I have been hearing about this Dutch Priest, who in the name of trying to bridge a gap between Muslims and Christians, is suggesting that Christians call God “Allah”. Okay…..but Mr. Priesty boy…..that brings up another Question. Why is it always the Christians that have to change? Why do we always have to pander to others because they are threatening us? That is wrong and shouldn’t be done. Think about it. Would they call “Allah” God if it would help relations between the two? Heck no they wouldn’t. They would tell us where to get off. Here is what I read from Glenn Beck today:
A Dutch priest is suggesting that Christians start referring to God as ‘Allah’ instead so we can bridge the gap between Muslims and Christians. The only gap that would bridge is the gap between crazy terrorists and Christians. And the crazy terrorists would still come running over the bridge with guns and suicide belts a blazing. Thank ‘God’ this priest is way the heck over in the Netherlands and not here. Just wait though, it’s only a matter of time before the liberal PC police over here say ‘hey, that’s a great idea!’. Now in that from Glenn, was a link, that of course didn’t work here….but it went to a site that was at a newspaper, called the North County Times – North San Diego and Southwest Riverside County News Here is what that story says:
By: Associated Press -
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A Dutch Catholic bishop who once said the hungry were entitled to steal bread and advocated condom use to prevent AIDS has made headlines again, this time by saying God should be called Allah.
“Allah is a very beautiful word for God. Shouldn’t we all say that from now on we will call God Allah?” Bishop Tiny Muskens said in an interview broadcast this week. “God doesn’t care what we call him.”
In this nation where religious tolerance has been eroded in recent years by a rise in radical Islam, the comments drew little support.
Muskens, bishop of the southern Diocese of Breda, previously created a stir by suggesting the hungry could steal bread to feed themselves. He also supported the use of condoms as a way of reining in the spread of AIDS and suggested popes have term limits of 10-15 years and an age limit of 85.
In an interview broadcast on Monday’s edition of current affairs show “Netwerk,” Muskens said he had worked in Indonesia where God is referred to as Allah in Christian services.
But a spokesman for one of the capital’s leading mosques said he was not happy with the statement.
“We didn’t ask for this, a spokesman for the Moroccan Mosque in Amsterdam told De Telegraaf. “Now it is as if we have a problem between Muslims and Christians.”
Gerrit de Fijter, chairman of the General Synod of the Dutch Protestant Church, also rejected Muskens’ suggestion.
“I applaud every attempt to encourage dialogue with Muslims, but I doubt the sense of this maneuver,” De Fijter told De Telegraaf.
Neither De Fijter nor Muslim community leaders returned calls seeking comment Wednesday.
Speaking to a local television network Wednesday, Muskens said he was pleased his comments had sparked debate.
“That they are interested in how to get along with God, that is a positive result,” he told Omroep Brabant.
Now I ask this again. Why is it the Christians who have to change? I don’t disagree on one thing. Allah is a beautiful name for God…..but I think God is beautiful also, and so is Heavenly Father. What’s wrong with that?
I disagree with this Dutch priest. Unless he is ashamed of his faith and wants to change to being a Muslim. If that is so, so be it. You have my blessings, and have fun doing it. But I for one am not ashamed of my faith, and as for me, I will continue to call my God, my Heavenly Father. To me that is as beautiful as anything. I will not change my faith for anyone. God knows that I love and revere Him. And I don’t think calling him Allah, to appease another group, would bring me any closer to Him, or Him to me.
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