“It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *reading* books instead of *burning* them!”

– Professor Henry Jones as played by Sean Connery

Let me say first, that I completely understand that Rev. Terry Jones and his ilk have the right to burn copies of the Quran, just like the Muslim group in New York has the right to build an Islamic community center near Ground Zero.

It doesn’t make either a good idea.

I know I battled with a few on here over the Ground Zero issue, but the fact remains they have the right to do it, regardless of the poor judgment in even proposing it. I personally don’t care, but the fact of the matter is, it rubs a lot of people the wrong way, and I guess I get that.

But Rev. Jones apparently doesn’t get it. When just about everyone, everywhere is telling you something is a bad idea, chances are maybe you should rethink some things. But I don’t believe “thinking” is a strong suit for this guy, man of the cloth or not. Even a church he once founded, which kicked him out a couple of years ago, has sounded off against the idea.

One of the most respected military figures of the last 10 years, Gen. David Petraeus, is on the record with his opinion that this act will endanger the lives of American soldiers. If nothing else, this, above all, should be the reason not to do it.

Let it go Rev. Jones. Let it go.