The Day Newsweek Bungled

Written by Nathaniel Quest

More than 16 deaths were reported and dozens injured following violent protests from Afghanistan to Pakistan, Indonesia, Gaza and even to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Malaysia andrepparttar Arab League. So much loss of life and sufferings all on account of one article that may or may not even be true. And would you believe that article came from--Newsweek? The magazine we all grew up with and have always held to be truthful and reliable?

Why would a single article spark so much violence and unrest? Newsweek, in its May 23 edition, said that according to a "knowledgeable government source," interrogators at Guantanamo Bay had flushed at least one copy ofrepparttar 138614 Koran down a toilet in order to makerepparttar 138615 detainees talk. We all know thatrepparttar 138616 detainees there are mostly, if not all, Muslims.

And what is (the) Koran? According to,repparttar 138617 Koran, or Quran, isrepparttar 138618 holy book of Islam. Muslims believe that it isrepparttar 138619 literal word of God revealed torepparttar 138620 Prophet Muhammad byrepparttar 138621 Angel Gabriel. Muslims believe inrepparttar 138622 Koran inrepparttar 138623 same way as Christians believe inrepparttar 138624 Bible, thoughrepparttar 138625 belief and respect ofrepparttar 138626 Muslims onrepparttar 138627 Koran is much more passionate. It is said that "none shall touchrepparttar 138628 Koran saverepparttar 138629 purified ones." Obviously,repparttar 138630 Newsweek writers alleged that not only didrepparttar 138631 'unpurified ones' touchrepparttar 138632 Koran, but they even flushed it downrepparttar 138633 toilet.

Now that is a really stupid thing to do--to actually have done it, and to write about it and publish it for allrepparttar 138634 world to read. Isn'trepparttar 138635 time we live in dangerous enough? Do we need to add more sparks to ignite more violence?

Love and Life Lessons

Written by Ryan Fyfe

Recent events in my life have taught me thatrepparttar best thing to do in any situation is just to love people. How can I be a better friend, a better Son, Brother or Sister,etc. So often we go through life and we don't really takerepparttar 138288 time to just simply love people.

For example I hop on a bus, I've got all this time to take interest in other people, en yet I just sit to myself, and passrepparttar 138289 time, just wondering what others are up to. Most likely someone will come on, something about them will set an emotion off inside of me, and I will be quick to judge them. "What is that guy thinking dressing like that".

If you can relate to me in this way, I've realized that love isrepparttar 138290 answer. Love. What is love?

Love is patient, Love is kind, It does not envy, it does not boast, It is not proud, It is not rude, It is not self-seeking, It is not easily angered, It keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices withrepparttar 138291 truth. Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. Love never fails.

Now if quoting Corinthians 13:4-8 Is going to do it for you… What really is love though and what does it look like?

Love is genuine: "Don't just pretend that you love others. Really love them" - Romans 12:9. Love is taking a moment to talk torepparttar 138292 person sitting next to you onrepparttar 138293 bus, taking an honest interest in their life? Love is offering your seat to someone who is standing? Love is saying a prayer forrepparttar 138294 people riding with you, asking God to bless them. Love doesn't mean holding hands and kissingrepparttar 138295 gentleman sitting next to you.

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