"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Bless Me Father, For I Have Been a Wiseass

Catholic Ecumenism: Singing a Charles Wesley hymn before or after Mass.

Episcopal Ecumenism: Using a muezzin to call Episcopalians and Muslims to Sunday services, where verses from the Koran will be interspersed with Scripture readings, including during Communion.

"Baristanet," which describes itself as a "hyperlocal" blog in Montclair, New Jersey, brings us this chirpy little tidbit:
This Sunday morning, May 22, at 10 a.m., the sounds of the adhan — the Muslim call to prayer — will ring out in St. John’s Episcopal Church Montclair.

While there’s no minaret at the church, the words of “Allahu akbar,” (God is greater) will none-the-less invite both Christians and Muslims to worship side by side. During the interfaith service, verses from the Holy Qur’an will complement readings from the Holy Bible, including during Communion, embracing the traditions of both religions.

Reverend Andrew Butler, Rector of St. John’s parish since September 1, 2010, decided to have this service in order to demonstrate that both Islam and Christianity stem from Abrahamic roots, as well as to dispell negative stereotypes about the Muslim faith.

“I’ve grown concerned about the demonization of Muslims. I want Montclair to develop an understanding of the religion.” Reverend Butler stated.

In addition to Butler, speakers will include Anisa Mehdi, a scholar and journalist who will describe what it means to be a Muslim in America and Abdul-Alim Mubarak-Rowe, an assistant Imam at Masjid Waarith ud Deen in Irvington, a media consultant to the American Muslim Alliance and a journalist.

The Reverend went on to say, “We are trying to find ways to blend our community through religion. It’s hard, but we can accomplish it through this organic event and working together through outreach and other ministries of compassion.”

This interfaith service isn’t only trying to blend religions, is also a way to invite the public to visit St. John’s Episcopal Church. After the service, at 11am, conversation about Islam and Islam in America will continue.
Those irreverent wags at Jihad Watch note: "Why Sunday? Why not Friday? How Islamophobic!"

If only this same Episcopal Church showed such warm and fuzzy feelings toward those of its own local congregations who have sought to break with the American branch of Anglicanism, and affiliate themselves with a more orthodox branch.

This would be sad and sadly amusing if it weren't indicative of the effects of the great acid-bath of Western Modernism which, self-consciously afraid to be ridiculed for believing anything, ends up tepidly believing everything and nothing.  Central to Islamic doctrine is the rejection of the divinity of Jesus Christ.  Central to Christian doctrine is the fact of the divinity of Jesus Christ.  One of these propositions is true, and one is false.  We don't know much, but we do know that "blending" truth with untruth doesn't produce more truth.


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