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    People of many, many races, creeds and religions died in the 9/11 attacks. There were Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Sikh, and more killed in the attack.

    Christians were not the only victims.
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    Has there been a post about the Koran Burning Minister?
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    No, but this is one incidence when I think the 24-hour news cycle has made this one guy's stupidity much more of an issue than it ever needed to be. He's one guy in a church in Florida. Let him do whatever he wants, but if the news media hadn't decided it was so interesting/newsworthy/controversial, no one outside of his own community need have ever learned of it. Now it is internationally covered, which is just pathetic.

    Does he have the right to do it? Yes. But I think he might be better served in his understanding of Islam and indeed his own religion if he read one, instead of burning it. But that wouldn't make him famous, now would it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    No, but this is one incidence when I think the 24-hour news cycle has made this one guy's stupidity much more of an issue than it ever needed to be. He's one guy in a church in Florida. Let him do whatever he wants, but if the news media hadn't decided it was so interesting/newsworthy/controversial, no one outside of his own community need have ever learned of it. Now it is internationally covered, which is just pathetic.

    Does he have the right to do it? Yes. But I think he might be better served in his understanding of Islam and indeed his own religion if he read one, instead of burning it. But that wouldn't make him famous, now would it?
    I've seen several reports on t.v. regarding this, yet not one of anyone supporting him. Everyone from the Pope to the Holy Rollers is against him. In one interview with him, he was asked if anything would change his mind about it. He said if God sent him a message and told him not to do it, then he wouldn't, but he didn't expect to hear any such message. Now isn't that a surprise??? I think he'd better be looking over his shoulder, and fearing for his own safety, for quite some time to come, whether he does it or not!
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    Frankly if he's piling Korans up and burning them he's turned off his link with God.

    Nothing is gained by inflaming the masses. It's easier to win converts by kindness, and spreading hatred is hardly what Christ called us to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    I think he'd better be looking over his shoulder, and fearing for his own safety, for quite some time to come, whether he does it or not!
    And I just heard on the news that he has already received over 100 death threats. Frankly, I'm surprised that it hasn't been more.

    I hope that people keep their heads about this - it's not going to solve anything by killing him.
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    I wish the media would have just ignored the idiot. There's enough of this nonsense as it is but this is just fanning the flames. He's hardly a good example of a true Christian and definitely not as a good minister of the Word.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    No, but this is one incidence when I think the 24-hour news cycle has made this one guy's stupidity much more of an issue than it ever needed to be. He's one guy in a church in Florida. Let him do whatever he wants, but if the news media hadn't decided it was so interesting/newsworthy/controversial, no one outside of his own community need have ever learned of it. Now it is internationally covered, which is just pathetic.

    Does he have the right to do it? Yes. But I think he might be better served in his understanding of Islam and indeed his own religion if he read one, instead of burning it. But that wouldn't make him famous, now would it?

    I think that about sums it all up nicely. The Media made this into a International event & they will probably stand by and report the burning
    event for public consumption too. Hey, "they are just reporting the news".

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    You mean hype the event shamelessly for public consumption?

    After all, they're just creating the news.
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    May that evil minister rot in the fires of hell.

    He is not only a disgrace to the Christian faith, he is a disgrace to humanity.

    Shame on him. Shame on anyone who participates with him in this evil deed. Shame on anyone who supports him for this act.

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    Quote Originally Posted by popcornbird View Post
    May that evil minister rot in the fires of hell.

    He is not only a disgrace to the Christian faith, he is a disgrace to humanity.

    Shame on him. Shame on anyone who participates with him in this evil deed. Shame on anyone who supports him for this act.
    I agree with you to a point, maybe just one point.

    He is disgracing the Christian Faith. However, he has the Right to do it.

    I wonder what the Vegas odds are of him living if he goes through with this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popcornbird View Post
    May that evil minister rot in the fires of hell.
    Whoaaaaaa.....I wouldn't wish that one on my worst enemy.
    I'm kinda glad you ain't running the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    I wish the media would have just ignored the idiot. There's enough of this nonsense as it is but this is just fanning the flames. He's hardly a good example of a true Christian and definitely not as a good minister of the Word.
    On the other hand, if the media didn't cover it, they'd be accused of "Islamaphobia" and hatred of Muslims, of trying to cover up the activity of a so-called Christian man and thereby favoring Christianity. Initially I was annoyed that they gave it coverage but now I see that they must do so.
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    I know how awful I feel when I hear of people burning crosses and Bibles. No one should deliberately do something they know will hurt others. I hope those of the Muslim faith realize he is just one crazy old man, he doesn't represent most of us.
    No matter what anyone does, someone some where will be offended some how!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by momoffuzzyfaces View Post
    I know how awful I feel when I hear of people burning crosses and Bibles. No one should deliberately do something they know will hurt others. I hope those of the Muslim faith realize he is just one crazy old man, he doesn't represent most of us.
    Well, I see no reason why they shouldn't realize it. After all, they're asking Americans to not judge an entire religion or all Muslims on the basis of a few radicals who attacked our country.
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