posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 04:28 PM
As a devout Christian, I can honestly say that this is just a show of jab-for-jab nonsense, and most Christians will not (should not) be overtly
offended on hearing about it.
It's well known that a significant percentage of Muslims hate Christians, and specifically hate Muslims who convert to Christianity even more. This
is not 'news' in the same sense that some idiot American preacher burning a Koran is 'news'. The American preacher was a complete noob for burning
the Koran - common decency and Christian ethic agrees, that we should not willfully seek to provoke large-scale outrage, which has the potential to
cause human suffering in the obviously predictable backlash from those who are servile to the more evil dictates of a brutal warlord dressed up as a
A Muslim cleric burning the Bible? It's a lot better than the myriad cases of blinkered and senseless Muslims chopping the heads off former Muslims
(for converting to Christianity), or literally evil, wicked Muslim clerics chucking acid in the face of a beautiful, devout moderate Muslim woman (for
daring to run her own business in order to support her disabled husband), or the bestial behaviour of fundamentalist Muslim lynch-mobs literally
crucifying Christians who dare to openly practice their faith in an Islam dominated area, where the rule of law has broken down (eg Egypt, after the
ousting of President Mubarrak)....
So yeah - the cleric can do what he wants, to a book considered by billions to be - in some sense or other - God's word. Because? It's not the
Christians he's ultimately accountable to. It would take a lot of daft Muslim clerics to stop the circulation of the most popular book of all time,
or to prevent the life-renewing effect that the 'living water' of its words can have on a person whose life has been disappointing emptiness/ a broken
wreck until they came to faith in Christ and His sacrifice, and His power to bless and heal in modern times, 2000 years after His death, resurrection
You won't find Christians rioting in opposition to this Muslim cleric's actions in burning their Holy Book - even a militant atheist will admit,
that's not how a proper Christian would ever behave.
edit on 23-9-2012 by FlyInTheOintment because: fixing a slight misrepresentation..