Islam: A giant step backwards for humanity

November 23, 2017 (Turning Point Project) — One of the big mysteries of our day is how so many supposedly enlightened Catholics have managed to get it so wrong about Islam for so long. It’s understandable that in the 1960s, when the Islamic world was relatively quiescent, Catholics might entertain the high hopes for Islamic-Catholic relations expressed in Nostra Aetate. But this is 2017 and in the intervening half century a lot of water has passed under the bridge.

Given all that has transpired in the interim—9/11, daily terror attacks, the accelerating Islamization of Europe, and the development of nuclear weapons by Pakistan and Iran—it seems that Catholics deserve to know more about Islam than the brief treatment presented in Nostra Aetate or the even briefer treatment in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The Catechism’s forty-four words on the subject end with the reassurance that “together with us they [Muslims] adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day” (842). Unfortunately, that has been interpreted by a good many clergy and laymen to mean “go back to sleep and don’t worry about a thing.”

  • Observer

    Allah sure is not the God of the bible.

  • People generally don’t delve into any theology and this is what leads to woeful misunderstandings.

    Islam rejects various tenets found the the Apostle’s Creed. Islamists don’t just reject these tenets but will not even talk about them.

    Where is this bridge to understanding them?

    • xavier

      Plus they’ve been told its an Abrahamic religion. Which it isn’t just because the Moslems claim descent from Ismael.

      • Watchman

        The muslims choose not to tell people the truth because of standard islamic concepts that are not in Judeo-Christian ideology: taqiyya and kitman: both deity-sanctioned deception. Taqiyya allows direct lying to protect muslims/promote islam and kitman allows deception by carefully creating a false impression, again to promote muslims and islam.

        Naive christians, as part of the general Western population, project their own morals and culture on the islamic one and assume that all cultures believe that lying is frowned upon and that all cultures believe in the Golden Rule. Both of these psychological projections are false, and theological evidence is readily available to prove that falsity for islam.

      • Those connections are vague at best.

        • xavier

          Vague but a lot of it is substitution. Ismael pretty much replaces Issace except that Mohammed never saw the symbolism of Abraham’s attempted sacrifice of Issac. Further the last chapter of Gensis is categorical about ismael children an ass among men always quarreling with the world

          • Is their anger rooted in not being chosen?

            Neither were the Gentiles but they got over it.

            Either they believe God can be magnanimous or they don’t.

    • Bless his heart

      The only bridge is to taqiyya and tariyya(spelling?) which they use to conquer and kill all not Islam. If those not Islam let them, and do not kill the followers of Islam when they attack. As Islam will attack in one way or another as Sharia Law demands various forms of attack, including hijrah, the emigration to conquer jihad.

  • JusticeVegas

    Islam will get you killed if you dare to think differently or challenge the imam. It’s a cargo cult, definitely not a religion.

  • WalterBannon