Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Can you be a Christian and a Muslim at the same time?

Fr. Chuck would say yes...

But, you ask, can a person be both a Muslim and a Christian? As I've said
before, if Jesus is to be believed, what leads to salvation is our loving God
with all our heart, mind and soul, and loving our neighbor as ourselves. Can a
Muslim do that? Sure. Can a Christian do that? Absolutely. So, if the question
is, can both Muslims and Christians be embraced by God's love and be granted
entry in to heaven, then my answer is YES. That might not be the question,
however. Now, there are many who profess to be Buddhist Christians or Taoist
Christians – most of what I've heard has to do with eastern religions – and in
the Orient, there seems to be little problem with a person holding complimentary
religious views. Maybe you read Life of Pi which was so popular a couple of
years ago. The main character ultimately embraced Hinduism, Islam, and
Christianity, causing his entire family heartburn. So embracing more than one
faith is not unheard of, and I suppose it works for some.

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