Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Archbishop of Canterbury opens his mouth again, inserts other foot

Mail Online reported Christian doctrine is offensive to Muslims, the Archbishop of Canterbury said yesterday.
They are also offended by cartoons and a lot of other things. But as a Chrisian I find Muslim doctrine offensive, like their saying Christ is not the Son of God, and that He did not die on the cross.
Dr Rowan Williams also criticized Christianity's history for its violence, its use of harsh punishments and its betrayal of its peaceful principles.
There have been violent times in Christian past, but Muslims were violent beginning in Muhammad's time, and most times since then, such as 9:29 Fight those who do not believe in God and the Last Day and do not forbid what God and his Messenger have forbidden — such men as practice not the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book [i.e., Christians and Jews] – until they pay the tribute out of hand and have been humbled and "Whoever changes his religion, kill him" which is called for in Bukhari, Abu Dawud, and many other Haddith that are not online, including Muslim, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, An-Nasai, the Muwatta of Imam Malik, Tayalisi, Ibn Hanbal, Ibn Hibban, the Sunan al-Kubraa, Bayhaqi, Abu Ya'laa, Humaidi, Abd al-Razzaq, and Ibn Abi Shaybah.
His comments came in a highly conciliatory letter to Islamic leaders calling for an alliance between the two faiths for 'the common good'.... 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'. Trinitarian doctrine conflicts with the Islamic view that there is just one all-powerful God.
Maybe the Archbishop does not understand his own faith. Christianity is also monotheistic: God is Father, Son and Holy Ghost at the same time

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is not called "The Holy Ghost", but the Holy Spirit. I think "ghost" scares people away, so they did away with that word...ANON

ALSO: Most religions are fighting each other in one way or another. History could tell us all those stories...