Fulfilled in Jesus

Our pilgrimage with our Beloved in Japan -- Yoko & Ramone on the journey with Jesus!

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Qurans Vs. People


Why is there so much fuss about the mishandling of Qurans by American soldiers right now? Yes, they were stepped on, but aren't the prisoners being stepping on more obvious and more grievious? Isn't it more disturbing that the prisoners are not charged with crimes, are interrogated and are indefinitely imprisoned? (They're imprisoned until the "war on terror" ends -- which will not have a visible end, just like the "war on crime" and the "war on drugs" campaigns which came before. Terrorism is not a country, it's an idea -- an idea that is as old as war itself).

My God! Isn't it obvious we're looking for excuses to keep them pent-up and treat them as less-than-human? Isn't it obvious that we're not interested in allowing them to have the same rights our forefathers deemed God had given to every human?

God! I feel Your heart on this! Put an end to our righteousness and help us weep for what we've done to our enemies! Help us love Your Son by loving the ones He died for instead of despising, torturing, and keeping them caged as long as our lack of agape and inability to see them as human endures!

3 Comments:

  • At June 04, 2005 10:20 PM, Blogger http://kimi.puen.net said…

    Amen! I come in agreement with this...

     
  • At July 01, 2005 12:17 AM, Anonymous Josh Hong said…

    Yes, Ramone. However, to Muslims, Q'uran is the Word made into words, as Christians believe that the Word was made flesh. If you wrestle with that a little, you can get an idea why this can be a big deal, especially to Muslims. Maybe that's why it's not a surprise that many Muslims hold protests demanding death to those desecrate Q'uran

     
  • At July 01, 2005 12:25 AM, Blogger Ramone said…

    Interesting insights, Josh. Actually, though, the big fuss over Q'urans that I was referring to was not the fuss that Muslims were making, but the American government & military's efforts to justify what guards did or deny reports that they desecrated the Q'uran at all. The irony I noted is that we're essentially saying, "We're not desecrating & abusing Q'urans" while we are obviously desecrating and abusing these people as human beings.

     

Post a Comment

<< Home