Comments on: Preacher Terry Jones: The Great Unifier? http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2010/09/preacher-terry-jones-the-great-unifier/ The latest Headlines, news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:47:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: nasir ali http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2010/09/preacher-terry-jones-the-great-unifier/#comment-84554 nasir ali Sun, 03 Apr 2011 13:48:01 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2010/09/preacher-terry-jones-the-great-unifier/#comment-84554 terry jones is a big mad dog . terry jones is a big mad dog .

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By: JB http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2010/09/preacher-terry-jones-the-great-unifier/#comment-84553 JB Fri, 10 Sep 2010 02:05:39 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2010/09/preacher-terry-jones-the-great-unifier/#comment-84553 It is not appropriate to destroy any religion's "holy" books. How appropriate is it to murder innocent people because they do not adhere to a certain "religion?" Although I do not condone Pastor Jones' plans, I believe one issue that has united us is to express the TOTAL FRUSTRATION Americans feel in having no recourse to protest (all) the insults we continue having to take. We are threatened with the killing of troops if Jones and his flock burn the Qurans. What did Americans do to protest 9-11? Is burning books the same as murdering innocent people? Jones may have his own problems but he TOOK A STAND! If America continues to roll over and play dead, we soon will be. JB It is not appropriate to destroy any religion’s “holy” books. How appropriate is it to murder innocent people because they do not adhere to a certain “religion?” Although I do not condone Pastor Jones’ plans, I believe one issue that has united us is to express the TOTAL FRUSTRATION Americans feel in having no recourse to protest (all) the insults we continue having to take. We are threatened with the killing of troops if Jones and his flock burn the Qurans. What did Americans do to protest 9-11? Is burning books the same as murdering innocent people? Jones may have his own problems but he TOOK A STAND! If America continues to roll over and play dead, we soon will be. JB

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By: Diana http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2010/09/preacher-terry-jones-the-great-unifier/#comment-84552 Diana Fri, 10 Sep 2010 01:40:26 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2010/09/preacher-terry-jones-the-great-unifier/#comment-84552 I liked the posts by Jan P., Jim and Ian. This is the kind of ammunition we need now. . . God hasn't given us a spirit of fear, but of power, of love and of a sound mind. When the enemy comes in like a flood, the spirit of the Lord will raise up a standard against him. Let God arise, and His enemies be scattered. I liked the posts by Jan P., Jim and Ian. This is the kind of ammunition we need now. . .
God hasn’t given us a spirit of fear, but of power, of love and of a sound mind.
When the enemy comes in like a flood, the spirit of the Lord will raise up a standard against him.
Let God arise, and His enemies be scattered.

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By: Ian Smith http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2010/09/preacher-terry-jones-the-great-unifier/#comment-84551 Ian Smith Thu, 09 Sep 2010 21:24:04 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2010/09/preacher-terry-jones-the-great-unifier/#comment-84551 OK, so the problem is that the Muslims are going to act exactly like he says they act. These peaceful Muslims will go on a rampage killing innocents. You know, I think the Reverend is right. We are now afraid of them. Very afraid. That's a very strange reaction for us to have towards people who practice a peaceful religion. You go Boy! OK, so the problem is that the Muslims are going to act exactly like he says they act. These peaceful Muslims will go on a rampage killing innocents.
You know, I think the Reverend is right. We are now afraid of them. Very afraid.
That’s a very strange reaction for us to have towards people who practice a peaceful religion.
You go Boy!

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By: Diana http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2010/09/preacher-terry-jones-the-great-unifier/#comment-84550 Diana Thu, 09 Sep 2010 21:12:14 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2010/09/preacher-terry-jones-the-great-unifier/#comment-84550 Must we now live in fear? Must we now live in fear?

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By: Carlos Planas, Jr. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2010/09/preacher-terry-jones-the-great-unifier/#comment-84549 Carlos Planas, Jr. Thu, 09 Sep 2010 21:01:54 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2010/09/preacher-terry-jones-the-great-unifier/#comment-84549 Times are way too tough and stressful, we don't something like this to happen!!! Pastor Jones should just step down and close his church down and apologize to the whole world for what he's done!!! God himself never wants us to desecrate any religious book, writing or artifact in any way whatsoever!!! God requires all of us regardless of our religious status to be very merciful, forgiving, compassionate, loving, caring, considerate and tolerable of any and religious groups!!! This act by Pastor Jones is very discriminatory against Muslims and Islams. We can not be a country of religious hatred!!! Because God himself will punish us all for such behavior!!! The Gospel of Matthew stresses the need for tolerance of other religions: "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust." (Matthew 5:44-45) Such a diabolical and outright satanic act will spark more violence starting with attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan!!! Al-Qaida and the Taliban may also use the burning of the Koran to launch new terrorist attacks all over the world including some on American soil. There are also fears of a nuclear war if these burnings take place!!! Pastor Jones' planned burning of the Koran is not an act of God by any means let me tell you, no this an act of Satan!!! "Islam is of the Devil"!?!? I don't think so!!! More like "Pastor Jones has sold his soul to the Devil!!!" This is not an holy act, this is a horrible case of blasphemy!!! We as Americans hereby say that we with God on our side condemn the actions of Pastor Jones, a wolf in sheep's clothing!!! May God bless us and protect us all; and may he have mercy and compassion for us all!!! May he also stop Pastor Jones from burning these books and have mercy on the pastor because he clearly doesn't know what he's doing nor what he's getting himself into!!!" In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!!! Times are way too tough and stressful, we don’t something like this to happen!!! Pastor Jones should just step down and close his church down and apologize to the whole world for what he’s done!!! God himself never wants us to desecrate any religious book, writing or artifact in any way whatsoever!!! God requires all of us regardless of our religious status to be very merciful, forgiving, compassionate, loving, caring, considerate and tolerable of any and religious groups!!! This act by Pastor Jones is very discriminatory against Muslims and Islams. We can not be a country of religious hatred!!! Because God himself will punish us all for such behavior!!! The Gospel of Matthew stresses the need for tolerance of other religions: “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” (Matthew 5:44-45) Such a diabolical and outright satanic act will spark more violence starting with attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan!!! Al-Qaida and the Taliban may also use the burning of the Koran to launch new terrorist attacks all over the world including some on American soil. There are also fears of a nuclear war if these burnings take place!!! Pastor Jones’ planned burning of the Koran is not an act of God by any means let me tell you, no this an act of Satan!!! “Islam is of the Devil”!?!? I don’t think so!!! More like “Pastor Jones has sold his soul to the Devil!!!” This is not an holy act, this is a horrible case of blasphemy!!! We as Americans hereby say that we with God on our side condemn the actions of Pastor Jones, a wolf in sheep’s clothing!!! May God bless us and protect us all; and may he have mercy and compassion for us all!!! May he also stop Pastor Jones from burning these books and have mercy on the pastor because he clearly doesn’t know what he’s doing nor what he’s getting himself into!!!” In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!!!

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By: Robert http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2010/09/preacher-terry-jones-the-great-unifier/#comment-84548 Robert Thu, 09 Sep 2010 19:39:36 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2010/09/preacher-terry-jones-the-great-unifier/#comment-84548 "As leaders of this country I ask you to step up and end this unacceptable idea." This is a lesson in free speech for the Islamic world. Watch and learn. “As leaders of this country I ask you to step up and end this unacceptable idea.”
This is a lesson in free speech for the Islamic world. Watch and learn.

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By: Helen http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2010/09/preacher-terry-jones-the-great-unifier/#comment-84547 Helen Thu, 09 Sep 2010 17:33:03 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2010/09/preacher-terry-jones-the-great-unifier/#comment-84547 I think that the pastor is being devisive. His now shut down website stated that one of the reasons he was doing the burning was to get a dialogue going. In my opinion, burning another religion's holy book is not the way to start any type of contructive dialogue. He might be allowed to do this act under our constitution, but I would argue that it's simply not a constructive act. I would ask the pastor to read 1 Corinthians 10:23 (New International Version) from the Bible: "Everything is permissible"—but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible"—but not everything is constructive. I pray that this man would really hear from God that this is the wrong thing to do, even if it is permissible. I think that the pastor is being devisive. His now shut down website stated that one of the reasons he was doing the burning was to get a dialogue going. In my opinion, burning another religion’s holy book is not the way to start any type of contructive dialogue.
He might be allowed to do this act under our constitution, but I would argue that it’s simply not a constructive act. I would ask the pastor to read 1 Corinthians 10:23 (New International Version) from the Bible:
“Everything is permissible”—but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible”—but not everything is constructive.
I pray that this man would really hear from God that this is the wrong thing to do, even if it is permissible.

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By: Roberta http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2010/09/preacher-terry-jones-the-great-unifier/#comment-84546 Roberta Thu, 09 Sep 2010 16:40:43 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2010/09/preacher-terry-jones-the-great-unifier/#comment-84546 A storm is brewing ..Christians have had enough of seeing our religion losing rights to make way for Muslims to infiltrate our country.I blame the government for this. They have been feeding the fire for awhile now, choosing to target Christianity by no praying near public buildings , no private prayer in schools, even Christmas was attacked because it is a Christian thing and GOD forbid we insult the Muslims. I am not saying this preacher is right but I am saying lines are being drawn . A storm is brewing ..Christians have had enough of seeing our religion losing rights to make way for Muslims to infiltrate our country.I blame the government for this. They have been feeding the fire for awhile now, choosing to target Christianity by no praying near public buildings , no private prayer in schools, even Christmas was attacked because it is a Christian thing and GOD forbid we insult the Muslims. I am not saying this preacher is right but I am saying lines are being drawn .

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By: Diana http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2010/09/preacher-terry-jones-the-great-unifier/#comment-84545 Diana Thu, 09 Sep 2010 14:40:27 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2010/09/preacher-terry-jones-the-great-unifier/#comment-84545 The deal with the Koran is the same as the deal with the mosque -- but you're all only seeing it one way. I don't get it. Why is that? The deal with the Koran is the same as the deal with the mosque — but you’re all only seeing it one way. I don’t get it. Why is that?

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