Regarding Terry Jones, the pastor of the mini-church in Florida, any one who actually looks at the behavior of the man and compares it to the acts of Christ knows he is no role model for the American considering Christianity today. Jesus didn’t walk around burning books, though he did discipline – by actions and words – those who claimed to be men of God that behaved in unseemly ways, either by stealing from or deceiving God’s people.
What Jones chose to do, he should have done, not as a pastor, but as an American – a Patriotic American – expressing his anger about the attacks on 9/11. He has every right to burn any book he wants to on this nation’s soil and it is our President’s role as representative of “We the People” to back those rights up with every opportunity afforded him.
He is head of this country and is to defend our Constitution.
Everyone knows this thought is preposterous.The rapist is a man out of control. His lust drives him.The wife abuser is a man out of control, his temper controls him.The murderers in Afghanistan, are men out of control.We are discussing a group of men that make women of their culture cover up their bodies in more curtain material than Scarlet O’ Hara so they won’t have to control their own eyes. Their blood lust and their rage control them to the point where they work themselves into an frenzy and do not bother holding back a primal urge of any nature.
Americans love to apply our cultural habits to other countries.Then we stand in shock when other countries’ citizens act in ways that are abhorrent to us. Stonings, burying people alive, throwing acid on them, cutting off their hands, or heads, those are their solutions to bad behavior. What we consider atrocities, they consider an every day sentencing, and not always in court.
Ours is a country where freedom of expression is not against the law.
Instead of blaming a man for excercising his freedom of expression in his own country, let’s look to the men who chose to destroy innocent life over the incident, and lay the blame where it belongs.At their feet, and no one else’s.