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1 posted on 06/15/2007 8:51:46 AM PDT by Blogger
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I wish Prince Charles would just convert to Islam publically, so he can get on with living out his “Lawrence of Arabia” fantasy.


2 posted on 06/15/2007 9:14:31 AM PDT by horse_doc (Visualize a world where a tactical nuke went off at Max Yasgar's farm in 1969.)
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disgusting


4 posted on 06/15/2007 9:21:10 AM PDT by Augustinian monk
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>> He said that it was a musical performance rather than a “liturgical act of worship”. <<

Duh! But cathedrals aren’t concert halls and shouldn’t be used for profane music.


5 posted on 06/15/2007 9:24:58 AM PDT by dangus (Mr. President, "Choke on it b!+ch" is not a very good campaign slogan for your amnesty.)
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I was appalled when I read about this. John Taverner was a Protestant who became Orthodox some years ago, and many of his compositions show the influence of Orthodox church music. However, he seems to have left the Orthodox Church and is now a Muslim or possibly Sufi (a Muslim sect that most Muslims consider heretical, but that is very popular among English intellectuals).

It’s disgusting that the Cathedral would let this piece be performed there. I know it’s not a service, but they can’t possibly innocently proclaim that just because it’s a concert, it “doesn’t count.” Would they let neo-Nazis rent the Cathedral to do German Nazi music, and still assert that it didn’t count?


6 posted on 06/15/2007 9:25:19 AM PDT by livius
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Not many know this:

Frieze depicts Muhammad among the eighteen 'lawgivers' on wall above the US Supreme Court Justices' Bench.

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=48695

7 posted on 06/15/2007 9:34:52 AM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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He said that it was a musical performance rather than a “liturgical act of worship”.

Right, and kiddie porn is art, not a felony. No place for Islam or Allah in a Catholic setting, period.

8 posted on 06/15/2007 9:49:25 AM PDT by AbeKrieger (1) Border security first. 2) Repeat until #1 complete, then resume discussion.)
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I am a musician. I have played a piece by Karl Jenkins called “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace.” The first time I played it was in a concert hall setting, so the impression of the juxtaposition of the traditional mass with the Islamic call to prayer, among other cultural elements was interesting.

The second time I played it was 9/11 in a Catholic basillica. It was completely different! Having the Islamic call to prayer chanted from where Holy Scripture is usually read was the most sacreligious thing I had ever seen in a church. It was no longer a work of art, it was a religious statement because of where it was performed.

I pray that God give those protesting this work in England strength and lots of publicity.


10 posted on 06/15/2007 10:49:26 AM PDT by freemama
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Ping for you. Please see my tagline....


11 posted on 06/15/2007 10:55:30 AM PDT by GadareneDemoniac (95% of all music written after 1960 is utter crap!)
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Ironically Muslims would probably find using the name of Allah in a formal musical setting blasphemous and have Taverner promptly beheaded.
15 posted on 06/15/2007 11:21:43 AM PDT by Borges
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God bless those who are planning to protest!


16 posted on 06/15/2007 11:34:46 AM PDT by good old days
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Ping


17 posted on 06/15/2007 11:58:37 AM PDT by good old days
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Here I thought the Royals were all atwitter at Diana's very close relationship with the Muslim Dodie Fayad. I thought they were experiencing the swoons and vapours at the thought of her marrying him and providing the little princelings with a "heathen" step-father.

I wonder what the Queen thinks of Wales commissioning this work.

We'll see if she's amused or not.

Leni

18 posted on 06/15/2007 12:54:30 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Don't give up the ship. Keep phoning & emailing. Remember, we lost the Alamo!)
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I know you folks are more educated on Catholicism than I but this doesn’t pass the smell test to me...


25 posted on 06/15/2007 7:31:27 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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