The latest from AP is that the Quran burning ceremony has been canceled. That must make some Americans happy, and others angry. Read it here.
I, for one, am a little disappointed in Pastor Terry Jones. I, for one, was looking forward to the Quran burning, and am now attempting to fill that void with something else.
Let me explain. Now that the Quran burning is cancelled, my plan to burn my telephone book now has to be canceled. I could still burn my telephone book, but it will lose the overall impact it could have had.
Why was I going to burn my telephone book? Because people keep calling me. And it irritates me. Just because there are telephones, and just because there are telephone books, that doesn’t give people the right to assume that everybody wants to be called.
So, I’m going to burn it. Light it up, and call it, Burn Your Telephone Book Day. Kind of like Burn A Quran Day. It feels good, you see, to burn paper. Burning paper is a big deal.
But you say, that makes no sense, burning a telephone book is nothing like burning a holy book, such as the Quran. But it is, I shout. It definitely is!
Many people believe in the telephone book. Don’t ask me why, but they live by it, and they use the numbers within it with true faith. These telephone book believers don’t think twice that the information in that book might be false, but instead blindly dial after whatever their heart desires-as long as it’s in the book.
And I’m sick of those people. I don’t call establishments. I don’t look up numbers in the telephone book and use them in my daily life. So why should other people? And to think, sometimes, these people actually call me.
I can’t sleep at night thinking there are people out there, flipping through telephone books, soaking up the information, taking down names and numbers, calling without questioning the hard facts.
But now that Burn a Quran day is canceled, and probably all other plans of Quran burning as well, it will be very difficult to make an impact by blazing my telephone book and creating, what some may recognize as, a microcosm of Hell.