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Monday, January 16, 2017

Glasgow church service uses Koran reading

Scotland is doomed. 

When passages from the Quran that explicitly refutes the divinity of Jesus is read in Arabic from the lectern during an Epiphany service in a Scottish cathedral, a service which celebrates the arrival of three kings bearing witness to the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, something is terribly wrong.

To have the passages from Islamic scripture read as part of the service is obscene to religious Christians, particularly those that clearly reject the divinity of Jesus at a ceremony during a festival that Christians believe marks the revelation of Christ's divinity to the world.

The church has since receive over 10,000 messages from angry Christians outraged by this outrageous occurrence. 

"Christians should know what their fellow citizens believe and this can include reading the Quran for themselves, whether in the original or in translation," the Right Rev. Michael Nazir Ali, the former Bishop of Rochester told the BBC regarding the reading. "This is not, however, the same thing as having it read in church in the context of public worship. The authorities of the Scottish Episcopal Church should immediately repudiate this ill-advised invitation and exercise appropriate discipline for those involved."

If it had been a mosque, instead of a Christian church, and Allah or Muhammad were rejected by a reading therein, heads would roll.

The dhimmie who organized the event, the Not Very Rev. Kelvin  Holdsworth, said they received so many threatening messages that they were forced to call the police. [Better them than the Taliban.]

Holdsworth hit back saying the church had been involved in a number of different interfaith events in the past and that Quran readings have been conducted at the church in the past without incident. But he didn't say which verses were read and by whom.

Holdsworth also did not say whether he would attempt to get his church to do a reading of the Bible at a local mosque, but spreading the word of the Bible doesn't appear to be a big priority for the dhimmie.

He then went on to use the Muslim Brotherhood invented term 'Islamophobic,' and blame the 'far-right media' for the problem.

Since Christianity has been around longer than Islam (although Muslims lie and say that Islam has always existed, but it was just practiced the wrong way until Mohammed came around) it should be Muslims who get to hear the Not So Very Rev. Holdsworth preach to them.

Somehow, I don't see that ever going to happen.