Who Burned the Koran That Resulted in These Muslims Firing RPGs into Church?

In 2007, no less. Who did it?

Father Manuel Musallem, head of Gaza’s Latin church,told the AP that Muslims have ransacked, burned and looted a school and convent that are part of the Gaza Strip’s small Romany Catholic community. He told the AP that crosses were broken, damage was done to a statue of Jesus, and at the Rosary Sister School and nearby convent, prayer books were burned.

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Father Musalam additionally told The Jerusalem Post that the Muslim gunmen used rocket-propeled grenades (RPGs) to blow through the doors of the church and school, before burning Bibles and destroying every cross they could get their hands on.

Who burned the Koran that resulted in the murder of ten Christian missionaries last month?

Or the murder of CIA agents earlier this year?

Or the USS Cole?

Or the countless airplane hijackings, discotheque bombings, etc., etc., etc.

No, instead, the focus is on some Yosemite Sam-looking pastor from Florida. No, he wasn’t being what the Scripture tells us is a good ambassador of faith, which is probably why only 50 people comprise his congregation. However, this is America, and in America you can burn whatever you want because free speech wasn’t designed to protect only the speech and expressions with which we are comfortable. It’s easy to claim tolerance and acceptance of the things with which you agree; the true test comes when you’re faced with speech (no defamation, not libel, but SPEECH) that you don’t like. Denying such is wholly inconsistent. And it’s no place for any member of government to butt in and instruct private citizens on how they can conduct their private activities. If you want to not put a target on our soldiers’ backs (which countless veterans who’ve called into my show tell me is already there) maybe stop the Wikileaks crap, stop broadcasting to terrorists when we’re leaving Afghanistan, stop getting in front of the cameras and drumming up attention to what one dude in Florida wants to do. And these people run our government? Facepalm.

Obama says that “As Americans, we will not or ever be at war with Islam.”

How many thousands of people must be murdered by Islam before he stops saying such?

Where did this nation’s balls go?

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Atheists “De-baptize” Using Hair Dryers

Er … doesn’t their action to counter baptism just betray their belief of no God by infusing validity and power into baptism? Was it a coincidence that I was watching an “Idiocracy” rebroadcast when I came upon this story?

American atheists lined up to be “de-baptized” in a ritual using a hair dryer, according to a report Friday on U.S. late-night news program “Nightline.”

Leading atheist Edwin Kagin blasted his fellow non-believers with the hair dryer to symbolically dry up the holy water sprinkled on their heads in days past. The styling tool was emblazoned with a label reading “Reason and Truth.”

Kagin believes parents are wrong to baptize their children before they are able to make their own choices, even slamming some religious eduction as “child abuse.” He said the blast of hot air was a way for adults to undo what their parents had done.

The need to “undo” an act they supposedly don’t believe in only shows a lack of stock in their own convictions. An actual atheist, by definition, would care less as their lack of belief in a deity also means a lack of belief in any action related to that deity.

Louis Farrakhan has a Pat Robertson Moment

Except Robertson’s idiotic comments are pepper talk about being of service to each other, not about hating teh Joos, et al.

From Jammie Wearing Fool:

Calling this weekend’s earthquake in Chile a precursor to his message, Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan today said America can not avoid the disaster and destruction that is in store.

Delivering an address titled. “The Time and What Must Be Done,” Farrkhan addressed thousands at Chicago’s United Center to mark the movement’s Saviours’ Day, commemorating the birth of W. Fard Muhammad-the founder of the faith 80 years ago.

“It’s not an accident that a great earthquake took place in Chile,” he said an hour into this speech. “It was a precipitate of what I have to tell you today of what’s coming to America. You will not escape.”

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Much of Farrakhan’s speech, so far, has detailed a 1985 vision he said he had in Mexico.

Farrakhan has often recounted the experience where he says he was invited up to an unidentified flying object and warned about future events, including the 1986 attacks on Libya by the U.S.

Furor Erupts in Illinois Capitol Building Over Religious Display

The sign read:

“At the time of the Christmas, let reason prevail. There is a Saviour, there is a God, there is a Heaven and hell. The earth is God’s footstool. Disbelief is demonstrative of a narrow mind and such belief hardens hearts and enslaves minds.”

If a religious display that said such was placed near a secular display in a state capitol building, what would be the reaction? Groups would have protested and demanded the removal, saying that it was the promotion of one group over another, much like they successfully did  in Fresno:

Some Sonoma County residents are criticizing a decision to remove all stars and angels from Christmas trees in county buildings over concerns that they promote Christianity.

Some are questioning whether the decorations are even religious, while others say the county is making a big deal out of nothing.

County Administrator Chris Thomas ordered the decorations removed Monday. He based his decision on a Supreme Court ruling that says governments can celebrate Christmas, but not if it endorses Christian doctrine.

In truth, the sign in the Illinois state capitol read:

“At the time of the winter solstice, let reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is just myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.”

The majority of the intent and language of this display is to smear faith-based celebrations rather than celebrate atheism. Because of this, it should be ensnared by liberals’ own laws regarding “hate speech,” but the left likes to create double-standards for itself so as to avoid having to actually follow the rules it creates.

This isn’t a celebratory display of atheism; it’s a sign that was purposefully and maliciously placed right by the Christmas tree in the capitol building as a way to be juvenile and totally ironic – I say ironic, because no true atheist would give rat’s backside about religious celebrations because if they were whole and consistent with their belief in no God, then the idea of someone else using their own individual liberty to believe in God and celebrate that belief would not bother the atheist.

This isn’t a demonstration of spiritual thought; it’s a catty, jack-booted attempt to make an offensive statement. Remove “there are no gods, et al.” and supplant “homosexuality, Islam” or anything else and see how quickly the standards of offense change.

I’ve no problem with anyone constructing a solstice or any other display, but the display in the capitol building is not such; it’s nothing more than an anti-religious political statement made in anger and meant to incite anger – the irony of ironies – while pointing the finger at religion for being oppressive and vengeful. Who has the mean-spirited display again?

FAIL.

Via Quincy News

Forget Doctor Barbie, Introducing Burka Barbie

Irony: representation of oppression auctioned off for a charity called Save the Children.

 

Photo courtesy Caters

Toy-maker Mattel is backing the auction of the Burka Barbie to raise funds for a children’s charity, saying that the doll shows girls that they “can be whatever they want to be.” If a girl wants to wear a blanket over her head by way of an oppressive, patriarchal hierarchy whose fundamental belief contradicts such a marketing slogan, then so be it.

 

Westboro Baptist Demagogues to Protest Our Children’s Schools

There is little that makes me angrier than to see people standing on the Bible and yelling when they should be reading it. I’m a non-denominational Church of Christ Christian and people who claim to have a direct line to God while carrying signs talking of hate – when a Christian’s number one commandment is to love – sickens me.

Jesus NEVER preached hate. Beware false prophets.

Jesus NEVER preached hate. Beware false prophets.

I may disagree with someone’s choices and do not have to accept or practice any of them, but that disparity in choice doesn’t give anyone the divine right to cast such judgement on another person. We are commanded to love unconditionally. I’ve read the Bible. Thoroughly. Lately I’ve dived back into the Gospels and have been studying Christ’s message of love. I highly suggest that these Purveyors of Scripture Perversion that is Westboro “Baptist” Church do the same – that is, if they can humble themselves long enough to step off the Bible, crack it open, and read it.

I’m considering showing up just to show kids that not everyone who claims to be Christian demonstrates the faith and that even the devil can quote Scripture.

Some nuggets:

15Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. 16But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.
—1 Timothy 1:15-16

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
—Romans 5:8

When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.
— Luke 7:39

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
— Romans 5:8

Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven–for she loved much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little.
— Luke 7:47

One of my favorite spirituals by A Capella, a fantastic group. This song is so apropos. Only form of it I could find online; the music and the message is clear. Take note, Scripture Perverts:

There will come a day when we’ll all stand before the throne.
On that day some will say:
“Did we not prophesy in Your name?”
And they’ll say:
“We drove out demons in Your name.”
I know some will say:
“We performed many miracles in Your name.”
Some will say:
“So many works we’ve done in Your name!”

Then the Lord will say:
“Depart from me you workers of iniquity. I never knew you.”

That’s why I know everybody talkin’ ’bout heaven ain’t goin’ there.
Oh my Lord.


(Thanks to Jim for the tip.)

Now I can be a reverend just like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton

While on air I asked why Jackson and Sharpton are reverends. They have no congregation, no flock. I don’t know how someone can claim to be a shepherd of the faith while behaving like this:

Maybe it’s for the tax breaks.

A caller tonight asked why when right-wingers thump the Bible they’re called religious nuts, but when left-wingers do it they’re just called “reverends.”

Well, Greg just sent me a divinity degree. Say hello to Reverend Dana.

reverendized