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Catholics Not Allowed to Read the Bible, all the way up to the 1970s

Taken from here:

http://catholicbridge.com/catholic/did_the_catholic_church_forbid_bible_reading.php

We’ve interviewed dozens of older Catholics, and ex Catholics, including those who now go to Evangelical Churches, to try to gain an understanding of the charge that Catholics weren’t allowed to read their Bibles in the 1930’s – 1970’s.

It is true that earlier in this century, in some Catholic circles, people were not encouraged to read their Bibles. This discouragement was a mistake. The Church does not claim that these types of mistakes have not been made.

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Moses, Yahweh and the name Joseph

Many claim that  Joseph is a theophoric-name rooted in the word Yahweh, meaning  “Yahweh will Add” instead of “He will Add”. Now we know that the name Yahweh was first revealed to Moses:

Exodus 6:3 English Standard Version

I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by my name the LORD(Yahweh) I did not make myself known to them.

If the name Yahweh was first revealed to Moses, and Moses came after the Prophet Joseph, how can Joseph be “Yahweh will Add”.?

 

[IslamQA] Ruling on Eating Mermaids

https://web.archive.org/web/20120311214238/http://islamqa.info/en/ref/103991

It was taken off the site, but I still managed to get a hold of it. I archive this purely for posterity.

Praise be to Allaah.

A mermaid is a creature that lives in water and looks like a human. As to whether it really exists or it is a mythical being, that is subject to further discussion.

It says in a footnote in al-Mawsoo’ah al-Fiqhiyyah (5/129): From the modern academic resources that are available to us, it may be understood that the mermaid, which is called Sirène in French, is a mythical creature that is described in fairy tales as having an upper body like a woman and a lower half like a fish.

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Muslims can go to Heaven according to Roman Catholicism!

Taken from here and here:

841 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.”330

[IslamQA]Prophet Daniel in Islam: A Prophet buried after Prophet Muhammad(saw)?

Taken from here:

I have question regarding the prophet Daniel . Who was he (Biography) and is it true that during the reigin of Umar that some of the Companions found him and reburied him?

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Children, a Prophet, and Bears oh my!

I just thought this story of Elisha the prophet of God was interesting and thought I would share this for people who are confronted by Haters who try to say Muhammed “killed innocent people who did not want to follow Islam or mocked him” we have all heard the lies over and over so I shan’t regurgitate them here. Here the Prophet Elisha has 42 children torn apart for calling him bald and mocking him

So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake. And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head. And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them. And he went from thence to mount Carmel, and from thence he returned to Samaria.
2 Kings 2:22-25 KJVR
So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake. And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head. And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them. And he went from thence to mount Carmel, and from thence he returned to Samaria.
2 Kings 2:22-25 KJVR

The Crusader Bishop of Acre, Jacques de Vitry’s description of the Crusaders

Taken from Gustav Le Bon’s La Civilisation des Arabes (1884):

Original French:

« Une génération méchante et perverse, des enfants scélérats et dégénérés, des hommes dissolus, des violateurs de la loi divine, étaient sortis des premiers croisés, hommes religieux et agréables à Dieu, comme la lie sort du vin et le marc de l’olivier, ou comme l’ivraie sort du froment, et la rouille de l’airain… Pour la plus légère cause ils étaient entre eux en procès, en querelle, en guerre civile ; souvent même ils demandaient du secours contre les chrétiens aux ennemis de notre foi… Il n’y a, dans la terre de promission que des impies, des sacrilèges, des voleurs, des adultères, des parricides, des parjures, des bouffons, des moines lascifs et des religieux impudiques. »

English Translation as follows:

“A wicked and perverse generation, villains and degenerate children, dissolute men, violators of God’s law;  came out of the [so-called] first crusaders, religious men and those pleasing to God. As the dregs going out of the wine and pomace  from the olive tree or as the chaff out of wheat, and the rust of brass … For the slightest cause [and most trivial reason], they would find themselves [disputing] in front of a court, and were constantly engaged in quarrel and in civil war; … Within the Promised Land were only the ungodly; the blasphemous, thieves, adulterers, murderers, perjurers, jesters, promiscuous monks and prostituted nuns . “

Queen Elizabeth II is a descendant of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) ?

Taken from here:

‘United Press International
October 10, 1986
MOSLEMS IN BUCKINGHAM PALACE

Mixed in with Queen Elizabeth’s blue blood is the blood of the Moslem prophet Mohammed, according to Burke’s Peerage, the geneological guide to royalty. The relation came out when Harold B. Brooks-Baker, publishing director of Burke’s, wrote Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to ask for better security for the royal family. ”The royal family’s direct descent from the prophet Mohammed cannot be relied upon to protect the royal family forever from Moslem terrorists,” he said. Probably realizing the connection would be a surprise to many, he added, ”It is little known by the British people that the blood of Mohammed flows in the veins of the queen. However, all Moslem religious leaders are proud of this fact.”

Brooks-Baker said the British royal family is descended from Mohammed through the Arab kings of Seville, who once ruled Spain. By marriage, their blood passed to the European kings of Portugal and Castille, and through them to England’s 15th century King Edward IV. ‘

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