Saturday, April 2, 2011

Would Saint Paul Have Burned a Koran?

Of course not, and not just to avoid the diabolical response reported on here — Pastor Terry Jones has blood on his hands after Afghan attack in response to Koran burning. The editorialist is correct that this "deranged and irresponsible... one-man excuse for contemplating the downsides of the First Amendment.... sought death - and he got it."

Rather, the Apostle's proto-perennialism, as evideneced by his sermon to the pagans of Areopagus, should be the approach we take with the un-baptized:
    Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are too superstitious. For passing by, and seeing your idols, I found an altar also, on which was written: To the unknown God. What therefore you worship, without knowing it, that I preach to you. [The Acts Of The Apostles Chapter 17.]
Of course, Pastor Terry Jones's ecclesial community lacks the grace to take such an approach, but not so "the Catholic Church, which," Martin Mosebach reports Nicolás Gómez Dávila as rightly suggesting, we should "not regard as simply one of several Christian confessions, but as the great collecting tank of all religions, as the heiress of all paganism, as the still living original religion."

"Love for the Virgin Mary runs deep in Islam," noted Hesham A. Hassaballa, a fact which gives us our approach, best atriculated by Father Ladis Cizik's "look at Islam, the Koran and Mary's role in bringing about peace in troubled times" — Our Lady and Islam: Heaven's Peace Plan.

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Blogger love the girls said...

Books take too much effort to burn, its easier to just toss trash like the Koran into the local landfill.

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