Well, the world’s in uproar over Terry Jones’ (not the Monty Python guy, the other one) wishes to burn a copy of the Koran on September 11th. Here’s how the story went:
TERRY JONES: I’m going to burn a copy of the Koran.
EVERYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD: You’re an idiot. Stop being such an idiot.
TERRY JONES: Ok.
EXTREMIST MUSLIMS: Christians must die. We’re going to carry out more terrorist attacks.
Right. Now, I don’t pretend to be the ultimate Judge – only God is that. But for the record, I don’t think Terry Jones is a Christian. To not even get the whole ‘love your enemy’ bit there’s no way he can possibly understand the message of Christianity, that God loved his enemy so much he gave his life up for us on the cross.
And secondly, what are the extremist Muslims doing? As if they’ve not got a bad enough reputation already they’re just inciting more hatred against themselves with their reactions. If they’d simply been quiet about this whole thing they could have come across as the victims, but as it stands all that’s happened is the world has been reminded that it was them that started the whole thing.
So let’s take the shocking events of 9/11 as we should: a reminder that love for enemies is a better course of action than revenge.