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Culture, Christianity, Catholic Dogma & The Death Of The West

Culture, Christianity, Catholic Dogma & The Death Of The West

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ANGLICAN ARCHBISHOP: CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE IS OFFENSIVE TO MUSLIIMS

In a letter to Islamic leaders Dr Rowan Williams has stated that Christian doctrine is offensive to Muslims. The purpose of his remarks was to promote religious plurality and to achieve "common good" between Muslims and Christians on social issues. In "dialoguing" with Muslims, Dr Williams seeks not to convert them, but rather to erase all differences and even eliminate the existence of truth for the sake of a utopian and wordly harmony.

From mailonline: "Dr Rowan Williams...criticised Christianity's history for its violence, its use of harsh punishments and its betrayal of its peaceful principles.

He also said the Christian belief in the Trinity - that God is Father, Son and Holy Ghost at the same time - 'is difficult, sometimes offensive, to Muslims'.

'We can together speak for those who have no voice or leverage in society - for the poorest, the most despised, the least powerful, for women and children, for migrants and minorities; and even to speak together for the great encompassing reality that has no voice of its own, our injured and abused material environment.'

Officials pointed to the Archbishop's call for 'religious plurality' to turn to serving the common good and added: 'This is true even where truth claims may seem irreconcilable'.

How about the following examples of historic religious dialoguing with the followers of Islam:

St. Peter Mavimenus said to the Muslims:
"Whoever does not embrace the Catholic Christian religion will be damned, as was your false prophet Mohammed."

Blessed Nicholas Tavilich stated:
"You Mohammedans are in a state of everlasting damnation. Your Koran is not God's law nor is it revealed by Him. Far from being a good thing, your law is utterly evil. It is founded neither in the Old Testament nor in the New. In it are lies, foolish things, buffooneries, contradictions, and much that leads not to virtue and goodness but to evil and to all manner of vice."

And St. Francis of Assisi : "We have come to preach faith in Jesus Christ to you, that you will renounce Mohammad, that wicked slave of the devil, and obtain everlasting life like us"

Finally as to Dr Williams utopia where Muslims and Christians can all just get along, as long as controversial things like the Trinity and homosexual sin are never mentioned-- it sounds much like what St. Pope Pius X predicted: "... a great movement of apostasy [is] being organized in every country for the establishment of a One-World Church which shall have neither dogmas, nor hierarchy, nor discipline for the mind, nor curb for the passions, and which, under the pretext of freedom and human dignity, would bring back to the world the reign of legalized cunning and force, the oppression of the weak, and of those who toil and suffer."