Thursday, September 09, 2010

Burning Korans

I'm hick enough to understand the point.  But smart enough to know that it is going to do more damage than good.

The group of self-righteous nationalists in Florida that are planning to burn Korans on the anniversary of 9/11 think they are sending an extreme message to a group of Islamic extremists.  They are right; they are sending "a" message.  But they are stupid enough to not recognize the following:

  1. You don't "reach" any member of any other religion by burning their holy book.
  2. Tit for Tat is NOT what Jesus taught.
  3. 15 minutes of fame isn't worth the danger they are putting Americans in all over the world.
  4. "Outreach" in the name of a church usually has positive connotations.
  5. They are limiting their own ministry to radical, fundamentalist nationalists.
  6. They are hurting legitimate ministers of the Gospel who are laboring among Muslims to bring the the message of Hope.
  7. Messages of reciprocation only inflames hard feelings.
I call upon Terry Jones and the Dove World Outreach Center to cancel their "Burn a Koran Day" activities and repent of their anger and retribution.  I promise you, Mr. Jones, it won't be worth it for the Kingdom!
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