Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Pope Defines What Muslims Should Believe!

Jihad Watch has posted the following message from "pope" Francis
"253. In order to sustain dialogue with Islam, suitable training is essential for all involved, not only so that they can be solidly and joyfully grounded in their own identity, but so that they can also acknowledge the values of others, appreciate the concerns underlying their demands and shed light on shared beliefs. We Christians should embrace with affection and respect Muslim immigrants to our countries in the same way that we hope and ask to be received and respected in countries of Islamic tradition. I ask and I humbly entreat those countries to grant Christians freedom to worship and to practice their faith, in light of the freedom which followers of Islam enjoy in Western countries! Faced with disconcerting episodes of violent fundamentalism, our respect for true followers of Islam should lead us to avoid hateful generalizations, for authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence."1

One wonders what planet poor Francis is living on.The reality is that there is no country in the world where Muslims cannot freely practice their religion. There is no Muslim country in the world where Christians have
similar religious liberty. One has to ask if he has any familiarity with the Koran and its repeated incitement of violence against non-Muslims.

Clearly this is one more example of the Roman Systems increasing embrace of Universalism. Having lived in the Middle East (Iran), I am well aware that Muslims are but men like ourselves and should be treated like those made in the image of God. But as in the case of any other error, (eg Mormonism, Buddhism, homosexuality, etc.) we have  to make a distinction the individual Muslim and Islam.

Once again, an all to fallible individual, having cloaked himself in the mantle of infallibility has sought to pontificate {pun intended) to the world. Catholics should ask themselves if he gets this so utterly and completely wrong how can he be trusted on anything?

In the past, the papacy, like it did during the time of Julius II allied with the Turks against professing Christians, (the Venetians). Maybe this is just another maneuver.

Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium of the Holy Father Francis to the Bishops, Clergy, Consecrated Persons and the Lay Faithful On the Proclamation of the Gospel In Today's World," from http://www.google.com/url?sa=D&q=http://www.vatican.va/&usg=AFQjCNFTFbcehfVO-dIsChwANc-0jv1hYA  November 24:Vatican.va

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