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Robin Parry is the husband of but one wife (Carol) and the father of the two most beautiful girls in the universe (Hannah and Jessica). He also has a lovely cat called Monty (who has only three legs). Living in the city of Worcester, UK, he works as an Editor for Wipf and Stock — a US-based theological publisher. Robin was a Sixth Form College teacher for 11 years and has worked in publishing since 2001 (2001–2010 for Paternoster and 2010– for W&S).

Friday, 8 January 2010

Richard John Neuhaus on religious tolerance

“The reason we do not kill one another over our disagreements about the will of God is that we believe it is against the will of God to kill one another over our disagreements about the will of God.”

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

now that's what i call logic

brilliant!

Michael William Smith said...

Great quote brother!

Eric Gregory said...

Facebook status update complete!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant!

Says in a few words what Pope Benedict said at Regensburg http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/speeches/2006/september/documents/hf_ben-xvi_spe_20060912_university-regensburg_en.html

Some people will want to ask our Muslim brothers and sisters what they think of this statement.

Timothy Wheatly said...

The subject of religious intolerance is an interesting one. Many a non-Christian states that Christianity is narrow when it comes to being tolerant of other faiths, but when you take a statement such as this to its logical conclusion, all statements are logically intolerable. For instance, making a statement such as, "all religions are equal", is how one in effect says that, "my mind will be so narrow as to say that the only statement that can possibly be true concerning the equality of religions is that all religions are equal. Therefore, no matter what one's position is on religious intolerance it is a narrow-minded position no matter what one's statement is.

For more information on the subject of religious intolerance in the ancient world, look up the book, "Tolerance and Intolerance in Early Judaism and Christianity",
by Graham N. Stanton on the website http://audienceofone.isalesdept.com/index.php?module=viewitem&item=156615

James Goetz said...

Ahh, yes, if only we could get everybody to agree that we do not kill one another over our disagreements about the will of God because it is against the will of God to kill one another over our disagreements about the will of God.

Anonymous said...

swimming in the melted snow,
no wonder you're knackered!