What’s Good for the Goose. . .
October 12, 2010
So apparently, what’s good for the goose isn’t good for the gander. Less than a month ago the eyes of the world were focused on the pastor of a small church in Florida who announced plans to burn copies of the Qur’an on the anniversary of 911. You might recall the furor raised when Terry Jones announced his plans. There were threats of violence from Muslims around the world. Riots overseas resulted in deaths that were attributed to Jones’ plan. President Obama weighed in, asking Jones to reconsider and governments from around the world implored Jones to reconsider. And he did. Not one page of one Qur’an was burned.
In a recent news article I read that Muslims in southern Malawi have been burning bibles in protest against their distribution by Gideon’s International. You probably didn’t read that because it didn’t really make the news. The press hasn’t put pictures of those responsible on the front pages of their publication. It hasn’t been a topic at the UN. I don’t know if even one government official has noticed and if they have, if it crossed their minds to say anything.
I guess in the end the world expects more from Christians, as they should. Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.