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Thursday, December 18, 2003

Bush is Right

Commandment the First: Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God?

A little while back, President Bush was asked in a press conferenece if he believed that Muslims worship the same God as Chistians and Jews. He answered yes, to the wrath of many Evangelicals, 79% of whom (according to a poll entitled Evangelical Views of Islam), disagree with the idea that Christians and Muslims pray to the same God.

Bush's disgreement with his fellow Evangelicals was in line with the teaching of the Catholic Church, as defined in the CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH:

    The Church's relationship with the Muslims. "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."