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Pray to Allah???

By August 14, 2007September 3rd, 2007News

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.

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  • Fr Kevin says:

    All I can say is WOW! Is he predicting that his country–and therefore probably everything south and east of him will be overrun by Islam?!

  • Apostolate says:

    Well, if we in the west do not increase our birth rates by shaking off the culture of death then we will prove the bishop to be a prophet. The Muslims will take over by default!!

  • Benny says:

    The Bishop may be right in saying that God does not care if we call Him Father, or Abba, or any other name we find in the Bible. If we worshipped Allah, we would not be worshipping the same God in the Bile. Allah is not a Trinity, nor is Christ the Son of Allah. For Allah, Christ is a nice and peaceful Muslim prophet.

    Hence, by worshipping Allah, Christians would be breaking the first commandment.

    I think building better relations with Muslims, especially governments like Iran, may be impossible. The sets of “good books??? Muslims use as part of their worship mandate they kill infidels. For brevity, the analogy I pose is reading in the Bible to “Go and kill everyone who is not Christian??? instead of “love your neighbor.???

  • Extra Frate says:

    It’s all symptomatic of the liberalistic multiculturalism that pervades Europe. They’re losing their Christian identity. Islam, ironically, bases itself on a hodge-podge of Judaism, Christianity and others, though Muhammad only had the Nestorianism and Arianism as his exposure to Christianity so of course they’d get it all wrong.