Germany – Oct. 31, 2013
Just a few years ago he thought this would not matured, confessed Hartmut Demski. To the annual reception of the Protestant church district yesterday evening but asked the superintendent of the approximately 140 invited guests for donations to a Muslim house of worship planned by the community Ditib mosque in Hausen namely sting.
“Islam has long since arrived in Remscheid,” the Protestant clergy. “We should be people who want to pray, do not hide in backyards.” To fit the theme that the church district had set over his reception on the eve of Reformation Day. Tolerance was there, and two speakers approached him from the Muslim and Christian position.
Professor Mouhanad Khorchide, born in Lebanon’s Islamic Studies at the University of Münster and do not know longer understood in the sense of the overused word Erduldens of tolerance.
“It’s about mutual recognition and, therefore, to accept the other as an asset,” he said. Nothing else did the Prophet Muhammad as he intended – probably unintentionally – founded a new religion. “It’s not about what is on the birth certificate,” said Khorchide. “It’s about God’s intention into reality.’s Love and mercy”
Both Muslims and Christians were not bestowed each other for a long time. But Catholics and Protestants had initially “live painful learning process,” one said to the second speaker of the evening.
Tolerance works only under the “dictatorship of relativism”
Professor Martin is Ohst church historian and professor at the University of Wuppertal. “The Reformation of society taught tolerance,” said Lennep. “People had to learn to live together constructively.”
But that it was the historian no doubt, succeed only in recognition of what Benedict once called the “dictatorship of relativism”. Ohst professor put it: “If you look at their own faith as the only true no hint of skepticism, which will raise no real respect for the faith of others.”