Support This Website! Shop Here!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Dominating Muslims

You know, it occurs to me that we are doing this all backwards.

We should set up a factory with armed guards, a printshop that does nothing but produce authentic versions of the Koran. Then put in a conveyor belt to a furnace.

We stop printing and burning Korans when they stop inflicting terror on the rest of the world.

Simple, eh?

Well, the pastor of Dove Center took my advice.
He's leveraged the threat to burn a Quran into a promise to move the 9/11 Mosque.
It's the only thing that works.

I wonder what this Baptist preacher in Nebraska will be able to get done?
Now he's threatening to burn a Quran...

Oh, HERE'S a shocker.
The Muslim may have lied to Pastor Jones about moving the mosque.
So now the pastor is thinking about barbecue again.
Sir, in the spirit of ecumenism, I'll spot you the matches.

More groups piling on the bandwagon in favor.

Everyone is putting out essays against burning the Koran.

I'm publicly asking someone to explain this to me because I truly don't get it.

When the Council of Nicaea burned Arius' works, was that council acting sinfully? After all, the rejection of Arianism created a centuries-long set of difficulties for the Church, including frequent armed violence. Heck, St. Nicholas punched Arius on the floor of the council and, after the council threw St. Nicholas into jail, God and the Blessed Virgin REWARDED him for having violently defended the Faith.

When the Council of Constance not only burned the works of Jan Hus, but also burned Hus, was that Council acting sinfully? This act started the Hussite Wars, which not only raged for a decade but also introduced gunpowder into warfare in Europe.

Granted, the man burning the Koran today is a cult leader. But, given the history of the Catholic Church, exactly what is wrong with burning the Koran?

Can't be threat of violence - every council that burned heretical works had to deal with that.

Can't be the sacredness of the text to others - Arius' works were considered holy and righteous by his followers.

Can't be the sacredness intrinsic to the text - there isn't any.

So, instead of just assuming that burning the Koran is wrong, could someone please explain what the difficulty is?

I've heard people say that his motives are evil. OK. I wouldn't know, since I don't live in the man's head, and I only have news accounts to go by. But what I've heard doesn't indicate that his motives are evil. He simply doesn't want to be Muslim, nor does he want America to be Muslim. Color me evil, but I kind of agree with him on those points.

So, I've yet to see an explanation that wouldn't also condemn about half the ecumenical councils of the Church, along with the entire 600-year history of the Holy Office.



Ben said...

Hold Muslims hostage? Meh...

Hold the Koran hostage..whoa whoa whoa! Back that up! Let's talk!

Sadly, it really just exemplifies the little value they (at this point I'll be judicial and refer to 'they' as Muslim extremists) place on human life.

Steve Kellmeyer said...

I think it's the perfect solution.

It scales beautifully and is applicable in any situation. You can do it anywhere, anytime. It's impossible to stop.

You can even vary the number of Qurans you burn according to the severity of the misdeed - if a Muslim rapes a Christian, you burn ten Qurans, tortures and beheads someone, twelve or fifteen, desecrates a Catholic, maybe twenty go up in smoke.

Different Christian denominations can set different standards, almost like a currency exchange: "If I hear that minaret call to prayer near my house one more time, I'm burnin' a Quran, but Jim across the street is gonna burn five. He's a Baptist and you know how they get about that. I'm just tellin' ya' 'cause I thought you would like to know..."

Steve Kellmeyer said...

You know, this might even work with the Obama administration.

Threaten to burn the Quran unless he opens up his college records to the public.

Tell him he has to repeal Obamacare or the Quran gets it.

Or every time he goes on vacation, another Quran will die.

I mean, the possibilities here are ENDLESS!

Ben said...

I see nothing intrinsically wrong with it.

That being said, even if it were wrong (burning sacred texts of any religion)...Where was the outrage then? The MSM takes perverse delight when Christians are abused and their sacred artifacts defaced.

Published June 18, 2007:

"Christians in Gaza Fear for Their Lives as Muslims Burn Bibles and Destroy Crosses"

After defeating their rivals in Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement, Muslim extremists are focusing their attacks on Christians in Gaza City. Christians in Gaza City have issued an appeal to the
international community and a plea for protection against the increased attacks by Muslim extremists.

Father Manuel Musallem, head of Gaza's Latin church, told the AP that Muslims have ransacked, burned and looted a school and convent that are part of the Gaza Strip's small Romany Catholic community. He told the AP that crosses were broken, damage was done to a statue of Jesus, and at the Rosary Sister School and nearby convent, prayer books were burned.

Gunmen used the roof of the school during the fighting, and the convent was "desecrated," Mussalem told the AP.

"Nothing happens by mistake these days," he said.

Father Musalam additionally told The Jerusalem Post that the Muslim gunmen used rocket-propeled grenades (RPGs) to blow through the doors of the church and school, before burning Bibles and destroying every cross they could get their hands on.

Catholic Online reports that the heads of Christian churches in the Holy Land have urged both sides to put aside their weapons, noting that the infighting diverted international attention from the national goal of Palestinian independence.

"This domestic fighting where brother draws his weapon against brother is detrimental to all the aspirations of achieving security and stability for the Palestinian people," they said. "In the name of the one and only God as well as in the name of each devastated Palestinian, many of whom are still dying, we urge our brothers in the Fatah and Hamas movements to listen to the voice of reason, truth and wisdom."

One young woman told the Catholic News Service that she was concerned the Islamic extremists would "enforce a strict dress code, forcing women to wear veils and robes." One Christian teenager spoke to the Catholic News Service on the condition that her name not be used. She said the days of fighting had been "very difficult" but they were "OK now."

Estase said...

Yep, sounds like a religion of peace to me. Can't wait till we have Sharia law.