Palin continued in her Facebook posting: "I would hope that Pastor Terry Jones and his supporters will consider the ramifications of their planned book-burning event. It will feed the fire of caustic rhetoric and appear as nothing more than mean-spirited religious intolerance. Don't feed that fire. If your ultimate point is to prove that the Christian teachings of mercy, justice, freedom, and equality provide the foundation on which our country stands, then your tactic to prove this point is totally counter-productive."
Jones remains defiant, "As of right now, we are not convinced that backing down is the right thing." If he won't listen to Sarah Palin, Gen. David Petraeus, Pope Benedict XVI, or any of the other world leaders calling for him to stop, then let's hope in the days before 9/11 he reads his Bible, prays and reconsiders striking a match that could start an uncontrolled fire.