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IS A LOT LIKE A DRUG ADDICT INTERPRETING THE INSTRUCTIONS ON A PRESCRIPTION LABEL

An interview on CBS Early Show with the “Koran Burning” pastor from Florida inspired me to write this post on Newsbusters Monday:

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Is book-burning a "teachable moment"?

Tue, 09/07/2010 - 19:55 ET by metaphorsbwithu

While I think book-burnings are a bad idea, especially so in this context, the real story for me is how the media do not see how they're being played by Pastor Terry Jones.

I don't think there will be a book burning, and I think Pastor Jones already has decided not to have one, if he ever did ... although admittedly he is saying that he intends to follow through.

One of the main things that I think he may be demonstrating, however, is how quickly the media have abandoned their argument for adherence to First Amendment principles guaranteeing freedom to practice your religion (in the Ground Zero Mosque issue) in favor of promoting "sensitivity" and "security" issues and avoiding "offending" people on the other side.

Maybe Pastor Jones could claim he is simply "reaching out" to others, or perhaps President Obama could declare he supports this Church's right to burn whatever books they wish in exercise of their freedoms of religion and speech.

Like I said, actually doing what has been proposed is a terrible idea, but there's a bigger "teachable moment" being set up.

Of course I could be wrong. ;-)

metaphorsbwithu

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Liberals are indeed between a rock and a hard place these days - between the Ground Zero Mosque issue and the “Burn a Koran Day” event sponsored by the pastor of a tiny Christian congregation in Florida.

On one hand, liberals (who have a history of mocking religion - especially Christianity) have suddenly become First Amendment advocates and jumped through hoops in supporting the building of a $150 million Mosque over the grave of nearly 3,000 people who died on September 11, 2001 at the hands of Islamic terrorists.

Those same liberals (with few exceptions) are now condemning a pastor for planning to burn Korans on he 9th commemoration of 9-11 … apparently now totally forgetting their love of the First Amendment.

Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton, the White House, all but silent while women are threatened with stoning for adultery in Iran, while Christians and black Muslims are butchered and raped in Sudan, while Christian Churches are still banned (or burned) in Muslim countries, while Tibet is still being subjected to Chinese thuggery, are joining a worldwide chorus to condemn a pastor in Florida with a little church of 50 parishioners.

The same liberals who tell 70% of the American public to “get over” their sensitivity and get past the horrendous murders of innocent people in New York, the Pentagon, and a Pennsylvania field are concerned at offending Muslims for the planned burning of their holy book. Wasn’t it Newsweek that just recently declared we “over-reacted” after the 9-11 attacks?

The same liberals who mock Jesus and Christianity, who think “Zombie Jesus” is funny, who support immersing crucifixes in urine and paintings of the Madonna using feces as a paint substitute, who think satirizing Jesus and religion and traditions is a fair game, suddenly stiffen their backs at the thought of protesting the violent, dangerous destructive, divisive, and intolerant elements of what is now the largest religion in the world.

And besides, they say, such an act will result in more violence, destruction and death … and that will be the fault of the person exercising the same Constitutional rights as the man pushing the Ground Zero Mosque (misguided though both of their actions might be) who is being portrayed as a bridge builder and victim of hate.

Meanwhile Bibles are banned in many Muslim countries and, in 2009, a shipment was BURNED in Afghanistan by the U.S. military lest they offend Muslims there.

Churches, statues, property and PEOPLE have been burned in many Muslim countries simply for being. The Taliban ordered the destruction of all ancient pre-Islamic Buddhist statues in Afghanistan a few years ago because, they said, the Koran gave the right to do so.

http://www.rawa.org/statues.htm

In light of all this, it isn’t odd how the left is able to engage in such contortions of reason and rationality, it’s telling … especially when you consider they are not concerned with real issues, they’re intent on accumulating power.

This is obvious when you consider how the left, including the media, were so anti-war during the Bush years but their protestations have evaporated now that Bush is gone.

Women’s rights took a backseat when Democrats like Bill Clinton, John Edwards, etc. were philandering and abusing women while true self-made women like Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, etc. are unmercifully attacked because they are conservatives.

African Americans like Clarence Thomas, Condoleezza Rice, Thomas Sowell, etc. are mocked and ridiculed for not bowing at the altar of liberalism while race-hustlers like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, corrupto-crats like Charlie Rangal and Maxine Waters are celebrated and deified in the Democrat Party and media.

You see, it’s not about war, women’s rights, civil rights, healthcare, or freedom of speech with liberals, it’s about using issues to gain power and redistributing wealth to pay off their supporters who keep them in power.

Which brings me back to an interview from this past Sunday between CBS fill-in host Smith and the “Koran-burning” pastor Smith.

Liberals usually throw up the “Didn’t Jesus say to love your enemies” passage when arguing against actual Christians?
They love to use the “Give to the poor” mantra too … as long as THEY don’t actually have to give up their OWN money.

So it’s kind of funny when you think of the liberal mind. It wanders all over the place. And be careful when they quote documents like the Bible and the Constitution too, for that matter. They’ll pull out a line of scripture and suddenly become the literalists they’re always accusing Christians of being, unless they’re quoting the Constitution which, to them, is a living breathing document.

Here’s a good one.

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves. - Matthew 7:15

These people are playing games.

People are waking up, but so many are absolutely CLUELESS as to what has been happening, the absolute lies, deceit, corruption, and destruction of this society over the last 20 months ... on so many levels.

They have to, and more have to join them, or it’s over. It's this close to being over now. And I ain't kidding.

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