It is their belief, that' all. Christians, also has an obligation to the one, true, living, God to uphold His good name. These people who don't believe in anything, other than themselves, ought to go ahead and jump in an ocean. You would be better off. Freedom is to choose which God you will serve. I strongly recommend the one, true, God who can keep you out of hell. It is everyone's choice.
---catherine on 10/25/10|
Regarding the hijab, this is not just a mahometan thing.
In many places of the world, and at different times, it was standard practice for women to have their hair covered when outside the home.
Devout Jewish women--at least married ones--still do it to this day.
In many churches, it's standard practice for women to cover their heads.
And there was a time that American women almost NEVER went out without a hat, even to the grocery store.
---Cluny on 9/15/10|
\\As opposed to the "all knowing" Cluny.
---John on 9/10/10\\
I'm glad you admit I know things--and more than you do, John.
---Cluny on 9/15/10|
Angelina Jolie, in my opinion, is all about photo shoots. I have seen some of her photo opps on television and at the end of the day she is nothing more than a good actress. I think she is a terribly scarred individual who finds herself on the wrong side of right more often than not. What better way to make herself feel better about who she is (and to manufacture great publicity) than to feign interest in the plight of needy people in unChristian lands.
---Higgins on 9/11/10|
Catherine wrote, "The veil is there symbol of what they believe in. A symbol of their faith." When Jesus died, "the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom," we have in Matthew 27:51. So, that veil could be symbolic of their still having a veil between them and God, though they do not realize they are showing this. "Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away." (2 Corinthians 3:16) There are Jews who have "a veil" that "lies on their heart", Paul says in 2 Corinthians 3:15. So, why are people singling out Moslems? Which is worse, a veil on your face, or Satan's veil of oppression on your heart?
---Bill_bila5659 on 9/11/10|
CNN:"The unsolicited Bibles sent by a church in the United States were confiscated about a year ago at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan because military rules forbid troops of any religion from proselytizing while deployed there, Lt. Col. Mark Wright said.
Such religious outreach can endanger American troops and civilians in the devoutly Muslim nation, Wright said.
"The decision was made that it was a 'force protection' measure to throw them away, because, if they did get out, it could be perceived by Afghans that the U.S. government or the U.S. military was trying to convert Muslims," Wright told CNN on Tuesday"
---Trish9863 on 9/11/10|
I think Elder is the authority on this subject. He's been there!
He knows what he's talking about.
As opposed to the "all knowing" Cluny.
---John on 9/10/10|
Shirley, I am so glad you came back. I miss you here. JA and I both miss you personally. Maybe we can take the trip soon. We both love you dearly. You are such a great friend.
Cluny said, "In fact, one can argue that putting Bible verses on worldly things (such as intelligence reports) is a sacrilege--an improper use of holy things."
Cluney, I wouldn't expect any thing else from you. But, why didn't you comment on Rauf's threat?
How do you feel about Bible verses on frontlets? Is that wrong in your sight also?
Why is it wrong to display God's Word anywhere. Ugh... freedom of what?
("Ah, shutup them Christians with that truth stuff.")--> Do you like that better Cluney?
---Elder on 9/10/10|
\\-- G Bush incouraged Bible verses on the cover page of daily intelligence reports sent to the White House. Under the "christian" Obama admin this practice has been stopped\\
I don't see how God is honored by putting Bible verses on intelligence reports, or dishonored by refraining from it.
In fact, one can argue that putting Bible verses on worldly things (such as intelligence reports) is a sacrilege--an improper use of holy things.
---Cluny on 9/10/10|
The cross that a chaplain wears had to be kept out of sight in Saudi Arabia.
---mima on 9/10/10|
The veil is there symbol of what they believe in. A symbol of their faith. Just like for the Christians who chooses to wear a cross. We wear a cross because, we want the world to know our love for our Savior. The Vail I suppose is a dress code, too, for all Muslims. Whether their motive is to promote Islam, I really cannot say. The burring of the Quran, and the way that the Muslims are getting their feathers all worked up, shows what condition their heart is in. I do not know how many Holy Scriptures by the true living God are being destroyed everyday. We are not allowed to create violence because of it. Yes, I am glad there is a hell. I am no hypocrite. I AM GLAD+
---catherine on 9/10/10|
Elder, thanks for your knowledge. You are always on target. I am your friend you visited last year. I am back on christianet. After reading the blogs, I may quit again.
---shira3877 on 9/10/10|
One report I got was that the Bibles were burned, in order to make sure they were not secretly passed on back to ones who would hand them out. Ones perhaps rightly understood that Christian soldiers would have found a way to smuggle them out from wherever they were being kept. Others would have looked the other way, "perhaps", but there was concern about how Bible distribution could have effected the Afghans' perception of the U.S. military, deciding America was using the military to promote Christianity.
When certain people claiming to be Christians have had the political power, in history, they have burned *people*. I think ones have also burned Bibles they considered not to be correct translations.
---Bill_bila5659 on 9/10/10|
\\Thanks for making my point. Bibles were Burned officially condoned by the US Government.\\
No, John. I did NOT make your point.
But you clearly missed mine.
---Cluny on 9/9/10|
More importantly Tom it means the Hollywood wing nuts (Jolie hates Obama) and the Florida pastor have both missed the mark.
It means Hollywood and Christians are both dangerous when out of God's will.
No wisdom means no witness.
---larry on 9/9/10|
Where is the liberal outrage about the following issues?
-- Christians in Gaza Fear for Their Lives as Muslims Burn Bibles and Destroy Crosses: (this took place in 2007)
-- Muslims burn Bible in Pakistan. (2007)
-- Muslims burn a Bible in Pakistan in (2008)
-- Muslim boys urinate on bible.
-- G Bush incouraged Bible verses on the cover page of daily intelligence reports sent to the White House. Under the "christian" Obama admin this practice has been stopped.
-- Rauf issued a threat from radical Muslims if Mosque is not built in New York.
---Elder on 9/9/10|
Could all this hoopla be something to divert our attention off of what might REALLY be going on quietly in the background? They say that the White House has strong influences and control of major media outlets. Is the unheard-of Florida pastor part of a more sinister plot to make Christians look bad around the world? Why would a General and even the Secretary of State get involved and make those statements about the actions of one unheard of church? Seems like a set-up to me! CHRISTIANITY has become more and more a bad word in media, and sympathy for Muslims is the goal. Americans did not want God and turned their backs on Him, and the other false religions have been watching and waiting for this TIME to jump right in and take over.
---Lin on 9/9/10|
My bible is Holy. It is inspired by God Almighty. I do not even put another object on my bible. It is sacred.
---shira3877 on 9/9/10|
When Sarah invited Abraham to sleep with her handmaiden(and knowing men he was most willing to go) she unleashed a firestorm that looks like it will accumulate in a mighty religious war. Is a religious war at this time possible? It is but it will be fought under a different name. I do not favor burning the Koran. I consider Islam a religion of the devil. For many years I have advocated more Schooling (reading) concerning the Koran. Once people understand what's in the book the action for followers of that book will never be surpriseing!!!
---mima on 9/9/10|
The Bibles that were burned in Afghanistan were shipped to a unit--not individual .
Thanks for making my point. Bibles were Burned officially condoned by the US Government.
A Judeo Christian nation???
Over 95% of the Soldiers fighting and losing their lives are Christians, yet the same Government that asked them for the Supreme Sacrifice is Burning their Holy Scipture right in their faces.
God Bless America???
I think not.
Perhaps alah will bless America.
---John on 9/8/10|
A Christian doesn't need to burn a book that has no meaning other than false doctrine. A Christian needs to be Christ-like and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ instead of worrying about a book with no power.
---KarenD on 9/8/10|
showing respect to your host countries customs when VISITING is recommended - otherwise you are simply an ignorant American
America has no customs or morals ...seeing we lead world in filth trash and more vile practices everyday ...even older generations have turned backwards following younger generations liberal agenda of anything goes
in land of the free this Pastor is sincerely wrong in his biased opinion to burn any written information - aside from being downright foolish and ignorant ...burning literature does not make the belief disappear - Christ did not ask his followers to be the THOUGHT POLICE ...and if Pastor can do this to the quran then all other religions will be burning the Holy Scriptures
---Rhonda on 9/8/10|
John you were right, again Cluny has his "facts" wrong. Personal New Testaments were confiscated to keep them from being distributed in country.
If the Fla pastor were burning the Christians Holy Book/the Bible the liberals here would say it is his right under the freedom of expression/speech. We know this because it has been said here in the past.
Why are some so quick to pacify a group that teaches they should kill those who are not believers in their religion?
Candice not all books are good. I have bought many and burned them. They were my property. Did I have the freedom to do with them as I pleased?
---Elder on 9/8/10|
\\Christians are you aware it is US Policy to BURN BIBLES in Iraq and Afganistan.
You are NOT even allowed to send a Bible to your son/daughters serving there. Because it is Offensive!\\
The Bibles that were burned in Afghanistan were shipped to a unit--not individual service members--in native languages (NOT in English) to get our forces to distribute them to Afghanis.
That is NOT the function of US service personnel in the Middle East.
---Cluny on 9/8/10|
'condemning the florida pastor's plan to burn copies of the koran'
so christians should condone burning the koran?
it's just like condoning torture of prisoners ordered by bush who profess to be a christian
---mike on 9/8/10|
Christians are you aware it is US Policy to BURN BIBLES in Iraq and Afganistan.
You are NOT even allowed to send a Bible to your son/daughters serving there. Because it is Offensive!
So I guess it's OKAY for OBAMA Regime to have an official USA BURN BIBLE Policy.
Since "so called" "CHRISTIANS" will remain impotent and not say a wimper.
Imagine if it was US policy to do the same to the Quran
Think about it! (If nothing else)
---John on 9/8/10|
She wore the veil because it is a requirment. even female journalists whom visited in the past had to cover their head.Respecting the land she visited.As far as the burning of the books, i am too against the book burning because America is a free country where EVERYONE has rights reguardless if you support them or not.
I donot support anyone that doesn't follow God of the bible, however I donot support the pastors view either of burning books.I personally do not know Angelinas religious point, but she could be against it because she resides in the USA.
---candice on 9/8/10|