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High profile Muslim convert quits Catholic Church
The Tablet ^ | 3/25/2013

Posted on 03/25/2013 9:08:05 AM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM

High profile Muslim convert quits Catholic Church

25 March 2013

Magdi Cristiano Allam, an Egyptian-born Muslim whom Pope Benedict publicly baptised at Easter five years ago in St Peter's Basilica has announced that he is leaving the Church because it has taken too soft a stand against Islam.

"My conversion to Catholicism, which came at the hands of Benedict XVI during the Easter Vigil on 22 March 2008, I now consider finished in combination with the end of his pontificate," Mr Allam wrote on Monday in the right-wing Milan daily, Il Giornale.

The 61-year-old journalist and right-wing politician has long been an Italian citizen. He said he had pondered his decision to leave the Church for some time. However, he affirmed that the "last straw" was the election of Pope Francis, which he said was proof that the Church is "troppo buonista" - excessively tolerant.

"The 'papolatry' that has inflamed the euphoria for Francis I and has quickly archived Benedict XVI was the last straw in an overall framework of uncertainty and doubts about the Church," he wrote.

"The thing that drove me away from the Church more than any other factor was religious relativism, in particular the legitimisation of Islam as a true religion," he said. Mr Allam said Islam was "an intrinsically violent ideology" that had to be courageously opposed as "incompatible with our civilisation and fundamental human rights". "I am more convinced than ever that Europe will end up being subjugated to Islam just like what happened beginning in the seventh century on the other side of the Mediterranean," he warned.

The journalist's baptism in St Peter's Basilica was a highly guarded secret until the day it occurred. Mr Allam said Archbishop Rino Fisichella, head of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelisation, "personally accompanied" him to accept and be instructed in the Catholic faith. His godfather and confirmation sponsor was Maurizio Lupi, a high-ranking member of the Forza Italia party founded by former Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi.


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Pope Francis' run-in with Benedict XVI over the Prophet Mohammed

Pope Francis came close to losing his position within the Catholic Church after he criticised his predecessor seven years ago.

By Alasdair Baverstock

10:11AM GMT 15 Mar 2013

In 2005, then Pope Benedict quoted from an obscure medieval text which declared that the Prophet Mohammed, founder of the Islamic faith, was "evil and inhuman", enraging the Muslim population and causing attacks on churches throughout the world before an apology was issued.

Reacting within days to the statements, speaking through a spokesman to Newsweek Argentina, then Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio declared his "unhappiness" with the statements, made at the University of Regensburg in Germany, and encouraged many of his subordinates with the Church to do the same.

"Pope Benedict's statement don't reflect my own opinions", the then Archbishop of Buenos Aires declared. "These statements will serve to destroy in 20 seconds the careful construction of a relationship with Islam that Pope John Paul II built over the last twenty years".

The Vatican reacted quickly, removing one subordinate, Joaquín Piña the Archbishop of Puerto Iguazú from his post within four days of his making similar statements to the Argentine national media, sending a clear statement to Cardinal Bergoglio that he would be next should he choose to persist.

Reacting to the threats from Rome, Cardinal Bergoglio cancelled his plans to fly to Rome, choosing to boycott the second synod that Pope Benedict had called during his tenure as pontiff.


1 posted on 03/25/2013 9:08:05 AM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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Pope Francis: 'I Am Thinking Particularly of Dialogue With Islam'

March 22, 2013

2 posted on 03/25/2013 9:12:44 AM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM ("Miserando atque eligendo")
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

I fear Mr. Magdi Cristiano Allam is correct.


3 posted on 03/25/2013 9:14:32 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Regardless of the Pope’s intentions, we will most probably be at war with Islam within ten years.


4 posted on 03/25/2013 9:15:10 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

I suppose the true gravity of the situation with the Copts and other Christians in Muslim countries has not set in yet for the new pope . . . ?


5 posted on 03/25/2013 9:15:44 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Islam does not recognize ‘bridge builders’ unless they are one-way, their way.

Islam views turning the other cheek as a sign of weakness.


6 posted on 03/25/2013 9:19:17 AM PDT by O6ret
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

This guy isn’t a convert. He is a politician.


7 posted on 03/25/2013 9:19:44 AM PDT by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Well, we’ll see.

The Pope is between a rock and a hard place. Pope Benedict used some hard words at Regensburg, but he, too, tried to reach out to Islam.

The reason is not hard to find: there are Christians living in Muslim countries all over the world, and if the Pope says what he really thinks about Islam, then they get killed at a higher rate than they already are.

The Popes have been fully aware that the Muslims have a habit of burning churches and murdering or forcibly “converting” Christians. The problem is, what to do about it. It’s easy enough to say that Mohammed was a murderous, slave-taking, violent pederast from the safety of Rome, but it’s harder if you are a Christian living under the Muslim regime. Or to put it in opposite fashion, it’s OK to be a martyr to the truth when you are the martyr, but it’s less satisfactory when you say things that lead the killing of other people.

This guy has been used to fighting Communists under very difficult circumstances. Hopefully that has taught him something about fighting Islam.


8 posted on 03/25/2013 9:20:40 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
Sounds like a church hopper to me.

His personal feelings and agenda are the measure of the Church, in his eyes.

The sin of pride is nefarious.

9 posted on 03/25/2013 9:20:53 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
Enough with the cowards.
10 posted on 03/25/2013 9:21:10 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: ex-snook

That, too. Sounds like he became a Catholic not because he was a real convert to the faith, but because it was a handy way to publicly confront his Muslim enemies.

Evidently he expected the Church to be intolerant and violent just like his former religion, and now he’s disappointed that it isn’t.


11 posted on 03/25/2013 9:24:05 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Too many people mistaking efforts to open dialogue with an acceptance of the religion itself. Dialoguing with people can do wonders in improving relationships, and does not necessarily mean that truth will be compromised. We Catholics need to remember that this is the Church Christ founded that will not fail. Let’s have a little more confidence in the pope than what I’ve seen with a few people. I’ve met a lot of great young people from Islamic communities here in NC, and I hope and pray that they are the future direction of Muslims over here, not the fanatics and freaks we tend to focus on. I have no problem hanging out with them, but I refuse to compromise my Christian values in the process. Standing boldly for the truth, calling people out when necessary, but all the while acting in genuine love and humility, goes a long way. None of us are better than anyone, nor do Christians have the monopoly on moral living. We have the monopoly on truth, but we should be able to see where good exists elsewhere, even though it can be mixed with serious error and other bad stuff.


12 posted on 03/25/2013 9:26:14 AM PDT by Free and Armed (Playing leap frog with a unicorn and compromising with liberals--both have a similar end result)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

13 posted on 03/25/2013 9:28:53 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

If he is leaving the Church because he doesn’t like the new Pope, or for political reasons, then his conversion was political to begin with and thus a sham.


14 posted on 03/25/2013 9:29:41 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

As long as the Church recognizes any religion other than itself, isn’t that relativism?


15 posted on 03/25/2013 9:32:19 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Da Coyote
Regardless of the Pope’s intentions, we will most probably be at war with Islam within ten years.

We've been at war with Islam for over 1,400 years - right now we are just in one of the occasional breaks we take to let them catch their breath and regroup. :)

16 posted on 03/25/2013 9:33:29 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Da Coyote

That should satisfy lots of folks.


17 posted on 03/25/2013 9:34:40 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
Magdi Cristiano Allam, an Egyptian-born Muslim whom Pope Benedict publicly baptised at Easter five years ago in St Peter's Basilica has announced that he is leaving the Church because it has taken too soft a stand against Islam....

....In 2005, then Pope Benedict quoted from an obscure medieval text which declared that the Prophet Mohammed, founder of the Islamic faith, was "evil and inhuman", enraging the Muslim population and causing attacks on churches throughout the world before an apology was issued.

Reacting within days to the statements, speaking through a spokesman to Newsweek Argentina, then Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio declared his "unhappiness" with the statements, made at the University of Regensburg in Germany, and encouraged many of his subordinates with the Church to do the same. "Pope Benedict's statement don't reflect my own opinions", the then Archbishop of Buenos Aires declared. "These statements will serve to destroy in 20 seconds the careful construction of a relationship with Islam that Pope John Paul II built over the last twenty years".

Does Magdi Cristiano Allam say where's he's going?

18 posted on 03/25/2013 9:39:46 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: Cicero

Great points. I always thought this way too.


19 posted on 03/25/2013 9:46:34 AM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: Free and Armed
Too many people mistaking efforts to open dialogue with an acceptance of the religion itself. Dialoguing with people can do wonders in improving relationships, and does not necessarily mean that truth will be compromised.

"Dialoguing" is nonsense. The only possible purpose of "dialoguing" is either to convert someone or to compromise one or both of the partners so they can be merged.

Of all the idiotic, stupid, and perhaps plain evil things that have ever been conceived by the mind of man, this endless ecumenical "dialoguing" has got to be near the top.

20 posted on 03/25/2013 10:04:26 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
It appears that Allam's primary concern is to be associated with a potent and effective vehicle for confronting Islam. That's not a great reason to become Catholic although it may be a praiseworthy temporal objective. The Church has confronted Islam at various points in history and may well do so again but we're here for one reason; the salvation of souls. It's the Church's job to light the road to salvation and to provide us with the spiritual means to walk that road. Those who join the Church for reasons not directly related to this project will eventually fall by the wayside, as it appears Allam has.

As those of us who've been tortured by 50 years of post-Vatican II lunacy can testify, one carries these crosses and perseveres, sure in the faith that the Church is the bride of Christ, despite the human vicissitudes which constantly beset it.

21 posted on 03/25/2013 10:04:33 AM PDT by marshmallow (.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Everything I’ve seen with Catholic dialoguing seems to be with the purpose of promoting mutual respect and ultimately leading people to see the truth of the Catholic Church.


22 posted on 03/25/2013 10:07:41 AM PDT by Free and Armed (Playing leap frog with a unicorn and compromising with liberals--both have a similar end result)
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To: Alex Murphy
March 25, 2013

Magdi Allam Leaves Catholic Church Over Its Dhimmitude

Andrew Bostom

EXCERPT:

In a profoundly symbolic gesture (hat tip Tundra Tabloids), which epitomizes the Catholic Church's abject dhimmitude, high-profile Muslim convert to Christianity Magdi Christiano Allam, has renounced his Catholicism because of what he terms the Church's weakness toward, and legitimation of, Islam.

Allam, who will remain a Christian, reiterated his belief that Islam is inherently violent, to both its own votaries, and non-Muslims, and criticized The Church for lacking "the vision and courage to denounce the incompatibility of Islam with our [Western] civilization and fundamental rights of the person."

When Benedict XVI himself oversaw Magdi Allam's public Easter 2008 conversion from Islam to Christianity, in St. Peter's Basilica, the intrepid Mr. Allam clearly enunciated Islam's defining bellicose intolerance, while extolling the Pope's moral courage...

23 posted on 03/25/2013 10:20:08 AM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM ("Miserando atque eligendo")
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To: Free and Armed
Everything I’ve seen with Catholic dialoguing seems to be with the purpose of promoting mutual respect and ultimately leading people to see the truth of the Catholic Church.

Lol! Are the Church's "dialogue partners" told that? Do the leaders of the Jewish Community in Rome know that the Pope "dialogues" with them in order to convert them to Catholicism? Then why are they participating? Do you think they would if the Catholic Church were honest about why it participates in "dialogue?" So since they are participating are they being misled or lied to by the "one true church?"

All the same, the only religion that has ever compromised in all these dialogues has been the Catholic Church itself, which incorporates almost every liberal criticism into an internal change of some sort (only the first eleven chapters of Genesis being "mythology" seems to be non-negotiable).

Exactly how do the idols of the Assisi prayer gatherings teach hindus and animists about "the truth of the Catholic Church?"

24 posted on 03/25/2013 10:26:16 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: stuartcr
As long as the Church recognizes any religion other than itself, isn’t that relativism?

Not a all. The Church can recognize that other religions contain elements of Truth but are incomplete. Here is how C.S. Lewis sees it as explained in "Mere Christianity":

I have been asked to tell you what Christians believe, and I am going to begin by telling you one thing that Christians do not need to believe. If you are a Christian you do not have to believe that all the other religions are simply wrong all through. If you are an atheist you do have to believe that the main point in all the religions of the whole world is simply one huge mistake. If you are a Christian, you are free to think that all these religions, even the queerest ones, contain at least some hint of the truth.

25 posted on 03/25/2013 10:32:16 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

I can see that Catholic theology, scholarship, and practice is not your area of expertise, my friend. Remember that everything Christians do is for the purpose of bringing the truth to others, whether a Christian is engaged in direct apologetics or simply befriending and reaching out to those around them, that others may see the light and love of Christ in them.


26 posted on 03/25/2013 10:40:03 AM PDT by Free and Armed (Playing leap frog with a unicorn and compromising with liberals--both have a similar end result)
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To: marshmallow
Catholics “dialog's” with Islam, so far as I've noticed, seem to entail “Catholic” liberal academes accepting large sums of cash from Saudis for promoting “tolerance,” while ignoring islamist oppression and violence and dissing anybody who complains about it. I do hope Francis has a better idea.
27 posted on 03/25/2013 10:44:56 AM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: HerrBlucher

Aren’t those elements of truth what they are all relative to?


28 posted on 03/25/2013 10:54:02 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Once again, another day, another topic to be discussed ONLY after the lying left first defines the terms of the debate.

Not everything is a religion. Certainly this 6th century sand monkey creation of pig sperm, Mo-ham-mud and his devil allah should never be in a debate about religion.

A debate about hate cults, death, destruction, pedophilia, beheadings, refusal to become civilized, sure. Those would be rational topics to debate Is-Slime.

Once we allow Is-slime the cloak of religion, then no rational debate can take place as the entire actions of these vermin defy rational thinking.


29 posted on 03/25/2013 10:57:02 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Also, I apologize if the first sentence in my last comment sounded condescending. Regarding theology and what you referred to in bringing up Genesis, I would recommend reading some Catholic apologetics on that, as that is not my area of expertise. I simply offer my opinion regarding how Christians ought to look at ecumenical dialogue. Take care.


30 posted on 03/25/2013 10:57:24 AM PDT by Free and Armed (Playing leap frog with a unicorn and compromising with liberals--both have a similar end result)
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To: stuartcr

We may have a misunderstanding on what relativism is. As I understand relativism, there is no absolute Truth and that each of us can have our own personal truth even though it conflicts with someone else’s idea of truth. For instance, one person may believe that Jesus was never bodily resurrected and another believe that he was. Under relativism they are they are both correct as per the concept of “my truth, your truth.”

The Church recognizes elements of ABSOLUTE Truth in other religions, such as Monotheism, the afterlife, etc.


31 posted on 03/25/2013 11:18:26 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
Before Vatican II, the sole purpose of inter-religious dialogue was Christian unity. Since Vatican II most ecumenism has been false ecumenism. And that's just fine with 99.9% of the Church's "dialogue partners."
32 posted on 03/25/2013 11:54:22 AM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM ("Miserando atque eligendo")
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To: HerrBlucher

ok


33 posted on 03/25/2013 12:48:07 PM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Free and Armed
I can see that Catholic theology, scholarship, and practice is not your area of expertise, my friend. Remember that everything Christians do is for the purpose of bringing the truth to others, whether a Christian is engaged in direct apologetics or simply befriending and reaching out to those around them, that others may see the light and love of Christ in them.

Do the Catholics' "dialogue partners" understand this from the outset, or do they lie to them "for Chr*st?"

Or maybe it's the Catholic laypeople who are being lied to by super-liberal, super-ecumenical clergy and theologians?

34 posted on 03/25/2013 1:22:45 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Da Coyote

WITHIN 10 YEARS?!

Aren’t we at war with Islam right now? Who in hell are our troops fighting in Afghanistan and other places in the world since 2001?

Wake up America!


35 posted on 03/25/2013 1:23:14 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not indicate whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Free and Armed
Regarding theology and what you referred to in bringing up Genesis, I would recommend reading some Catholic apologetics on that, as that is not my area of expertise.

We're way past having to do that, pal. I've been there and know from personal experience.

If Genesis 1-11 is "unscientific," then so are the numerous "miracles" that have been violating the laws of nature since that time. Plus there's the little matter of calling G-d a liar when He says something happened and the "one true Church" says it didn't.

36 posted on 03/25/2013 1:24:48 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Cicero

“....the Pope says what he really thinks about Islam, then they get killed at a higher rate than they already are.”

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So how can the Pope have a dialog with muslims?


37 posted on 03/25/2013 1:26:02 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not indicate whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp; Free and Armed
Before Vatican II, the sole purpose of inter-religious dialogue was Christian unity. Since Vatican II most ecumenism has been false ecumenism. And that's just fine with 99.9% of the Church's "dialogue partners."

You might ought to get back to your co-religionist Free and Armed on that. He seems a trifle confused.

38 posted on 03/25/2013 1:26:19 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

We’ll see how many churches are built and maintained in Turkey, etc. during Francis’ papacy.


39 posted on 03/25/2013 2:13:28 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Sounds like you are confused about how Catholic theology, as well as a chip on your shoulder. Good luck with everything.


40 posted on 03/25/2013 2:28:03 PM PDT by Free and Armed (Playing leap frog with a unicorn and compromising with liberals--both have a similar end result)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Typo, sorry. Sounds like you are confused at to how Catholic theology and teaching works, and you’ve got a chip on your shoulder. As I said, have fun with all that, and good luck with everything.


41 posted on 03/25/2013 2:30:01 PM PDT by Free and Armed (Playing leap frog with a unicorn and compromising with liberals--both have a similar end result)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

So the fella didn’t leave Jesus...He only left the Catholic religion...Sounds like he encountered a relationship with Jesus before he became a Catholic and found the two were not compatible...


42 posted on 03/25/2013 4:56:25 PM PDT by Iscool (uee)
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To: stuartcr; little jeremiah
"As long as the Church recognizes any religion other than itself, isn’t that relativism?"

You would have to explain what you mean by "recognizes."

The Catholic Church recognizes some elements of truth and value in other faith communities, without saying all faiths and religions are equal or identical or equivalent.

For instance, if a Baptist, a Catholic, a Muslim, a Baha'i, a Sikh, a Calvinist, a Brahmin and a Jew all agreed, "There is only one God, Who is the Supreme Being and Creator of all things visible and invisible," --- well, that statement is true, no matter who it was who said it.

That's not relativism; it's not acceding that all these significantly different religious systems are valid; it's just recognizing that the truth is true, no matter who said it.

That's the opposite of relativism, wouldn't you say?

Here's an affirmation which neither Pope Francis, not any other pope will deny: DOMINUS IESUS: ON THE UNICITY AND SALVIFIC UNIVERSALITY OF JESUS CHRIST AND THE CHURCH (Link).

43 posted on 03/25/2013 6:12:39 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Takes one to know one, and vice versa.)
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To: Da Coyote

News flash: Islam has been at war with us for ~1400 years.

Whether you/we choose to recognize it is another thing altogether, but the facts on the ground back me up.


44 posted on 03/25/2013 6:23:36 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: HerrBlucher
Well said, C.S. Lewis, and well said, Herr Blucher!

You might like mine at #43

45 posted on 03/25/2013 6:51:21 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Takes one to know one, and vice versa.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Excellent!


46 posted on 03/25/2013 7:05:42 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Thank you for the ping. There’s an old Sanskrit saying, I hope I can remember correctly, goes something like this:

One should accept a qualified teacher even from a low born family, one should accept a good wife even if poor and uneducated, and one should accept gold even if found in a dirty place.

Truth is truth where ever it is found; and once truth is alive in your heart, you can recognize it even in different garb.


47 posted on 03/25/2013 7:59:59 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

“The only thing that didn’t happen to Bergoglio was being removed from his post”, wrote investigative journalist Horacio Verbitsky in his column in left-wing daily newspaper Página/24”...

I’d need another source before I’d believe this leftist “journalist” as the story doesn’t ring true.


48 posted on 03/25/2013 8:11:03 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: bronxville

Correction - I should have said - credible source.


49 posted on 03/25/2013 8:11:45 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: HerrBlucher

“The Church recognizes elements of ABSOLUTE Truth in other religions, such as Monotheism, the afterlife, etc.”

Well said. Moral relativism always contradicts itself because as soon as one says “it’s wrong to impose ones morals on others” they’re claiming a moral absolute.

Peter Kreeft - A Refutation of Moral Relativism...

“No culture in history has ever embraced moral relativism and survived. Our own culture, therefore, will either
(1) be the first, and disprove history’s clearest lesson, or (2) persist in its relativism and die, or (3) repent of its relativism and live. There is no other option.”
http://www.peterkreeft.com/audio/05_relativism/relativism_transcription.htm


50 posted on 03/25/2013 8:44:16 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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