Skip to comments.Sharia and Freedom [McCarthy]
Posted on 10/21/2012 6:52:57 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross
Multi-religious prayer almost inevitably leads to false interpretations, to indifference as to the content of what is believed or not believed, and thus to the dissolution of real faith. So wrote Joseph Ratzinger in 1986. Even then, the man who would later become Pope Benedict XVI was renowned as a singularly deep thinker on the finer points of religious belief systems to say nothing of the sweeping themes.
As head of the Vaticans doctrinal office, Cardinal Ratzinger was ruminating on the World Prayer Day for Peace, forged by his legendary papal predecessor, John Paul II. Though he was among the pontiffs closest advisers, Ratzinger was uneasy about John Paul IIs grand gesture: taking center stage in a spectacle of interfaith solidarity. Flanked about him were leaders of the worlds religions. Even Shamanism took its place among Roman and Eastern Orthodox Catholicism, Protestant sects, Judaism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, and, of course, Islam all joined in an iconic, ecumenical quest for peace.
It was as if there were but one civilization, one single, common way of looking at the world. It was as if there were a talismanic aura about peace, such that the word connoted a universal value, impervious to inquiry about its meaning to the variegated voices uttering it. Was this peace the mere absence of war? Hadnt the 20th century already proved that there were evils worse than war? Was peace an absence of war achieved by appeasing malevolent oppressors? Or was it an absence of such oppressors because they had been righteously defeated because liberty and equal opportunity, undergirded by the rule of law, had triumphed? Details, details. Surely a tidal wave of banners, splaying peace in a Babel of tongues, would wash away such impertinent questions.
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Long, but insightful article on the fake 'religion of peace' by Andy McCarthy who knows the evils of Islam through and through.
Sharia and freedom.
Oil and water.
Neither mixes with the other.
Andrew McCarthy refers to Pope Benedict XVI (then Cardinal Ratzinger) to make some profound points and truth about Islam and its actual opposition to peace and freedom.
You cannot have freedom and sharia, and you cannot have freedom and tolerance for sharia in any form.
Well written and to the point. I know so many people who just do not get this concept, and it almost seems willful and fear inspired.
Andrew McCarthy: my new hero. Forget John Bolton. I want Andrew McCarthy as Secretary of State.
If blind 'peace lovers' had been around before the American revolution - we'd all be subjects of the Queen... Right now in our time we have the 'Dictator Protection Agency' - also known as the United Nations. Think of it as 'Peace At Any Cost to Humans' ... Liberals and the brain-dead see things in such simple terms... "I want to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony... " Gushy little bits of nonsense.
Men are instructed what fingers to use to push back their hair... Citizens what size stones to use when killing a person... control freaks...
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