Friday, October 12, 2012

Pastor Terry Jones - Like a Bad Penny

 The Raw Story reports

The controversial Florida preacher who sparked outraged in the Islamic world when he burned Qurans brought a gun to a high school in Michigan on Wednesday as a part of protest against so-called “Muslim gangs.”

When Pastor Terry Jones Edsel arrived Ford High School on Wednesday afternoon, he was met by “scores” of law enforcement officers, including Dearborn police, Wayne County sheriff’s deputies and Michigan State Police Troopers.

“Jones brought a gun with him but took it back to his car before his protest, at the request of police,”
He should have refused the police request and made a martyr out of himself.  He isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer.  Remember what he did last time he visited Michigan.

What's your opinion? This could be yet another definition of hypocrisy, a religious man who hates Muslims. What do you think?

If he were only obese he'd embody all the gun-rights qualities we've come to know and love. Guys like Pastor Terry are the best argument we have for gun control.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.


  1. He's consistent in his beliefs, so I don't accuse him of hypocrisy. His beliefs offend me, but he's not harming me, so he's free to hold them. That's the difference between you and me, Mikeb. As long as he's not harming someone, I see him as free to do and to believe as he wishes.

    You see a man like this as a cause for control, and that makes you no different from the protestors who can't stand their prophet being insulted.

    1. Consistently hypocritical, you mean. If you preach the Good Word and also hate Muslims, you are a hypocrite.

    2. Have you read the Bible, Mikeb? It's a complex set of books with many different possible interpretations.

  2. He's a hypocrite because Christianity required NOT hating people.

    Geeze, how poorly do you reason.....oh, wait, we've established that. Try looking up the word hypocrisy in the dictionary, then proceed from that to try to understand inconsistent reasoning.

    I see a man like this as someone who is a menace because he habitually tries to incite violence.

    1. Dog Gone, you clearly know little about the history and many flavors of Christianity. What exactly is my poor reasoning here? Lots of Christians over the centuries have hated those who didn't hold their beliefs. We can deplore that as outsiders, but the religion has the right to define itself. Jones, as disgusting as he is, has been consistent in his positions.

      If he calls for violence, then he should be prosecuted. But if he only expresses his opinion or if he burns a book that he owns, that's his right. The fact that you can't see that tells me what a menace to human rights you are.

  3. There is a fine line here. It is morally right for good people to hate evil. Notice that I said "evil", not people. Saying it in a more religious way, hate the sin, not the sinner. I don't know how Mr. Jones lines up so I cannot comment whether or not he is a hypocrite.

    My casual take on this is that Mr. Jones wants everyone to see that Muslims are not the "nice people" that they would have everyone else believe. Thus Mr. Jones uses his free speech rights to inform the public of a danger that he perceives.

    As for your comments about inconsistent reasoning, "Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones."

  4. "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"? I don't know who said it, but that is the American principle I grew up with. Evidently, DG not only hates the 2A but the 1A, too.

    orlin sellers

    1. Nothing pisses off a control freak more than freedom.