However, even in my laxidaisicalness, I have heard of some goings-on. And what better way is there to commentate on something than ignorance? (see most of your friends political Facebook status updates)
Apparently some "christian" organizations/people have decided to burn the Qur'an as a statement for...something. I heard a radio clip of a pastor saying that people groups in & outside of America burn the flag & burn Bibles so why shouldn't "christians" be allowed to burn the Qur'an? Sure it's an argument, but it's about as flimsy as a bikini on Pamela Anderson - it's there, but it doesn't really do anything.
Now I don't know who these pastors/organizations are (I"m lazy, remember?) but I'd like to leave them with a word from the Bible (which I have to assume they aren't reading much of right now):
"Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor...Bless those who persecute you; bless & do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation. Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men....Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." (Romans 12.9-10, 14-19, & 21)
This is Paul's message to the Roman churches. He was exhorting them to do these things - these things that Jesus taught His followers to do. It may just be me, but burning someone else's sacred book doesn't fit in well with this (or any other New Testament exhortation).
So in the spirit of Talk Thursday, the day we talk about things, let's rap*. If you're a believer in Jesus, what do you think Jesus would do? (oh! Hey 1995!) If you're not a believer in Jesus, do this seem representative of the Jesus you've heard about? And if you can answer this, please do: why are people ^#*@&&%@) crazy?
*If you're going to be pourin' some Haterade on people in the comments be forewarned - I will delete it. I have that right (considering this is my blog). This includes hating on both misguided fundies & the Muslim community. Open discussion does not equal open hostility. Thanks!