Eurabia - Catholic style
Submitted by Ianus (Poland), May 9, 2009 at 18:14
Hi, TruthWFree !
Thanks for the link. I will pop up there soon.
In the meantime just a few words on the pope and his disgusting dhimmitude.
Many might think that it's only the misguided leftist doctrinaires that serve as Islam's cordial allies and Trojan horses in the West. Yet, a glance at the attitude of the Catholic Church ( I presume the same may apply to Protestantism as well but it's just a conjecture of mine) shows how deeply involved this institution has been in the unholy Eurabia project now engulfing the whole Western world. It's the right hand - so to say - of this invading Moslem monster whose left Marxist hand seems much better known.
There is a small but interesting study in Polish by Eugenius Sakowicz "Islam in the doctrine of the Church and in the teachings of John Paul II" , Warsaw 1997. The author has collected and analyzed the relevant documents on the subject.
In the past the Catholic Church had all right to stand as the defender of European civilization and represent its spirituality threatened repeatedly by Islam's aggression and claims. But with the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) the attitudes within the Church began to change dramatically. The dogmatic constitution of the Church "Lumen genium" (Light of Nations) of Pope Paul VI states (November 21, 1964, section 16 ] " But the plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator. In the first place amongst these there are the Mohamedans, who, professing to hold the faith of Abraham, along with us adore the one and merciful God, who on the last day will judge mankind."
Again "Nostra Aetate" (In our age) issued a year later declares " 3. The Church regards with esteem also the Moslems. They adore the one God, living and subsisting in Himself; merciful and all-powerful, the Creator of heaven and earth, who has spoken to men; they take pains to submit wholeheartedly to even His inscrutable decrees, just as Abraham, with whom the faith of Islam takes pleasure in linking itself, submitted to God. Though they do not acknowledge Jesus as God, they revere Him as a prophet. They also honor Mary, His virgin Mother; at times they even call on her with devotion. In addition, they await the day of judgment when God will render their deserts to all those who have been raised up from the dead. Finally, they value the moral life and worship God especially through prayer, almsgiving and fasting."
With this grand ideological changes and 'discovery' of the lost Abrahamic "unity" to be restored as soon and as completely as possible, in 1964 in the Vatican "the Secretariate for Inter-Faith Dialogue" was established. Now the experts in field had to translate the the lofty decisions made by the Holy Father and his entourage into practical measures. Under John Paul II the Abrahamic project and alliance with Islam he had inherited received a fresh and potent impulse. The Polish pope greatly enhanced the Islamo-Catholic axis (or to use the official term "dialogue" ) as became apparent from his acts, speeches and dogmatic writings. He was praised in the ecclesiastical parlance as "the pope of the dialogue", although in the eyes of many observers he definitely prefered monologues to dialogues. Let's quote some of his statements on Islam. In Paris 31.05.1980 speaking to Moslems he said : " I greet you with great joy , Muslims, our brothers in the faith in one God ... Our common goal is a society where men will consider themselves to be brothers marching towards God's Lightness through competition in good". In Nairobi on 7.05.1980 : "On different occasions I have spoken of religious legacy of Islam and Christianity and its spiritual values. The Catholic Church is well aware that worshipping one and only God - the living , existing, beneficient and omnipotent creator of heaven and earth is shared by us and Islam. It's a great link binding all Christians and Moslems. (...) For my part I want to do all in my power to develop the relations between Christians and Moslems... Our attitude of mutual respect and mutual desire to serve genuinely the cause of humanity bring us closer to each other and get engaged for peace, justice , moral value and all true liberties..."
One could multiply such quotes without end. But reading them one is puzzled a little. Why this sudden Islamo-Catholic brotherhood ? Why this strange philanthropy and love between these two so unequal partners ? Can we take all of these lofty statements at their face value and believe e.g. that (Juanda 12.08.1985 ) "the task of the Christian and Moslem communities is to preserve the best values of the past , combining them with modern technology and knowledge to build a harmonious and secure future ' ? or that "we can spread together the principle and practice of religious freedom" (Kaduna in Nigeria 15.02.1982) ?
The answer seems to lie in some hints and remarks spersed here and there. So e.g. "Islam and Christianity contradict the erroneous theory that man is not God's creation but a product of social and economic determination" (op.cit., p. 20). In other words in the Western world created by Enlightenment, rationalism , Darwinism and mdoern science that can best flourish without Allah or Jesus' Father the holy Fathers and their holy Church were looking for an ally in their struggle for power over souls and restoration of the past. And they have found a potent ally indeed - in Islam! And where would one suppose the sympathies of the man who said : "Man can't live without prayer just like he can't live without breathing" - on the side of skepticism , agnosticism and modern godless cosmology or on the side of Moslem monotheism ? There is a famous photo from 1999 where John Paul II kisses the Quran which my late father - an ardent but disillusioned Catholic commented simply - "He's the anti-Christ!"
The present pope may not kiss the Holy Book by Allah. His predecessor and spiritual father has done it for him. Due to the infallibility dogma of the Catholic Church he cannot but persevere in the wrong and suicidal doctrine to the bitter end that will probably look like a scene in one dystopian novel. The last pope converts to Islam and becomes the stauchest supporter of Allah's salvation design which looks unlike the salvation plan foreseen by "Lumen gentium" &"Nostra Aeate" or sweet speeches of the Quran-kisser John Paul II.
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