mar 252008
 

Det har vært en debatt nå i et par dager om det var fornuftig å døpe Magdi Allam på en så offentlig måte (av paven i Peterskirken påskenatt). Slik kan vi lese:

I think we have established that in many respects we are actually in agreement. So I think the main topic at this point is regarding the prudence of this specific act: was it the wisest and most prudent path for Benedict to baptize this particular Muslim on Easter at St. Peter’s … my answer is Yes. So let me address this specific topic instead of trading in hypotheticals, which is what we have been doing until now.

1) It was wise because this man has been thinking about converting for years. …

2) It is right because the man lives in Rome. Benedict is the bishop of Rome and thus the senior or chief pastor of that city … .

3) Mr. Allam is already a public figure. He is a journalist and knows how to deal with publicity and questions about his motives and positions. …

4) It is good because it is a claim of solidarity with (converts in Muslim countries) by the pope. …

5) It is good and right because it will give hope to Christians throughout (the Muslim wolrd) …

Selv er jeg litt usikker på hvor sterke flere av disse argumentene er; de kan leses i sin helhet her. Motargumentene kan man lese her.

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