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A Cordial Invitation to the Pope Benedict XVI to Islam

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by tariqkhwaja, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. tariqkhwaja

    tariqkhwaja Jihad Against Terrorism

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  2. Madhuri

    Madhuri RF Goddess
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    What are we debating here?
     
  3. K.Venugopal

    K.Venugopal Immobile Wanderer

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    Why do you need to think in terms of defeating Christianity? Doesn't love mean coexistence?
     
  4. not nom

    not nom Well-Known Member

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    oh, so they can curl up and vanish together ^^
     
  5. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Oldest Heretic

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    Why would any one Give the Pope a printed Quran.
    The Vatican has some of the best, oldest and most beautiful examples in the world.
     
  6. Godobeyer

    Godobeyer the word "Islam" means "submission" to God
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    there are many contradictions, between the view of christinity and Islam.

    maybe because to let the Pope change his view about the mariage , and get marry and becomes father as his God (forgive me God for this exemple ).
     
  7. Photonic

    Photonic Ad astra!

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    "defeated"


    Got to love his choice of words here.

    Shows what people are REALLY thinking.


    Conquest.
     
  8. dyanaprajna2011

    dyanaprajna2011 Dharmapala

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    Love=conquest. What a concept.
     
  9. Draka

    Draka Wonder Woman

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    What sword would be need to defeat other religions? Like Buddhism, Wicca, Islam, and so on and so forth? I didn't know we were at war with the main purpose of defeating various religions. Is that what we are supposed to be debating here? What weapons of choice to defeat religions?
     
  10. England my lionheart

    England my lionheart Rockerjahili Rebel
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  11. SCHIZO

    SCHIZO Active Member

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    Christianity and Islam were not spread by the sword. They were spread by word of mouth. You think they're popularity lies in threats and fear? People love their faith, they don't fear it.
     
  12. England my lionheart

    England my lionheart Rockerjahili Rebel
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    How many wars were Christianity and Islam involved in,the Holy See of the Church was conquered or subdued followed by Jesuit Priests in the New World,ie the Americas,Islam relied on the sword too,ok both had their best days a long time ago but imposing these beliefs by the sword is written in history.
     
  13. SCHIZO

    SCHIZO Active Member

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    You think a sword was held to every person's throat that converted? Rome does not hold an army. They have a small group of swiss guard. Governments spread war and fear. Faith spreads through its own power.
     
  14. javajo

    javajo Well-Known Member

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    I prefer a butter knife to spread my religion and butter my rolls, yum.
     
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  15. England my lionheart

    England my lionheart Rockerjahili Rebel
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    So South America would be predominately Catholic whether the Conquistadors invaded or not,don't think so,the British Empire was made through conquest,empires seem to be made that way,it wasn't called the Holy Roman Empire for nothing.
     
  16. YmirGF

    YmirGF Bodhisattva

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    Personally, I think it was quite an important gesture, on the part of the Pope, to meet with a leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, given that the Ahmediyya represent such an insignificant fraction of the Muslim world.
     
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    Hehehehe... the sword of luuurrrrve! ;) ;)

    It sounds like an interesting move. I wonder if the Pope will return his advances... :D
     
  18. JacobEzra.

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    :rolleyes: What does giving the Pope a copy of Quran mean, exactly? This is not the first and will not be the last as long as the Muslim communities agree to keep interfaith dialogue.

    THough with you comment, I get the feeling that your outlook is an aim to "defeat" us. Yet that is not true interfaith dialogue and peace, or even close to love. Love is the kind words the Magisterium teaches us on Muslims,

    3. The Church regards with esteem also the Moslems. They adore the one God, living and subsisting in Himself; merciful and all- powerful, the Creator of heaven and earth,(5) who has spoken to men; they take pains to submit wholeheartedly to even His inscrutable decrees, just as Abraham, with whom the faith of Islam takes pleasure in linking itself, submitted to God. Though they do not acknowledge Jesus as God, they revere Him as a prophet. They also honor Mary, His virgin Mother; at times they even call on her with devotion. In addition, they await the day of judgment when God will render their deserts to all those who have been raised up from the dead. Finally, they value the moral life and worship God especially through prayer, almsgiving and fasting.

    Since in the course of centuries not a few quarrels and hostilities have arisen between Christians and Moslems, this sacred synod urges all to forget the past and to work sincerely for mutual understanding and to preserve as well as to promote together for the benefit of all mankind social justice and moral welfare, as well as peace and freedom.
    -Nostra Aetate ​
     
  19. JacobEzra.

    JacobEzra. Dr. Greenthumb

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    Pope Benedict XVI keeps the same flame of Love for peace as the Great Polish Pope, Bl. John Paul II
     
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  20. K.Venugopal

    K.Venugopal Immobile Wanderer

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    If you believe yours is the only true religion, then it quite becomes the purpose to defeat other religions.
     
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