Monday, September 13, 2010

Blessed Are the Dhimmi?

Over this past weekend in which the 9th anniversary of 9/11 was remembered across the country, some people of different faiths gathered at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in downtown Sacramento to, as the Sacramento Bee reports, "[bless] copies of the Quran with roses of love." It's unclear whether the Cathedral or the Sacramento diocese approved this kumbaya gathering, but I can't imagine that no one in authority was without prior notice of it.
Father Anthony Garibaldi of St. Francis Church said the blessing of the Quran tonight "needs to be done - on a human level you don't desecrate other peoples' holy objects. I wouldn't want my Bible burned."
Me neither, Father. By the way, did any of your Muslim buddies at the "blessing" expressly condemn the violent acts of their fellow adherents against Christians in Indonesia? Just wondering.

h/t Creative Minority Report


Left-Footer said...

This was really weird and a hazard to the Faithful, as was Archbishop Nichols of Westminster placing flowers on a Hindu altar last year in Willesden, London.

What's wrong with these idiots? Why would the Church bless something untrue?

Pauli said...

This is a great example of mindless over-reaction. Condemn the burning but don't go overboard and bless the Koran.

God "hates the sun and loves the sinner". We should do the same. How do we do that? The same way God does-- by making a distinction, of course. So we love the Muslim, but we hate the Koran which countenances murder in God's name (Sura 9:5).

We all need to learn what's in the Koran. Why don't we read it, for crying out loud?

Pauli said...

Hate the sin not the sun. Sorry. I love and respect all the planets and moons also.