Pass/Fail: Quran Burning

By Editorial Board

Terry Jones and the Dove World Outreach Center recieve a failing grade for its decision to go ahead and burn copies of the Quran.

White House and Military Officials have said it could endanger troops, civilians, and the success of the counterinsurgency in Afghanistan.

Even extreme right wing groups, including a Christian Militia called “Extreme Right Wing,” have disassociated themselves from the event, according to the Christian Science Monitor and a Christianity Today blog.

For those of you who already see how ridiculous of an idea this is, further explanation is not needed.

For any of you who think that burning the Quran will accomplish anything but proving the stupidity of the people who do it, remember this very old and basic lesson: two wrongs don’t make a right.

Persecuting someone because of their faith, like burning the Quran, reminds me of the Taliban attacking the WTC on 9/11. Another example would be when the Romans persecuted Jesus for his beliefs.

Perhaps Terry Jones and everyone at the Dove World Outreach Center should read over Matthew 7:3-5 again.

It reads: “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”