Good find. Its really pathetic that people actually believe that burning a book of any nature would incite riots or a bloody war. If people goto war
or hurt innocent people because a book is burned, then I feel that those people should be punished more so for that belief. Look, I can understand
going to another country and destroying something that they hold sacred, even if it is a book. I find this retarded, but hey, it's their country,
I really thought the officials in and around England was beyond something like this. Do we in america hold exclusive rights to free speech? If
something like this happens here in the US, which I'm sure it's getting to that point, then it's time to rethink our government and our elections.
I would be VERY upset if something like that took place here. But the OPer is correct. Had this been the bible, I'm sure things would be diffrent.
All for the sake of worrying what another country feels about you... TO HELL with them! Thats why we have DIFFRENT countries. Europe seems like
it's becomming one big country in all this. What happen to soverinty? What happen to pride for ones country and it's citizens? What happen to
freedom of speech in what one feels about something... anything, so long as it doesnt hurt another.
The Koran, just like any other book, is just that. A BOOK. It's the message that counts. If GOD wrote it, I mean sat down and inked every letter,
every word, 1 letter even, then fine.. That would be something sacred. But this is not the case. As is the bible, even though I personaly feel that
GOD indirectly wrote it, inspired it, or whatever term that applys, I dont feel people should be punished for it. GOD will deal with them in his own
way. Man should not step in and offer a prison sentence because someone shows strong distaste for something.
If another people go on a killing spree in another country or against another country because one person drew a picture of someone they felt was
sacred, then that country should be bombed till the dust no longer settled. People killing people over a piece of paper or a mass printed document is
Air is sacred to me! No one is allowed to breathe it anymore, for if one does, they will be met with wrath like no other, because my people feel that
it is so sacred that only we should be allowed to breathe it. It was given to us by GOD, exclusivly. How does this sound?
I think people need to let go of objects, icons, symbols, ect... It's an abomination to worship or hold anything sacred that is not GOD. This is
true in every single religion I know. So how is the Koran or a Bible diffrent? Dont get me wrong, you wont find me burning the bible, or setting
anything on top of it because I somehow feel that I should respect something that holds what I believe are the words of GOD and Jesus, but if someone
came along and burned one in front of me, I'd step away, far away, looking around to see if there was a thunderstorm brewing
Funny as it sounds,
it's kinda similar to what I feel inside about such a thing, yet you wont find me punching the guy for it. Hey. it's his skin... Everyone has
freewill and a right to speak, no matter wether it jives with anyone else or not. We have the choice to walk away and do something more contructive
with out time than taking vengiance for GODs sake. I'm quite sure he's capable of dealing with everything on his own.
Like my grandmother used to say... "Give it to GOD and go your way". And the bible says... Vengiance is mine, sayeth the Lord.... and thats exactly
what im going to follow.
Thanks poster for pulling this up. Goes to show just how strong our governments are... Pins an Needles for other countries? It's a wonder how we
world powers ever won a war in our past. Guess the good old days were the last days we had any respect for ourselves.