By Tom Quiner
The Muslim scholar had an apartment in Philadelphia.
The apartment allowed him to have a dog.
He got a new job in another city, and, unfortunately, it did not allow pets.
So what was he going to do with this dog that he acknowledged he loved? Why kill it, of course.
Catholic scholar, Scott Hahn, relates this story in the video clip above. Mr. Hahn thought he was joking and blurted out,
“With love like that, who needs hate?”
The Muslim scholar was not amused, because he was dead serious. His reaction explains the dilemma Christians face when discussing their faith with Muslims. The scholar accused Mr. Hahn of blasphemy when he called God our “Father,” and when he called Jesus the “Son of God.”
Muslims do not view God as a father, since that is a human term which, in the mind of a Muslim, places limits on God. Rather, Allah owns us, we are his property, his slaves, so to speak, just as the Muslim scholar owned his dog.
Watch the clip above, titled “Blasphemy for Breakfast.” Scott Hahn explains how he tried to find some level of common ground in discussing faith as a Christian with a practitioner of the Muslim religion.
The meeting ended badly.