There’s a poem going through the innertubes. I’ve seen it a number of times on my Facebook feed and finally decided to watch and listen. I don’t enjoy the genre [never have enjoyed rap] and the lyrics are somewhat strained. But the message……yeah man, that’s some cool stuff:
So I did a quick search and found a response. Much less popular, but I enjoyed that message as well; perhaps more so. I acknowledge that if I were to bow my head in prayer before a meal with a Jew, a Muslim and a Hindi, my God would hear and acknowledge each of our supplications.
It’s a crazy thing, God. But if you have ever considered a conscience while feeling the wind on a cliff, or the sweet sound of a babies laughter, you’ve heard what I hear.
Pastors Terry Jones and Wayne Sapp are loathsome individuals to be sure. It’s one thing to hold a belief, to claim faith and ardently follow your heart and spirit through the religion you choose. But to purposely insult, demean and antagonize another set of beliefs is simply horrible.
Further, it’s inconsistent with the message of most mainline religions. As a Christian I practice patience, tolerance and love of my neighbors. Even my enemies. As such, even if, and I certainly don’t hold this belief, but even if those of another religion were my “enemy” I find consistency in the Lords commandment to “love thy enemy”.
To burn the most Holy Book of Islam is an insult that goes too far.
With that said, I am finding the inconsistency in response appalling.
The more and more I watch, follow this stuff and learn, I begin to feel that there is no party for me. I see these far far off the map religious kooks and I’m like “Jeez! That’s not even CLOSE to me!”