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Don't burn holy books

Unless there's an official need to burn holy books.

Carry on.


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For the left burning the Ch... (Below threshold)
jim m:

For the left burning the Christian Bible is perfectly OK. Christians are the one religious group that it is always OK to discriminate against (OK except for Jews, but the left doesn't seem to consider Jews to be human beings so maybe that doesn't count).

If you did with the Bible what they do with the koran the left would scream about violating the 1st amendment.

From the right burning the ... (Below threshold)
Art W:

From the right burning the Koran is perfectly ok. Muslims Americans are the one religious group where it is always OK to discriminate again.

And the Koran was burned by the right, and the vast majority on the right cheered that event.

"And the Koran was burned b... (Below threshold)
Sep14:

"And the Koran was burned by the right, and the vast majority on the right cheered that event."


I did not 'cheer' but it was a nice reversal of tactics.

I appreciate how calls to t... (Below threshold)
jim m:

I appreciate how calls to treat muslims like the rest of us are considered discrimination by moral incompetents like Art W.

It's not about burning a koran. It's about treating people equally. The current leftist admin is obsessed with giving extreme deference to muslim sensitivities. In fact the obama admin is establishing preferential treatment of muslims as official government policy. And that is not just preferential treatment over Christians but over ALL other religious viewpoints.

What Art knows but will never admit is that were it a Republican admin and they were establishing the same preferences in favor of Christianity he would be protesting in the streets, calling for the impeachment of the President. But, being a leftist hypocrite, Art doesn't care when his President violates the constitution.

Art said:"From the... (Below threshold)
Brian The Adequate:

Art said:

"From the right burning the Koran is perfectly ok. Muslims Americans are the one religious group where it is always OK to discriminate again.

And the Koran was burned by the right, and the vast majority on the right cheered that event."

1) Yes burning a Koran should be perfectly OK from a legal perspective as would burning a Bible or a copy of the book of Morman or any other book a group may consider holy. It is an asshole move, but in America you have a implicit right to be an asshole. If we didn't internet trolls would all be at Gitmo by now.

2) Please cite where "vast majority of the right" cheered Terry Jones burning that Koran. Oh wait, you can't because it did not happen. You can find a few kooks who were cheering him on and a majority that would say he had a right to do it. The former however is not a majority and the latter was not cheering.

Well said, Brian.W... (Below threshold)
Sky Captain:

Well said, Brian.

Wart needs to man up and provide links where "the vast majority on the right cheered that event."

Immediately, or Wart must admit he made it up.

It's a book, like any other... (Below threshold)
mojo:

It's a book, like any other. Written by men, published by men. What, you thought GOD wrote it and then miracled it into Border's or something?

Grow up.

It's a book, but NOT like '... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

It's a book, but NOT like 'any other'. The Bible has influenced every great nation in the past twelve centuries. Every great religion is based on it or has responded to it, often in imitation. The ethical precepts which appear in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States are built on biblical principals.

And yes, many intelligent people have concluded that God speaks to us through the Bible. Perhaps not literally, but truly, and how we respond says a great deal about our own moral stature and respect for holiness, which has never been about dogma or ritual but our ability to perceive and treasure the perfect and the sanctified.

Other books have inspired people, some have changed lives, and some had directed great movements of belief and faith. But no other book stands, in its impact on culture, thought, and hope, anywhere near the Bible.

It's difficult for trogs to understand this, of course.




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