Ho-hum. Another gratuitous swipe at the Church without examples or data (and with typing room to spare!).
But otherwise a brilliant and exciting analysis. Evokes some questions:
(1) Where is Mohammed’s successor? Peter’s sits in Rome, still influencing the world, leading people to truth. Without money. Without a military.
(2) It is part of the Church’s millenia-honored character to appear to have gone to the dogs. Yet as Chesterton points out, it’s always the dog that dies. Why is that?
(3) Islam is an imitation of Christianity. Why was it so important to copy that latter “superstition” and not others, if it is a superstition?
Help me out here.
Posted by Intomorrow on 09/22 at 06:01 PM
“Where is Mohammed’s successor? Peter’s sits in Rome…”
Mohammed and Peter are not comparable, Henry: Mohammed founded Islam, was/is its Messenger, Peter was merely the first Chief Bishop, modern Popes are just interchangeable Bishops of Rome—not Founders or Chief Messengers.