CIA, on 30 April 2012 - 10:46 AM, said:
While I don't support his actions, he has every right to do what he wants. Burning a book is (and should not be) a crime and there's no need to overreact. And people saying others will have to pay for his actions...uhhh that's the problem with the world. WHY should we be afraid to burn a book?! That needs to change.
I was discussing this was a friend and his opinion was that they should burn a Koran for every murder caused by a suicide bomb. A sign of...idk...resistance? Maybe to show that we are not afraid?
That's part of the problem.
The Koran doesn't tell anyone to be a suicide bomber.
So basically, your friend (as well as others) are blaming this book.
That's like...idk...burning a Hunger Games book every time a kid is bullied.
In other words, just because the kids like those books doesn't mean the books are what causes kids to bully.
As far as "why should we be afraid"?
If you personally, were to burn the Koran, or a Bible - no one would really care...that's your choice.
As far as this pastor goes, he's supposed to lead by example, he's supposed to be following Jesus - showing his love for everyone regardless of their beliefs. In other words, he's no different than those who use a holy book and twist it's meaning to tell people to be a suicide bomber.