I'm not interested in trying to decide the best and worst "holy" books because all contain both ridiculous and reasonable passages. Adherents can quote portions to justify loving their neighbor or killing their infidel neighbor.
We're neck deep in two wars and an imploding economy, not to mention global warming, endemic violence and hurricane season, but somehow Terry Jones' creepy publicity stunt has the status of a national crisis.
No nation has ever dominated headlines for so many years without Americans gaining a clue about it. Pakistan's a "frenemy." It's complicated, and when it's complicated, ordinary Americans pay no attention.
They used to put Scripture like this on t-shirts in my Southern Baptist youth group, to get us kids pumped about spending the first week of summer, the first taste of freedom...quietly studying the Bible.
As someone who still has friends over in Iraq and Afghanistan, it boils my blood to think that insurgents and terrorists now have something else to show around as "proof" that America is "fighting a war on Islam."