I visited a believer’s website with the headline:
This sounded fine to me. A very interfaith gesture. Exactly what we need to see happen more to bring peace between religions.
I thought maybe this believer’s blog would say this openness and inclusion was indeed a very good thing.
Islam is against Christianity (so they say)
The National Cathedral was built just for Christian Americans (so they say)
Oh, I didn’t know these things.
Maybe because they aren’t true.
The religions don’t agree on a lot of things, but one could argue (and many Muslims and Christians say) that the basic teachings are pretty much the same. They aren’t “against” each other and can even live and pray together. In fact, this happens more often these days. I’ve planned and participated in just these kinds of community-building events.
The “National” Cathedral is an Episcopal Church and they can accept anyone they wish in their space. By default it has become a sanctuary in the nation’s capitol, for the NATION, and the nation includes people who are Muslim and many other faiths. . .as well as those of us without a faith.
The lying, fear-mongering and re-writing of history while representing Any God is unacceptable, unethical and frankly destroys any credibility someone’s faith might still have.
I’ll call people on this every chance I get.