Poll: Should Christians Burn the Quran?

There’s been a lot of debate about “Quran burnings” in the news. I’m interested in what the average reader of CTales thinks about all this?

Please select one of the following five choices below:

If you like, please tell all of why you voted the way you did by leaving a comment in the combox below.

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  • Elizabeth

    The Koran should not be burned.  It is disrespectful to the millions of people who revere it as a holy book.  We don’t have to respect the book but we do have to respect other people.  It’s an inflammatory action which will cause Christians in Moslem countries to be persecuted, as if they are not persecuted enough already, and will possibly cause deaths.  At best it is irresponsible.  If the pastor wants to burn the Koran let him go to Saudi Arabia and burn it, where he will have to accept the consequences personally, not allow others to suffer for his actions.

  • Elizabeth

    The Koran should not be burned.  It is disrespectful to the millions of people who revere it as a holy book.  We don’t have to respect the book but we do have to respect other people.  It’s an inflammatory action which will cause Christians in Moslem countries to be persecuted, as if they are not persecuted enough already, and will possibly cause deaths.  At best it is irresponsible.  If the pastor wants to burn the Koran let him go to Saudi Arabia and burn it, where he will have to accept the consequences personally, not allow others to suffer for his actions.

  • Tap

    Burning the Koran is disrespectful, and achieves nothing. On the flip side, or own behavior (religious not military) is the reason why Islam is on the rise all over the west, i don’t want to elaborate, because i don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, but you’ll prolly want to read Akindynos and Solovyev on that.

  • Tap

    Burning the Koran is disrespectful, and achieves nothing. On the flip side, or own behavior (religious not military) is the reason why Islam is on the rise all over the west, i don’t want to elaborate, because i don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, but you’ll prolly want to read Akindynos and Solovyev on that.

  • Bubba Gump

    It is disrespectful to burn it.  Burning the Koran would be like burning a copy of the Westminster Confession of Faith, both have elements of the truth (e.g. there is only one God), but none contain the fullness of truth found only in Christ’s Catholic Church.

  • Bubba Gump

    It is disrespectful to burn it.  Burning the Koran would be like burning a copy of the Westminster Confession of Faith, both have elements of the truth (e.g. there is only one God), but none contain the fullness of truth found only in Christ’s Catholic Church.

  • Gina Nakagawa

    Not burning the Koran is an act of turning the other cheek.  Jesus lived on earth during a very pagan age.  The Romans tortured and killed just as the Muslims do.  Jesus, however, never destroyed a pagan temple or burned a pagan book.  I do believe that the evil one is very active in Islam, but burning copies of the Koran is not the way to conquer him.  How about Faith, Charity and a willingness to do what God asks of us?  That just might work!

  • Gina Nakagawa

    Not burning the Koran is an act of turning the other cheek.  Jesus lived on earth during a very pagan age.  The Romans tortured and killed just as the Muslims do.  Jesus, however, never destroyed a pagan temple or burned a pagan book.  I do believe that the evil one is very active in Islam, but burning copies of the Koran is not the way to conquer him.  How about Faith, Charity and a willingness to do what God asks of us?  That just might work!

  • philonochie@gmail.com

    Oh Boy…let’s see:

    I could have voted 2 ways actually, but both would have needed qualifications. I voted that Christians should burn the Koran but would add that in additoni to that, it should be done not as a staunt, but as an act of solemnly rejecting all that is in it.

    The best way to do this would be to give a discourse to fellow Catholics gathered, and then burn it in private, so as not to arouse the confusion or sensitivity of others. This is something I would do in my own home and not out in the middle of the street to spite anyone.

    If I had voted that it would be disrespectful, it would be because burning it as a staunt, especially in public is not the best approach to dialogue.

    I argue that the book is not holy for only the bible is holy. I also argue that it is within my right as a Catholic to burn something I find repulsive and full of error for the sake of my soul and the souls of others. Having said that, I would not go out to buy Korans simply to burn. I perhaps instead would burn one given to me or found on my property (but then again, I am more likely to bury it than burn it)

Poll: Should Christians Burn the Quran?

There’s been a lot of debate about “Quran burnings” in the news. I’m interested in what the average reader of CTales thinks about all this?

Please select one of the following five choices below:

If you like, please tell all of why you voted the way you did by leaving a comment in the combox below.