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They warn it may affect Christians in Islamic countries  :laughing: :laughing:

a little late to worry about that isn't it  ::)

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories...905281.htm
Quote:Swiss bishops criticize country's ban on construction of minarets

By John Thavis
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The bishops of Switzerland said the country's ban on the construction of minarets, the Muslim prayer towers, represents an obstacle to interreligious harmony.

The ban aggravates interfaith tensions and could have negative repercussions on Christian minorities in Muslim countries, the bishops said in a statement Nov. 29.

The prohibition was adopted by Swiss voters in a referendum that passed with a 58 percent majority. There are about 150 mosques in Switzerland serving some 400,000 Muslims; only four have minarets and, unlike in Islamic countries, they are not used to call Muslims to prayer.

The bishops said the referendum campaign, promoted by right-wing parties, had used exaggeration and caricature, and demonstrated that "religious peace does not operate by itself and always needs to be defended."

"The decision of the people represents an obstacle and a great challenge on the path of integration in dialogue and mutual respect," the bishops said. Banning the building of minarets "increases the problems of coexistence between religions and cultures," they said.

The bishops said the measure "will not help the Christians oppressed and persecuted in Islamic countries, but will weaken the credibility of their commitment in these countries."

Swiss authorities said after the vote that the four existing minarets would be allowed to stand, and that there was no ban on the construction of new mosques.
(12-02-2009, 12:02 AM)Iuvenalis Wrote: [ -> ]the bishops said. Banning the building of minarets "increases the problems of coexistence between religions and cultures," they said.

What they really mean is it puts a cramp in their one world religion of Vatican II. I long for the day of Christian Bishops.
(12-02-2009, 12:07 AM)Baskerville Wrote: [ -> ]
(12-02-2009, 12:02 AM)Iuvenalis Wrote: [ -> ]the bishops said. Banning the building of minarets "increases the problems of coexistence between religions and cultures," they said.

What they really mean is it puts a cramp in their one world religion of Vatican II. I long for the day of Christian Bishops.
  there's some phenominal bishops in the Orthodox churches, hopefully they'll come home soon and clean up shop.
I can understand prudential reasons for being against excessive efforts against the Muslim population (it could be detrimental for Christians in their countries).

But this case seems perfectly fine - there's no other way anyway, except for Europe to go on the defensive against these ''hordes'' (for lack of a better word ).  And it's not like those muslim countries allow much freedom anyway now - nor can I see this happening.
For the most part dont bother negotiating with muslims its futile .
(12-02-2009, 12:55 AM)Melkite Wrote: [ -> ]
(12-02-2009, 12:07 AM)Baskerville Wrote: [ -> ]
(12-02-2009, 12:02 AM)Iuvenalis Wrote: [ -> ]the bishops said. Banning the building of minarets "increases the problems of coexistence between religions and cultures," they said.

What they really mean is it puts a cramp in their one world religion of Vatican II. I long for the day of Christian Bishops.
  there's some phenominal bishops in the Orthodox churches, hopefully they'll come home soon and clean up shop.

I used to be Orthodox and its a no holds barred match when it comes to Islam the Orthodox do not like them and know they need to be converted and are not afraid to say so. Just this week an Orthodox Priest was killed for his missionary activities to muslims while are hierarchy is busy finding out how to kiss their posterior and diologue with them. thats why I pray for the unity of the east and west it will take the east to give balls to the Catholics.
This is an interesting side issue, but it would certainly help traditional Catholics if the Orthodox used their ecumenical dialogue sessions to tell the Roman Catholics that they are deeply concerned about the secularization of the RC liturgy and that there is no way they can reunite with a Church that allows clown-masses and 'queer theology.'

Perhaps this would motivate a housecleaning in the RC world, under the guise of removing stumbling blocks for our separated brethren.
He is right, of course. Eurabia is the world's largest Islamic country, and they are sittin' in it.
(12-02-2009, 02:49 AM)winoblue1 Wrote: [ -> ]This is an interesting side issue, but it would certainly help traditional Catholics if the Orthodox used their ecumenical dialogue sessions to tell the Roman Catholics that they are deeply concerned about the secularization of the RC liturgy and that there is no way they can reunite with a Church that allows clown-masses and 'queer theology.'

Perhaps this would motivate a housecleaning in the RC world, under the guise of removing stumbling blocks for our separated brethren.

they have publicly stated that moving away from the TLM to the NO causes problems in reuniting. But that fell on death ghostly ears.
It's amazing really...the line of appeasement thinking.  The parallel with efforts to placate communism are nearly exact.  You could literally take this article, swap communism for Islam and insert something  like "Ukrainians" for the oppressed Christians, and you'd have an article from the 20th century.  A firm stand is the only way to deal with those who use the "tolerance of others" to advance their totalitarian domination.  That's the only effective means of offering long term help to those who are oppressed in such countries.  Millions and millions were wiped out and yet nothing is learned.  Sad.