one came to our country and said our way of life is wrong and we need to change, and here to help you along the way we are going to destroy the vast majority of your infrastructure and kill your wives and your children and your holy men, but don't worry you will thank us later. What do you honestly believe would be the reactions of most Americans. We would not stand for it, and we would fight to our last person to resist it. Being the "Good Guy" is only a point of view. And believe it or not but America is not always right. Just look through our history of how our government treats its own people and it is very much like Sadam's regime. But they wont put that in our history books will they.
But too all of Mr, Jones followers and Supporters. I will be praying for you, and to all those Christians who disagree with this man, fear not I am not going to judge you based on what 3% of all Christians do. and I'm not doing it because I think I am better than you. But I'm doing it because that is what the Qur'an and the Bible tell me to do. Perhaps you might rethink your point of view after some education and research that goes a little beyond the US ran media. Thank you all and Have a blessed day.