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The Sign of Intelligent People

By Ken Poland
September 9, 2010

I am reluctant to call someone ignorant. But those folks who are promoting the extravaganza of burning the Quran just might deserve to be labeled ignorant. This quote is lifted from "POSITIVE QUOTE OF THE DAY" (

The sign of intelligent people is their ability to control emotions by the application of reason.

-- Marya Mannes (1904-1990) American Journalist

There doesn't seem to be any application of reason to this promotion. It fans the flames of religious bigotry amongst both Christians and Muslims, as well as all other religious groups around the world. The burning of the Quran will most likely spur the radical Muslims to retaliate with an equally inspiring bonfire of Christian Bibles. Then we can heighten the excitement by witch burnings and KKK bonfires.

'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth' is the guiding principle for un-civilized society. In the animal world, survival of the fittest is generally a reflection of superior physical power or overwhelming numbers. Are we humans no better than the animal species? Can we not use our intellectual faculties to settle our territorial and economic positions? Is the 'Live And Let Live' axiom outdated?

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