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“We have firmly made up our mind” to carry out the Koran burnings, “but at the same time, we are definitely praying about it.” That sounds pretty discerning. Pastor Dave Jones of the Dove World Outreach Centre in Gainesville, Fla, may indeed believe that God wants him and his flock to burn copies of the Koran. However, while they keep praying, perhaps God will lead them to listen to General David Petraeus, who thinks that “International Burn a Koran Day” is a pretty dumb idea that will get his soldiers killed in Afghanistan and elsewhere. Normally I don’t think that military leaders should tell churches what to do, but I’m prepared to make an exception for the General this time.