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A book burning? Seriously?
August 30, 2010 - Mike Hughes
The Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida has planned a book burning of The Quran, the Islamic faith's holy text, on the anniversery of Sept. 11.
Really, what is this going to accomplish?
I'm as strong in my faith as the next Christian and I've never felt compelled to burn the printed symbol of another religion's basis of faith.
While I don't agree with many of the teachings of Islam, I respect people's right to follow their own path, as should we all.
It's not only disrespectful to another religion, it's wrong on a moral and personal note.
What good could come from this twisted version of honoring the memory of those that passed on Sept. 11.
Will it bring them back? Will it give their families peace?
It's certainly not going to do anything to improve communication and understanding between the faiths.
I'm sure the average Muslim won't look on it too kindly. And I can just imagine the response from the extremists.
Keep in mind, the pastor of this supposed "church,' Dr. Terry Jones, is the author of a book titled Islam is the Devil.
Which makes me wonder, is this action truly done in remebrence of those lost, in defiance of those he deems accountable and an act of solidarity among his parishoners? Or is he just trying to sell more books and generate publicity for his church and his writings.
Either way, it's not the Christian thing to do.
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