Sanity in Europe is slowly spreading…Thank God
Islam in Europe (translating Danish news sources) 84 priests in the Danish church wrote an open letter, about the contrasts between Islam and Christianity. They say the two religions don’t have much in common.
The letter follows a letter written by the Danish Church Council in response to a ‘call for dialog’ from Muslim organizations. The parish priests stress that Christians and Muslims don’t talk about the same God. The signatories think that the council’s letter had gone too far concerning the theological and ethical bands between Christianity and Islam, and say that the two religions are rather opposites of each other.
Carsten Vang, professor at the Lutheran School of Theology in Aarhus, says that in the debate about the relationship between Islam and Christianity it’s important to clearly say where they speak, and must speak, differently. He says that he knows from his many trips that Christians suffer in many places in the Middle East.
He doubts it when Muslim clerics present Islam as a religion of peace, when they openly approve of persecuting and killing Muslims who convert to Christianity. He signed the letter because it brought up that aspect.