Thursday, September 9, 2010

Overblown Wingnut

The hype over the crazy as a shithouse rat "pastor" in Florida who is threatening to burn Qur'ans on September 11 is totally generated by the press. It is calculated to feed the Islamaphobia currently sweeping the USA and to take people's minds off or to justify the real problem: the illegal occupation of two Islamic countries for seven and nine years respectively.

This Florida idiot has fifty followers. Fifty people (if they all show up) go to his church on Sundays to hear him speak. Fifty. Per week. Fifty three people have read this Blog so far this morning, and this happens every day. If I threatened to slam the door in a Jehovah Witnesses face and tear up the Watchtower he shoves through the mail slot would I be leading news at six o'clock? No of course not. The press could care less about me. I would not be helping stir up the anti-Islam sentiment sweeping the country. Crazy "preachers" get all the press and right now this wacko is surrounded by more reporters than congregants.

The Qur'an, like the Bible is just printed paper. Ashes to ashes. Burning a few would not upset either god, they have withstood worse over history and have, or should have, bigger fish to fry at the moment (like the illegal occupations). The Catholics used to burn people and no one got this upset. Remember, crazy is as crazy does.

If religious people want to do something about it, they should go to Florida and form a human chain between this idiot and his burn pile. Tell him that they respect all religions and will not allow him to carry out his craziness.


  1. The orthodoxy of one age becomes the heresy of the next, and vice versa.

    So glad I don't watch that damn TV. :)

  2. there have always been radicals on every side of the fence. unfortunately most people lose sight of what the intent is and go with radical to get the point across. he may not like their religion but I remember a passage in Matthew (can't recall the number) that basically says to embrace your enemies.
    Perhaps he needs another read of the book that he claims to follow.

  3. I found it!

    But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

    Matthew 5:44

  4. religious intolerance should be a counter diction in terms - sadly it is not.