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July 30th, 2010
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  1. 1Mohawk

    Dave , et al. After a review of the posted comments , by those whom claim the title :Christian, I'm left wondering what ever happened to your (Brotherly Love in Christ -JESUS ) He did say that you are Responcible for each other, and if your brother requires your help you should be there for him. Judge NOT lest you be Judged,does this sound at all familiar to anyone posting any condemnation ? Misinterpratation, will always play an important role in discussions of Faith, thus it would be a challange to understand fully the implacations of both Culture or Faith,of any Religion. Instructions left to the world of man is called 10 Commandments t

    September 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm |
  2. 1Mohawk

    The Constitution protects everyone's right to religious freedoms. It is ONLY the NATIVE PEOPLES (Aboriginal) of America who's Religion is excluded, from these protections. Islam, like all other organized religions, have chosen a blind eye to view the GENOCIDAL effect in our land and upon our people since their arrivals. I question the validity of the statement, Islam is about peaceful co-existence, when in fact, ANY Islamic country targets their Christians for persecution and death.

    allah, buddah, jehovah, etc., must be DEVASTATED, HEART-BROKEN, LONELY, AND FEELING USELESS, since those they've created have abandoned the lands they were created from and sought self-satisfaction throughout the world of man.

    Are ANY of you AWARE that NONE of your religions acknowledge the existence of the Native People?

    The Native Traditions we've lived by, since the BEGINING, provided us to help your peoples when they came here inspite of knowing you were worthless human beings shipped here from the dungeons and collected from the fields, look at history and tell me different, Religious zealots were included on the boats too, back in 1492. RIGHT?

    Any preacher, desires the feedback on issues they may comment on, as well as some who would create these discussions for this purpose, but none desire the TRUTH. GOD DID NOT SEND YOU, WHO DID???? ???

    September 8, 2010 at 4:17 am |
  3. Najam Gandhi

    Whether this pastor burns the copies of Quran or not but as a Christian pastor his open statement to burn Quran has
    already caused irreparable damage to the image of true Christianity. He has only helped the deadly terrorists of AlQuaida, Talibans and other extremist terrorists to recruit new terrorists all over the world by exploiting his announcement to Burn Quran. No where even in the most corrupt Islamic country, any Muslim could dare to say that he/she will burn a single page of Bible. . Such a perpetrator will be awarded capital punishment. Such crazy action or statement has already done a great disservice to the most generous and peace loving Christians community all over the world, and more especially to war against terrorism because as a pastor his statement will be used as a tool of exploitation by the terrorists leaders to recruit more and more terrorists from the emotional, illeterate and ignorant muslims youths. Such so called muslim terrorists but infact the devil murderers of peace and humanity have killed more anti-terrorism security/army personnel and citizens only in Pakistan than their total victims of all the world. What benefit the burning of Quran will bring to Christianity, America or mankins? Except turning the friends of Christianity into foes in Iraq, Afghanistan and other sensitive places and causing more and more division and suffering to already bleeding humanity.

    September 4, 2010 at 1:22 am |
    • Paper Doll

      The terriorist or islamic extremists will allways recruit members regardless of the burnings of the Quran, these people have allways hated the western world and have allways been against the beliefs of people that are Non-Muslims all over the world. It's not the first time I have heard someone burning, destroying or writing disfavourable things about the Koran nor will it be the last. However, their have also been Muslims that have burnt the Bible, urinated on the Bible, publicly insulted christianity and their are websites with anti-christian material on them and I don't believe it will be the last eithier for them. At least I can respect freedom of speech and democracy allowing us to see what one thinks of the other and the ability to choice, having the right to decide what we think is true or rubbish.

      September 8, 2010 at 3:25 am |
  4. Heaven is earned

    @ verify,
    I am not a muslim but I do know that the prophet Mohammad existed and was the last prophet. As for those millions upon millions of people who lived for centuaries as you mentioned were created by GOD just like you and I , and they returned to GOD and so will we when time comes. You shall see and you shall hear but you shall not change your acts or beliefs when it's too late.
    Peace , love , and respect.

    August 25, 2010 at 4:18 am |
    • I scorn in your general direction

      @Heaven is earned

      ha, "Peace, love, and respect" is obviously not what you meant in your posts. War, hate, and disrespect is more your style.
      your posts disgust me. what a waste of space.

      August 25, 2010 at 4:28 am |
  5. Heaven is earned

    @ Verify
    It's not a myth .. it's what's really coming to us.. believe it or not there will come a day you will see it happen but then it might be too late to believe. ..

    Peace, love, and respect to all

    August 25, 2010 at 3:13 am |
    • verify

      @Heaven is earned

      I wish you peace also, and respect you as a human being, but I do not respect these made-up beliefs. You must know that you are living in a dream-world.

      p.s. What is this mythical Allah supposed to have done with all those 'souls' who lived before he was dreamed up - the millions upon millions of people who lived for century upon century before Mohammad popped up - Egyptians, Chinese, Hindus, Africans, Australian Aborigines, etc., etc.?

      August 25, 2010 at 3:25 am |
    • peace2all

      @verify

      Well said..... I hope that you are doing well...?

      As always......Peace to you.....

      August 25, 2010 at 3:57 am |
  6. Heaven is earned

    So stop wasting time thinking how or when to burn holly books but rather spend more time reading them and learning from them and most importantly believing in GOD... Life is short very short and once one died there is no hope.... lets change know while we can ... tomorrow might be a tad late. ... As to that pastor, I will say this: ignorance is blessing until it start hurting other people then it becomes a weapon for self distraction... come to your senses -if you have any- and listen to what you are preaching for before you create a war that could have been prevented... You don't represent christians so stop preaching in their name, in fact you only represent your crazy little mind that appears to be fixed on some hard core drug called stupidity.... Hope God guids you to the right path...

    August 25, 2010 at 3:10 am |
  7. Heaven is earned

    Why Christians are so afraid of islam and are trying hard to destroy it and eradicate it??? hmmm let me think... it's because they know it's real and that they will eventually burn in hell at the end... but yet too stuburn to believe... Jesus (pbuh) will come back yes .. but not to save anyone.. but to spread islam and fight all the non believers of islam.. and he will lead victory and all the people that remain on earth are only the muslims... then and only then the end begins and life as we know it on earth will end and it's judgement day where every soul faces it's creator "GOD" aka "ALLAH".... The pastor will burn in hell with all his followers and all the non believers... the rest will be judged based on their actions and rewarded accordingly... The lucky ones will be rewarded and send to the highest level in heaven with all the prophets and angels... others will still go to heaven but in different levels....

    August 25, 2010 at 3:01 am |
    • verify

      Oooh, so your myth is better than their myth, eh?

      Total nonsense... all of it.

      August 25, 2010 at 3:09 am |
  8. Eric Schrody

    Why not blame the Talmud for influencing Jewish law, psychology, foreign policy and behaviour towards Goyim (non Jews/believers)? Why not burn the Bible because some nut jobs follow it (like Terry Dove)? Do they really think they are sanctifying God by doing such stupid acts? Shame on them and their parents for cultivating such behaviour.

    For the record, if they do actually go ahead and burn the Qu'ran, what are the chances that some Muslim (be it an Arab, Pakistani, African American, Bosnian, Albanian, Russian, Chechen etc) ends up killing this guy? Americans need to stop thinking they are Jack Bauer and invincible. If this guy does get murdered, he will have brought it on himself.

    PS: Anyone with a handlebar moustache shouldn't be taken seriously, it is a sign of serious inbreeding.

    August 20, 2010 at 7:50 am |
  9. ???

    I say we murder this guy's family. He doesn't deserve to live.

    August 16, 2010 at 2:25 am |
  10. Larry Linn

    Why don't they burn Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury while they are at it. perhaps it is because they do not read.

    August 15, 2010 at 5:51 pm |
  11. roseofthedesert

    Yikes and double yikes. There is no way a muslim person would burn the Holy Bible, it is a grave sin. The Holy Bible is sacred not only to the Christians but also respected by the muslims. There are good humble muslim friends out there who are totally misunderstood. It is comfort to know that America is such a huge country with solid constitution built by the founders of America/Humanity. We should always think of what unites us rather than what divides. I can understand why this guy is angry but we need to bridge our faiths. There are equally very small crazy muslim minority out there who can equal him in the sense that they are war with what America which is totally wrong to say the least. It is important that we the average/normal muslims and Christians should unite to address our concerns in a positive way. Our faiths are like two streams flowing side by side we can each admire the beauty of one other. If only our Holy Books could speak humanity would be at peace.

    Peace and Love to all humanity.

    August 13, 2010 at 10:47 am |
  12. yamin

    Assuming the "goodly, holy spirit filled" pastor has his way and in fact is able to collect and burn all the Quran in the world; I wonder what will he do next considering there are hundreds if not thousands of muslims who can recite the extire Quran from memory (hafis) ...in all our modernity,seems like we are still living with dark age mentality. Religion has not helped us one little bit...

    August 12, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  13. Neither Christian Nor Muslim

    This ignoramus can be the poster child for people who are against organized religion. Wow...

    August 10, 2010 at 7:37 pm |
  14. Mohammed

    I am a muslim. Yes I grew up in a Muslim household and Islam was compulsory. However, as i grew older I began to question the religion and did a little bit of research. What this man suggest Islam to be is ignorant. Islam is a religion of peace but just as every religion, here are extremist who do not entirely understand the message being passed along to them through these holy books. They read a part in the Qu'raan where it may say "kill" but they do not read the context around the word. The context is there to explain whatever the person is focusing on. Extremists use this to validate whatever sinful acts they commit and ignorant people such as the Pastor in the video use this to condemned the religion of Islam hateful.

    OPEN YOUR EYES.
    STOP BELIEVING OTHERS JUST BECAUSE WHAT THEY SAY MAKES SENSE.
    ARE THEIR POINTS VALID?
    ARE THEY EVEN FACTS?
    DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH.

    August 9, 2010 at 5:20 am |
  15. not a mooner

    its atrocious how narrow-minded people can be. religion taught us how we should live our lives when there was no such thing as proper education or even the knowledge that the world is oval. yes, its oval not round. by degrading others, we only seek to degrade ourselves. and because prophets and the few holy scriptures have come to us and taught us to be muslims,christians, jews , and yet we remain to be uncivilised and arrogant heeding nothing of what is written, it just shows why the day of judgement is promised.

    August 9, 2010 at 3:02 am |
  16. aab

    this guy don"t know what is he tallking abought? plz can some one sand this guy to afganistan?

    August 6, 2010 at 2:39 am |
  17. kurd

    this dude is stupid we dont let women drive is not the religion its the culture also he thinks the qu ran tells is to kill people no it does not read peps ands find out for your self dont listen to people like this you dont have to love the qu ran or follow it but at least know your things

    August 6, 2010 at 1:30 am |
  18. ece

    I think they say these things to appear on television .... Say something really stupid and channels will call you for an interview

    August 3, 2010 at 6:51 pm |
  19. Josef

    I don't know very much about it, but I remember an example in the Bible, where they burnt some books.

    August 3, 2010 at 10:46 am |
  20. ELK

    I'm half a Muslim and half Christen and I'm proud to be.
    I have lived in the USA my whole life and I have nothing against any religion but this guy is not normal. Just because there are crazy people in world doesn't mean if one person that is crazy and has a back round of being Muslim is a terrorist. Do you think Germans are crazy because of Hitler? They wore Catholics and Christens what if you told them that you would burn the bible?? Thats the same thing your say about Muslims.

    What is the world coming to.....

    August 3, 2010 at 12:39 am |
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