Pope kisses the quran

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    I know this happened in 1999 or 2001, but I just read about online. If you go to google and type the title in you will find a plethora of cites referring to this.

    My question is, why would the Pope do this? What was his reasoning?

    Anyone know?

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    Boy, I hope that's an internet myth!

    I'm not Catholic, but if he really did that........and he's supposed to be the "only" intermediator for the Catholics to accurately know the ways and mind of God Himself...............what's the world coming to?
     
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    It isn't. I read about this a while back. He also let a Hindu Shiva (sp?) bless him when he was in India a few years back.....
     
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    What the problem if the Pope kiss the Q'ran ?
    the muslim, christian and jewish religions are linked. There is relation between the 3.
    Christianism comes from Judaism.
    Islam recognize Jesus as a prophet, like Moise or Mahomet.

    Don't feed the hate between Islam and Christianism.

    Look at the french muslim : friday is the day of the great prayer, like the sunday for Christians.
    And the french muslims, today, at the great mosqee of Paris, pray for the Pope, and for his health.
    They were with the Catholics, and suffered with them.

    I think that the news of the death - or the soon death - of Jean Paul II are sad, and the people of the world, catholics, protestants, orthodox, muslim, jews, buddhists, taoists.....would be together to think to the Pope. Even if people are not believers or catholics, the Pope is not only the chief of the catholic Church, he's a world important person.
     
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    what religion was the dude that shot the pope? :poke:
     
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    First, I agree that the Pope is a person of great importance in the world. So it's big news that he is on his deathbed.

    But I take issue with the "link" between Islam, Christianity, and Judiasm. Judiasm and Christianity are certainly linked. However, Islam is a totally different religion, which pays lip service to Moses, Abraham, Jesus, etc. but rejects the Bible, and its teachings, as "corrupt.
     
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    I agree with you, gop_jeff.
    But Islam is one of the great monotheist religion, and there is realtion between Islam and Christianism.


    Manu : for you, the Pope should had to kick this muslim guy ? and punish the muslims ?
    The Pope show the example, show what Compassion, and Forgive is : he was misericordious, he forgave, he was a real good christian. It is a proof of superiority, of faith.
     
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    The only link Islam has to Judiasm and Christianity is muhammads made up tale. He had to link the religions, else he would be creating a new religion. There is zero link between Christianity, easy. I really can't stand it when people say Allah and God are the same. If so, then one of them is lying, for one says Jesus is His Son, the other says Jesus is not. Can't be the same God.

    As for the God of Abraham, why would the God of Abraham and Moses subject jews to less than equal treatment if Islam was the same religion or same God as the jews. This makes NO sense.

    IMHO
     
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    And which religion is it that preaches forgiveness and not to judge lest ye be judged? So the pope got shot by A Muslim. He is just not judging all Muslim’s actions by that man's decision.
     
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    They all use the old Testament. There is your link.
     

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