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QURAN: Let’s have a day of universal offending

Letter by Delores Reagan, Tacoma on April 5, 2011 at 10:46 am | 34 Comments »
April 5, 2011 12:25 pm

I have been reading various columns and letters about burning the Quran and the resulting killings. Gosh, pretty extreme reaction, but there may be a solution.

I have an idea to desensitize the world’s population and promote world peace … as Rodney King so eloquently asked, “Can’t we all just get along?”

My idea is for world leaders to agree on one day and designate that day each year when everyone around the world will burn a Bible, Quran, Torah, Tibetan Book of the Dead, or other sacred text.

Then they would draw a picture of Mohammad, Jesus, Abraham, the Dalai Lama, Zeus, etc. … and burn them. Then everyone will shout all the forbidden words: the W-word, F-word, N-word, B-word, Q-word, H-word, G-word and any other words that are offensive anywhere in the world.

There would be huge media coverage for the event, much like New Year’s coming in around the world. Then if anyone tried to do it on a different day it would not be newsworthy since it had all been done before.

This might work because with billions of people desecrating others at the same moment it would be hard to retaliate against so many at once. One day to be mad, then we would live in peace for 364 days until it was time to do it again!

How many countries do you think we could get to sign join in? Hopefully as many as we get to fight wars.

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