I found this forum when I was looking for a Catholic Apologetic magazine to subscribe too. I am a great fan of Keating’s books. And I am happy I found this discussion forum.
However, I am very reluctant to subscribe to The Rock, because I found its special report “Endless Jihad” offensive, full of inaccuracies and a false representations of Islamic beliefs. The poor quality really surprised me, because the insight Keating always give about Catholic Apologetics seems thoroughly researched and the answers to controversial issues well informed. I am still debating about subscribing to the magazine because I can’t find any another Catholic Apologetic magazine of the same caliber. But I don’t know if I would ever be able to trust any of its analyses of a religion foreign to me. How often is such a subject inluded in the magazine?
Does anyone know if the author whomever it was, corrected part of the article or explained himself better? Or does the fact that it is a “speical issue” mean it is a CA tracts and still being distibruted, Generally, I find the tracts very insightful so it surprises me to think that such an unbalanced examination and so much misinformation might be given in a tract, which are more easily available to a greater number of people than books, and the readership of tracts are typically people who don’t refer to other sources; they want something quick and succinct…so accuracey is all the more important.