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To: Alex Murphy
This is supposedly from the thread, "On the Papacy and Islam" and is found in your post above:

On an highly emotional spiritual level there has been a great common-ground meeting place between Rome and Mecca in the town of Fatima in Portugal. To quote a Catholic news organization, "Our Lady of Fatima is really Fatima, daughter of the Prophet Mohammed." On October 23, 1995, Iranian television began running stories that the apparitions in Fatima, Portugal in 1917 were religious phenomena of Muslim origin....

....According to Iranian Television, the woman who appeared to the three shepherd children in 1917 was not the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, but Fatima, the daughter of the prophet Mohammed, founder of Islam. Her message was reported to be "I am Fatima, daughter of the Prophet of Islam." This television report has helped launch the growing waves of Muslim pilgrims who have been visiting this Christian site in Portugal in recent years.

You appear to have combined those paragraphs with two other paragraphs from Archbishop Sheen, to make some sort of bizarre meaning out of the whole patchwork. You place those unrelated separately sourced paragraphs indented under a quote from the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI, as though HE were saying what Iranian television said.

I do not trust Iranian television to tell the truth about Catholic beliefs about Fatima, do you? And what is this patchwork supposed to mean? You have multiple sources for individual paragraph, and show no link for a source the the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI's remarks, nor do you give a source for the Iranian TV remarks. Nor do you make it explicit that it's from another FR thread posted by someone else.

It appears as though in your efforts to slander the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, you will go to any lengths.

Careful inspection of that bizarre post leads one to believe that any hope of serious conversation is Sisyphean.

16 posted on 05/08/2010 11:13:01 PM PDT by Judith Anne
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To: Alex Murphy

Furthermore, Alex, the thread you linked “The Papacy and Islam is from May 2007, is nearly 400 posts long, and the post you used to excerpt the two paragraphs is not given.

I am not going to read 400 posts to verify that two paragraphs you may have cut and pasted actually exist. So, given your reputation for record-keeping, where in those nearly 400 posts on a three year old thread, can those two paragraphs be found?


17 posted on 05/08/2010 11:18:26 PM PDT by Judith Anne
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