Thursday, October 11, 2007

Islam Sends Out The Olive Branch Of Peace?

In an unprecedented open letter signed by 138 leading Muslim scholars from every sect of Islam, the Muslims plead with Christian leaders "to come together with us on the common essentials of our two religions."
The Institute said: "This historic letter is intended by its 138 signatories as an open invitation to Christians to unite with Muslims over the most essential aspects of their respective faiths - the principles of love of one God and love of the neighbour.
"It is hoped that the recognition of this common ground will provide the followers of both faiths with a shared understanding that will serve to defuse tensions around the world."

You can read more here.

Some questions:
-What does peace mean in a scenario such as what is presented by the Muslim scholars?
-Is there any Biblical principal or command that would not allow for such "peace"?
-Does peace mean that we assimilate and focus on our commonalities?
-They say the world is at stake if peace is not held between the two religions that make up 55% of the worlds population. Is there truth in this?
-Is peace at all costs as an end goal good in and of itself?

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