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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Because a Zealot is a Zealot is a Zealot

And in other news, some Christians work hard to make the rest of us look like jerks.

A sign in front of a Baptist church on one of the most traveled highways in the county stirred controversy over religious tolerance and first-amendment rights this weekend.

A sign in front of Danieltown Baptist Church, located at 2361 U.S. 221 south reads “The Koran needs to be flushed,” and the Rev. Creighton Lovelace, pastor of the church, is not apologizing for the display.

Actually, he has much to apologize for: being intentionally mean-spirited is at the top of the list. While rioting and murdering over the alleged vandalism of a book--even a book of holy writing accepted as being, in essence, the worldly projection of the voice and will of God--is ultimately foolish, it is just as idiotic to show that level of callous disregard for the beliefs of Muslims.

Yet another where I could never, in good conscience, be a member.


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