Not for love of money, but of Humanity. "Greater is he who works for the good of all, then he who works for the good of himself only" ~ Matthew 25:40: "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'"- (NIV). I live in Singapore where the Emperor must not be disturbed.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Response to 'dollars and cents': Re: Burning of Quran ... their right even if its wrong? (Pt2)

Re: Burning of Quran ... their right even if its wrong? - 9Sept2010, 05:03 PM

Originally Posted by dollars and cents View Post
For a country that befits itself as savior and defender of human rights are caught in a fix. Despite knowing that this act is wrong and would cost lives not only to Americans but millions over the world, they cannot do anything because it infringes on their Constitution on free speech. Reading US news and comments online seems to reveal that there are many within the States who actually support the church for doing what their doing.
 The US Government is shivering, governments of the world are sweating, many people knows its wrong, but nothing can be done because this is a fundamental human right of each US citizen to defend and speak out on their own cause ... even at the expense of others.
I am baffled. This is sheer bigotry.
The problem with these screwed American politicians is that they dun bother to interpret their own Bibles properly and have been much too distracted for the longest time by the immediate gratification of profligate capitalism.

Excerpted from: ''Do Not Judge': Why are Christians So Judgmental?' (* my quoting from this page does not imply concurrence with everything else on the site).
"Do not judge so that you will not be judged. "For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. "Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? "Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' and behold, the log is in your own eye? "You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. (Matthew 7:1-5)
So, it would seem that Jesus' major concern is that people do not make snap judgments from what they guess might have happened. Many people (both Christians and non-Christians) tend to fall into this kind of judgment problem, if they are not careful to check the facts carefully. For example, one should not judge a person based upon the group to which he belongs. Not all Muslims are terrorists. Not all Christians are hypocrites. Not all atheists practice rampant immorality. Notice that the verse does not tell us not to judge at all, but to judge according to righteousness. If we cannot verify the truth about an accusation, we should keep our mouths shut.
Even though the intention "to remember those who were brutally murdered on September11" might be reasonable, the intention to "send a warning 'to the radical element of Islam" by "burning a Quran" is both non-biblical and thus certainly unacceptable.

In:John 8:1-11
Early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and He sat down and began to teach them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the center of the court, they said to Him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act. Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women; what then do You say?" They were saying this, testing Him, so that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground. But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." Again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. When they heard it, they began to go out one by one, beginning with the older ones, and He was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the center of the court. Straightening up, Jesus said to her, "Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?" She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, "I do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on sin no more." (John 8:1-11)
Thus shown, the Jesus' method of correcting persons misinterpreting Christian laws publically is very much intellectual and conversational- NOT physically NOR personally confrontational.
As such, the said pastor's plan to "burn a Quran" is obviously in contempt of both SG and Indian penal codes:
Injuring or defiling a place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class
295. Whoever destroys, damages or defiles any place of worship, or any object held sacred by any class of persons, with the intention of thereby insulting the religion of any class of persons, or with the knowledge that any class of persons is likely to consider such destruction, damage or defilement as an insult to their religion, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 5 years, or with fine, or with both. [51/2007][Indian PC 1860, s. 295]
Should he prevail in his wish, then he ought to encounter the full weight of the law for his/ their indiscretions. 5 years wouldn't be too long for him to re-read what the Bible really means, hospitality of the 'Obama Justice system'.

Good luck to Obama; God save America.

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