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24 August 2011

Iranian Authorities Seize 6,500 Bibles & Burn 300 Say They Are Protecting The Youth

86229287-woman-with.jpgAccording to an article posted by Rob Kerby, Senior Editor of Beliefnet" Iranian authorities have seized 6,500 copies of the Bible in northwest of Iran. In another incident, officials burned 300 Bibles."

it was also said that "A spokesman said the Bibles were confiscated to block missionaries who “are trying to deviate our youth.”


Deviate their youth? what the heck is that ? Well that may be a good thing as I do not see many christian youth taking up arms or getting on planes to carry out terrorist acts against others. I do not see or know of many christian youth who strap bombs on themselves to kill others in the name of religion/suicide bombings etc.


So perhaps if they deviate , all that sort of thinking would perhaps end and there in I say lies the fear.So what is the world or the west at war to create ? Yes I remember democracy, I say democracy my eye tooth when the bible or any other religious books may not be allowed.


The report also said that a Dr. Majid Abhari, who is an adviser to the social issues committee of the parliament in Iran, told the official Iranian news agency, Mehr,that “With regard to the activities of these Christian missionaries to deceive people specially youngsters, they have begun a huge campaign by spending huge sums and false propaganda for deviating the public. These books were made with the best paper in the world in pocket size.”


This statement sounds like paranoia to me. It is okay for Islamic countries to dictate what gets in and out relating to what is deemed "propaganda" but the United States of America which was founded on Christian principles can have no say. This seems odd to me.


it seems the freedom allowed by the constitution which was written by the christians have allowed freedom to others which they wont extend to the christians. What's the fear? Just saying, I love to question things especially when they reek of "coddling others who do not have one's interest at heart and those who want to enjoy the freedoms of a free world but get enraged when one questions their ideology.


So I say, where is the outrage from Christians, if we recall when that Pastor Jones in Florida planned on burning the Koran it was almost world war three in the Islamic world pretty much and even so in the western world especially in America where some said he should not as that was not "constitutionally correct' to coin a phrase.


So why are the Iranians allowed to do confiscate and burn bibles without much noise from the anyone? Maybe Christians are just awesome and understood what Christ meant re loving thy neighbour as thy self and forgiving seventy times seven, turn the other cheek. How wonderful is that. Peaceful coexistence!


Others can spread their word but Christian bibles are burnt and confiscated at the government level. I wonder why those are so afraid of the bible in their country?


i think I know why - Jesus speaks of love and others speak of - you decide.


Read more: http://blog.beliefnet.com/pray_for_the_persecuted_church/...

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