Thursday, 20 January 2011

Dialogue...... or not

So, it's not only liberal Christians who view "dialogue" as part of the process of getting their own way.
"Top Muslim academics in Egypt have announced they are suspending all dialogue with the Vatican to protest Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks about anti-Christian violence in Egypt." See the full report in the Catholic Herald here
So, the Holy Father, regrettably almost a lone voice in this respect, speaks out about violence being inflicted upon his brother and sister Christians in Egypt and this is the response from Islamic scholars?
 From the OED's definition of dialogue: "discussion between two or more people or groups, especially one directed towards exploration of a particular subject or resolution of a problem"
Obviously if there isn't a problem, there's no need for a dialogue.
And before someone uses the the words "lslamophobia" (See Baroness Warsi's recent remarks) - a phobia is an "irrational" fear. There is nothing irrational about the fear of the Christian communities under persecution in the middle east and beyond.

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