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Libyan leader denies Christís Crucifixion, denounces Christianity
Catholic Online ^ | April 4, 2007 | Catholic Information Service for Africa

Posted on 04/04/2007 12:54:05 PM PDT by rrstar96

CISA: Libyan leader denies Christ’s Crucifixion, denounces Christianity

4/4/2007

Catholic Information Service for Africa (www.cisanewsafrica.org/)

TRIPOLI, Libya (CISA) – Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said that it was a mistake to believe that Jesus had been crucified and killed.

"It is not correct to say that. Another man resembling Jesus was crucified in his place," Gaddafi told a March 30 mass prayer meeting in Niger to mark the birth of the Prophet Mohammed. The meeting was aired live on Libyan state television.

The president, according to Reuters, also said Christianity was not a universal faith alongside Islam.

"There are serious mistakes - among them the one saying that Jesus came as a messenger for other people other than the sons of Israel," he said.

"Christianity is not a faith for people in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Other people who are not sons of Israel have nothing to do with that religion."

Gaddafi, who is seeking to expand his influence in Africa, said his arguments came from the Koran. He led similar prayers last year in Mali. His country is more than 95 percent Sunni Muslim.

"It is a mistake that another religion exists alongside Islam. There is only one religion which is Islam after Mohammed," Gaddafi said in his sermon.

"All those believers who do not follow Islam are losers," he added. "We are here to correct the mistakes in the light of the teachings of the Koran."

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Republished by Catholic Online with permission of the Catholic Information Service for Africa (CISA), based in Nairobi, Kenya (www.cisanewsafrica.org).


TOPICS: Catholic; History; Islam; Mainline Protestant
KEYWORDS: christianity; crucifixion; islam; muammargaddafi
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Let's say GaDAFFY's knowledge of Christian theology is not the best, to put it mildly.
1 posted on 04/04/2007 12:54:08 PM PDT by rrstar96
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2 posted on 04/04/2007 12:55:33 PM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: rrstar96
Just my opinion -- but I've noticed on threads like this:

Nothing good can come of this discussion. It only leads to hatred and anger against others in our hearts.

3 posted on 04/04/2007 12:57:45 PM PDT by Sleeping Beauty
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To: Sleeping Beauty

Why hate a blind man for bumping into you? Our response should be to pray for Gaddafi (which I just did, BTW).


4 posted on 04/04/2007 1:00:23 PM PDT by Pete
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To: Sleeping Beauty; rrstar96
Gaddafi, who is seeking to expand his influence in Africa, said his arguments came from the Koran. He led similar prayers last year in Mali. His country is more than 95 percent Sunni Muslim.

He's completely right. The Koran states that Jesus didn't really die on the Cross.

5 posted on 04/04/2007 1:00:54 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("Jesu, Jesu, Jesu, esto mihi Jesus" -St. Ralph Sherwin's last words at Tyburn)
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He's completely right. The Koran states that Jesus didn't really die on the Cross.

Certainly, that may be true. And the Jews believe Jesus was a nobody. And the Asians go: "Jesus who?"

People all over the world believe different things. I am not tempted to hate them or denouce them.

6 posted on 04/04/2007 1:06:10 PM PDT by Sleeping Beauty
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To: rrstar96

Well that ol’ Libyan fart is just stating what Muslims believe in.They say that it was someone else(most probably our old friend Judas Iscariot) who was crucified & that Jesus was raised up by Allah,but will be sent back down to die & go back up again.


7 posted on 04/04/2007 1:09:20 PM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
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To: Pyro7480

Yes, but the Koran is completely wrong.


8 posted on 04/04/2007 1:53:08 PM PDT by chesley ("Socialism" - The devil made them do it..)
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To: rrstar96

This is not an issue of Islam vs. the West. There is no problem. Look the other way, move on, move on. lol


9 posted on 04/04/2007 2:07:11 PM PDT by Red6 (Come and get it.)
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To: Pyro7480
He's completely right. The Koran states that Jesus didn't really die on the Cross.

Yep. Why should someone who believes in another religion believe in mine? I appreciate the fact that at least Qua-Daffy has not watered down his religion to be "inclusive of other beliefs" like a lot of liberal moonbat so-called Christians have done.

10 posted on 04/04/2007 2:26:49 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte
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To: Sleeping Beauty

“And the Asians go: “Jesus who?””

News update: There are now about 100 million Christians in China.


11 posted on 04/04/2007 6:25:05 PM PDT by fishtank
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“The president, according to Reuters, also said Christianity was not a universal faith alongside Islam.”

Christianity adapts itself to THOUSANDS of different language groups around the world, while Islam is an ethnic Arab movement.


12 posted on 04/04/2007 6:28:28 PM PDT by fishtank
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News update: There are now about 100 million Christians in China.

Really, there are about 16 million Christians in China, which is a lot. But, still, with a population of over one billion, it's not that many.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_in_China

As for "Islam is an ethnic Arab movement" -- it may have started that way, but they do match us in adherents, in nations throughout the world. Uncomfortable, but true:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_by_country

13 posted on 04/04/2007 6:54:11 PM PDT by Sleeping Beauty
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14 posted on 04/04/2007 8:00:06 PM PDT by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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Well, he is entitled to his opinion.

No surprise there.


15 posted on 04/04/2007 8:10:55 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: rrstar96

Maybe he should negotiate a film deal with Ron Howard and Dan Brown.


16 posted on 04/04/2007 8:46:54 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Sleeping Beauty

Yes, he is entiled to say what he believes, and so are you. However, someone has to be right about the subject. As to the Asians, one of the notable thing about China is the growth of Christianity among the Han. It would be nothing new for God that as Europe abandons the faith that defines it, that China might accept Christ. But the two contestants for the souls of man are Christians and Muslims. Islam is certainly making more noise right now.


17 posted on 04/04/2007 8:53:43 PM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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Yes, he is entiled to say what he believes, and so are you.

Actually, I didn't say he is entitled to say anything about Christians. Frankly, I think people should shut up about other people's religious beliefs. It's obnoxious.

18 posted on 04/04/2007 9:03:56 PM PDT by Sleeping Beauty
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To: Sleeping Beauty

But he’s NOT talking about Christianity, not really, except to say that he believes it is not the true faith. He is simply affirming his faith in Islam, that Islam is the only true faith. Again, what he says about Jesus is what the Koran says about Jesus, and he believes that the Koran—not Jesus—is the Word of God. His statements are simply true or they are not.


19 posted on 04/04/2007 9:10:33 PM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: rrstar96

Let’s play Rush Limbaugh’s new game:

GUESS WHICH RELIGION?


20 posted on 04/04/2007 9:36:53 PM PDT by TaxachusettsMan
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