Bible Burning, Anyone?

September 9, 2010

Shades of Fahrenheit 451. I have decided to cancel my bible burning set for any day soon, pending the Pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury dropping in for a little tisane and cookies. I had earlier been determined to burn at least one hundred bibles on my driveway based on the premise that the words in those pages had directly and indirectly caused the unnecessary death and suffering of millions of innocents around the globe.

The actions of the so-called pastor Jones in Florida mirror almost exactly the perverse ignorance of so-called religious leaders in the Muslim world.  It must reassure us that we here in the US are as stupid or as smart as the folks in Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran and the rest of the Muslim world.

A better sign of a desire for peace and understanding would be to burn a pile of ten thousand books. Five of the Koran and five of the Bible. There are not two more dangerous books threatening the world than these. Unless it is Sarah Palin’s double ghost written biography.

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