Religious Texts Burned! Riots Over Desecrations! Chanting Crowds Mass In Streets

Standard death threats issued in the name of Peace!

JERUSALEM (CNN) — Police in Israel are investigating the burning of hundreds of New Testaments in a city near Tel Aviv, an incident that has alarmed advocates of religious freedom.
Investigators plan to review photographs and footage showing “a fairly large” number of New Testaments being torched this month in the city of Or-Yehuda, a police spokesman, Micky Rosenfeld, said Wednesday.
The episode has worried defenders of Israel’s minority population of Messianic Jews, who consider themselves Jewish but believe in the divinity of Jesus, as do Christians. It also has concerned evangelical Christians in North America, Europe and Asia, who visit Israel by the hundreds of thousands.
Calev Myers, an attorney for Messianic Jews in Israel, told CNN he plans to file a formal complaint Thursday with the national police at the request of the United Christian Council in Israel, an umbrella organization for a few dozen Christian organizations outside Israel.

Folks, at the end of the day any particular Bible is just a book; an object made and owned by men. And the Word of God can never be “owned” by men; it is God’s alone. So this veneration, this worship, of the false idol of the Book, something that man can control and manipulate, leads one away from the Word, from the worship of God.
So you can burn my Bible, stick a cross in urine and dung and call it “art” if you’d like; whatever. Hell, with proper planning you can probably even get the government, and by extension me, to fund your little exercise. It’s more a demonstration of mankind’s degradation than an attack on my faith. I won’t get all worked up about it; “vengeance is the Lord’s” as it says. As I’ve noted before I could not worship a god who requires men to do his dirty work like some sort of cosmic mafia Don.

2 Responses to “Religious Texts Burned! Riots Over Desecrations! Chanting Crowds Mass In Streets”

  1. Erica says:

    I am not a fan of the work of Messianic Jews, having had a number of negative experiences with some pushy members of this sect in the past, but I agree with your well-thought-out argument 100 percent.
    In fact, having seen a number of entries from Ahmadineboob’s “Holocaust Cartoon Contest,” which he sponsored soon after the Danish newspaper published the Mohammed comics, I can definitely say I’ve seen some of the most offensive artwork the anti-Semites of the world have to offer, and I’d hang them all up in my living room, and burn mountains of Torah scrolls if I knew it would ensure there would never be a Holocaust ever again.
    The Heinrich Heine quote – “Where they burn books, so too will they in the end burn human beings.” – always merits repeating in such cases. I’m sorry to hear that it’s happened in Israel.

  2. I know Muslims who cannot read Arabic but have a Koran they can’t read. It is an idol, a talisman.
    Mr Bingley is right in that it is the words, not the ink and paper that are Holy in the Bible.
    Of course, I would be curious as to the Islamic teaching concerning the Koran on CD-ROM or audio tapes of the Koran, if such a thing exists.

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