GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The son of a pastor who suspended plans to burn copies of the Quran to mark the 9/11 anniversary says Islam's holiest text will not be torched at their Florida church Saturday. Luke Jones, the son of the Rev. Terry Jones, told reporters Friday that the event will not take place Saturday. But he says he can't speak about whether there will be a future event.
The pastor called off the Quran-burning event after claiming he had commitments from Muslim leaders that a mosque would not be built near ground zero in New York. When that was met with denials, the minister said the burning event was suspended.
If any of you are ever in doubt as to whose God is the right God, give Reverend Jones or his son a call and they'll set you straight. They'll even hand you a match so you can burn the other religious texts that may be infesting your bookshelf. No point in wasting space on books that describe Gods that aren't the right God. We always want to be right, and nobody is more right than Americans and their God. And don't even try to burn a Bible, you heathens.
It's nice to know that some people's idea of what should take place in a church is the desecration of others' religious beliefs. That's why I have so big a problem with organized religion. They organize things like this. I can organize things myself, and I do not need to be led. Most of the problem with being led is that there is a pretty good chance that the person leading you will turn out to be a rotten human being.
And (your) God forbid somebody builds a mosque near the sacred site of what we call Ground Zero. We take our sacred grounds seriously, and we'll go as far to burn your religious guidebook in protest to your defacing our sacred ground with your place of worship. I guess those people would be happier if a Starbucks went up there or [ahem] another giant office building.
It's great that Americans have the freedom of religion. Just as long as you follow the right one. And we'll be happy to tell you which one it is. Just ask somebody and they'll tell you. But don't be surprised when you get about a hundred different answers.
Are any of them right?