Lets try this again. Christ begins to wash these young women’s feet. Do you think he would interview them first? He comes upon this young girl. Does he ignore her? Skip her? What do you think?
Christ had the power to kill his enemies. He didn’t. He tried to teach them. And I highly doubt Christ would care how this looked to the Muslim world. He wasn’t interested in what others thought.
Yes- it seems we have to try this again. I DID say what I think. Christ WOULD NOT wash the feet of someone who believes His religion should be destroyed. And I say He would not now, because He DID NOT then.Christ did not support evil, he went through the temple pretty violently tossing them out of God’s house. He DID NOT hold the nails for those crucifiying Him nor did he help those who were persecuting his followers.Did he forgive both thieves crucified with him, or only one?
I can’t be any plainer than that. I don’t want MY Pope humbling himself- and our religion symbolically- before ANY believer of Islam. There can only be two sides- Christianity on one, Islam on the other- because Islam HAS NOT and WILL NOT tolerate any other religion. So be it. I know what side I’m on and I’m not giving an inch toward ANY tolerance of Islam.
And if this- or ANY Pope seriously believes he’s going to convert Muslims- by symbolic humility or appeasement- I am more worried than ever. Are you one of those who were upset by the image of Hussein kissing the hands and bowing before other world leaders? Yet the symbol of Christ on earth kneeling before a Muslim is no big deal? Fascinating.