American Taliban: Church Announces “International Burn a Koran Day”

The Dove World Outreach Center, based in Gainesville, Fla. is observing the anniversary of the September 11th attacks this year in the most offensive and irreligious way possible — Terry Jones and his flock will burn a Qur’an (Koran). Jones is the author of “Islam is of the Devil.”

The Church is calling the occasion the “International Burn a Koran Day.”

By the way, if prejudice against Islam is not enough, the Church also offers homophobic observances. They are protesting Gainesville’s openly gay mayor with a “No Homo Mayor” protest.

What is fascinating is that Christian and Muslim extremists do not seem to realize how much they have in common with each other.

On the website selling hateful mugs and tee-shirts as well as the book, readers are told:

It is not a contradiction to say that God is a God of love AND hate. The Bible has plenty of references to godly hatred. Which is only logical. Don’t you hate anything that would try to destroy what you love? A hurricane that rips your house apart? Cancer that threatens a loved one? What is truly astonishing to see is that people, even so called Christians, have such little knowledge of the Word of God. God has not changed. He is the same, yesterday, today and forever.

Source; Yahoo

50 thoughts on “American Taliban: Church Announces “International Burn a Koran Day””

  1. AY,

    And I’m not disagreeing with that. However, coming from me of all people? Do you really think I meant “instigator” as a pejorative? Instigation can be a great thing. Without cause there can be no effect.

  2. Well, you might be correct. But the things I brought up are concerns to me if the conservatives, strict constitutional constructionist or fundamentalist get into power. They are unresolved issues.

    It opens up the door for southern “property owners” to be compensated for the property taken. Not only were the slaves taken but real property as well. The Real Property was mostly eventually all given back to all but “Lee” kinda of hard to build a house on top of dead soldiers. This was one of Johnston downfalls while president. He had given away all of the property seized during the civil war until someone convinced him the North never officially acknowledged the Souths dissension and therefore no Presidential authority to divide the property.

    This brings up another side instigation, I think the USSR did not officially declare war nor were they in the pacific theater in acts of war between Japan. It was not until 6 weeks before the Cocktails were dropped in Japan that they decided that it was a safe bet to go against the Japs. The result is they got to share in the spoils of war, which were enormous.

  3. I think the polite version of the term you’re looking for is “instigator”, AY. 😀

  4. Worms and coffee!

    Almost as good as trolls and coffee.

    Or donuts.

    Hmmmmm . . . donuts. *drool**drool*

  5. Mike A.,

    I thought I knew what you were saying. If my understanding of the reading of the Constitution is correct we are allowed to own slaves, only propertied owners had the right to vote, there is no right of marriage, etc, etc, etc, etc.

    I believe that some Justice once said that the constitution was a living and breathing document that should change with the times… the fundamentalists want the sanctity of marriage to be upheld by the Sct. I have yet to see where Marriage is a fundamental right spelled out in the constitution. Another point is although slaves gives a southern 3/5 of a vote more than a northerner, they were freed, what is the status of the 13, 14 and 15 amendment since the North never recognized the Souths secession. If this being so, then they were never ratified by the appropriate number of states, therefore not binding on the states….

    The above is purely academic…..

    Oh that can of worms seems to look tasty this morning…..

  6. AY, great point! I neglected to note that my comments were directed solely to First Amendment freedoms. The way it actually reads, of course, more closely suggests the view that minorities and the disabled be damned. Hope Breitbart doesn’t read it.

  7. Mike A.,

    Am I to garner from your post that equal protection of the laws do not apply to minorities? Help me here…..

  8. “Working hours had been drastically increased in anticipation of Hate Week. The preparations for Hate Week were in full swing, and the staffs of all the Ministries were working overtime. Processions, meetings, military parades, lectures, waxwork displays, film shows, telescreen programmes all had to be organized; stands had to be erected, effigies built, slogans coined, songs written, rumours circulated, photographs faked. Julia’s unit in the FICTION DEPARTMENT had been taken off the production of novels and was rushing out a series of atrocity pamphlets. Winston, in addition to his regular work, spent long periods every day in going through back files of The Times and altering and embellishing news items which were to be quoted in speeches. Late at night, when crowds of rowdy proles roamed the streets, the town had a curiously febrile air. The rocket bombs crashed oftener than ever, and sometimes in the far distance there were enormous explosions which no one could explain and about which there were wild rumours.”

  9. After thousands of years, we are all still just tribes of cavemen yelling and throwing bigger and bigger rocks at each other…

  10. Mike,
    You are correct that the Bible is not a book of facts. It is a story book that some think is a true story. That’s all.

  11. Burning the Koran is a perfectly lawful method of expressing disapproval or even vehement hatred of Islam. It is also offensive and stupid, of course. But Muslims who wish to become U.S. citizens must understand that religious sensibilities are not appropriate subjects for legislative protection under our Constitution. In my opinion, neither are race, ethnicity, gender, disability, social position, economic status or political affiliation.

  12. Here’s the deal. The Bible has nothing whatsoever to do with capitalism, free markets, Marxism, cap and trade or global warming. It is not a history book, a science book, a primer on comparative sociology or a tome on economic theory. It does not condemn the income tax, social security or universal health coverage. It is not the foundation document for the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights or my grocery list. The United States is not the fulfillment of any prophecy and we are neither the chosen people nor the last best hope of mankind. And thank God for that.

  13. Slart:

    Proverbs 31 talks about the ideal virtuous woman. She makes money planting a vineyard and with her proceeds helps the poor (no government involvement).

    She also weaves belts (spins her own yarn) and sells them to the merchant to earn money for her and her family and for the poor. Again, no government involvement.

    According to Jewish law, farmers couldn’t go through their grain fields twice. The gleanings after the first round had to be left for the poor to reap. This, even though it was law, was theocratic. Are you recommending this sort of Jewish theocracy here in America?

    Clearly, Christianity was steeped in this Jewish tradition of free markets and trade for profit (which was to be used to help the poor). Not a word anywhere about the government.

    This is all free market economics and is it is indeed very old. The free market was the means for Christian and Jewish charity and that is the only system the Bible teaches. No doubt because any other system is criminal in nature.

    You seem to be confused about the difference between government and church.

    Scripture says “Use hospitality one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” We are to assist our neighbor directly. Again, charity, person to person. Not person, to government (who skims off the top) and then to person (who is now bribed into support the skimmers who steal for them).

    Do you honestly believe that Democrats would be as popular as they are if they were a tight-fisted with “charity” as Republicans are alleged to be?

    Democrats have built a power base mainly because they steal money from group A and give it group B (an ever growing number of individuals who enjoy Democrats stealing money and giving them a cut).

    This is not, in any measure, charity. Nor is it Christian charity. It is robbery and crime.

  14. I some how suspected you would, Tootie. Anything to justify your homophobia. That’s the nature of denial.

    The truth hurts, doesn’t it?

    And here’s some more truth. Despite what you may think? I don’t hate you. I hate the ideas you espouse because they are poisonous. Distortions of the teachings you claim as a rationale for your hatred of homosexuals.

    But I don’t hate you, Tootie, the person.

    If I did?

    I wouldn’t bother trying to save you . . . from yourself.

    Would I?

  15. Buddha: I reject nearly everything you said in your last hateful post to me.

  16. AY,

    It’s not merely the OT that is choc-a-bloc with Divine Vengeful Wrath(pat.pend). Need I cite the passages where anyone and everyone who doesn’t follow His Word will end up slain, tortured and pureed with a Heavenly Waring blender set on eleven?

    For every “70 times seven” (The Golden Rule actually originates in the OT) there is a ” The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;. And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth”

    The words are just as plainly written in the NT as they are in the OT. It’s not a very inspiring document when actually gets down to reading it.

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