National ‘Moron Burn A Koran’ Day!
September 11, 2010 § Leave a comment
I don’ think I could think of anything more petty and petulant than National Burn A Koran Day if I tried. Occult leader Terry Jones must have mixed some pretty strong Kool-Aid to get his congregation to go along with this nonsense. The real kicker to me is that his line of thinking (much like the terrorists of 9/11) is in complete conflict with his own religious text; the Bible.
Paul had plenty to say about living quietly amongst unbelievers to gain their respect in order to win converts to Jesus. Somehow I doubt that going on television and exclaiming to world that it is evil and wrong, as if your beliefs are bases on anything other than faith, or that you somehow merited your own salvation, (Ephesians 2:8) you wretch of sinner… and then inciting violence by burning something that the world considers sacred wouldn’t be what Thessalonians was talking about.
Fanatical Christians aren’t the only ones alone in this category. In the Koran in the book of Sura chapter 40 there are several specific rules regarding jihad which include but are not limited to: fasting and the abstinence from alcohol 7 days prior to jihad, no killing of women or children, no attacking an unarmed man, no destroying a tree with at least one green leaf left, etc… The attacks of 9/11 and almost all terrorist attacks in the last century have violated almost every one of these rules.
It’s annoying to me that even though I am a non-believer in the gospels or the Koran, I am far more aware of the Bible and Koran than the vast majority of Christians and Muslims that I come across on a day-to-day basis. The older I get the more I have a sneaking suspicion that his is very telling about the true nature of religion as a whole. It’s doesn’t inspire the deep self-reflection and education that it proposes to value, but rather creates followers who are intellectually enslaved, insecure, and emotionally stunted who would do anything on the promise of divine deliverance from their own self-created hell.
The the narrowly religious are not thinkers, they are sheep that feel that feel they just need to be told what to do, because they lack the creativity to live life apart from what someone else dictates. I know that may sound harsh, but what if you love your family you must call them out. I may not be a Christian or a Muslim, but the human race is my family, Bible misinterpreting fanatics and genocidal morons alike.