Just a brief Monday morning moment taking note of the current insanity.
The Dove World Outreach Center is in Gainesville, Florida, where I lived when going to the University of Florida. The residents, then, didn’t seem horribly unbalanced but at least a few have taken a turn, shall we say.
Specifically, the wackos at the Dove Word Outreach Center.
Just for grins I checked out their web site (click here, if you dare!) The spewing of hate and vile in the name of Jesus is rather astounding, not unlike those equally hate-filled Jesus followers in Kansas who protest at the funerals of American servicemen because they got what they deserved because America hasn’t found Jesus yet, as evidence by the fact it still tolerates gays.
Dove is the bunch that wants to burn the Koran in 9-11. General Petraeus says this action will indanger our troops and set back the war several years, but he’s obviously a Liberal who doesn’t support our troops because, of course, the way to further democracy and freedom and diversity and tolerance, all those good old fashioned American values we all love to ignore at every opportunity, is to burn the Koran, the holy book of numerous hundreds of millions of perfectly peaceful Muslims. I mean, it’s obvious, right?
There is a warped kind of logic to it — Dove is Christian religious fanatics who want to piss off Muslim religious fanatics, and it takes one to know one. Interestingly, by doing this they guarantee (as Petraeus says) that all Muslims of all stripe, peaceful or otherwise, will get the wrong idea about the majority of Christians — talk about a PR gold mine for Al Quida – and of course the Christians will feel irritated at being misunderstood, just as the majority of Muslims are amazed at how Americans are misunderstanding them.
It’s a downward spiral of hate, all fueled by people who want to get publicity or electorial office or money or fame from driving that hate.
You kind of wonder if Dove World Outreach is working in cahoots with those wackos in Kansas — by burning the Koran they’ll anger people in Afghanistan who will kill more Americans, thus giving the people in Kansas more funerals to protest at.
Everyone wins! Except the dead soldiers! But we support our troops — six pall bearers per troop – so it’s OK!
And it’s all in the name of Jesus.