Wednesday, September 8, 2010
The Koran and Burning the Book
There is a whole sense that banning or the burning of any book(s) is a bad thing.
Some yahoo in a shanty church in Florida is planning on burning the Koran on Saturday, anniversary date of the 911 attack on American soil by Saudi fundamentalists.
That no matter how you see it, burning the religious icon or religious content of a book cannot in any way destroy that religion. Words are words. Ideas trump words anyday.
History has shown us since the Reformation, no matter how many books you ban or burn, those books in one form or another survive the attack on them.
That the world is focused on one petty Christian fundamentalist preacher for his daring to burn another religion’s sacred scripture is an interesting thing. That insult across borders boils down to the intolerance of a few here there and everywhere and the ability to spoil things for the many.
Don’t know if preacher man will change his mind before Saturday but I fell certain that the solitary of politicians, generals, even the Vatican to not burn the Koran for any reason is solid ground for the concept of respect in a global sense being born right in front of our eyes.