Monday, 30 November 2015

Pope visits mosque, bows before the Mihrab

I AM the LORD thy GOD, which have brought thee out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
So said the LORD to Moses. 

In the Central African Republic as in most of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, Christians both Catholic and non-Catholic have been slaughtered by Muslims.

In a visit to a mosque there, the Pope said.
"Christians and Muslims and members of traditional religions have lived peacefully for many years," the pontiff said. "Together, we say 'no' to hatred, to vengeance and violence, especially that committed in the name of a religion or God."
It is reported that the Pope turned to face the mihrab, bowed his head and prayed. The mihrab is an architectural feature of a mosque. It is a shell shape and richly decorated. It is where the Imam gives his talk and it is where all Muslim bow because it points them to the Kabaa, in Mecca.

The Pope of Rome bowed to the Kabaa and the false god of Mahomet and he bows at Mass after the elevation but he does not genuflect. I imagine that that the inference that Catholics can draw from this is that Jorge Bergoglio believes that there is no difference between bowing to the god of Mecca and bowing to the God of the Universe in the Most Blessed Sacrament. Yet, the Mass requires the priest to genuflect, which he does not do, yet he follows the Muslim command to bow before Mecca.

The mosque's chief imam, Tidiani Moussa Naibi, thanked Francis for his visit, calling it "a symbol which we all understand."

Yeah, I bet they "understand" more than we think.

What did St. Thomas Aquinas say about the god of Mecca and its founder?

"He (Mohammed) seduced the people by promises of carnal pleasure to which the concupiscence of the flesh urges us. His teaching also contained precepts that were in conformity with his promises, and he gave free rein to carnal pleasure. In all this, as is not unexpected; he was obeyed by carnal men. As for proofs of the truth of his doctrine, he brought forward only such as could be grasped by the natural ability of anyone with a very modest wisdom. Indeed, the truths that he taught he mingled with many fables and with doctrines of the greatest falsity. 

He did not bring forth any signs produced in a supernatural way, which alone fittingly gives witness to divine inspiration; for a visible action that can be only divine reveals an invisibly inspired teacher of truth. On the Contrary, Mohammed said that he was sent in the power of his arms - which are signs not lacking even to robbers and tyrants. What is more, no wise men, men trained in things divine and human, believed in him from the beginning (1). Those who believed in him were brutal men and desert wanderers, utterly ignorant of all divine teaching, through whose numbers Mohammed forced others to become his follower's by the violence of his arms. Nor do divine pronouncements on part of preceding prophets offer him any witness. On the contrary, he perverts almost all the testimony of the Old and the New Testaments by making them into a fabrication of his own, as can be seen by anyone who examines his law. It was, therefore, a shrewd decision on his part to forbid his followers to read the Old and New Testaments, lest these books convict him of falsity. It is thus clear that those who place faith in his words believe foolishly." 
Summa Contra Gentiles, Book 1, Chapter 6, Art. 4. Footnote: 1. Sura 21:5, Sura 44:14; Sura 16:103, Sura 37:36


Eirene said...

The Bishop of Rome is losing the plot. This is such a bad look - bowing in a Muslim Mosque - enough already. I say ENOUGH!

Pedro Erik said...

Dear Vox,

I think is Chapter 6 of the Summa Contra Gentiles, not 16. Check it out.

Best regards,
Pedro Erik

Maudie N Mandeville said...

Saint Thomas Aquinas? Meh. The Pope: "I read only La Repubblica."

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