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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Their God is Not Our God

Drew, over at The Shrine of the Holy Whapping, has written a fine piece on why the God of Islam is a much different entity from the God of Christianity. Excerpt:

The Christian God is **Good**. He is the True, the Good, and the Beautiful, as it were. God is not "Great," however; not great in that solely transcendant, utterly inscrutible, and stainlessly reverenced manner of greatness which Islam claims for Allah.

And Goodness can take on the form of Good Friday and a death on the Cross. The Crucifixion, and the theology and spirituality of the Cross, is what Islam so desperately needs. Because Allah is "Great" and can suffer no dishonor, no harm, Allah's prophets, likewise, can suffer no dishonor. This is why the Muslims are uber-sensitive about Mohammed. It is also why the Muslims abhor the idea that Jesus Christ was Crucified: they believe Jesus Christ existed as some manner of prophet, and because Christ was a prophet, could absolutely not have suffered the ignomity of the Cross.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Oh Boy, Another Blog

A welcoming moo from The Bovina Bloviator! This blog will concern itself mostly with matters political, from the Neanderthal perspective, and religious, with emphasis on the Episcopal Church of the United States of America and its inexorable march to irrelevance and eventual extinction. Sure-fire topics both and bound to lead, in this blogger's opinion, to a readership numbering in the near double-digits. In order to drive down readership even further, there will also be occasional postings on culture; music in particular, mostly classical (Hello? Anyone out there?).

Abusive comments are welcome, at least until Taurus finds them tiresome at which point they and their author will be unceremoniously dumped.