ON BURNING HOLY BOOKS
September 11, 2010
I wish that reason could cut through the stupidity that is the Quran/Koran-burning event going on right now. It is, unfortunately, difficult to reason with mindlessness.
With the absurdity coming from so many "Christian" pulpits, it's odd that godly examples in the scriptures, like Jacob's son Joseph, and Daniel (of Daniel and the lions' den), lived at peace with nations like Egypt and Persia, neither of which were nations that worshiped the God of Abraham and Isaac. And it's even stranger that, in light of the message of hatred poured out every Sunday, Jesus tells his followers to love their enemies, and to pray for those who persecute them (Matthew 5:44)
Burning the religious books just doesn't seem like the Christ-like thing to do.