Although the word „theologian“ – the teaching about God – is already a kind of blasphemic presumption, at this point praise is due to the theologians – at least the Catholic ones! But convince yourself and read in the GENERAL-ANZEIGER BONN from Friday, May 30th 2008 under the following headline:
Catholic, Jew and Moslem fraternize
On the academic day “diversity of religions” met representatives of the five world religions. Besides shared opinions the disparity of views was clear to be seen…At the end of the assessment amongst the three monotheistic beliefs an interesting block was built. The Catholic professor of theologian Hans Weidenfels, who used to teach at the University of Bonn, claimed with vehemence to pray to the same God like Jews and Muslims. In opposition to him the Protestant representative persisted on the opinion that they were talking about completely different gods.
“We should not divide God, the view of God is solely different in people´s imagination.” With this remark the Catholic found himself side by side with the Muslim and Jewish interlocutors, the latter was Rabby Prof. Walter Homolka from Potsdam. With the claim that Jews and Muslims pray to the 100 percent same God, the fraternization became perfect. We are one family and it is a common knowledge that no one is able to chose the members of a family as such, the rabbi added smiling. Obviously the Protestants fear the expandation of Islam, emphazising their own identity so vehemently, he went on supposing….
May miracles like this happen again and again until the Messiah appears on Mt. Olive in His Holy Town (for Ismailites, Jews and Christians) of Jerusalem.
Maranatha and Shabbat Shalom,
Eric C. Martienssen