The Anglican cathedral in Glasgow, in its interfaith zeal, invited a Muslim to read from the Qu’ran in the divine service for Epiphany. The purpose was to show that Muslims too honor Jesus. The reader did read the accounts of Jesus’s birth in the Muslim holy book, but then went on to read the passage that specifically denies that Jesus is God’s son.
A controversy has broken out, but the point should be clear: All religions do NOT teach the same things. And to pretend otherwise, as interfaith services do, is a failure to respect the integrity of the different religions. [Read more…]