I am filled with hate. Wait...that can't be right. I don't want to hate. Hate is what is causing the problem in the first place.
Maybe it's not hate but an loathing of ideals.
No, it's hate.
What I'd like to do is go to each and every person that sent Terry Jones in Gainsville, Florida a copy of the Quran to burn and ask them what is the most precious book they have in their possession. No undoubtedly, many will say their bible but some others might mention a photo album or a scrapbook of memories. Maybe it was a book their read to their child or was read to them as a child. Books that have no replacement value but are priceless because of the meanings they hold. They treasure the meaning. I'd like to hold it.
Then I'd like burn it in front of their very eyes.
They would hate me for it. They would hate my action, they would hate me. They might even try to kill me for doing it out of sheer rage.
Do you think then, Jones supporters would understand what the burning of a book the Muslims consider more than holy actually means? If their actions in killing me for burning something precious of theirs are justified in their eyes, why would they expect something different from another human being just because they are Muslim?
Do they really think that the burning of the Quran is going to stop Muslims from being Muslims? Do they really think an entire religion is going to shut down and say, "Oh my we are scared of this preacher man Terry Jones. We should give up our religion and become Christians because that is obviously the only RIGHT religion."
What it will do is make targets out of US Citizens around the world. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. After someone is killed overseas, in the name of Allah, do you think Terry Jones will worry that the blood of that individual is on his hands?
No, I am sure that he will go the way of Pontius Pilate and wash his hands of the action.