A soon to be retiring Dutch Catholic Priest has sparked a controversy in The Netherlands with an idiotic suggestion:
Bishop Tiny Muskens, from the southern diocese of Breda, told Dutch television on Monday that God did not mind what he was named and that in Indonesia, where Muskens spent eight years, priests used the word "Allah" while celebrating Mass.
"Allah is a very beautiful word for God. Shouldn't we all say that from now on we will name God Allah? ... What does God care what we call him? It is our problem."
All to foster "Understanding", and brotherhood, and... and 92% of 4,000 people questioned in a recent survey in the country think the idea is nuts. ;-D
That's the 1st sign of any sense in that country in years, as Muslims are causing all sorts of upheaval in that country, and the rest of Europe.
I agree with this guy:
Gerrit de Fijter, chairman of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands, told the paper he welcomed any attempt to "create more dialogue", but added: "Calling God 'Allah' does no justice to Western identity. I see no benefit in it."
The AP report is here.