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Pope Francis’ First Social Media Prayer Focuses on ‘Interfaith Unity’ With Buddhists, Muslims

10 Jan

{Sigh}

Pope Francis shared his first monthly prayer intention on social media Wednesday, with the focus of the prayer being on “interfaith unity.”

The pope began his brief video, which was broadcast on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube, by suggesting that because the majority of the world’s inhabitants identify with some religion, this “should lead to a dialogue among religions. We should not stop praying for it and collaborating with those who think differently.”

“Many think differently, feel differently, seeking God or meeting God in different ways. In this crowd, in this range of religions, there is only one certainty that we have for all: we are all children of God,” Pope Francis continued in his minute-and-a-half video.

No.

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16 responses to “Pope Francis’ First Social Media Prayer Focuses on ‘Interfaith Unity’ With Buddhists, Muslims

  1. feeriker

    January 10, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    This clown seems determined to prove the longstanding assertion in many Protestant quarters that the papacy is the Antichrist.

     
  2. Christ Centered Teaching

    January 10, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    I wonder if the pope knows that in Islamic belief, Christians like himself are believed to go to hell unless they acknowledge Allah and turn from Christianity.

     
  3. Will S.

    January 10, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    @ feeriker: Indeed.

    @ CCT: Good question. I don’t know if he’s well-educated in the doctrines of Islam, but I’m inclined to believe not.

    https://wikiislam.net/wiki/Qur'an,_Hadith_and_Scholars:Non-Muslims_are_Damned_to_Hell#Jews_and_Christians_will_not_enter_Paradise

     
  4. realgaryseven

    January 10, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Vile. I wonder what Progress had on the previous Pope to force him out…

     
  5. Will S.

    January 10, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    I’ve wondered the same, RG7.

     
  6. Eric

    January 11, 2016 at 5:44 am

    If Francis means that we are all Children of God and that we need dialogue with those of other religions to effect their conversions, then yes. But the problem with this Pope is that he can’t say ANYTHING without it sounding equivocal.

    Really, though, he’s become like the Vatican version of Jimmy Carter.

     
  7. Eric

    January 11, 2016 at 5:54 am

    After Allied forces liberated the Syrian city of Homs, it was reported that ISIS slime were hunting down and raping Christian girls because one of their shamans taught that them sexual contact with infidel women converted the women to Islam. Apparently, Islamic semen works like baptismal water in a more civilized faith.

    At least Putin and Assad know how ‘to collaborate with those who think differently’. They celebrated Orthodox Christmas by storming and wiping out Al-Qaeda stronghold ‘Base 182’ and liberating thousands of Syrian Christians in the area.

     
  8. Will S.

    January 11, 2016 at 11:07 am

    “the Vatican version of Jimmy Carter.”

    I like that! 🙂

    “it was reported that ISIS slime were hunting down and raping Christian girls because one of their shamans taught that them sexual contact with infidel women converted the women to Islam”

    Shaman, indeed; that’s ‘magical’ thinking, going beyond even what Islam usually says. I thought rape was just one of the spoils of war in their thinking, but no, it has sacramental value, apparently. Crazy.

    “At least Putin and Assad know how ‘to collaborate with those who think differently’. They celebrated Orthodox Christmas by storming and wiping out Al-Qaeda stronghold ‘Base 182’ and liberating thousands of Syrian Christians in the area.”

    Yeah! Merry Orthodox Christmas, and Happy Orthodox New Year!

     
  9. Eric

    January 11, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    It’s a really sad commentary when the leaders of the Arab Baathist Socialist Party are fighting for Christian liberty while Western liberals and neo-cons are suppressing it everywhere.

     
  10. feeriker

    January 11, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    I don’t know if he’s well-educated in the doctrines of Islam, but I’m inclined to believe not.

    I agree with “probably not,” but I doubt that he cares. With progs (and Frankie is most definitely a prog) the truth is ALWAYS less important than the ideological objective, in this case the subversion and ultimate dedtruction of the institution over which one has power (his prog brother the Obamunist is doing the same thing).

     
  11. Will S.

    January 12, 2016 at 2:32 am

    @ Eric: Indeed…

    @ feeriker: No doubt…

     
  12. weak stream

    January 13, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    So the Vatican is simply adopting the American corporate marketing concept that I refer to as the ‘Marginal Customer Doctrine’. Where the absolute number of customers defines success, not customer engagement or enthusiasm. The devout can go fuck themselves. What Francis may not know is that the world is about to tip over on conceptual dilution in the most general way and so he may be forced into an early retirement.

     
  13. Will S.

    January 14, 2016 at 2:08 am

    Some of us might argue they’ve had that strategy for some time now. 😉

     
  14. Jim

    January 30, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    “This clown seems determined to prove the longstanding assertion in many Protestant quarters that the papacy is the Antichrist.”

    Ha, I was thinking that myself. In any event this pope’s religion isn’t Christianity, it’s Marxism. He’s nothing more than a Marxist with a religious title.

     

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