What are thoughtful people to do when the men, and women, who buy ink by the barrel use an unconscionable amount of it to "report" on a minister in Florida for the simple reason that he threatened to burn a Quran?
Obama has insisted that the Bush era tax cuts, which expire this year, be extended for "only" about 98 percent of Americans, but not for households making over $250,000 a year. Hard to argue with that, but watch the GOP try.
Television viewers in the Arab world had to endure endless coverage of the pastor from Florida, coupled with the controversy over the proposed building of a Muslim community center near Ground Zero, during the month of Ramadan.
Every religious scripture has questionable ideas. To say the Quran promotes terrorism because of violent passages is as wrong as saying the Jewish and Christian faiths are evil because the way God is portrayed sometimes gets a little nasty.
We will shine a light on what is false, until the world sees what we see. And if it falls to us to be known forever after as the spark for that bonfire, it is as the Lord has written: Any publicity is good publicity.
Some might say that Pastor Jones would never agree to a dialogue. Until he is approached, we will never know. The job of the peacemaker is to show the parties that talking to each other is politically and emotionally safe.
The American media seem spellbound by Terry Jones (who has threatened to burn copies of the Koran on the ninth anniversary of 9/11) as a stuntmaster. The only thing it doesn't seem fascinated by is Terry Jones the person.