True Christians Will Not Burn the Koran in Hatred
"I am one who has been wary of the spread of Islam for quite some time. One of many who, even prior to 911, knew of the danger of Islamic jihad but was silent about the dangers posed by violent jihad due to cowardice in standing against political correctness, I no longer fall into that category....I am definably, proudly, one of the infidels.
That being said, I am writing this to stand in firm opposition to any group which promotes or supports any organized effort to burn a Koran (or a hundred Korans). Any group that does this, or supports such action is not true to patriotism, conservatism, and most certainly of all, not true to Christianity. This is an act of pure hatred, and the belittlement of another religion is NOT Christian ideology (even though it is obviously an accepted practice of Islam).
Christians as individuals and as congregations are supposed to emulate the teachings and actions of Jesus Christ. Is there anyone who can fathom Jesus burning a Koran, or even encouraging such an action? This group which calls itself a Christian church is not just burning Korans ...they are spitting in the face of Jesus and His teachings.
Many of us recognize the blatant hatred and disrespect towards the United States represented by the proposed mosque near Ground Zero. And it is obvious that this is in keeping with the Islamic tradition of building dynamic mosques near the sites of their most significant victories. It is right for us to be mad. It is right for us to do all within our power to stop this mosque from being built, and to stop the spread of radical Islam. In fact I believe it is our duty, even to the extent that we may be forced in the future to physically defend our ground. But aggressive, petty acts of hatred and prejudice do not serve our cause and only plays into the Islamisists' plan to build hatred against US citizens.
And, yes, I recognize that people and groups have the right to burn Korans.....that doesn't mean they should. True Christians, and patriots will not stoop to the level of hatred shown by the Islamists."Although this person is a very good friend I would have to oppose his statement you can not be a true Patriot or Christian if you burn a Quran in hatred. If I was given a Quran and wanted to dispose of it I would follow their 3 laws in the proper procedure to rid myself of it Burn it - Bury it - or Give it to someone else. As for me I would burn it.
I do not agree Christians are spitting in Jesus' face if you stand against a group of people out to destroy a nation.
Did God not give Samson the power to destroy an army with the jaw bone of an ass? Did He not destroy Sodom and Gomorrah because Lot could not find any righteous people?
I do not stand by what this church is doing but I would not pass judgment on any person stating they cannot be a Christian because they burn garbage. Are we spitting in Jesus' face when He says "Vengeance is mine" and "Though shall not kill" by sending troops overseas to protect what our country is built upon.
The preacher has said if the White house calls asking him not to do this he will stop it.
If America does not stand up for our freedom, we will see it vanish.
As the statement goes "Freedom Is Not Free."
I will not give my friends name out of respect but I do hope he comments on this blog and leaves his link. He is a blogger also and a very good one.
You have heard my opinion, now let me hear yours.
A news broadcast has been released that the pastor of the World Outreach Church has been contacted and has stopped the burning set for Saturday!
Word is also out that the 911 Mosque site will be moved, but at this time I have not confirmed it.
I would still like to hear your comments on this, Let's see how the weekend plays out.