The Family Visit Revisited
On life in Las Vegas, dealing and playing poker, and the inexplicability of it all..........
Much like snakes and spiders, there are other things in this world that I have little to no use for. Religion comes to mind. I won't say that I struggle with the concept on a daily basis, but when I do stop and think about it a trip to the aspirin bottle can't be too far behind.
Some pastor in Florida dreamed up the International Burn a Koran Day. Predictably, all hell seems to be about to be unleashed.Religious leaders warned that Muslims overseas would interpret extremists like Jones as reflecting mainstream American attitudes toward Muslims. In Afghanistan on Monday, protesters made a point of wrapping an effigy of Jones in an American flag before burning both the effigy and the flag.
From a LA Times article titled "Pastor takes a defiant stance"
by David Zucchino 9/8/10.
Let me get this straight. When a coordinated group of Muslim extremists hijack a handful of airplanes and fly them into buildings, we are not even supposed to entertain the tiniest thought that their actions might represent any of the values of 1.5 billion peace loving Muslims worldwide. When a pastor of a 50 member church gets a wild hair and decides to have a bonfire of the insanities, burkas worldwide get themselves in a bunch.
Can you have it both ways? Would that be hypocritical? Is there any hope?