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Instruments of Love and Harmony #8


From Zenit.org comes Final Statement of Catholic-Muslim Forum “Called to Be Instruments of Love and Harmony”
For background information about the meetings, see this Reuters article of 11/06/08.

The statement includes an enumerated list of fifteen points which present a target rich environment In this installment, I’ll take on the tenth point  of agreement.[Links & emphasis added.]

We are convinced that Catholics and Muslims have the duty to provide a sound education in human, civic, religious and moral values for their respective members and to promote accurate information about each other’s religions.

Taken at face value, point 10 means that the participants accept the concept of inculcating sound moral values and teaching the truth about their rivals.  They could start by comparing & contrasting Christianity & Islam.   Diane Dew’s web site has a side by side comparison. They could continue by reading each other’s scripture in their worship services.

They won’t do that because reading Al-Anfal, Al-Taubah, Al-AZhab, Al-Fath & As-Saff would put the lie to all of their touchy~feely pronouncements how peaceful Islam is.  Nor will Imams & Mullahs read the Gospels & Acts to their congregants because it would expose the lies told by Moe about Christianity.

Either the Muslim participants in the forum are contradicting Allah & his Messenger and abandoning Islam or their affirmation multiculturalism  is insincere. Which is it?

Click this link for A Common Word between Us and You, which precipitated the recent meetings. [Note the Events section, a recent addition to the page]. A Common Word’s home page includes a summary, the missive, media reports, blog posts and various responses from Christian & Jewish leaders. Click this link: Islamic Extortion Letter for my original dissection of the missive or this link: Go Burn With Muhammad, a blog devoted to dissecting the missive and reactions to it.

December 16, 2008 Posted by | Politics, Religion | Leave a comment

Know Enough to Vote?


Now the Pew Center has published results of a recent survey of public knowledge. Their survey consisted of ten multiple choice questions propounded to a random sample of 1000 Americans. Their quiz was about 1/3 as long as ISI’s and their sample was less than half as large.  My perfect score put me in the 93rd percentile; the top 7%.

Pew’s average was 35% compared to ISI’s 49, probably reflecting an easier quiz because of fewer and easier questions.
In their survey, men scored 8% higher than women whereas the gender differential in ISI’s quiz was 7%.  Pew found a 2.6% gain among college graduates, whereas ISI found a 13% gain.

No matter how you slice the data, it is obvious that the body politic is woefully ignorant about politics & economics. Ignorance makes them too easily deceived by demagogues.  Take the quizzes; if your score is below 60%, then either start studying or burn your voter registration card.

December 16, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , | Leave a comment

   

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