11 September, 2011

Islam and America | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Islam and America | Daily News | NCRegister.com

9 comments:

  1. Great day to attack Islam!!!

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  2. Larry: It's a story about a poll of American Muslims. It's not an attack. It is a clarification so that we can all understand the difference between Islam and Islamists. The former are valued members of our society. The latter is a danger to our peace and welfare.

    What I find offensive is people who cannot seem to understand the difference between the two groups and simply condemn all Muslims. I'm certain that you are not such a person but I run into too many of such folks. They do not realize that they are as bigoted as the Islamists who attacked on 9/11 and who continue to try to do us harm.

    Fr. Tim

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  3. You should read the article more carefully and the actual results of the poll reveal a bogus rendition of a so called survey designed to devalue a race of people and a religion.
    I may not be as intelligent as those who agree with you Tim, but it is a very sorry mistake for you to assume that I am an idiot and for you to disregard any value in my point based on that assumption.
    I have read enough of your comments on this blog from the time (several months ago) since I first visited, to know that you often use this forum to propound some very bigoted views toward those who are “different” from yourself and your clan. Your prejudicial comments are often explicit but even more damaging they are often very subtle. This whole agenda to spread propaganda is not good for our brothers and sisters in humanity and is not good for our brothers and sisters in Christ. It does you no good to cleverly rationalize hateful and unfounded criticism and attitudes. Intelligence and cleverness do not equal wisdom and on the contrary far too often the wall behind which wisdom is concealed. It is in no way to be like Jesus, to struggle for peace and justice in this way. He loves all people and all religions and to turn ones back on Him is the greatest and the fundamental sin. You claim to be a follower of Christ but you seem to forget that Christ is God. He doesn’t need you to save Him, you need Him.
    I am so deeply disappointed and disturbed by your attitude on these and other matters , not primarily you personally, but you do a good job in representing and echoing the voice of the Catholic Church.
    I don’t really wish to debate with you or the church our different views and interpretations of what Jesus really calls us to do our how we should treat one another in respect to the matters outlined above . You know what yours are and I am finding mine. We’ll leave it at that and let’s continue to pray hard for one another.
    Larry Green

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  4. Right Mr Green
    Anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of Islam knows full well that Islam and the values of the West and of Christianity simply do not mix.
    A few thousand years of Islam taking over in once multi-religious area is proof enough.
    By their fruits you shall know them.

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  5. Larry: We agree to disagree. I count on your prayers! Thank you. I hope mine work for you and the family because all I pray for is your peace, health and happiness.

    Fr. Tim

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  6. Tim, the whole point is that I really hope that peace, health and happiness for me and the family is not all you pray for.

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  7. Mr Anonymous
    I have a rudimentary knowledge of Islam and I have a rudimentary knowledge of Christianity and I say that they are are both beautiful and they are both holy and God Loves them both the same. It really isn't about what you think of Mr Green, Mr Anonymous.It is all about the truth and that may be to simple for some.

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  8. Larry: I do indeed pray about and for a great deal more. However it has always seemed right to also pray as I do for my friends. I honor the importance of this life by praying for the best for others as they journey through it.

    Over everything there is: 'thy will be done'.

    Surely you believe the same. We simply disagree about what role if any the Church has in these affairs. We both desire the best for others in this life and the next. That's a composite part of what it means to be 'good'. That's the part that is indisputable in the teachings of Christ: 'love your neighbor as yourself'.

    Fr. Tim

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  9. Loving my neighbor is the easy part Tim, loving ones enemies is the one we need help with.
    It does no good to pray ( with lips alone) for the peace and happiness of all while at the same time condone and promote fear mongering messages to create a milieu where ethnic cleansing is a morally acceptable means to ensure the safety of the "good" people - the ones who's values are the "right" ones.
    Being a Christian is essentialy good and being a Catholic is essentialy good, but if we become closed in on ourselves as such then we loose sight of what it is to be human. You need to let go of being all these other things (Priest, Christian, Catholic ...)for awhile Tim in order to re-discover what it is to be a human being. Jesus said to Nicodemus that “the wind blows as it chooses, you hear the sound of it but you don’t know where it comes from nor where it’s going and so it is with those who are born from the spirit.“ Nicodemus was intelligent and entrenched with moral and theological certitude. I think this may be a relevant reflection for all of us in these spiritualy turbulent times.

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