Sunday, July 1, 2007

Catholics teaching muslims how to be better muslims?

From Forbes.com with special thanks to The Curt Jester

"The newly appointed head of the Vatican office that specializes in relations with Muslims pledged Wednesday to back the moderate forces within Islam to improve dialogue and help defeat extremist groups that encourage terrorism.

"We must help our Muslim friends rediscover the roots of their religion and therefore favor these moderate Muslims achieve a dialogue that will bring a civil and harmonious cohabitation," Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran said."

So the Church requires a position to help muslims "rediscover their roots"? Is that even in the Church's job description? To help non-Catholics fix their own religion?

How about Cardinal Tauran drop the muslim stuff and "teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I [Christ] have commanded you..."

I mean, that is the Church's mission still, right?




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