Pope Benedict Visits Britain

Pope Benedict 16th visits Britian this week, the first State visit by a Pope since John Paul 2nd in 1982.
His diary is chock full of events as you may imagine, and religion is a big generator of passion, and yes, profit.

Some may not condsider this a suitable subject to be seen to be making money from, but as a news story, it is covered by all the media, and that includes of course the profit making media!


Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 News 320 Comments

Burning The Koran?

A pastor in Florida has caused a lot of controversy by announcing a burning of many copies of the Koran on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
His church only has around 50 members, but he has created a media storm.
It’s a silly publicity stunt, but silly does not do the man justice – idiot is a bit closer.

He says it will show the muslim world that the US will stand up to terror.
The Koran preaches a peaceful existence, as do most of the millions of Muslims around the world.

Not only will burning the Koran *not* stop extremists, it gives them fodder for recruitment.

Yes, the US constitution enshrines the right of expression, including those of this pastor, but the American ideal of religious freedom and tolerance is a much stronger factor in this story.

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Thursday, September 9th, 2010 News 263 Comments