Should We Burn the Koran, or Share the Bible? September 8, 2010

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

September 8, 2010

Terry Jones, who presides over a small congregation in Gainesville, Florida called the Dove World Outreach Center, has a peculiar genius for self-promotion.

His proposed ?International Burn a Koran Day,? which is scheduled for this Saturday?s anniversary of the 9/11 atrocity, has provoked protest rallies in Kabul and a complaint from Gen. Stanley Petraeus, the military commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

Gen. Petraeus warns that the Koran-burning event will aid Taliban recruitment efforts and ?could endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort in Afghanistan.?

The General?s objection is rooted in the odd assumption that the exercise of individual rights by civilians ? including, in this case, the right to engage in childish, ill-considered public displays ? is subordinate to the best interests of the military.
While Petraeus is clearly wrong about this, what Jones is doing is neither commendable nor helpful.

If Jones seeks to reach Muslims for Christ, he should share the truths of the Bible, rather than burning the Koran.

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.

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