Monday, June 18, 2007

Okay, now this is ridiculous...

I think I'll add a little buddha too...

Episcopal Minister Adds Islam to Christianity


SEATTLE (AP) -- The Reverend Ann Holmes Redding, an Episcopal priest for 20 year, says she became a Muslim last year, but still considers herself a Christian as well.

Redding, who says she accepted Islam after being profoundly moved by Muslim prayers, is to begin teaching the New Testament at Seattle University this fall.

Until recently, she was director of faith formation at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral.

Western Washington Bishop Vincent Warner says he accepts Redding as both an Episcopal priest and a Muslim, and finds the interfaith possibilities exciting.

The 55-year-old Redding says she doesn't feel that she has to resolve the differences between her two faiths -- especially over whether Jesus was God or just a prophet -- and hopes sharing her story can help ease religious tensions.

4 comments:

  1. Not too ridiculous. Muslims consider Jesus a prophet. Of course, she wouldn't be a Christian in the orthodox sense.

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  2. Lyn of Bloggin' OutloudJune 19, 2007 1:08 PM

    Nelson, you mention that Muslims consider Jesus a prophet and that is true. But Christians consider Jesus to be God-in-the-flesh, the Son of God and second person of the trinity, thus fully divine and fully human. So this becomes one key difference (there are many others)between Christianity and Islam - The Koran teaches that Allah has no son. The two religions are mutually exclusive based on the person of Jesus. lgp

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  3. What Lyn said.

    In fact, one big Muslim complaint about Christianity is the Triune God (the trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.) They consider it a great sin against the one and only true god, Allah, to put any other entities at equal status.

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  4. Yep! A whole lot has been said on this already, I feel like I'm simply banging my head against the wall when people don't get the fact that all religions are not the same! Lyn

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