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Wee Mousie
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posted 20 March 2006 12:33 AM      Profile for Wee Mousie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Rabbi calls for 'UN of religions'
By Danny Wood
BBC News, Seville


Rabbi Metzger . . . addressing the International Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace in Seville, Spain . . . called for the formation of a "United Nations of religious groups".

The Imam of Gaza, Imad al-Faluji, said politicians lied but religious leaders had a different objective - to work towards a higher good.

The imams and rabbis at this conference, which opened on Sunday, say the world is in crisis and it is time they acted to restore justice, respect and peace. . .

. . . When the Rabbi Metzger harangued mainstream Muslims for not standing up to Osama bin Laden, Islamic leaders nodded in agreement.

Both Muslim and Jewish leaders have shown a preparedness to take criticism.

There have also been strong expressions of opposition to any killing in the name of religion . .

. . . The religious leaders have three days to come up with a manifesto that aims to convert their words into actions.



Why do I keep remembering John Balls 1973 novel The Fourteenth Point?


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unionist
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posted 20 March 2006 01:01 AM      Profile for unionist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There was also Katherine Ann Porter's Ship of Fools.
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M. Spector
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posted 20 March 2006 01:37 AM      Profile for M. Spector   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Why don't we just let the bishops and mullahs run the world in one big happy theocracy?
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Vasil
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posted 20 March 2006 01:41 AM      Profile for Vasil     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Its already been done. The World Council of churches was created with that exact vision. To be a United Nations of Religions and, presumably, to foster unity.

All their efforts have been practically fruitless however.


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Hephaestion
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posted 20 March 2006 02:34 AM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Vasil:

All their efforts have been practically fruitless however.



... I am tempted to make some snarky comment about how that has something to do with their treatment of "the fruits"... oops! I just did!

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