I’m perturbed. I’m outraged. I’m frustrated.
It’s happened again.
Another Christian has made a bad name for all American Christians by doing something insane and hateful. By burning a Quran.
The ridiculous part is that the church held a “trial” and found the Quran “guilty” and thus subject to punishment. Read more about it here.
The story goes on. Word got out internationally, and now Afghans have rioted and killed at least 20 people, including 7 American workers. President Obama agreed that the church should not have burned the Quran, but he also said that Afghans should not have retaliated so brutally.
(Read more on the Afghan violence here.) I agree, but I have to admit that it was a U.S. church that started the controversy.
It’s no wonder that it’s unpopular to be a Christian in America nowadays.
Since I’m fighting the temptation to go into a judgmental rage (which is also not a Christlike action), I will end this with these two quotes from St. John Chrysostom:
“Poor human reason, when it trusts in itself, substitutes the strangest absurdities for the highest divine concepts.”
“God has put into every man’s heart the capacity to love his neighbors.”