Adapt to our values, ye muslims....

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  1. pinoybaptist

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    Florida Church To Hold "International Burn A Koran Day




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    Now, these are un-American statements, if I ever heard one.
    If I recall, the Mayflower pilgrims came to the New World precisely because they seek the freedom to worship God according to the dictates of their conscience.

    I agree there shouldn't be a mosque at or near ground zero for sensitivity reasons, what we call "delicadeza" in our language in the Philippines, but those statements stifle freedom of religion and individuality.
     
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    So Mr. Jones wants to adopt the practices of some governments in countries with majority Muslim populations. Looks like he has adopted the values of some Muslims.
     
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    looks like it.
     
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    I agree Pinoy...

    But I would also like to burn every Koran I could, because it is a false religion, and all false religions come from Satan.
     
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    Ah yes, yet another great representation of Jesus in our culture.

    At least he's not a pastor of "baptist" church...what a ridiculous waste of a perfectly good church
     
  6. KenH

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    Would you also burn every Book of Mormon could?

    For that matter would you also burn every book that advocates a different religion than Christianity?

    Would you also want to burn the books of any group of Christians that you disagree with because believe they have some serious false teaching they are espousing and/or that you consider to be heretical?

    Do you think it is okay for people who disagree with Christianity to burn the Bible for the same reason you want to burn these other books?
     
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    At first I thought you were saying....Burn a Korean....LOL. That would have been harsh. Now going to get my glassed fixed.
     
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    An individual person or private organization that takes on a mission to dispose of books with false teachings is a fine idea. The problem only comes in when government tries to say one way or the other that books should be protected or not protected.

    I would have no problem with people burning the Bible if that is what they wanted to do. They will have to answer for their actions later.
     
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    I guess I will have to agree with you here.
    My problem is with demanding that Muslims, and by extension those of other cultures, adopt or adapt American culture.
    Pakistanis like to wear their country's clothes, and the guy wants Muslims to become Americans.
    I take it he doesn't mean be US citizens, right ?
    So, Pakistanis need to shed off those national costumes and start wearing American clothes ?
    Asians and many other cultures like to look after their oldies.
    Many have their old folks living with them, sometimes even their already married children, too.
    He said "you come here, you adopt our values".
    So, throw the old folks to the retirement homes and visit them once a month ?
    Let the 18 year old leave if he wants just because he/she thinks she's old enough to ?

    I got no issue with submitting to the laws and the constitution, but what American way of life is to be adapted, and what values ?
    These guys think the American way of life and American values are, to borrow a Marxist word, decadent.
     
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    Matthew 7:12 "So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets."

    Since I do not want other people to burn a book I highly, highly value - as I do the Bible - as a means of protesting what the Bible teaches, I will not burn a book that other people highly, highly value as a means of protesting what their book teaches.
     
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    If you had been in Ephesus with Paul would have protested the similar occurance in Acts 19:19?
     
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    oh, oh...here they come.
     
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    Those folks were showing repentance as these books involved their previous way of life. It would be like a former Muslim who is now a Christian burning the Koran. That's not the same as a Christian who has never been a Muslim burning the Koran.

    Still, I have no interest in burning books, for the reason I mentioned before. Also, I am aware of the more recent history of book burning in a non-Bible context such as happened in Nazi Germany.
     
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    I assume you would not like people to say that Jesus is a fake? Therefore, will you also refrain from saying that Muhammad and his ilk are a fake?
     
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    I don't know about burning all the Korans, but can you imagine the bonfire! :laugh:

    If burning these books would rid the world of Islam, fine; but if anything it would only fuel their hatred of America, and it would serve as a great recruiting tool for them.
     
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    Yes. When given the opportunity the apostle Paul didn't insult the Athenians's Zeus, Apollo, Athena, etc.:

    Acts 17:22 So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: "Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious. 23 For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, 'To the unknown god.'What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you."
     
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    Hi KenH

    You asked........
    Yes I would.....and I do, along with any watchtower stuff I can get hold of.

    I see it as kind of like killing every rattlesnake that I find:
    (It might just save someone’s life!)
     
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    I would burn a koran, a book of Moroni, any and all watchtower publications, SDA publications, Roman Catholic catechism books, and anything or any publication contrary to my personal (keyword note please) beliefs and convictions that are IN MY home, but I would not expect my Muslim or Mormon or JW or SDA or Satanist or New Ager neighbor to burn their Korans, Books of Moroni, and such like publications pertaining to THEIR beliefs, doctrines and convictions because it offends MY beliefs and convictions.

    Come on.

    This is the United States of America.
    I came here and live here because I value my personal freedom and liberties and now here comes somebody who CLAIMS to be a child of God who wants to impose on others of contrary beliefs, doctrines, and traditions ?
     
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    I keep them so they are not given out somewhere else plus it costs them money to produce them so they use their money for nothing except to feed my references with cults. It also makes good reference materials for years later when the new folks tell you something else.
     
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    So this pastor wants them to comform themselves to a culture which promotes fornication, materialism, divorce, sodomy, cursing, doing what feels right, etc? And all this time I thought the Bible taught us that we aren't supposed to comform to the surrounding culture.

    The fact is, you aren't going to convert a single person by offending them needlessly. Islam is a false religion. But, rather than burning the Koran, and really just drawing attention to myself (which appears to be the main objective to such a thing), I'd be better off to show this person the truth of the bible so that he/she can investigate for him/herself. I'd rather they had the Koran to compare, because an objective comparison between it and the Bible is no contest. If what I believe is the truth it ought to stand some fair investigation. Burning the opposition makes it seem like the Bible can't stand such an investigation.
     

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