Saturday, April 02, 2011

Pastor Terry Jones - What a Fool

A fool is someone who lacks good judgement, and this week we have an example of a fool in the form of the so-called Pastor Terry Jones who is described in today's Telegraph newspaper as a "59-year-old runs the Dove World Outreach Centre in Gainsville, Florida, whose congregation numbers just a few dozen" and as a "homophobic used furniture salesman who has become famous solely through the use of controversy". Presumably he claims to be a Christian and preaches Christian values in his church.

Jones burned copies of the Muslim Koran to
mark the anniversary of the September 11 attacks
on New York Photo: AP (from The Telegraph).
As a Christian myself, today I am ashamed that this fool calls himself a fellow Christian - though Christ himself asked us to forgive sinners. 

This fool has surely sinned and he is directly responsible for the deaths of eight yesterday in Afghanistan - perhaps there will be more as this outrage is rightly condemned by every Muslim. He has made matters worse by denying any responsibility for these deaths.

Freedom of Speech is a precious thing - something I and most right-thinking people in the world value, we must stand up for it. But it must not be abused as an incitement to hatred as this man has surely done. How would he feel if Muslims burned the Holy Bible in front of his church?

Paster Terry Jones - get down on your knees and beg forgiveness for the wrong you have done. God/Allah is merciful.

Any comments are welcome, but hate mail, incitement to hatred, or any disrespectful comments about the Bible, Koran, Muslim, or Christian religions will not be published.

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