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Churches Asked To Share Pulpits With Muslims
« on: May 18, 2011, 06:41:24 PM »
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"(RNS) Religious and human rights activists are asking U.S. churches to invite Jewish and Muslim clergy to their sanctuaries to read from sacred texts next month in an initiative designed to counter anti-Muslim bigotry.

The June 26 initiative, called "Faith Shared: Uniting in Prayer and Understanding," is co-sponsored by the Interfaith Alliance and Human Rights First. Leaders of the two Washington-based groups said the event hopes to demonstrate respect for Islam in the wake of Quran burnings in recent months."

I'm sure there are other ways to show respect for Islam. ::)
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Re: Churches Asked To Share Pulpits With Muslims
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2011, 06:43:43 PM »
Wow...wow.
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Re: Churches Asked To Share Pulpits With Muslims
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2011, 06:48:46 PM »
Are Muslims being asked to share their mosques with Christians?  Probably not.  It's always the Muslims who are the victims. Sigh.

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Re: Churches Asked To Share Pulpits With Muslims
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2011, 06:53:55 PM »
And any day now, Muslims will return the favor by giving back the Agia Sophia!...


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Re: Churches Asked To Share Pulpits With Muslims
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2011, 07:31:21 PM »
If only Charlton Heston were still around to deliver a "from my cold, dead hands" speech...
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Re: Churches Asked To Share Pulpits With Muslims
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2011, 07:51:41 PM »
Wanna see my impersonation of Charlton Heston?

"I'll let you worship in my church over my cold, dead body."

Pretty good, huh?
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Re: Churches Asked To Share Pulpits With Muslims
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2011, 08:05:49 PM »
Wanna see my impersonation of Charlton Heston?

"I'll let you worship in my church over my cold, dead body."

Pretty good, huh?

And upon discovering the attempted Hagia Sophia mosquification:

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Re: Churches Asked To Share Pulpits With Muslims
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2011, 08:06:35 PM »
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"(RNS) Religious and human rights activists are asking U.S. churches to invite Jewish and Muslim clergy to their sanctuaries to read from sacred texts next month in an initiative designed to counter anti-Muslim bigotry.

The June 26 initiative, called "Faith Shared: Uniting in Prayer and Understanding," is co-sponsored by the Interfaith Alliance and Human Rights First. Leaders of the two Washington-based groups said the event hopes to demonstrate respect for Islam in the wake of Quran burnings in recent months."

I'm sure there are other ways to show respect for Islam. ::)

In the name of human and religious rights? "Faith Shared"?  ???

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Re: Churches Asked To Share Pulpits With Muslims
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2011, 08:11:11 PM »
Wanna see my impersonation of Charlton Heston?

"I'll let you worship in my church over my cold, dead body."

Pretty good, huh?

And upon discovering the attempted Hagia Sophia mosquification:

YOU PUT MINARETS UP! YOU PUT THEM ALL UP!

DAMN YOU!

DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!


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Re: Churches Asked To Share Pulpits With Muslims
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2011, 08:28:14 PM »
Wanna see my impersonation of Charlton Heston?

"I'll let you worship in my church over my cold, dead body."

Pretty good, huh?

And upon discovering the attempted Hagia Sophia mosquification:

YOU PUT MINARETS UP! YOU PUT THEM ALL UP!

DAMN YOU!

DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!


Brilliant!

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Re: Churches Asked To Share Pulpits With Muslims
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2011, 08:35:35 PM »

I think we will be passing out awards, soon!  These performances most definitely deserve an Academy Award!
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Re: Churches Asked To Share Pulpits With Muslims
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2011, 09:15:44 PM »
Why can they not simply ask that churches invite Muslim and Jewish clerics AFTER services and have them talk about their faith?  Why do they need to be in the SANCTUARY?  If you really do believe your religion is true (and Judaism inherently denies Jesus even as a Prophet, Islam denies him as God but calls him a Prophet, and Christianity accepts him as God, therefore on that point alone they are prevented from all being equally true), then why would you invite another religion's clergy into your sanctified place?
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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2011, 11:23:40 PM »
Many US "churches" do not have that great of a conception of the worship house being a particularly sacred space.
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Re: Churches Asked To Share Pulpits With Muslims
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2011, 11:03:18 AM »
Why can they not simply ask that churches invite Muslim and Jewish clerics AFTER services and have them talk about their faith?  Why do they need to be in the SANCTUARY?  If you really do believe your religion is true (and Judaism inherently denies Jesus even as a Prophet, Islam denies him as God but calls him a Prophet, and Christianity accepts him as God, therefore on that point alone they are prevented from all being equally true), then why would you invite another religion's clergy into your sanctified place?

Most of them don't even have the conception of anything being holy at all any more. Or true, for that matter, which is the root behind this all. Our society nearly worships uncritical equality, regarding everything as equal regardless of whether it is true or not, so people believe everything has to be given "equal time" in all milieus and other ridiculous things.

I'm meeting a increasingly number of people who think to hold concrete beliefs, ex. that something is true, is biased and bad. The World is bullying people into making no distinction between wheat and chaff... And this is really another example of that.
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Re: Churches Asked To Share Pulpits With Muslims
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2011, 11:06:38 AM »
How will Jewish clerics reading from their "sacred texts" (which Christians also consider sacred) counter anti-Muslim bigotry?

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Re: Churches Asked To Share Pulpits With Muslims
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2011, 03:19:47 PM »
And, once again, we ignore the Christians that are murdered near-daily in Muslim countries!

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Re: Churches Asked To Share Pulpits With Muslims
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2011, 03:52:50 PM »
How will Jewish clerics reading from their "sacred texts" (which Christians also consider sacred) counter anti-Muslim bigotry?



Perhaps they will read from the Talmud, and then everyone will stop discriminating against and hating Muslims because they will be too busy being angry at the Jews?
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« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2011, 04:02:28 PM »
How will Jewish clerics reading from their "sacred texts" (which Christians also consider sacred) counter anti-Muslim bigotry?



Perhaps they will read from the Talmud, and then everyone will stop discriminating against and hating Muslims because they will be too busy being angry at the Jews?
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Re: Churches Asked To Share Pulpits With Muslims
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2011, 04:29:13 PM »
I think we should start out sharing puppets. If we can share puppets successfully, we might be able to move to pulpits, but not before. Of course, not many Orthodox churches have pulpits anymore.
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Re: Churches Asked To Share Pulpits With Muslims
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2011, 05:12:38 PM »
How will Jewish clerics reading from their "sacred texts" (which Christians also consider sacred) counter anti-Muslim bigotry?



Perhaps they will read from the Talmud, and then everyone will stop discriminating against and hating Muslims because they will be too busy being angry at the Jews?
See, there's no bigotry to counter. ::)

I didn't mean anything against the Jewish people, and am not a bigot - as anyone who knows me will say.  However, you must admit that some passages of the Talmud are not exactly...Christian friendly
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Re: Churches Asked To Share Pulpits With Muslims
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2011, 10:33:20 PM »
Unfortunately my Church will probably go along with this.
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« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2011, 10:40:06 PM »
God forbid a Muslim preach that Christ is not God in any house designed to accomodate those who believe just that.

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« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2011, 10:41:07 PM »
Ask if we could do that in their temples and mosques. They would flip.
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« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2011, 08:22:12 AM »
Guys, guys, you are missing a great opportunity here! Even to read the Epistle in the Orthodox Church, one has to be baptised and tonsured a reader, and ordained a deacon to read the Gospel, so I say "Yes! Please come and read the Scriptures in our Liturgy!"
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« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2011, 09:28:10 AM »
ROFLOL!!! :D
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Re: Churches Asked To Share Pulpits With Muslims
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2011, 11:37:38 AM »
Guys, guys, you are missing a great opportunity here! Even to read the Epistle in the Orthodox Church, one has to be baptised and tonsured a reader, and ordained a deacon to read the Gospel, so I say "Yes! Please come and read the Scriptures in our Liturgy!"

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