Sheikh Anwar Awlaki in Surprise Call for 'Culture of Encounter'
|Is Rome ready for a 'culture of encounter'?|
Moved by His Holiness Pope Francis's calls for 'dialogue' as people of different faiths gather together to promote peace, tolerance and mutual respect, it has been announced by ISIS that they would very much like to visit Rome to promote 'a culture of encounter'. The Vatican has yet to issue a formal comment on the idea, but continues to promote mutual respect and understanding between different religions in an atmosphere of tolerance, that fosters peace and brotherhood. Now that communists have been labelled as closet Christians by His Holiness Pope Francis, can we look forward to Islamic hardliners being labelled the same? After all, there is some stuff in the Qu'ran about helping the poor. I was hitherto under the impression that Christians follow the teachings of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Communists follow the teachings of Marx and Gramsci and Muslims follow the teachings of Mohammed and, in Iraq and Syria, people who claim to speak in his name.
Within the brave new spectrum of people (Jews, freemasons, communists, satanists) who could be classified as 'Christians' (and Christians who do not quite realise it yet), do priests, friars, nuns, bishops, cardinals and lay people who attend, assist at, or offer the Traditional Latin Mass get into the Christian 'party'? For the FFI and for its founder, time has told. For the rest of us, time will tell, assuming that Rome is not sacked by Islam in the coming year(s) again. The 'dialogue' with ISIS, if recent behaviour is anything to go by, is really quite brief, curt and 'to the point'. They don't appear to be into planting olive trees...