A Dutch Catholic bishop is suggesting we pray to “Allah” in the spirit of promoting “better relations” with Muslims.
Bishop Martinus “Tiny” Muskens of Breda told the “Network” television show that “God doesn’t really care how we address Him.”Pointing out that “Allah” is a term already used by Christians who speak Arabic, Bishop Muskens said that humans are needlessly divided over such terminology. God, the bishop said, is above such “bickering.”
Hey, what’s in a name anyway? Hmm, instead of God the Father we have God the Master.
The Dutch bishop admitted that his suggestion was not likely to gain widespread acceptance. But he predicted that within a century or two, Dutch Catholics would be addressing prayers to “Allah.”
Makes sense, as they will no doubt be converted for as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad so eloquently put it,”…rule of Islam on mankind is the only way for salvation of human beings.”
Bishop Muskens has a history of creating occasional controversy within the Church. He has broken with Vatican leadership to endorse the use of condoms as a means of preventing the spread of AIDS, and in 2006 he traveled to Uganda to endorse the work of a group called Stop AIDS Now, which emphasized condom distribution.
(My emphasis) Ah, that explains everything.