So theres this church in Florida that decided it would be appropriate to Burn the Quaran on September 11, 2010. Its supposed to be in memory of the victims of the attack that killed thousands on 9/11. The churchs pastor Terry Jones has appeared on CNN (See the 4 minute video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05t17RNjGYA&feature=player_embedded )

It amazes me that the first impression I have of this pastor is his statement that he would burn the Quaran because he doesnt believe that its sacred. In the same minute, the pastor states they have nothing against Muslims and that they are free to worship….but honestly….does he think that even makes sense? How can you burn what that faith beleives to be their sacred text and then in the same breath claim to welcome them?

I think Rick Sanchez says it best….Why counter hate with hate?

In discussing this upcoming event with some of my friends, I have not heard one opinion on the side of this pastor. Not ONE! What does that say to you?

Ive only talked to a few self-described skeptics/atheists and even they are perplexed about why someone would do this. While I am generalizing their comments, the gist is that this will only lead to more issues between Christians and Muslims. And I have to say, that I agree.

A few weeks ago, Anne Rice (author) posted that she was leaving organized religion. Many took this to beleive that she was leaving Christianity in general. After a few ‘updates’ it was later revealed that she wasnt going back to her atheistic beliefs, she was just leaving the hate that surrounds the Christian faith (ie hate towards gays, certain politicians, etc) After going thru those posts and seeing the above posted youtube video, I can definately see where she is coming from. (See this for more specific info: http://www.jesusneedsnewpr.net/anne-rice-announces-on-facebook-that-shes-quitting-christianity/ )

It amazes me how many Christians cant see how some of the more radical faiths could hate us so much. But, in the same breath, they spew off all this vile basically stating how much they hate those people. How is their hate different from that?

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