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April 20, 2011

US Government Almost Ready To Impose Blasphemy Laws To Protect The Koran, But Is Meanwhile Burning Bibles

They're burning them in Afghanistan, because they've found that the local savages are too savage to tolerate a book without resorting to beheadings.

Understandable, I guess. But it seems to me that we're not burning some books and burning others based on the violent psychopathy of the same group of people, and I'm getting plenty damn sick of it.

Meanwhile, check out the DoD guidance on the Koran:

Item 4, “Handling”:

Clean gloves will be put on in full view of the detainees prior to handling.

Two hands will be used at all times when handling the Koran in manner signaling respect and reverence. Care should be used so that the right hand is the primary one used to manipulate any part of the Koran due to the cultural association with the left hand. Handle the Koran as if it were a fragile piece of delicate art.

Know what reverence means, specifically? Apart from the religious connotation, which is overwhelming here, it also means...

1: honor or respect felt or shown : deference; especially : profound adoring awed respect

2: a gesture of respect (as a bow)

3: the state of being revered

4: one held in reverence —used as a title for a clergyman

Although "adore" now mostly has a secular meaning -- "I adore those shoes" -- its main meaning, still the primary one, is about religious adoration.

Every word in this definition is basically about paying worship to a god. And then add in "deference." In handling their blood-soaked rape-book, we're supposed to show deference to their god and even act as if we adore him (original meaning).

Meanwhile, we're burning Bibles. In both cases, we are modifying our behavior to appease psychotics.

Video at the link. Sickening.

We're not showing respect to the Koran. We're showing respect for the threat of terrorist violence.

That is what we are showing respect for, and they know it. So if they want respect, we've incentivized them to keep on killing us.

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