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Posted By: robomatic
12-Sep-10 - 03:05 PM
Thread Name: BS: Burning Korans
Subject: RE: BS: Burning Korans
This brings to a distillation the triumph of appearance and show over any kind of substance in the greater part of the wars between faith and doctrine. There is a war within Islam which is echoed by the battle between the "true-believers" and the rationalists (and frequently confused by the rationalizers).

This guy has almost no followers and no money, but he can grab on the hemline of the internet and give himself a hoist up to international awareness. People have died in Afghanistan over this already (Afghanis, so far). The 'pastor' himself sounds like a severely confused creature, pulling out of thin air the notion that if he doesn't burn a Qu'ran, then the new proposed Islamic center in New York will be removed.

I am afraid this affair will become symbolic of the conflict and turn Pathos to bathos. Enemies of reason on all sides will have fresh targets to aim at, once more outside of themselves.