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September 7, 2010

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you…”(Matthew 5:44-45)

By now, most people have heard of Terry Jones, the Florida pastor who plans on holding a community-wide Koran burning at his church ( Dove World Outreach) on September 11th.  He’s gotten quite a bit of publicity (probably the goal all along) lately, even drawing the ire of General David Petraus- who warns that burning Korans will endanger US troops.

I’ve been trying to wrap my head around Terry Jones’ thought process for a couple of weeks, and I’m having some trouble.  His basic message is that Islam is a violent religion that should be stopped.  I’m hoping someone can explain to me exactly how burning their “holy” book is going to make them see the light and become peace loving Christians?

It almost seems like this guy and his church are just looking to be be hateful and inflammatory just for the sake of being hateful and inflammatory.  But I only know of one group that consistently does that in the name of Christ, and surely Terry Jones wouldn’t hitch his wagon to them.

Wait… are you serious?


2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 7, 2010 8:12 pm

    For me this is endemic of a very disturbing trend in American Christianity. We’ve gone from a people who define themselves by what we don’t do to a people who define themselves by what we hate. Neither seems particularly Christian to me.


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