[quote=BryPGuy89]The Vatican is just following the teachings of Jesus. They are being open loving to all regardless. To understand and create dialogue, a faith it has to be understood to prevent bias and ignorance.
It has nothing to do with political correctness. I have noticed it here that people are often ignorant of the Islamic faith and biased decisions based on media exposure and 9/11. People need to understand other’s beleifs before they can even attempt to try and share the truth with them, so they can maturely discuss what they beleive in, and maybe show the other the way by loving calm conversation.
I think it’s appeasement, and it’s very dangerous. Look up your facts preaching the Gospel in Saudi Arabia, or converting a Muslim to Christianity will get you killed. I admire your request for dialougue, which is great. But you are going beyond dialougue and talking about appeasemnt, of which there is no reciprocity from the other side. What is the point of dialogue and ‘udnerstanding’ the other side, if the other side wants essentially nothingto do with understanding you? You may not think that’s the way it is, but that’s the way it is.
I am not ignorant of Islam, I have read the Koran almost cover to cover in the five years I was away from the Church. I’ve also read the Book of Mormon, I was curious, I’ve also read a lot of apologetics from both sides. And there are many great things about Islam and Muslims, this is not what this post is about. It’s about appeasement which makes no sense at all, if you look at the state of Christianity and Catholicism in the past 50 years. Christianity should standing its ground more, and not appeasing a group for political correctness.
I will agree to disagree, I think the path Christianity is on is very dangerous. Apeasement and Islam does not lead to good things.