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Thread #131989   Message #2982847
Posted By: Arkie
08-Sep-10 - 10:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: Burning Korans
Subject: RE: BS: Burning Korans
Jesus and Paul of Tarsus, one of the primary interpreters of Christianity in the first century spoke of breaking down barriers between cultures and religions. Both also stressed that followers of Jesus were called to a new way of life of seeking the greatest common good and rejecting the common actions of revenge, hatred, and self-serving actions. In light of the early message of Christianity there are several problems with the burning of the Koran. First, it is a rejection of the Christian message of taking the higher road and seeking reconciliation. Second, it follows the baser path of "you threatened me so I am going to insult you". The Bible that I use suggests that such a reaction is contradictory to the message and intent of Jesus Christ. Another problem as many have pointed out is that the terrorists who destroyed the towers in New York do not represent Islam any more than than this radical preacher in Florida represents Christianity. And for once I agree with Sarah Palin.