Its not ok for muslims to do that either... All the qualified saudi Alem's (religious leaders, who surprisingly are actually oppressed in saudi arabia since they can't speak out..much like in egypt) have ALL condemned, suicide bombing, burning of other Holy scriptures, and the killing of innocent civilians
I think they should retaliate by wiping their butts with Bible pages, and then scattering them around the church lawn.Afghans protest U.S. church's plans to torch Koran.
When it happens over here, the stories get all discombobulated. A church wants to burn a Koran, folks get upset for whatever reason. They may be Muslims, or they may simply not want this kinda thing to take place over here as well. Or some could even be like me - viewing both religions as equally silly, and wondering why folks really care that some book is being burnt to piss off the other guys. Whatever the reason, this leads said Koran-burners to label those opposing their holy bonfire as Muslim apologists; specifically, liberal, politically-correct Muslim apologists, because when you are gonna start targetting a religious group, you gotta throw in a few more adjectives to include folks who are politically opposed to you. That way, you've successfully mixed politics AND religion, and the arguments can continue for even longer. And since emotionally-charged opinions are a sure-fire way to keep folks watching your programs, such stories are in the news for much longer periods of time.
By the same token, if Muslims in the West decide to burn a few Bibles to illustrate that they are capable of making uneducated decisions as well, then an equal amount of stupidity follows. Said Bible-burners don't stop at burning the American flag and New Testament, either. They gotta throw a lotta death threats towards anyone who ever said anything bad about their religion, and by 'bad', I mean anything that expresses a different, intelligent point of view often laced with humor. Such people might include atheists, authors, and cartoonists, but are certainly not limited to any one group.
You'd think that after a time, folks with different religions would learn to get along with one another. After all, the history of religion is filled with the blood of nonbelievers. Yet here we are, burning the Koran, desecrating the flag, and blowing up nice restaurants where folks simply wanted to have a night out on the town, enjoying some baklava and good conversation.
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Or some could even be like me - viewing both religions as equally silly, and wondering why folks really care that some book is being burnt to piss off the other guys.
That would be my standpoint as well.
I think even a child knows that two wrongs don't make a right.
I think some people like America to not back down on our principles and to show the same tolerance towards others in the world that we expect the rest of the world to show towards us.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville