Skip to comments.Poep John Paul II Kissing The Koran
Posted on 04/08/2008 12:11:04 PM PDT by Beloved Levinite
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sandy, re: “saudy” - no dis intended! I am sorry! Just a harmless typo!
He’s only infallible when he’s on the Throne.
marshmallow, fair enough. But would the “kissing Pope” have kissed a copy of “Mein Kampf” in the presence of Hitler as a gesture of good will?
The Koran is a book FILLED with hate & evil, as was Mein Kampf. It preaches the slaughter of Christians & Jews & defiled the diety of Christ. This is SERIOUS “business.” Think about it.
Close, but no cigar. Unfortunately, the original link is dead, but it was widely reported at the time. You’re barking up the wrong tree. The book pictured is The Koran.
I’m not barking anywhere. I posted two pictures side by side.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor!
Posting threads on internet pictures is no proof of anything.....best listen and pray on the 8th commandment and refrain from posting such drivel.
Thank you Petronski. May JP2 RIP.
The Holy Bible, Sharif Translation (Arabic) The Sharif Bible in Arabic for Muslims
By Sharif Bible Society
The Sharif is the Holy Bible in modern Arabic for Muslims. This book is not an adaption of the Word of God to match Islamic thought or doctrine. It is an accurate translation of the original Hebrew and Greek texts, giving meaning priority over form, into simple modern standard literary Arabic that is understandable across the Arab world. Regional words and expressions are avoided.<
Sandy, just one more & I’ll leave you alone.
You say the Pope is bringing the the love & peace of Christ to Islam. Fine & well. But the Bible says that’s not enough. The *heart* of the Gospel message is that Christ died for own sins & that HE & only HE is The Way, The Truth & The Life. (Joh 3:16, of course) NOT the Allah of Islam. Islam REJECTS Christ’s gospel message. Christ is the ONLY WAY to human salvation & we, as Christians are supposed to be preaching that to the ends of the earth. But if He is rejected, we are commanded to “not cast our pearls before swine.” God the Father’s intent was not to unite all world religions. It is to lead the to salvation through Christ, his son. This is not what the Pope is doing & if he attempted to, he would be rejected & rebuked - just as Christ said it would be.
“But the one who disowns me in the presence of human beings, I will disown in the presence of my Father in heaven.” Matthew 10:33
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You're right. It is difficult to fathom what went through his mind when he kissed the Qu'uran. We may conjecture and point fingers of blame or make excuses but at the end of the day, we will never know, much less understand.
The one thing we do know, however, is that he touched the lives of millions around the globe. Pope John Paul's funeral brought together the single largest gathering of heads of state in history, surpassing the funeral of Winston Churchill.
Coinciding with the funeral in Vatican City, archbishops and bishops at cathedrals throughout the world, celebrated memorial Masses for grieving Catholics. In a historical rarity, Protestant and Eastern Orthodox Christian leaders, as well as leaders in Judaism and Islam, offered memorials and prayers of their own for their congregants sharing in the grief of Catholics.
It is thought that billions of people had watched the funeral either through actually being in Vatican Square, watching it on television live, or watching a taped version or replayed version later that day. The latter may be particularly true in the United States, where the funeral happened early in the morning and on a weekday. It was covered live by Al-Jazeera and China television - both firsts.
Since you find JPII kissing the Qu'uran to be intriguing, surely your interest must have been piqued when the Last Will and Testament of JPII was read and published. In it, other than his personal secretary to whom he assigns the task of burning his personal papers, he singles out the Rabbi of Rome, to acknowledge with great tenderness. That would be Rabbi Elio Toaff.
In the course of his pontificate, JPII met countless dignitaries from all nations and faiths .... yet ..... in his final will, he mentions the Rabbi of Rome. Why? Why not the Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church with whom he developed an equally beautiful friendship? It's a conundrum, to say the least. It speaks volumes to the heart and here again, one can only conjecture on what might have been in his mind at the time of its writing.
You are new to FreeRepublic and to this forum.
It has been my experience here, as in the world, that Jews and Catholics share a similar journey of persecution for the faith. Perhaps that is why JPII singled out Rabbi Toaff with whom he felt a kindred understanding. You have certainly witnessed the evidence of that statement on the posts to this thread. And those comments come from freepers who proclaim themselves to be christians.
Just out of curiosity, could you please answer one question? Why was this thread posted now?
Thank you for reading this. Please accept my best wishes to you and your family as you prepare to celebrate the Feast of Passover.
its a general indicator given the topic that you are a troll - here to stir the pot.
Im not far off the mark given your pompous self righteous piousness
Patriarch Raphael I of Iraq
A Patriarch is a Christian leader...
The Greek Orthodox Church has a Patriarch, etc
Patriarch means “father” the father of the Church etc...
Is that book really a Koran ???
A Christian leader would not have a Koran and would not give it to a Christian Pope to honor...
You are welcome to your opinion. I don’t have a high regard for you, either.
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Spelling is a strong point in THAT title.
“its a general indicator given the topic that you are a troll - here to stir the pot.”
And what are you doing???
If you don’t like the thread there’s an easy solution...
Don’t click it!
If you want to police threads, then apply to be a moderator.
Actually, your post reminds me of one of the posts we get from kids who sign up during Spring Break. What school do you attend?
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