Tuesday, August 14, 2007

And more pandering out of the Netherlands: Dutch Bishop sez let's call God "Allah"

From Gates of Vienna:

The Light of the World is Dhimming
by Baron Bodissey

A reader in the Netherlands named H. Numan just sent us an email with this translation from the Dutch.

Believe it or not! The following story appeared this morning in the Algemeen Dagblad:

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Muskens: Let’s call God Allah

Hilversum — According to Tiny Muskens, the bishop of Breda, we can just as well call God Allah. “Allah is itself a beautiful word for God. Why shouldn’t we all together say: from now on we all call God Allah?” said Muskens on Monday during an interview in the program “Network”.

The bishop, who will retire soon, looks back on his experiences in Indonesia. “I worked eight years in Indonesia, and prayed together with other priests. In the Eucharist of the Holy Mass God is there named Allah. Why don’t we look at this example and do the same thing? Why can’t we celebrate mass together?”

Muskens continues, “God doesn’t really care how we address him. He is above that. Those are our worries. We are all worried if God would mind it, that it might be blasphemy. Absolutely not. We invented those different names so we can quarrel about it.”

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He thinks using the word Allah in the Catholic Church will not take place soon. “This sounds absurd, of course. You’ll never get away with it. But come back in another century or two, and look again.”

Muskens, who suffers from bad health, recently requested that Pope Benedict XVI retire him as bishop of Breda. The 71-year-old Muskens will join the Pauline Community of the Congregation of Benedictus in Teteringen. If his resignation is granted, Hans van den Hende will become the new bishop of Breda.

Mr. Numan adds this afterthought:

Why not call God Quetzalcoatl? Or maybe Baal or Moloch? After all, they are supreme deities too. And almost as bloody as Allah.

Incognito's side note:

Looks like the Bishop is suffering from more than bad health!

And sure, come back in a century or two and we'll all be calling God "Allah" not because "it's a beautiful word for God", as Bishop Muskens puts it, but because we failed to stop the Islamization of the world, through pandering to the religious zealots and the idiot appeasers.


Renegade Eye said...

I think it's well meaning to call God Allah, but still pandering.

WomanHonorThyself said...

Good Lord Incog...what next!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Debbie said...

He may be "well meaning", but he is totally uninformed and comments like this are dangerous.

The Vegas Art Guy said...

A Bishop is supposed to know better. Abba is the word he was looking for. Benedict should have removed him long ago from any position of responsibility or access to the press.

Blazing Cat Fur said...

I thought Abba were Swedish? At any rate speaking as a Catholic, Allah I want is for this Bishop to go soak his head.

Pat Jenkins said...

no halla for allah for me!!! i know that's not to good is it?

Incognito said...

You'd think he would VAG, but he's a bit of a renegade (no offense Ren) priest, so it seems. So this isn't that off the wall, considering.

I think what you mean Ren, but as Deb says it's very dangerous and somewhat stupid. No offense BCF.
;-) Not bad, Pat.

Who knows Angel, but it aint gonna be good.

Frasypoo said...

I think its Abba too.Muslims in India called their fathers that.
Its a crazy world with idiots like this roaming free!

Righty64 said...

I believe that there are two words to describe this "bishop"-senile or alzheimer's! I suppose this bishop would be welcomed with open arms by many bishops in the Episcopal Church. I better not give them any ideas!

Strawberry said...

The word "Abba" means "Daddy" in our understanding. It is a very intimate, personal way of referring to God. Allah does not mean the same and it would be offensive to God if we call Him by any name but His!

Pandering to the religion zealots and the idiot appeasers is exactly what is occurring around the world.

kretos said...

yes he may right ... Allah sounds beautiful .....

The Vegas Art Guy said...

Yes BCF, they were a group as well...


The Abba I referred to is a bit bigger than that quartet, even though their music is the soundtrack to Mamma Mia playing here in Vegas...

Cassandra said...

The man was due for the nut house long ago. He's one of the Marxists, destroying the church from within. I was supposed to have a holiday today, but instead I found myself concocting this post, listing more heroic stuff from this living monument to juvenile Alzheimers.
Cheers Incog! Whatever next?

Incognito said...

Thank you POO and VEGAS AG and STRAWB, about the word Abba... like BCF I thought it was the Swedish group, that I so loved.
It's a sweet word.

RIGHTY: yeah... he's a little like Carter speaks before he thinks. Guess they're both senile.

KRETOS: Uh...NOT. Sorry.

CASS: Will check it out if I have time before I get back home.. but it's getting a little crazy.. we have dinners and rehearsals and other people's shows and our own shows. Will also post about the 9/11 Belgium thing when I get home, as well.

Panhandle Poet said...

So, if we decide to call God something else -- like Satan for instance -- it's no difference to him???!! I don't think so.