What would serve better- saying Islam is the obvious lie it is based upon the teachings of the Church, or to give Islam an opportunity to practice peace?
Islam is not wholly a lie. We cannot say that it is without saying that Christianity is a lie as well. We should not back off from criticizing it–that is why I have problems with the quote from Levada–but we should certainly give it an opportunity to practice peace.
What blitering nonsense you speak.
Interesting. I make a rather rude criticism of a Catholic Cardinal when he utters PC nonsense about Islam, and the anti-Islamic folks, instead of applauding me, attack me just as rudely (but with worse spelling) for not going far enough. Or did I misunderstand you?
If even you acknowledge the waging of religious war is a tenet of the Mohamedean faith,
I said it had been believed by most Muslims historically. And there’s no “even I” about it.
it is you who assume most Moslems do not believe it today…who are you to conclude that?
I did not say that most Muslims don’t believe it. I said that many Muslims do not believe it. I do not know how many, but I have frequently encountered this opinion expressed by Muslims. Ask the Muslims on this board if you want a rough estimate.
The reality that many do not practice jihad as their tenets dictate
No, their tenets clearly do not dictate it.
is not for the Church to correct for them,
Exactly. It is not for us to tell Muslims what their “tenets” are. If they choose to reinterpret their tradition in a more nonviolent way, that’s a good thing.