Friday, October 19, 2007

Standing Firm

Vatican official, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, both praised the initiative by 138 Muslim scholars and offered problematics to meaningful dialog. "Muslims do not accept that one can discuss the Koran in depth, because they say it was written by dictation from God," Tauran said. "With such an absolute interpretation, it is difficult to discuss the contents of faith."

Likewise, the fact that Muslims can build mosques in Europe while many Islamic states limit or ban church building cannot be ignored, he said. "In a dialogue among believers, it is fundamental to say what is good for one is good for the other," he said. Read the full Reuters article.

This statement by the good Cardinal seconds my contention in Cassandras – Keep It Up that immigration must be enforced along lines of similar reciprocity. What is good for the goose is good for the gander. Otherwise, we see a complimentary relationship between Islam and Christendom; a hubris-filled ersatz suzerainty arrangement that presupposes a superior Islam dictating terms to a subservient Church. As the kids say: yeah, right.

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