Friday, August 17, 2007

Pope John Paul II states "Islam is not a religion of redemption"

That's right. The Pope who kissed the Qu'ran. Who Anti-Catholics claim taught that Islam is just as valid as Christianity. Sometimes I wish people would do their research.

"Some of the most beautiful names in the human language are given to the God of the Koran, but He is ultimately a God outside of the world, a God who is only Majesty, never Emmanuel, God-with-us. Islam is not a religion of redemption. There is no room for the Cross and the Resurrection. Jesus is mentioned, but only as a prophet who prepares for the last prophet, Muhammad. There is also mention of Mary, His Virgin Mother, but the tragedy of redemption is completely absent. For this reason not only the theology but also the anthropology of Islam is very distant from Christianity." (Crossing the Threshold of Hope)


Anonymous said...

And so with the knowledge that the Qur'an is a book from Hell, he saw it suitable to kiss it anyways.

kmerian said...

I have seen this photo before, and not sure what you wanted me to see with
it? According to someone who was there when he did it, Raphael I Bidawid,
Patriarch of the Chaldeans:
“On May 14th I was received by the Pope, together with a delegation
composed of the Shiite imam of Khadum mosque and the Sunni President of
the council of administration of the Iraqi Islamic Bank. There was also a
representative of the Iraqi ministry of religion. I renewed our invitation
to the Pope because his visit would be for us a grace from heaven. It
would confirm the faith of Christians and prove the Pope’s love for the
whole of humanity in a country which is mainly Muslim. At the end of the
audience the Pope bowed to the Muslim holy book the Koran presented to him
by the delegation and he kissed it as a sign of respect. The photo of that
gesture has been shown repeatedly on Iraqi television and it demonstrates
that the Pope is not only aware of the suffering of the Iraqi people, he
has also great respect for Islam.”

The pope kissed the Koran as a sign of respect for iraqis and islam, a
kiss meaning no more in Arab culture than a handshake does in ours. The
pope was not acknowledging that islam was in any way equal to Christianity
or was he commenting on the validity of Islam as a religion.

Anonymous said...

Kind of like the respect they showed towards the books mentioned in Acts 19:19.

Come off it man, the book claims "GOD HAS NO SON" and he's kissing it, showing respect for it, for those who believe it? You're only kidding yourself.