Monday, September 18, 2006

Wasn't it Pope John Paul II thst reminded us "Be not afraid"?.

Last week, Pope Benedict quoted a 14th century empereor who asked "Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." Granted this isn't the Pope's own opinion, but why don't Muslims have any answer (other than violence) to this simplest of all questions? If asked, what "newness other than evil and inhumanness" ancient Catholicism/Christianity brought to the religious conversation, any practitioner of the Faith could easily answer. Their answer would be sufficient to stir hunger in the heart of the questioner.

Catholicism/Christianity's contribution was that "God so loved the world that He sent His only Begotten Son; that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life"

If Islam really were the "Final Revealation", it's followers would have an equally concise and breath-taking answer. Apparently they don't.


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