Sunday, July 20, 2008

Rowan: The Gaffe That Keeps on Giving

I really do pity this man. I pray for him. He just can't win for losing. He gives this whole shpiel about Christian-Muslim relations. Most of it is ecumenical kumbaya-isms that would typically be ignored and passed on with a shrug. Not this time, though. He gives the whole shpiel and the Daily Mail prints this as the headline:

Archbishop of Canterbury: 'Christian doctrine is offensive to Muslims'

Yep. So just pile this on top of his "sharia as law" flak from a while ago. He could have just left this part out completely. But noooooo. He just had to say it.

He also said the Christian belief in the Trinity - that God is Father, Son and Holy Ghost at the same time - 'is difficult, sometimes offensive, to Muslims'.

Trinitarian doctrine conflicts with the Islamic view that there is just one all-powerful God.

Dr Williams added: 'It is all the more important for the sake of open and careful dialogue that we try to clarify what we do and do not mean by it, and so I trust that what follows will be read in this spirit.'

Rowan, we all know this. Guess what? Muslim doctrine is offensive to Christians! Yes! Denying that Christ is God is repugnant! The Trinity is the central mystery of the Christian faith. Guess what? Muslims hate it! So just why are we so worried about their "offended" feelings? This whole subplot in your shpiel just makes you look even more wobbly and less concerned about defending Christianity. Just leave it alone already!

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