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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

9.7.10 Please, don't burn a Koran

I cried with breakfast this morning. I don't watch tv and rarely read the news. I purposely pass over the horrors of the world. I used to be a bit more involved and a bit more political. Now I just want to live and simply, be.

But a headline caught my eye and I opened the article and read. As I read I began to cry and a hopelessness came over that I have not felt in a very long time. The article is about a church and their preacher man who plan to burn Korans on September 11th in memory of those lost on that day. They're going to burn the Muslim Holy book to honor the Christians, Wiccans, Catholics, Muslims, Pagans, Buddhists and others who died that day? The preacher man also apparently said that they mean it to be seen as a warning.

Just the words of it have already caused suffering but the act will cause so much more. It hurts my heart. Of course it will cause terrible things in reply but sadly, those who will reply in violence would find some wrong somewhere to retaliate against with no one trying to cause it. The thing that hurts me so much is that it is simply so wrong. I have written to them in email and in the contact on their site asking them not to do this thing. I couldn't think of what to say, how to plead. Begging doesn't come easily to me. But if the blazer was running I believe I would drive there and beg on me knees. I think they are so blinded they would not see me at all.

If you would like to ad your voice, their site is http://www.doveworld.org/contact and their email is info@doveworld.org Please try to be gentle with them ... for they know not what they do.

My open letter to them ...

Please! Please don't burn a Koran, Please don't spread hatred, fear and violence. Please, I beg you. Instead be a beacon of Peace. Be representatives of the Dove. Put down the torch and pick up the Olive Branch. Please.

I just couldn't think of what to say. I have made my morning prayers and we'll tie prayers in the prayer tree. I don't know why this has affected me so much but I felt as if the wind had been knocked from me and I cannot get it back.


OneOldGoat said...

I so agree. I just don't understand what rationale mind could possibly believe that two acts of hatred don't cancel each other out - they just spawn more hatred.
My email will be going out to them as well.

Beth aka oneoldgoat

Peggy said...

I will email too Juli. I wish everyone could stop passing judgment on the others beliefs or non beliefs. I pray for peace among everyone but like you what is happening scares and hurts me.

Rivenfae said...

I agree as a Wiccan I think destroying any holy book as wrong, I don't care who or what you believe. This is bound to start some kind of problem.

J said...

why do people struggle so hard against the simple truth... that love IS the answer.

this seems such a hateful vindictive act. how will it bring peace to the cruelty of sept 11 when it will only cause more hurt and open wounds...

Ama said...

I tried to visit their website but they are offline.

This affects you deeply because to all deeply loving spiritual people..it offends our hearts.

You've done a lot by posting this today...
Blessings of peace to you