“But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which spitefully use you, and persecute you…”
Somehow, somewhere, the words of Jesus Christ are lost on some Christians; especially the so-called “Christians” who choose to protest against the building of an Islamic community center, and the advocating of the burning of Qurans.
Gandhi once said, “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” The Rev. Terry Jones, the so-called “leader” of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, certainly falls into that category. Jones somehow equates the words of Christ with the burning of Qurans. His congregation, or Christian terrorist cell, is sponsoring “International Burn a Koran Day,” on Saturday, 9-11-10 to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the terrorists attacks on that day in 2001. What a marvelous way to show the radical followers of Islam that in America we too have our own radical followers; it’s just that ours are “followers” of Christianity.
How do you earn the hearts and minds of an Islamic population in Afghanistan when Americans are advocating the burning of their most sacred book? You can’t. You can’t tell people that you’re offering them something better than what they have when you’re not. How else is any follower of Islam, much less the followers of “radical Islam” supposed to see America except as a land of hate and intolerance?
Rev. Jones is saying this is a message. He’s right. It’s a message of hate, not love. It’s a message of Satan, not Christ. Where, in all the words of Jesus Christ is there any justification for this type of Christianity? There is none.
And concerning the burning of Korans, where are all those great supporters of the troops on the religious right? Where’s Sarah Palin? Where’s Glenn Beck? They are nowhere to be seen, or heard. They are completely silent, and in their silence they are supporting it.
Rev. Jones, the proposed actions of you and your followers remind me of the great line from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: what your actions say to me is “that goose stepping morons like yourself, should try reading books (Maybe say, the Bible?) instead of burning them.”