Friday, April 22, 2011

Church gives out free Qur'an's, Muslims don't know what to make of it yet

CAIR gives away the Qur'an in order to make people aware of it's contents and why Muslims find it so important in their lives.  I agree, everyone should read the Qur'an instead of burning it.  By providing free Qur'an's to whoever wants one as a gesture which should help dispel some myths about the world's second-largest religion.

Nothing yet from the Muslim community, which way will they sway?  It is going to depend on what Muslims believe is the motive behind the giveaway.

From April 21 by Kristen Moulton

SLC church distributes free copies of Quran  
Leaders of a Presbyterian congregation in Salt Lake City have an answer to the Florida pastor with a penchant for burning the Quran.

Wasatch Presbyterian Church is giving Islam’s holy book away for free.

“Sometimes, it’s hard to know how to push back against the lunatic fringe,” said Russell Fericks, a member of the session, or governing board, of the 350-member church on the city’s east side.

So when the new pastor, the Rev. Scott Dalgarno, asked the board last week to join him in opening their wallets, the reaction was swift.

The leaders put up $600 before the meeting was over and ordered dozens of copies of an Oxford Press edition of the Quran several days ago. The books will be available as early as Monday at King’s English Bookshop, each with a bookmark bearing these words: “This book was donated by the leaders of Wasatch Presbyterian Church, who are not afraid of truth wherever it can be found.”

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Anonymous said...

This shows how far some churches trying to avoid their Bible. Not to hurt anybodies feelings. John 14: 6 "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." Jesus Christ.

A Christian Woman Who Has Lived Under Shariah said...

Rather than a search for the truth, this sounds more like a conciliatory gesture, a PC "en hommage". It appears that the motivation behind the distribution of the Quran is nothing more than an empty gesture meant to placate and show all of those disgruntled, rioting, murdering mobs (who behead and disembowel innocents) what great, open minded and friendly guys we Americans really are! Hopefully church members WILL read the Quran and when they get to the Surahs enjoining Muslims to murder Christians Jews, polytheists, atheists, ALL non believers, rape children, take slaves and commit genocide they will understand why there are some people who do not revere this book or call it "holy".