I object to the idea of burning the quran, not because I'm a muslim, or find any benefit in the book at all. I just don't see how doing that is going to foster anything but more hatred. I mean really, what do you accomplish by burning a book that means nothing to you, and is sacred to someone else? Is that going to change their minds? Doubtful. Are they going to listen to what you have to say or take you seriously going forward? Probably not. Are you any better off? I don't see how.
However, as much as I disagree with what they are doing cutting off their web site is just as idiotic. I find it ironic that burning a book would be tantimount to suppressing the information contained in it, and yet out of distain for that they would cut off their web site to suppress the information it contains. Supressing information is what someone does when they don't have a legitimate argument against what is being said. Kind of like folks who mod people down because they disagree with their message, and don't have a strong enough argument to counter with.
Really Old is still going to be Really Old
I'm not sure I'd hang my hat on that. As the parent suggests there have been plenty of instances that man thought he had the answer only to discover that he wasn't just a little wrong, but flat out completely incorrect (see flat earth). Carbon dating the same artifact can return results that vary by 100,000's of years. That's not exactly a solid science, and if we're going to use those methods to say things like the earth is billions of years old; ergo the Bible is factually incorrect I'm going to stand up and call bs. Biblical truth has been handed down for over 2000 years. In the last 2000 years how many times have scientists changed their mind about what they know to be true? Sorry, I have more faith in God than I do in man. But then I don't have a vested interest in disproving His existence.
I judge a religion as being good or bad based on whether its adherents become better people as a result of practicing it. - Joe Mullally, computer salesman