US Church plans to burn Quran's...Petraeus says don't be stupid

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Yeoman_dai, Sep 6, 2010.

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  1. Its called freedom.
    The lunatic god followers of whatever flavour are entitled to burn whatever old book they like.
  2. You don't mind when bibles are burned or defaced in the Islamic regions then?
  3. Great stuff, we should do it over here, come to think of it we could throw w*nker blairs book on the fire as well.
  4. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    I demand equality!

    Burn all religious books, of all pursuasions.
  5. Book-burning of any type of book by anyone is a thuggish, anti-intellectual and stupid act, as is flag burning. In the age of the Internet, you cannot destroy an idea, especially not through burning a few of its symbols and carriers. So what message does the dimwitted Florida church hope to convey? "We don't like Islam?" An eloquent contribution to the world, I'm sure.

    PS My dislike of all religion is clear from many of my posts on ARRSE, before ex-colonial and his type come on with the usual "hand-wringing apologists" crap.
  6. This is what you really meant?
  7. It is being done *solely* to annoy Muslims. I have no doubt that US blood will be spilt, and not just in Afg because of this.

    The self-serving, publicity seeking cretins will not have realised that Islam reveres Christ as a Prophet.
  8. "Mr. Jones leads a tiny church of just 50 people, but his threat to burn the Muslim holy book has been condemned around the world and has garnered him international attention."

    Well he's got what he wants then. I am only surprised it has taken this long for some small minded American to announce this. Sadly all groups tend to get judged by their most publicity hungry and often thus worst examples.
  9. Personally im not arrsed about bibles or even flags being burned, what i am bothered about is burning muslims running through Glasgow Airport. :)
  10. Maybe they should heed one of their former presidents -

    We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
    ~John F. Kennedy
  11. 'When you burn books, you eventually burn people.' Wot I learned in O Level History. This bloke must have done Domestic Science or something instead. RE possibly, given his job.
  12. 'pursuasions'? I take it you thought your English Dictionary was a religious text? Or was it the association with National Socialism via its use by Grammar Nazis?
  13. Way to help the cause of freedom & tolerence!
  14. While I somewhat agree with the above if it were part of a greater initiative to eradicate organised religion from the face of the planet, the below also rings true:

    It might be religious literature but there's something abhorrent about destroying the printed word as even if it is a catalogue of documented fantasy it's part of humanity's written history & "proof" of a period of moral evolution we're currently undertaking.