Did you know Catholics believe the God of the Bible and the Allah of Islam are one and the same???
Check out these documents from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops website:
From the Vatican Council and Papal Statements on Islam:
"The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place among whom are the Muslims: these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day.”
Huh? They adore the "same" God! Catholics don't see that the characteristics and traits of the Allah of the Qur'an are the same characteristics and traits of the Satan of the Bible? But yes in fact they do believe that the God of the Bible and the Allah of the Qur'an are one and the same:
“The Church has also a high regard for the Muslims. They worship God, who is one, living and subsistent, merciful and almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, who has spoken to men. They [Muslims] strive to submit themselves without reserve to the hidden decrees of God, just as Abraham submitted himself to God’s plan, to whose faith Muslims eagerly link their own. Although not acknowledging him as God, they venerate Jesus as a prophet, his Virgin Mother they also honor, and even at times devoutly invoke. Further, they await the day of judgment and the reward of God following the resurrection of the dead. For this reason they highly esteem an upright life and worship God, especially by way of prayer, alms-deeds and fasting."
Ask yourself why the 1st amendment reads “Congress shall make no law” and not Congress must pass laws to protect…. The answer is simple even back then the congressional representatives who wrote the Constitution knew not to trust legislators.
Republicans Caved - $1 in "cuts" for $41 in tax increases. We must vote out all whom voted yes, every last one of them. Only those whom voted "no" deserve to be re-elected.
glad congress voted not to raise our taxes, even though it's again
temporary. Now let's makes them permanent. And even gladder the death
tax was lowered, though, there should be no death tax. To work all your
life only to have the gov't take any of it away when you die is
criminal. I hope to be able to leave something to my children with
autism who may seriously need it way more than the greedy govt.
Todd "tryanmax" Maxwell
I'm angry about this Akin thing, but not for the reasons you might expect. Two stupids don't make a smart, and the right-wing assault on Akin out-stupided the man at least tenfold. This attempt at "damage control" has proven more inept than the comments initially made. Now we've got an unfunded challenger for a Democrat senate seat in an election year where every one up for grabs counts. Smooth move, Ex-Lax.
And it certainly doesn't help that this same damage control squad is helping to paint Akin's remarks in the worst possible light. I'm not saying they weren't stupid, but how is it that a statement of scientific error is "offensive and hurtful"? If someone told you the earth is flat, would that make you cry? Last I checked, conservatives were the champions of diverse ideas and open debate. But I guess the PC tug is too strong in certain cases.
Lest anybody paint me an Akin appologist, let me repeat my point one more time: the GOP and right-wing damage control on this issue was a mess! An unmitigated disaster because we lost much and gained little. The only silver lining is that Akin didn't go down in the polls. That's right. In spite of the best attempts by the right in conjunction with the left to ruin Akin's campaign, he stayed up. The Lesson: when you put your finger to the wind, don't blow on it.
In a discussion with a woman who is pro-abortion, I was astonished when she wrote:
"I'm off to a doctors appointment to make sure that the twins I am currently carrying are healthy since I am choosing to bring them into this world. Love and peace."
The problem is that she fails to recognize that the twins are already in the world, they have been since she and her husband conceived them. What she is "choosing" is allowing them to stay!
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