Monday, September 06, 2010

What In God's Name Are They Thinking?

It never ceases to amaze me what people do in the name of God. There is of course the group of Baptists that protest profanely at military funerals. It turns my stomach.

Now it seems a "church", the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville Florida, plans to burn Korans on September 11 . A dismayed General Petraeus fears the idea will catch on across the country putting U.S. troops in both Afghanistan and Iraq in extreme danger of retribution.

Talk about unintended consequences! Or would it be? I don't exactly know what the 50 people who belong to this organization call themselves - are they Christians? I should hope not.

For a General to speak out about such an action is rare. Therefore you can be sure Petreaus means what he says.

The burning has been denied a permit but that seems to make little difference to Terry Jones, who is pastor of this organization.

Fifty people. Fifty people who feel they have the right to do what they want regardless of the consequences. Funny, how similar it seems to Congress! That aside, millions of Muslims consider the Koran their holy book. They all do not hate the west in general nor the U.S. in particular. An action such as this will certainly change the minds of many. What are they to think?

The dove is supposed to be a symbol of peace. Promoting hatred aimed at Muslims on 9/11 will certainly desecrate the image of the dove and disgrace America as a whole. Fifty people.


Margie's Musings said...

Idiocy, sheer idiocy, that's all.

Betty said...

Right on. Freedom of speech does have its limits. I wonder if this is one of those times.

Dogwalk said...

It strikes me as being like shouting "fire" in a theater.

Margie's Musings said...

Me too, Mari. There ought to be a law.