Thursday, September 9, 2010

Warning: op ed

It is a sad day indeed when a so called man of God chooses to incite hatred and violence rather than promote love and unity. I don’t understand people like this. My heart and mind cannot comprehend how a person who claims to follow the path of Christianity could think that burning the Quran is something God would find pleasing. Because I am 100% sure that God would find such behavior abhorrent.

Which leads me to the supposition that perhaps this Pastor isn’t a man at all. He just looks like a man. But inside there is a demon. I know, you're laughing at me now, thinking I’ve gone from serious to absurd pretty quickly. But it makes perfect sense. Burning the Quran in an effort to incite violence is exactly the kind of thing a demon would enjoy. So I’m thinking, what can we do? And it came to me like a vision from above. We need to do two things and they’re both really easy. The first is to pray for him. Pray that he can shake off that demon on his back. The second and more important thing is to ignore him. He’s had his 15 seconds of fame. Let him burn the books in ignominy with only his few foolish followers as witnesses. Let no report ever be written in any paper, let no pictures be taken, no video, nothing.

That’s my challenge to everyone, especially the media. Ignore him. He’s just another a terrorist.


  1. You're so right about ignoring and praying for him. When I left work today, he had called the burning off. Now it looks like he is "rethinking" it. I just don't understand this world we live in sometimes. I appreciate your thoughtful op-ed, Marcy.

  2. I was thinking maybe if every non-fundamentalist (of any religion) send him a love bomb we could cover him with explosions of acceptance, tolerance and above all, unconditional love.

    That would do it, I think.

  3. I have often thought that if the media just had the dignity and common sense to ignore people like this, there would be a lot less of them.

    Unfortunately, you can't use the words dignity and common sense to describe the media.

  4. Unfortunately, others will probably follow this self-surving man and many in the media will cover the news.

    I look at some in the media as prostitutes, selling themselves for fame. They will use this story and the good people in this country who condemn this action will not be heard.


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