Saturday, September 11, 2010

9/11 a day of violence again

The 11th September, when Christians all over the world will be praying for those still suffering the consequences of 2001, and that Christ's rule of peace will triumph over violence in the world.

Except those few who think that it's a better idea to perpetuate the cycle of violence. Terry Jones has apparently called off his book burning, but the damage is already done, as Christians in Muslim countries are being threatened and attacked in retaliation for his cheap, publicity-seeking antics. There is no longer anything funny about this. No words can express the contemptibility of people who use the name of Christ to inflame a war of hatred, a war in which other Christians will die in while they sit in safety - but Canon Andrew White does a good job here, combining passion, dignity and integrity in a way that few of us are qualified to.

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