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Clerics Seek Peace Through Humor, Dialogue
http://www.cbsnews.com ^ | December 27,2009 | John Blackstone

Posted on 12/27/2009 4:14:06 AM PST by Biggirl

A Pastor, a Rabbi and an Imam - It May Sound Like a Joke Setup, but the "Interfaith Amigos" are Serious about their Mission (CBS) As more details of an attempted Christmas terror attack emerge, it's clear that achieving peace on earth remains elusive. But three clerics of different faiths have teamed up to chase it, by provoking laughter and thought, as CBS News correspondent John Blackstone reports.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Islam; Judaism; Mainline Protestant
KEYWORDS: clergy; friendship; interfaith

1 posted on 12/27/2009 4:14:09 AM PST by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

I don’t want Peace on Earth.

I want American strength.

I want American prosperity.

I want American Law and Order.

And where applicable, I want American Victory.

“Peace on Earth” has come to mean “American Defeat, American Dishonor, American Helplessness, America Enslaved”.

F* Peace on Earth.

I want Pax Americana.


2 posted on 12/27/2009 4:18:19 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Biggirl
"A Pastor, a Rabbi and an Imam."

Organized religeon is the cause of most of the death and misery history has seen.

3 posted on 12/27/2009 4:20:00 AM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: blackbart.223
Organized religion...

Unless you're including godless, atheist communism, as well as demonic tyrants like Adolf Hitler down through history, as "religion", I would have to disagree.

4 posted on 12/27/2009 4:35:23 AM PST by Rocky (Obama's ego: The "I's" have it.)
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To: Biggirl
A Pastor, a Rabbi and an Imam...the "Interfaith Amigos"

The truth is more like a "two calves and a wolf disguised as a lamb are getting together to decide what's for dinner."

5 posted on 12/27/2009 4:40:21 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Al Qaeda only hijacked commercial aircraft...Obama hijacked the White House!)
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To: blackbart.223

I think you meant “organizations” are the cause of most of the death and misery history has seen. I would hardly call the blood-thirsty followers of Communism or Socialism “religious,” even if they do share the eugenic superstitions of Darwin.


6 posted on 12/27/2009 4:56:01 AM PST by Anti-Utopian ("Come, let's away to prison; We two alone will sing like birds I' th' cage." -King Lear [V,iii,6-8])
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To: blackbart.223
Organized religeon is the cause of most of the death and misery history has seen

If you include communism and liberalism, perhaps.

7 posted on 12/27/2009 5:05:25 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: blackbart.223

I agree only because Communism, Atheism, Environmentalism and Liberalism are all religions and have killed vast numbers more than Religion.


8 posted on 12/27/2009 7:18:32 AM PST by rom (Rejoice! The Christ has come!)
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To: samtheman
Peace on Earth: Read Romans 5. There won't be Peace on Earth between Nations until Jesus' return. However, there is Peace on Earth now between Man (those who have accepted the sacrifice of Christ) and God because of the reconciliation that occurred at the Cross.

Jesus didn't come to reconcile religions to each other!

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him! For if, when we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.


And also note Matthew 10:34. Jesus is clear He didn't come to bring Worldly Peace as He is the great dividing line between those who are His and all others.

“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn “ ‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law— a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’ “Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
9 posted on 12/27/2009 7:24:54 AM PST by rom (Rejoice! The Christ has come!)
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To: samtheman

Well put.


10 posted on 12/27/2009 9:08:22 AM PST by Tax-chick (For those who seek, there must be seen a little Child, God before the ages.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
"If you include communism and liberalism, perhaps."

I do include them. Faith in rotten people is not the same as faith in God. I hope you understand what I mean.

11 posted on 12/27/2009 10:15:41 AM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: rom
"I agree only because Communism, Atheism, Environmentalism and Liberalism are all religions and have killed vast numbers more than Religion."

We can agree on this. Maybe I should have more specific. Fanatics of any stripe are dangerous.

12 posted on 12/27/2009 10:20:04 AM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Biggirl

. . . walk into a bar.



13 posted on 12/27/2009 12:17:17 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (:: The government will do for health care what it did for real estate. ::)
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