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Submitted by Fred Baehr (United States), Apr 12, 2011 at 12:33

Frank, you obviously care about others, but frankly, Frank, (forgive me) you're holding Jones responsible for the actions of others. To seek out and murder someone is always - always - a choice. Lets say you believe in Jesus and dedicate your whole being to him. Then you see some "art piece" with Jesus covered in feces and urine and blood and guts. Maybe you will be very insulted. Maybe you will take it as a personal attack. Maybe you will take it as a political attack seeking the destruction of all you hold dear.

Maybe you will hope that the "artist" will rot in a lake of fire for eternity. Maybe you hope someone will shoot the sonofabitch. But will you go find him and murder him? Or will you go to the exhibit again with a concealed bomb and blow yourself and whoever else is there up and call yourself a martyr for Christ? That is the difference Frank. Muslims riot and murder because they want to. That is all.

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