After threatening to desecrate the Holy Bible on his blog, Pharangyla, University of Minnesota biology professor Paul Z. Myers has now vowed to desecrate both the Holy Bible and the Koran. According to Catholiconline.com, "Professor Myers says that 'Thanks to all those who have demanded that I treat that silly book [the Koran] with disrespect, I’ll have to treat both equally.'"
To be honest, it doesn't really make me feel better. In fact, Myers should have the common decency to refrain from taking a big dump, or whatever other vile act he wishes to commit, on both the Holy Bible and the Koran.
One of the hallmarks of our society is our ability to TOLERATE other beliefs, whether it's religious beliefs, political beliefs, etc. In this author's humble opinion, Myers should demonstrate his supposed sophistication and avoid said desecration.
"'The latest threat by Myers only makes matters worse. Instead of treating Catholicism with the respect he has previously shown for Islam, he now pledges to disrespect Islam the way he pledges to disrespect Catholicism (once again!). This is his idea of equal treatment.'"Some of us on the Right abhor the Islamic faith to such a degree that if Myers had proposed to desecrate the Koran, we might turn a blind eye to such a disrespectful act. Personally, I think it's important to employ the WWJD (What Would Jesus Do) mantra when contemplating such acts. The Good Lord would want us to "turn the other cheek" and "love your neighbor."
There's a time and place to combat militant Islam; our just wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are evidence of that.
Compounding the "Myer's Problem" is that the University of Minnesota, in its Moral Relativism, has refused to excoriate Myers on the matter. According to CNA.com (Catholic News Agency):
"Daniel Wolter, the News Service Director in the Office of University Relations at the University of Minnesota, reiterated in an e-mail to CNA that Professor Myers’ views 'do not reflect the views of the University of Minnesota.'"Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson, in a blatant display of leftist, pie-in-the-sky, elitist ignorance, has herself demonstrated 1.) an absolute disregard for organized religion; and 2.) implied that Myers is acting in the name of Science.
"She said personal and intellectual engagement at the school is done in 'in the framework of intellectual and critical inquiry, not from a platform of name-calling and derogation.'"