Question Of The Day: Is It OK To Burn The Koran/Quran

Over the past few days there has been a lot of talk about Pastor(?) Terry Jones and his demonstration to burn the Kuran. The Kuran for Muslims is the equivalent to the Bible for us Christains.
Do you feel as though The Quran should be treated with the same regard as Huck Finn and other books that people have burned in protest? Or do you feel that the Koran should be respected as an important part of the Muslim culture and not burned? Do you feel as though God would want us to show love and respect to those of the Muslim faith. Or because there are some who are radical we should go to far extremes to show our disapproval of what they believe. Does offending all prove that we are in disagreement with the extremist? Should we then burn the Bible every time someone who says they are Christian does some thing that we don’t agree with? Also, How does this burning pay tribute/homage to the many Americans (Christians, Muslims, Atheist, Agnostic, Jehovah Witnesses) who lost their lives on September 11?
Let’s talk about it. It’s a hot topic so we are sure you might line up anywhere along the spectrum. We want to know what you think. If you have any Muslim co-workers or friends, please invite them to come and comment as well. We welcome their perspective also.

Be Blessed and don’t be afraid to speak out on the things you believe in!


Terry Jones and Dove World Outreach Center to Continue With Rally

Sources say that Terry Jones made the following qoute regarding the cancellation of his “burn the Koran Day”:
“We have firmly made up our mind, but at the same time, we are definitely praying about it,” said Jones, who heads the Dove World Outreach Church in Gainesville, Fla., told CNN Tuesday.

Jones said his group is “weighing the situation.”

Ok is it me or does it sound like Hog Wash to use the words “firmly, but, Praying and weighing” in the same sentence. If I am a firm yes or no, it typically means I am not weighing any other options. That is why you use the word FIRM. However God can change your mind, let’s hope He uses this man’s hands for His will to be done.

Jones said his rally is aimed at the “radical” Muslims, not moderate Muslims.

“Our message is a message of warning to the radical element of Islam.”

I really need to leave this alone for a while and let you talk. Following the Bambi rule.

One more thing, I feel as though becasue of his obvious age, he is picking a battle that he doesn’t have to fight.  Why would you incite a battle that could lead to the demise of your sons and daughters.  It goes beyond hating “Radical Muslims” to offering your children as a sacrifice for your cause.  The point of a Shepard is to keep the sheep away from the wolves not dangle them out in front of them like bait. Ok I’m done

Be Blessed


Terry Jones (Pastor?) – Burn Quran/Koran Day COULD Mean More Death To Soldiers Day (Video)


Someone help me understand. I don’t get it. I understand that many Americans, myself included still remember the pain and horror of September 11th. However I don’t see how defaming the Quran fosters any type of healthy healing. There are people who are Muslim who lost love ones that day. There are people who are Muslim who are just as outraged as Christians are. The acts that happened on September 11th were of hate and anger. How does burning the Quran combat this. The Bible instructs us to love our enemies. Matthew 5:43-48 (New International Version)

Love for Enemies

43″You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ 44But I tell you: Love your enemies[b] and pray for those who persecute you, 45that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

How is burning the Quran embracing this passage. We as Christians show God’s love by exhibiting love, even when it is difficult. Help me understand how his actions are Biblically sound. If they are not is he leading his congregation to sin? Better yet how do you atone for a demonstration that might incite others to murder our soldiers who are there to instill peace? How will he atone if his demonstration causes the senseless murder of our sons and daughters in the Armed forces. Will he then be seen as the enemy? If so perhaps he should read this passage and understand what God might have in store for him.
Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
Matthew 18:6 But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

I pray that he takes heed to the Word and the Word of General Petreas and cancels this demonstration. I just don’t see how his actions line up with honoring those who lost their lives or loved ones and what we should learn from the Prince of Peace.

Love Breeds Love, Hatred breeds hatred.

Be Blessed and continue to pray.