Nice little piece. My favorite line: Perhaps the real Jesus is that little baby in the manger. Like every baby, he is pure potential. He can become anything and everything. Technorati Tags: inter-faith
Below the fold are the detailed notes of comments I gave at St. Bart’s yesterday in an inter-faith commemoration of 9/11. I began with the Fatihah. The first prayer is from Abdullah Ansari of Herat. Technorati Tags: 9/11, prayer
Someone who has actually read the Qur’an and figured out like all scripture, it is full of contradiction. The Meaning of the Koran – NYTimes.com. But I should concede that I haven’t told the whole story. Even while calling Jesus the word of God — and “the Messiah” — the Koran denies that he was the son of God or was himself divine. And, though the Koran does call the Jews God’s chosen people, and sings the praises of Moses, and says that Jews and Muslims worship the same God, it also has anti-Jewish, and for that matter anti-Christian, passages.