Burning Half a Million Korans


 Some time ago a atheist YouTube user named Thunderf00t (with other YouTube users) created draw Mohammed day. The idea was to stop censorship. And to show the Muslim world were not afraid of the Muslim worlds violent outbursts because somebody offended them or their religion.

Originally I like the idea, and I still support the original idea as I think it sends a message to the Muslim community. Which was, we will not be censored. Although it seemed to have gone from a anti-censorship message to a message of intolerance towards Muslims. And when that happened, I no longer participate. Because, I am not for intentionally showing intolerance towards Muslims or any group. But I’m more than willing to insult somebody to show them I’m not afraid of them or  their Muslim groups outrageous behavior towards humankind when somebody says something they don’t like.

Now the same user Thunderf00t who was one of the many people behind the draw Mohammed day. Has now started something similar. But instead of drawing Mohammed he is going to burn half million digital downloaded copies of the Koran. And is urging other people to do the same thing.

Now he says that he is doing this for similar reasons as he did with draw Mohammed day. The idea is to send the message to the Muslim community that people are not afraid of the Muslims violent outbursts, thus the non-Muslim world will not go silent out of fear. Instead they will show that they are not afraid and that there are consequences to their violent outbursts. And in this case, the consequences are the Burning Half a Million more Korans.

Now, I support the idea (With out burning the books part), as long as it is about freedom of speech/censorship, and showing the Muslims, who are trying to use fear, that we are not afraid. As well as providing a consequence to them for their actions. However, I fear that like last time, when it comes to draw Mohammed day that it will become more of a situation where people use it to vent their own intolerance for the Muslim world. Ironically, a intolerance that primarily has resulted from the actions of those within the Muslim world. Ultimately I fear this movement is still about intolerance and is just being disguised as free-speech and anti-fear.

Now, one might ask me if I am being a hypocrite here, because in a previous post I was against the burning of the Koran. Which I still am. But I must say I am not being a hypocrite… Because,  I’m against the burning of the Koran or any book out of intolerance, hatred and bigotry. These are not positively morally motivated. But I am for sending a message to those who would act violently over a book being burned in some attempt to scare the rest of the world into doing their bidding. But burring books for that message, that is still not something I support. There must be a more productive way of sending that message.

It is sad though that people feel it has come down to this. That a message has to be sent to the Muslim world by burining books. Now not all Muslims are reacting this way, but were not exactly seeing the ones who are not acting violently, coming out and condemning this. And the only place I seen where someone has condemned it. They show they still don’t get it and put the blame on others for the actions of the Muslims who are violently acting out.

So people see this and think that using a method that has always been associated with censorship is the salution. And now many in the non-Muslim world are coming together and showing that freedom of speech is not to be stifled by fear of violence or death. By burning books… Anyone see the problem with this?

Now I will not live in fear because of their tantrums. As a christian I fear the lord not them nor what they can do to me or anyone. For I have hope. But I will not be buring books.

Terry Jones and his burning of the koran


 I have always been against the idea of book burning. First off from a historical perspective it is something that is used as a form of censorship. The kind of censorship that is used to impose ignorance on other people and even on themselves.

In the case of Terry Jones and his burning of a false religions so-called holy book, the koran. I do not believe this is really a case of ignorance. I believe it was a deliberate attempt to anger a particular group. In this case, Muslims.

Whatever the case, Terry Jones is not showing the Muslims love. He is showing them hatred and disrespect. These are not the actions of a Christian and it doesn’t do anything other than drive Muslims further away from Christ. Because, burning the Koran definitely isn’t going to make Muslims go, ummm… Maybe I should think about becoming a Christian. Instead, it will make them less tolerant to us.

Besides, what are we doing when we burn their so-called holy book? Are we treating them the way we want to be treated? Jesus is golden rule was basically do unto others as you would have done unto you. So again I ask… Are we treating them the way we want to be treated?

Terry Jones and his gang need to instead be more Christlike in their dealings with Muslims.

The Truth is not enough so why not make stuff up?


It amazes me how many articles and videos from Muslims are filled with so many false things about America and even us Christians. Even the few people who are Muslims that I have talked to on a personal one to one basis here in my own country, seem to be under false impressions. But why?

Sure, there are some bad things that can be pointed out about American policies. And usually I am the first to call my own country on these things. And even the actions of some Christians as well as some incidents in the history of Christianity can easily be pointed out as well. So why do many people with in the Muslim community feel the need to slander America and Christians with false accusations and information?

Recently I have come across a video from the Canadian Muslim man on YouTube calling himself MarkDennes.

 In his video he talks about something called ”temporary marriages”. And accuses America of all approving and supporting these temporary marriages. Now, with me being somebody who has lived in America for most of my life. I cannot recall a single time that my government has ever approved or supported temporary marriages in my lifetime. I’ve yet to see a billboard or PSA from my government, saying something like: “Uncle Sam need your marriage to be temporary… Support America by having a temporary marriages.”

I can’t even recall ever seeing a president, State senator/representative or any politician promoting such an idea. They probably be quickly voted out of office if they did. However, I can recall many politicians and even Christian organizations (Christians make up the bulk of Americans currently) who have been trying to reduce the amount of divorces in America. Because they (including myself) believe in a life long marriage and not a temporary marriage.

I don’t think you’ll find very many Americans that get married thinking they’re marriage is only temporary. Sure, there are some people who exchange money for a that lets some foreigner from another country come live here and becomes citizen. But such people hardly are representative of America’s majority who believe that marriage is a promise to stay together forever.

So why was this Muslim man saying that America both approves and supports temporary marriages when it is not true? Well, I personally don’t think this man is making it up. Because he does not strike me as a man who knows a lot about America or the world outside of his Muslim community that he is within. I think he is just parroting something that someone else told him in order to demonize America in the hopes of making people like MarkDennes see America as evil and immoral. Helping to build up a hatred and intolerance with him and him for America. Thus desensitizing him to the bad things that some of his own fellow Muslims have done and continue to try to do to America and Christians alike… Creating a, “they had it coming” attitude. Or a attitude of, “who cares about what happens to them? They are evildoers, anyways.”

So I ask again, why do so many Muslim people feel the need to slander America and Christians with false accusations? Can’t the truth about America and Christians be enough to make Muslims think bad things about us?

Well, apparently it is not enough, Christians for the most part recognizes and have apologized for their past and have even made changes since then. And America’s policies are usually no worse than their own countries policies. Not to mention not all Americans are for the policies that America has. This all makes it a lot harder to make America and Christians into an evil enemy that Muslim people can easily hate and not have any empathy for.

So it would seem the truth about America and Christians is not enough to get the Muslim world to stop looking at us as humans and instead see us as animals. Leaving those who want America and Christians to be seen as enemies, the only option available to them. And that is to tell lies and half-truths about us to make a scene like we’re evil immoral people.

This makes me personally feel good that I am both a Christian and American because, if the worst that can be said about America and Christianity must be in the form of slander. Then that shows me that we are on the right track.

Peter said:

Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation. -1 Peter 2:11-12

And

having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed. 1 Peter 3:16

these Bible passages seem very fitting in this situation where people can’t attack us with the truth, but must slanderous with lies and half-truths in order for us to be seen in a bad light. That’s when they attack us with this slander chances are they are also very aware of their own evil works.

West barrow baptist church; at it again.


Well, apparently Fred Phelps and his cult are planning on picketing funerals of the recently deceased individuals who died at the hands of Jared Lee Loughner.

It is my hope to find a group out there who plans on peacefully confronting the West barrow baptist church when it comes here to pick it and take part in a peaceful counter protest. I’m also going to send out a prayer request to my church about this issue as well as perhaps even if I could find in the church members who may wish to go with me in a peaceful counter protest.

If anyone out there is already planning is in the works. Please feel free to make contact with me and give me the information.

The Catholic churches inferior moral practices and policies.


The Catholic Church is responsible for some of the worst atrocities in the past and quite frankly are still committing some of the worst atrocities today. Most recently and famously, is the rape and molestation of children and their practices and policies when handling it. Adding to the atrocity is the Catholic churches own Pope, who may have very well hid many molesters and rapists so that they can continue to do so.

However, there also some lesser-known atrocities… That people don’t really think about. Atrocities that even result in millions of lives being lost because of their practices and policies and their sick version of morality used to justify them. Such as their policies on the use of condoms, which results in countless underage girls getting pregnant, as well as millions of people dying of AIDS. Because of their version of morality that they believe the Bible supports.

Adding to their atrocities is something far more recent. Bishop Thomas Olmsted of the Phoenix Catholic Diocese has severed ties with St. Joe’s hospital because the hospital was unwilling to stand by and allow a mother of four to die, which everybody including a nun from the Roman Catholic Church was convinced there was no way to medically avoid. The hospital staff including the nun made a very hard decision which was to abort the fetus. Granted this is a horrible thing, and I suspect no one, including the nun wanted this. But it was a necessity, a morally superior choice, than to allow a mother of four to perish with her unborn.

Now Bishop Thomas Olmsted argued, that the pregnancy termination was morally wrong because according to the Ten Commandments, the life of a human being cannot be deliberately taken. Revealing his own hypocrisy.  As many Catholics believe war is an necessity at times. With a soldier killing an enemy soldier for preservation. Both could be innocent people defending their land and family from their enemy.

Frankly the morality of taking life is a very complicated process from acts of war two abortions. Don’t get me wrong I do not support abortion (Nor war). But I also accept that there are times when the moral inferior choice is to allow a mother and child to die when you have the possibility of saving one of them. Thus the morally superior choice becomes saving a life.

Now if one wants to continue arguing that they are still killing an innocent being. That’s fine, but by not taking action to save a life when they have the ability to do so, results in them actively killing the mother through one’s own inactions. So in reality you’re actively killing somebody. But in one scenario, you are at least saving a life.

This is just one of many problems. I have no problem with them removing their Roman Catholic title from a hospital. Frankly, I say good riddance. But this crap that they pull is just outrageous. I mean, here they are, wanting a hospital to denying a woman’s ability to live because of their inferior moral practices and policies. While showing their hand with the excommunication (something Roman Catholics believe in) of a nun. And yet they have never excommunicated Hitler for his atrocities. Apparently a nun made a decision that she probably didn’t like in order to save another person’s life and was excommunicated. Yet Hitler a man responsible for quite a few deaths and some of the most heinous crimes was never excommunicated. Why to go guys…

Sick… Just sick.


I just read a vary disturbing article. A child dies just 5 days after being forced to marry a man. How did she die? Her sex organs had been ruptured due to this sick man having sex with her. Here is the article

SANAA – A 13-year-old Yemeni girl who had been forced into marriage died five days after her wedding when she suffered a rupture in her sex organs and haemorrhaging, a local right’s organisation said Thursday.
Ilham Mahdi al-Assi died on Friday in al-Thawra hospital, in Hajja province north of the capital, the Shaqaeq Arab Forum for Human Rights said in a statement quoting a medical report.
She was wedded on Monday in a traditional arrangement known as “swap marriage” in which the brother of the bride also married the sister of the groom, it said.
“The child Ilham has died as a martyr due to the abuse of children’s lives in Yemen,” the non-governmental organisation said.
Her death is a “flagrant example” of the results of opposing the ban on child marriage in Yemen, which is leading to “killing child females,” it said.
The marriage of young girls is widespread in Yemen which has a strong tribal structure.
The death of a 12-year-old girl in childbirth in September illustrated the case of the country’s “brides of death,” many of whom are married off even before puberty.
Controversy has heightened in Yemen recently over a law banning child marriage in the impoverished country through setting a minimum age of 17 for women and 18 for men.
Thousands of conservative women demonstrated outside parliament last month answering a call by Islamist parties opposing the law.
A lesser number of women rallied at the same venue a few days later in support of the law, whose implementation is blocked pending a request by a group of MPs for a review, although it had passed last year in the chamber.
Report 13-year-old bride dies five days after her wedding when suffering rupture in her sex organs, haemorrhaging.

SANAA – A 13-year-old Yemeni girl who had been forced into marriage died five days after her wedding when she suffered a rupture in her sex organs and haemorrhaging, a local right’s organisation said Thursday.
Ilham Mahdi al-Assi died on Friday in al-Thawra hospital, in Hajja province north of the capital, the Shaqaeq Arab Forum for Human Rights said in a statement quoting a medical report.
She was wedded on Monday in a traditional arrangement known as “swap marriage” in which the brother of the bride also married the sister of the groom, it said.
“The child Ilham has died as a martyr due to the abuse of children’s lives in Yemen,” the non-governmental organisation said.
Her death is a “flagrant example” of the results of opposing the ban on child marriage in Yemen, which is leading to “killing child females,” it said.
The marriage of young girls is widespread in Yemen which has a strong tribal structure.
The death of a 12-year-old girl in childbirth in September illustrated the case of the country’s “brides of death,” many of whom are married off even before puberty.
Controversy has heightened in Yemen recently over a law banning child marriage in the impoverished country through setting a minimum age of 17 for women and 18 for men.
Thousands of conservative women demonstrated outside parliament last month answering a call by Islamist parties opposing the law. A lesser number of women rallied at the same venue a few days later in support of the law, whose implementation is blocked pending a request by a group of MPs for a review, although it had passed last year in the chamber.