Prince Hassan of Jordan delivered a lecture on Sunday at the Orthodox Club to an audience of Christian and Muslim leaders entitled “Christianity and Oriental Arab Identity.”
During the lecture he declared that although a minority in terms of numbers, Arab Christians have made huge contributions to Arab culture.
Prince Hassan noted that Arab Christians are credited for preserving the Arabic language and identity, as Christianity was an important religion in the Arab world since the time before Islam. “The challenge facing Arabs, Christians and Muslims alike, is finding a workable medium in joint and separate interactions with the secular world,” he said. “The challenge lies in finding common moral and ethical grounds in humankind’s “natural law” of right and wrong. One wonders whether separating religion and state leads to a faithless state.”
Noting that no religion calls for or justifies murder, he stressed that religion emanates from a belief in salvation and mercy, not hatred and violence.
“There is no way to resolve all intellectual, political, religious and social issues but through dialogue,” he said.
Source; Jordan Times
My comment; Despite his royal title, Prince Hassan is just a typical politician and he’s doing his job, trying to keep a balance among Jordan’s many ethnic groups and keeping Jordan from the massive civil strife that have plagued other multicultural societies in the region like Lebanon and Iraq.
What he doesn’t realize is that by working for “interfaith dialogue” to “keep the peace” he is playing right into the hands of the One World Religion which says that there is no meaningful distinction between religions which “all worship the same god.”
The Christian leaders who attended this lecture, like their counterparts in other Muslim dominated countries, are lying to themselves and their own congregations when they say that they will find safety in forging a common destiny with Muslim’s and pagans instead of staying true to their own Scriptures which include Jesus’ unequivocal statement from John 14: 16;
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”
Written by Aaron