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Threatened by a Teddy-Bear???

Posted by truthtalklive on December 6, 2007

thumb_70684844392.jpgColumnist Leonard Pitts, Jr and his take on the arrest of a schoolteacher in Sudan.

Leonard Pitts Jr. won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2004. He is the author of Becoming Dad: Black Men and the Journey to Fatherhood. His column runs every Monday and Friday.Email Leonard at lpitts@MiamiHerald.com or visit his website at www.leonardpittsjr.com

Just to make sure I’ve got this straight: Their God is threatened by a teddy bear?

As in a plush, cuddly doll in the shape of a bear? As in the glass-eyed figure children sleep with for security? We’re talking teddy bears as in teddy bears? A teddy bear has offended their God?

Lord, have mercy.
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8 Responses to “Threatened by a Teddy-Bear???”

  1. Fred said

    Nice column by Mr. Pitts. Aren’t we fortunate to have a wall of separation between church and state in the U.S.A.?

  2. Joe said

    good point, fred

  3. Mike Sears said

    I think Pitts is being too nice by incorrectly describing these people as “Fundamentalists”. The dictionary describes a fundamentalist as “a religious or political movement based on a literal interpretation of and strict adherence to doctrine, especially as a return to former principles”. Even he said in his article “they are always literal about the wrong things, always literal about passages in holy writ that they feel empower them to punish, judge, ostracize and condemn. Never literal about the passages that require them to give, forgive, serve and stand humble.” A fundamentalist by this definition would not do this. I think the proper term would be “Radical Extremist” or more simply a “Terrorist”! I do think he makes some good points but as an “editorialist” he should use the proper terms in describing people.

  4. JIHAD said

    The question is: Is this teddy bear ordeal extreme “radical” Islam or is it normal and in accordance with the Quran?

    Going by what Muhammad taught, I’d say it was normal Islam. Their book says to KILL the infidel. Heck, they receive a lifetime supply of virgins if they die in Jihad.

    We in America need to be thankful that the Muslims over here don’t take the Quran as literally as their Middle Eastern counterparts. We would indeed be in big big trouble as a nation!!!!

  5. Tommy said

    I’m sorry but I just have to ask.

    What is the big deal about a lifetime supply of virgins? Or 72 or however many.

    I mean from my current Christian point of view. Aren’t you happy with just one wife to love and receive love back from?

    The whole lifetime supply of virgins makes me feel like the religion (which ironically, seems to punish any form of sex harshly) is in the end based off of a man’s sexual desire.

    To play devils advocate and looking back at my past life (before Christ) when I played for the other side, I would have thought. A lifetime of virgins, that is a lot of teaching.

    So I guess both sides of me just don’t understand.

  6. Tommy said

    On another topic. I enjoyed the article, this was a subject that just bothered me. I mean come on, a Teddy Bear!!! Hello!!! Wow I mean what is it going to take to show the world that this extremist point of view is just crazy. We here in the US need to be very careful to watch the spread of Islam as it is one of the fastest growing religions.

  7. Anonymous1 said

    This is a book every American should read:

  8. Jeff said

    We need to remember that these people are still in bondage to sin and Satan. They are still in the kingdom of darkness, and, therefore, their deeds reveal the darkness that is in their hearts. What is the cure? How do we check the spread of Islam? By being the light and salt that Jesus called us to be. The cure for radical Islam, as well as every other “ism” is a new heart. Rather than hating them, let’s love them (Matt. 5:43-48) and seek to reach them with the gospel (Matt. 28:18-20).

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