I read a quote this morning by Ashley Cooper, a seventeenth century philosopher and writer. I thought it profound:
The Seven Deadly Sins
if it becomes a weapon against persons.
if it becomes vanity.
if it becomes possessive.
if it becomes blind, careless trust.
if it becomes indifference.
if it becomes arrogance.
if it becomes self-righteous.
Based on the above quote, I can see what might have gone wrong in the character of the man who is leading his church to burn copies of the Quran on 9/11. It also seems to reveal why his congregation might follow his leadership into this type of behavior.
What do you think?