Leading Roman Catholic apologist says secularism a bigger threat than Islam.
These are the words of Peter Kreeft. He is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and well-known Catholic apologist and author of over 45 books,
During a debate on his latest book, Kreeft had a lot to say about the “holiness” of Islam. Among other statements, the Roman Catholic underlined the “essence of Islam”.
“The theological essence of Islam, which is a radical submission to the will of God.”
Kreeft also compared the devout Muslim’s readiness to serve God to the “humility and obedience displayed by Christian saints.”
He also commented that this example could serve as a lesson to today’s Catholics,“who all too often treat the demands made by their own faith as mere suggestions, to be taken or rejected by the self-directed individual conscience.”
Kreeft also added that good Muslims can act, and have acted, as our allies in “international culture wars.”
Kreeft cited the fact that Islamic states have voted along with the Holy See and other Catholic countries within the United Nations to defeat population control programs that were supported by formerly Christian countries in Europe. The philosopher said he views the secular movement in Europe as more much more damaging to society than the theocentric mentality of Muslims.
“Our real enemies, as Christians, are demons,” said Kreeft. “It’s all too easy […] to think that Muslims or Communists are the problem, and if we can only defeat and subjugate them the Church will triumph.”
He went on to say that “secular enlightenment,” which rejects God completely, “is far more dangerous to our souls than a world religion that is devoted to worshipping the same God as Christians and Jews, albeit in a partial, somewhat primitive and distorted manner.”
Kreeft focuses on the commonality between the three major faiths: “Large elements of Islam are identical with Judaism and Christianity — because that’s where Mohammad got them.” ”In a profound sense,” the apologist added, “Islam and secular West are mirror images of each other.”
Source: Catholic News Agency Zenit. :
If there in anybody who do not believe that Catholicism and Islam comes from the same source, this is a good lesson.
The One World religion, will deny the cross. That God of the Bible has only One begotten Son, equal to Him self. That this Son, took our place on the cross. That all men deserve to die, and be sent to Hell. But those who believe in Jesus, and only them, will be saved from the coming wrath of God.
This is the gospel, rejected by both Rome and Mecca. They will surely unite, in the final war on the Word of God.