Libertarian Commentary on the News, #12-41E: Islamic wars

Egyptian Front (Arab Street Revolt)
Muslim to stand trial for Bible-burning

(Digital Journal) Islamic television station owner to face trial for Bible burning Cairo – Radical Egyptian Islamist Ahmed Mohammed Abdullah, owner of an Islamic television station which uses veiled women as presenters, is to face trial for burning a Bible during protests outside the U.S. embassy in Cairo over the film “Innocence of Muslims.”

As Mama Liberty noted, this is quite a switch.  It still, of course, isn’t right.  There should be NO law or prosecution or persecution for burning a Bible or otherwise “desecrating” it and anyone who attempted to “punish” someone for doing so deserves to be treated as the violent aggressor and violator of the peace that they are.

“Wait, Nathan, I thought you were a christian?”  Yes, and I believe that the Bible is the Word of God.  But what is holy about it is NOT the paper or the ink or binding, but the words themselves: all sixty-six books (standard English translation count), and all 788,280 words (1769 edition of the King James Version of 1611 – and no, I am not one of those who believe of the KJV “If it was good enough for Jesus and the Apostles, it is good enough for me!”)  A Bible, whether printed out, copied out by hand, paperback, hardback, leatherbound, or anything else, is an artifact and deserves no special treatment or attitude except towards the words it contains.

That is exactly as it SHOULD be. The Koran, the Book of Mormon, the Pearl of Great Price, Science and the Scriptures, Silent Spring, and any other “holy book” in existence, with my personal observation that all of those have significant internal proofs AND external proofs that they are NOT written (as the Bible claims) by the Lord through human hands.  The God of the Bible, the Creator and Father, will deal with those people who desecrate His Book on His own, no human help needed or wanted.  If Allah cannot do that Himself as well, then maybe those people who compare Him to Ba’al or Moloch or Kali are right.

Meanwhile, perhaps the ACLU could step up, in a gesture of international solidarity and human rights of religion in general and represent this poor, foolish, and misguided man in his trial.


About TPOL Nathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (a christian), Pahasapan (resident of the Black Hills), Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer, Evangelist. Successor to Lady Susan (Mama Liberty) at TPOL.
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