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Pope meets with Muslim scholars, urges better ties
| FRANCES D'EMILIO
Posted on 11/06/2008 7:05:19 AM PST by 1forall
VATICAN CITY (AP) Christians and Muslims must overcome their misunderstandings, Pope Benedict XVI told Muslim clergy and scholars Thursday as he pressed for greater freedom of worship for non-Muslims in the Islamic world.
...."We are here precisely with the hope of attaining peace between Christianity and Islam," Seyyed Hossein Nasr, a professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University, told the pope.
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TOPICS: Current Events; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: catholic; christian; islam
The first thought that crossed my mind was Daniel 9:27 "He will confirm a covenant with many for one seven..."
posted on 11/06/2008 7:05:20 AM PST
“What can we do to improve relations with the Muslim Community?”
Die or convert is the most likely answer. Negotiations to any other goal is a waste of time.
posted on 11/06/2008 7:07:19 AM PST
Christians and Muslims must overcome their misunderstandings, Pope Benedict XVI told Muslim clergy and scholars Thursday as he pressed for greater freedom of worship for non-Muslims in the Islamic world.
posted on 11/06/2008 7:29:28 AM PST
by Alex Murphy
( "Every country has the government it deserves" - Joseph Marie de Maistre)
To: Alex Murphy
Christians and Muslims must overcome their misunderstandings ...
Misunderstandings? I would say its the Pope that has a severe misunderstanding of Islam if he thinks that the differences between Islam and Christianity are misunderstandings.
posted on 11/06/2008 7:54:59 AM PST
("If you torture the data long enough, it will confess, even to crimes it did not commit")
To: Alex Murphy
Maybe he's talking about the idea that Catholics and Muslims worship the same God. Oops, my bad. That's the Pope's misunderstanding.
posted on 11/07/2008 10:02:58 AM PST
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