As I noted earlier, I plan on undertaking an alternative to the “Burn a Quran Day” activity one Florida “church” has planned for Sept. 11 this year. As I hoped, it appears that some in the Houston religious community have taken up the cause, and are planning an event where
…clergy from seven different faiths are going to share their perspectives on their symbolic power in a roundtable discussion.
While I haven’t yet decided if I will attend that event, or continue with my original idea of simply reading, and reflecting on, a part of the Quran in independent study, I know this: I will be there with them in spirit. And I hope you will be, too.
For, when it comes to the folks who want to burn the Quran, I am of the following mind:
While they have a legal right to burn the Quran, to do so is offensive and an affront to many people – both Muslims and non-Muslims – and so the Dove World Outreach Center should respect the feelings of the rest of us, and refrain from such an irresponsible act. That would be the Christian thing to do, after all.
(h/t Believe It Or Not)