Friday, September 10, 2010

Qur’an Burning


There are a couple of things I would like to say to the so-called man of God in Florida, who is going mark the sad anniversary of 9-11 by burning the Qu’ran.

Terry Jones is hosting an International Qu’ran Burning Day on Sept. 11 in remembrance of the victims of the terrorist attacks and in protest of a mosque being built near Ground Zero in New York City, according to new reports.

To Terry Jones:

1. Remember the golden rule of Christianity – treat others as you wish to be treated.
Would you like have an International Day of Bible burning on say the beginning of World War Two or the start of the Rwanda Genocide when ‘good’ Christian folks turned their backs on the atrocities committed by their fellow man?

2. How is burning millions of people’s holy book remembering – and honouring – those whose lives were destroyed by extremists?
Is burning the Qur’an a good way to open dialogue with the Muslims of New York who are building their mosque?

3. Do you really believe most Muslims are different from you?
Do you think people who follow Islam don’t hurt? Worry about job security? Have child-raising guilt?
Perhaps Jones, you need to look beyond one’s religious views and remember Muslims are people, too, going about their lives in the same way. Instead of inciting fear and hate, maybe you can preach acceptance and understanding, you know, the words of the God you believe in.

The powerful editorial cartoon is by Qur’an talented cartoonist Patrick LaMontagne. Listen and think about what it is saying.

16 comments:

Mommy's Sippy Cup said...

Amen, sister! I could write my own post on this, but I'll just say what a freakin idiot! Didn't he decide not to burn them now? Maybe not. Dear, Lord!

Christina Lee said...

yes yes and yes! this situation makes me SOOOOOOOOO angry!

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

I hadn't heard of this man's plan, but it is a sad one indeed. I can't imagine what good he thinks he's doing. All he's doing is adding more hate. What a sad pathetic person.

Salt said...

I first heard about this freakshow last night. He is out of his skull. It saddens me that crazy people like this are allowed to roam free and hold high positions where people look up to them.

Lynn said...

That is a powerful image! And powerful post. What's sad are non-believers may paint all Christians as being like Jones.

Mundanemomma said...

The guy is an idiot, that goes without saying. However, he is not the only one. Unfortunately, there are people who will show up to this disgusting display, and that is just sad.

Lady Mama said...

It makes me sad that there are people like this, who think this is an acceptable thing to do. It makes me so angry! As you said, it is completely contradictory to the very foundations of Christianity. Very well said!

Betty said...

To put your mind at ease, this idiot is not going to burn the Koran it was called off. Even so, the damage is done, and yes, there were a lot of followers too. The whole thing is very scary. This man/preacher should be put in jail. To hell with freedom of speech. That's carrying it too far.

And they wonder why Americans are hated.... it's people like him.

Anastasia said...

Hell yeah! Thanks for speaking up.

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

I'm really glad he didn't burn the Qur'an but only time will tell how much damage was done by this lunatic and his plans.

Fabulous post, Lis!

Cheers :-)
- Rainforest Mommy

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LambAround said...
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LambAround said...

It made me so angry to hear about this! What was he thinking?

Debbie said...

He drove me crazy all last week and he is still getting media attention. Enough!

Norma said...

well said my dear. powerful picture as well.

LindaFaye said...

Yes. What a sad time for Christianity if this is what it means to be called a Christian. I actually shy away from the word myself and choose to be called a devotee of Jesus since so many people have made the word Christian an ugly one. I'm not huge on current events, but this guy decided not to burn the holy book, right?