Thursday, March 20, 2008

Cause Way Thursday
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reciprocity
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[2:31]

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eggsellent!
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from reader Lillian Marie
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http://home.att.net/~solos_holiday/2008/_011/egg.htm

Happy Easter ... hope lives
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5 comments:

Fr. V said...

Did I read on there correctly that this was on FOX??!!

Is it the parousia?

JustMe said...

Well, true reciprocity would allow for a cross to be on the outside, signaling this is a Christian church; after all, a mosque is readily idenitifiable here.. but that was one of the stipulations --no cross. Nor in other pictures have I seen a cross or crucifix on the inside, or Stations, a baptismal font, a Tabernacle or even a Paschal candle. No statues.. Folding chairs instead of pews..

I think of all the times I recevied emails that said if you're not ashamed of Christ you'll pass this on, yet all it was was an email that said, "I love God." That's easy (said millions of martyrs). There are times when we are truly put to the test, and for me, this is one of those. I hope the inside somehow hints at Jesus Christ, but without a cross, I cannot recognize this church as mine.

uncle jim said...

parousia?

did i miss something while i slept?

it does seem a bit like an elephant, though and will have to be consumed one bite at a time.

Andrew Haines said...

This is and interesting article. I will have to find out more about this. Initially, I would just say to "Justme" that the degree to which the Church looks Christian is hardly the biggest issue at this point. Breaking the surface tension between Christians and Muslims in the non-Christian world is definitely the biggest challenge. If they can get their foot in the door, the rest will come. Martyrdom ought not to be the product of fighting for statues and crosses, but for the faith which underlies them. Enough people will die for that already. The biggest interest to me will be the reception of the Muslims who allowed this construction by their colleagues in the rest of the world; since there is no kind of magisterial authority, I'd be curious to see what happens and what kind of backlash it provokes from more extreme or conservative factions.

uncle jim said...

andrew,
i think you're right on.
how it is received by the local Muslims will be the key.