all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them
i guess that means it’s okay for me to advocate burning bibles…
of course, he should be entitled to burn qur’ans; it’s his right to be stupid in this free country. it’s also right for me to organise a protest against him, which will be just as offensive to him as his is to me.
seriously, i think the proper way to protest this is to organise a mass bible burning on christmas, to protest the stupidity that brought this qur’an burning on september 11th into fruition.
No-one has the right not to be offended.
— John Cleese
Where books are burned in the end people will burn.
— Heinrich Heine
i’ll even contribute my collection of gideon bibles that i have stolen out of every single hotel room that i have ever stayed in (there’s at least a dozen)… that oughta’ get the protest rolling…
4 thoughts on “a message to pastor terry jones and his ilk:”
it’s because nobody is talking about bible burning… if a mosque, or an athiest group, or some group of people like that, decided to burn bibles on christmas, as a response, i’d be willing to bet that they’d get all kinds of negative press, death threats and so forth…
If you want to stir up the fundie Christians, you’ve got to talk abortion, not desecration. Or evolution. Anything else they seem to have sacrificed at the altar of Republicanism. Which might mean you could get the nuts out if you started advocating for the burning of flags, but it wouldn’t be confined just to the demographic group you want.
"we generally don’t get riots and burnings and screaming people with signs that say things like “behead those who insult christianity” or “butcher those who insult christianity”.
Nor has anyone from the right-wing fundies sector gone onto a college campus and chopped off the hand of a professor who’d written something derogatory about christianity."
there are as many radical wingnut “christians” as there are radical wingnut islamists, and there are people who definitely do advocate a violent response to people speaking evil of “christianity”. unfortunately, i have met up with some of them personally. we just haven’t stirred them up with quite the same vigor that we have stirred up the radical islamists… yet.
Jones and that Phelps cretin and the rest of them are certainly deserving of scorn. I would like to point out, however, that when someone prints (posts, whatever) an article, cartoon or anything like that dissing Christianity we generally don’t get riots and burnings and screaming people with signs that say things like “behead those who insult christianity” or “butcher those who insult christianity”.
Nor has anyone from the right-wing fundies sector gone onto a college campus and chopped off the hand of a professor who’d written something derogatory about christianity.
I agree with Mr. Cleese, but maybe the (no doubt soon to be rioting) fundies from the islam side of the aisle there in FL (and elsewhere) ought to pay attention too.
“i guess that means it’s okay for me to advocate burning bibles…”
Actually, the 1st Amendment does a pretty good job in that department, you don’t need to go to any particular religious scribblings.
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