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Friday, September 10, 2010

Koran Burning Update

Just to keep you posted: Terry Jones has apparently called off his Koran burning. He initially claimed that it was because Imam Rauf had agreed to move the Park51 project, but that has been denied.  Now he’s claiming it was a sign from God.  And he’s not sure it’s off, anyway.

Personally, I don’t think he’ll carry out the burnings because he’s already gotten what he wanted—media attention.  This guy has a long history of delusions of grandeur.  The unceasing attention, including, apparently, a call form the Secretary of Defense, has made him a national figure.  We think it’s exposed him as a nut and ruined him.  But this kind of attention tends to benefits the nuts.  When James Randi would expose frauds like Peter Popoff, they would inevitably get more congregants, more money and more adulation.  I suspect something similar will play out here.

Of course, if Jones drops the ball, the Westboro Church will be there to pick up the slack.

Posted by Hal_10000 on 09/10/10 at 06:08 AM in Religion and Sky Pixies  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink
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