Friday, November 12, 2010

A Common Word Between Men of Faith

"It is my profound conviction that respect for the transcendent dimension of the human person is an indispensable condition for the construction of a just social order and a stable peace" — Respect for religion is vital for peace, pope tells Iranian leader. The Pontiff continued, "When the promotion of the dignity of the human person is the primary inspiration of political and social activity that is committed to search for the common good, solid and enduring foundations are created for building peace and harmony between peoples."

The uninformed might be tempted to read this latter as a lecture, when it is in fact a response to a "letter from Ahmadinejad to Pope Benedict in which the president said he hoped to work closely with the Vatican to help stem religious intolerance, the breakup of families and the increase of secularism and materialism," which we reported on here — Papal Respect.

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Blogger setnaffa said...

Does respect for religion include understanding the claims might be diametrically opposed?

Christians see Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God, crucified, buried, resurrected, and ascended...

Muslims see Jesus as a prophet who was not the God-Man, was not crucified, and did not die. They believe he will return to lead the ultimate pogrom...

There are many other difference; but that's enough to start...

10:04 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

You're right, of course, but the Muslims are far closer to us than the militant secularists.

Also, Muslims don't own Hollywood or the banks.

8:41 PM  

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