Comments on: Pope wants real interfaith dialogue, not just talk http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/09/14/pope-wants-real-interfaith-dialogue-not-just-talk/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Michael Cecil http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/09/14/pope-wants-real-interfaith-dialogue-not-just-talk/comment-page-1/#comment-5946 Sun, 14 Sep 2008 21:57:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/09/14/pope-wants-real-interfaith-dialogue-not-just-talk/#comment-5946 The pope is not serious about dialogue.

The ‘escape clause’ is “avoid those [subjects] which lead to impasse.”

His definition of “dialogue” is “Christians talk; Muslims listen.”

Were someone to assert that the Doctrine of “resurrection” is a Doctrine of ‘Rebirth\'; were someone to assert that Mohammed was Elijah and John the Baptist ‘raised from the dead’ (as implied in the Koran); were someone to assert that the “Night Journey” of Mohammed is a term used to describe the Vision of the “Son of man”…

Were *any* of these assertions to be made, it would be concluded that subjects had been broached which would “lead to an impasse”; and, thus, that all such subjects MUST be avoided.

Fundamentally, however, the focus upon *inter-religious* dialogue is a violation of the Koran, which condemns those who have *separated* the Revelations received by Moses, Isaiah and Daniel, from the Revelations received by Jesus, from the Revelations received by Mohammed; in other words, the religious ‘authorities’ whose very JOBS depend upon such separations.

Michael Cecil

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By: tzvee http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/09/14/pope-wants-real-interfaith-dialogue-not-just-talk/comment-page-1/#comment-5945 Sun, 14 Sep 2008 19:58:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/09/14/pope-wants-real-interfaith-dialogue-not-just-talk/#comment-5945 excuse me but dialogue consists of talk… so WTF? It’s all polite talk the “leads nowhere” isn’t it?

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