Skip to comments.Cardinal Dolan Makes First Visit to New York City Mosque: “You Love God, We Love God…”
Posted on 06/25/2013 7:06:51 AM PDT by marshmallow
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, made his first visit to a mosque in New York City and it was the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center in Tompkinsville where he met with Muslim and other faith leaders.
The cardinal spent more than two hours touring the mosque and the Miraj Islamic School and having lunch with about 40 clergy and laity.
I thank God that this day has arrived, the cardinal said. I thank you for your welcome, I thank you for making me feel like a friend and a member of a family.
The cardinal asked questions about the Muslim faith and emphasized throughout his visit how much the two religions and their members have in common.
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Moslems fear an irrational, bloodthirsty God whose whimsical dictates must be obeyed and their actions mirror this understanding of their deity as Benedict XVI pointed out at Regensburg.
Yes, I wish the good Cardinal had investigated the Koran. The Muslim Allah is a distant, capricious being. There is neither the manifest expression of love seen in the Old Testament, or the explicit one of the New Testament.
Still, people have the need to love. God built it into them. If they back off from God, they still have to love, but they love the devil or the devil’s idolic waypoints which are the world and the sinful self (biblically called the “flesh”).
“You teach people to murder innocents in the name of Allah.”
There. Fixed it.
"The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind's judge on the last day."[Catechism of the Catholic Church, para 841]Dolan is toeing the party line here.
Ping to #5.
Oh really, Cardinal? Which parts do we have in common? Would it be the polygamy? "Honor" killings? Killing of the non-believers or subjugating them? Beating your wives? Terrorist acts in the name of a nonexistent moon god?
more posts on a different earlier thread here....
That is kind of a half truth. Apprehension of a Creator is a necessary step; but if one doesn’t get clear the loving nature of the Creator then there’s nothing to accept for salvation.
Way back when I was still in Catholic school, I must’ve slept through the “We’re just like Islam” class.
High fives, pretty little knuckle bumps and hearty laughs all around, best buds recognize each other even in the dark.
(2 Cor. 6:14)
It would not be wrong to start with where Muslims agree with Christians in bringing a Christian witness to them, but this flowery encomium is a bit over the top. Tell them that this Creator cares and is not distant at all but very near and ready to leap into their hearts with love. Don’t compliment them for apprehending a Creator and then leave a big gap for any old thing to jump into.
The Cardinal is a first class idiot.
Cardinal Dolan practices politics—but he should practice in private.
You slaughter Christians, we heal muslims for free in our Catholic hospitals.
So, Dolan took time out from pushing for amnesty and “gun control” to take a tour of a mosque? How exciting....not.
When is the imam going to take a tour of St. Patrick’s Cathedral?
Same here. Also, the part about gays being harmless and cute.
Dolan has been a massive disappointment.
“The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims”
Not sure what this means. It seems to imply muslims are saved but is a bit vague.
Yeah. Somehow we went from Islam being described as diabolical and heretical by Popes to Islam being described as worshipping the same God as Catholics.
I so wish the Catholic hierarchy would explain this.