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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Is Pope ready for a Debate???

He said That inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue(with Islam) is equally unequivocal.........

So Will He Debate Dr.Zakir Naik or Sami Zaatari??

If No.........

Then Is It Hypocrisy.....??

What are your thoughts???


then whose Job is it??

Update 2:

Debate or Dialogue.......Its same

Will he Dialogue with Saami Zaatari or Dr.Zalkir Naik????

Update 3:

Debate or Dialogue.......Its same

Will he Dialogue with Saami Zaatari or Dr.Zakir Naik????

7 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Debate and dialogue are not the same.

    Debate infers a contest with a winner and a loser and tends concentrate on the differences between people.

    Dialogue infers an exchange of ideas where all are winners, concentrates on similarities, and builds bridges between people.

    Dialogue between Catholics and Mulsims is already taking place all over the world. Just in the United States there is the

    - Midwest Dialogue of Catholics and Muslims

    - Mid-Atlantic Dialogue of Catholics and Muslims

    - West Coast Dialogue of Catholics and Muslims

    The Catholic Church teaches, "The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind's judge on the last day."

    "It is my ardent hope that Muslim and Christian religious leaders and teachers will present our two great religious communities as communities in respectful dialogue, never more as communities in conflict."

    -- Pope John Paul II, Meeting with Muslim Leaders in Omayyad Great Mosque, Damascus, May 6, 2001.

    Christians and Muslims, following their respective religions, point to the truth of the sacred character and dignity of the person. This is the basis of our mutual respect and esteem, this is the basis for cooperation in the service of peace between nations and peoples, the dearest wish of all believers and all people of good will.

    As an illustration of the fraternal respect with which Christians and Muslims can work together, I would like to quote some words addressed by Pope Gregory VII in 1076 to a Muslim prince in North Africa who had acted with great benevolence towards the Christians under his jurisdiction. Pope Gregory spoke of the particular charity that Christians and Muslims owe to one another “because we believe in one God, albeit in a different manner, and because we praise him and worship him every day as the Creator and Ruler of the world.”

    -- Pope Benedict XVI, Meeting with the President of the Turkish Religious Affairs Directorate in Ankara, Turkey, November 28, 2006.

    For more information, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church, section 841: and

    With love in Christ.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The oneness of God is what Catholics and Islam share. And this is true despite the fact the Church regards God as the Trinity. The Catholic Church will always have to maintain that she alone possesess the fullness of truth. That fact is based upon scripture in Matt: 16, verses 18-19. So what are you trying to debate? The articles of faith, such as the Trinity, are not debatable in the sense that such dogmas can be reversed. That controversy has been settled in the 4th century. So you cannot limit the debate on the Trinity to scripture. That dogma was formulated on parts of scripture combined with a valid reasoning process and faith. Again, the authority to do this is from the above verse in Matthew. All scripture can now be confidently interpreted as affirming the Trinity, but not necessarily as proof to others. You must first debunk Matt 16, verses 18-19 before any meaningful debate can produce any possitive result. I know the Pope wants to embrace all muslims in peace and love, but we cannot surrender the articles of faith in the process. The Church does teach that all who follow a sincere, honest and educated conscience can still be saved regardless of actual membership. However, she maintains that the best way to have such a conscience is through actual membership. But we cannot judge anyone. Only God is the judge. Any religion that does not allow freedom of conscience is, to that degree, a false religion. And that is just one reason why they do not possess the fullness of the truth.

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  • One would find it extremely difficult to defend the actions God™ himself in this age of hate and warfare.

    As to entering into dialogue or debate, the religious leaders of both Catholicism and Islam are on good terms.

    It is unwise to be roused by the rantings of hecklers. Sufficient that The Pope and the Islamic leaders are congenial and endeavouring with the best intentions and applied diplmacy and effort to bring peace and harmony to a troubled faithful and an angst ridden world community.

    Peace Upon The Great Almighty's Faithful ...

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  • lyssa
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Pope Benedict vs Dr. Zakir naik? confident i comprehend its previous due of me asking this question in spite of each thing the hype died down yet i nonetheless wanna comprehend why might Zakir Naik run remote from having a open debate on faith in front of the international media .Does this advise that Zakir Naik has no self belief interior the validity of his faith i.e. Islam. Ans: through fact zakir is conscious that the cult he follows would be uncovered as quickly as returned.

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  • He even cannot Debate , thats why ,

    Dr Zakir Naik is having More knowledge of Bible them Pop, so its dificult for him to do so ,

    so i will call him hypocrite

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  • Misty
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Yes, dialouge is not the same as debate.

    He is saying that we need to have communication, not a debate.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Dialog is not debate. The Pope was referring to finding common ground. It is not his responsibility to "prove" Christian Dogma.

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