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peteatomic Donating Member (32 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-16-06 07:31 PM
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67. Yes, thank you, and I agree. However, I think it is important to add
that in this matter, there is some very insightful points. For example, we can easily hold Catholic beliefs in question, and this is good-- because 1800 years of religio-philosophical debate is the sum of the Catholic experience today.

However, and the difference develops, is that the Catholic experience has questions, and Islamic tradition does not seem to have this ability. So, when Pope Benedict uses an ancient example of a belief about Islam in a history lesson-- the reaction is not ignored or even a passive one, it results in the fire bombing of two churches in Palestine (!)

If someone in the Islamic world would have made the same example regarding Christianity, would it be so violently opposed?

No, absolutely not, and because we generally welcome debate and rational argumentation around ideas.

This is yet another inheritance from the Catholic tradition.
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