Thought For The Day

Burning Up

I am not sure I understand the whole process involved in the minds of people when it comes to “holy books” like the Bible and the Koran. There is no doubt that the Word of God (which is provided in written form in the Bible) is holy in that it is the revelation of God to men.

I have seen Bibles burned, ripped to shreds, treated indecently, etc., over the years, but never grown unrighteously angry about it. Books are books. It is the Word of God that is of value. I am not sure whether it is any worse to “burn” a Bible than it is to “spurn” a Bible. Either way one will fail to read with understanding the Word of the Lord.

Muslims, on the other hand, tend to “lose it” when the Koran is burned or “desecrated” in any matter. I suppose that is their “right” up to a point. And here is the point –

President Obama is purported  to have sent an “apology” to Afghan President Hamid Karzai as follows:

I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident. The error was inadvertent; I assure you that we will take the  appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, to include holding  accountable those responsible.” (Olivier Knox, The Ticket)

Somebody needs to be held accountable – that’s for sure. It is my personal opinion that the somebody should be the Afghan soldier, who in his anger, shot two American soldiers to death as they shared guard duty.

Burning a Bible or a Koran does not find as an appropriate response the murder of other human beings. Period! Paragraph!

Where is that accountability, Mr. President?