The abomination that is… Pastor Terry Jones

I see with some horror and disgust that a lunatic preacher from Florida (Pastor Terry Jones) is planning on publicly burning copies of the Quran on Sept 11th.

There are a number of points that immediately come to mind about this but first and foremost, if the media were to stay away from him and his lunatic associates instead of publicising them so much then what would he be left with ?  Nothing.

Come on ABC, NBC, CNN or whoever… just STAY AWAY.

This is NOT NEWS !

If the media went rushing round to every lunatic who said he was going to do something obnoxious, offensive, or just downright bloody stupid they would be able to wipe out the unemployment situation at a stroke in order to find enough people to cover all the “events”, and there wouldn’t be enough air time to show it all.

Just for once, Media, have some balls… IGNORE HIM.

If he gets NO PUBLICITY then he becomes just another back street loonie with his own home videos to watch.

When he puts them on Youtube, or wherever, they can immediately be blocked as distasteful/offensive. Problem solved.

Alternatively, of course, as he plans his little ritual for 6pm on Sept. 11th there is always the hope that he might suffer a fatal heart attack at 5pm on Sept. 11th.

Now that really would be something worth praying for….

6 Responses to “The abomination that is… Pastor Terry Jones”

  1. Lisa Says:

    As a Pastor and a teacher of God I dont understand how you can burn someone elses book of religion. This world is so full of hate and we are suppose to be teaching love not hate and God said love thy neighbor and we need to be able to forgive.
    I am not anyone special and I know this is just something that will probably go under the rug, but again as a Pastor how can you do this, if its politcal attention, you got it, if its national attention, you got it, but you need to show this world that you do have a heart and a true believer in the Lord and stop this act of violence that could put not only our troops in danger but the rest of the world also.

    • honorarynewfie Says:

      Hi Lisa,
      Welcome, and thank you for the comment.
      Precisely. I am sick of seeing and hearing so-called Preachers, Pastors, Ministers or whatever advocating a course of action which is intended solely to inflame hatred and misunderstanding. These are not the days of the Crusades, and yet we still have so-called Christian ministers preaching exactly the sort of hatred they despise in others.
      Thanks to the media he has now had his “15 minutes”, let’s hope he doesn’t get 16.

  2. thejamminjabber Says:

    A nice sentiment, but it’ll never happen. People love to be outraged too much to ignore this type of thing.

    • honorarynewfie Says:

      Hi JJ,
      Yes, that’s one of the problems with “people”. (sigh)
      Chicken and egg… Does this mean that the media are only pandering to the needs of the people, or was it the deterioration in media quality that dragged the populace down with it ?

  3. jillfeyka Says:

    Ugh. I wrote a huge blog yesterday about what a disastrous role religion plays and the need to focus on personal spirituality. This morning I had to write about “Jones”. Shame on “Pastor” Terry Jones:

    • honorarynewfie Says:

      Hi Jill, and thanks for visiting.
      I haven’t been able to catch up properly with the news over the past 2 days but I did see aheadline about someone burning a Quran and, subsequently, the UN people in Afghanistan.
      I just knew it would be “Jones”.
      People just use religion as a mask to cover up their own insecurities.
      I’m just glad I’m not as insecure as he is.
      Take care.

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