letter to the Three Faiths Forum
My son says: God unites - Religion divides
and sub-divides. By basing your movement on the different
faiths, we are barking up the wrong tree.
Let us by-pass Faith and go straight for the Faithful.
Let us forget about Judaism, Christianity and Islam and
talk about Jews, Christians and Moslems. There is no doubt
that all these believers acknowledge, worship and recognise
the same God. The simple formula is to say that all believers
in Monotheism are equal in every respect, including intermarriage
I would encourage new branches in Monotheism. The movement
can then expand into the unknown areas and bring the whole
of mankind within the belief in the One True God. Jews
started it and Jews should take it forward. Judaism was
never meant to convert the world. "We saved ourselves
by our endeavours and we hope to save the world by our
When the Second Temple was destroyed, only the Jews worshipped
the One True God. Now, with the rebirth of the State of
Israel, we find that half of mankind recognises the God
of Abraham, the God of Israel. We cannot ignore this important
development. We have to celebrate this important fact.
A reader of The Scribe recently asked, "How would
you deal with re-building Solomon's temple?" My answer
was "Solomon's Temple was already re-built by the
Caliph Abdul Malik as the Dome of the rock" on the
exact site of the original Temple. This should now be
made available to all followers of Monotheism.
Whether or not there is a God, or there was a process
of creation etc, can remain for future debate, but belief
in Creation and a Creator will remain in vogue for a long
time to come.
Pope John Paul the 2nd prayed at a Jewish synagogue and
a Muslim mosque and was the first pope to admit that there
are various ways to heaven. His last word, seconds before
he died, was Amen, which is remarkable as being the word
regularly used by all monotheistic faiths. He would be
in favor by a unified approach to monotheism.