12 June 2012

Was Islam a driving force in the division of Christendom? The Great Schism occurred just before the 1st Crusade. The Catholic Church had failed to safeguard the Holy Land and the Orthodox got upset. The Protestant Reformation happened after the fall of Constantinople and Islam spread over Central Europe.



Maybe the current changes.notable inthe American church are just a continuation of the same phenomenon.
Here's an interesting tidbit- the Patriatchate of Contantinople and other orthodox churches have a long history of negotiation with the Muslim powers where they reside. According to Wikipedia the Protestant German and Dutch princes obtained aid from the Muslim Ottoman Empire in the Princes' wars with the Catholic Church.



Until recently the Catholic Church had never had dialogue with any Muslum power.
The plot sickens- I just learned that about half of European Russia and Ukraine were Muslim until the mid-1500s
~from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_Europe



Throughout the 16th to 19th centuries, the Barbary States sent Barbary pirates to raid parts of Western Europe in order to capture Christian slaves to sell at slave markets in the Arab World throughout the Renaissance period.[11][12] According to Robert Davis, from the 16th to 19th century, pirates captured 1 million to 1.25 million Europeans as slaves. These slaves were captured mainly from the crews of captured vessels[13] and from coastal villages in Spain and Portugal, and from farther places like Italy, France or England, the Netherlands, Ireland and even Iceland.[11]
from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East-West_Schism This explains alot!





In 1453, the Eastern Roman Empire fell to the Ottoman Empire. But Orthodoxy was still very strong in Russia which became autocephalous (since 1448, although this was not officially accepted by Constantinople until 1589); and thus Moscow called itself the Third Rome, as the cultural heir of Constantinople.



from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_the_United_States





However, not all politicians were pleased with the religious neutrality of the Constitution, which prohibited any religious test. Anti-Federalists in the 1788 North Carolina ratifying convention opposed the new constitution; one reason was the fear that some day Catholics or Muslims might be elected president. William Lancaster said:.[28]

Let us remember that we form a government for millions not yet in existence.... In the course of four or five hundred years, I do not know how it will work. This is most certain, that Papists may occupy that chair, and Mahometans may take it. I see nothing against it.

Indeed, in 1788 many opponents of the Constitution pointed to the Middle East, especially the Ottoman Empire as a negative object lesson against standing armies and centralized state authority.[29]

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING issued for Ector, Crane, Ward counties. Storm is moving NE. Hail, frequent lightning associated with this storm
MAF: Hobbs [Lea Co, NM] trained spotter reports HAIL of quarter size (M1.00 INCH) at 07:21 PM CDT -- http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/lsr/#MAF/201206130021/201206130021
MAF: MAF issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Gaines [TX] till 8:30 PM CDT http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/vtec/#2012-O-NEW-KMAF-SV-W-0179
IF it holds together and IF it continues on this track northern parts of Midland may get some rain in about 40 minutes. Those are big ifs
MAF: MAF issues Areal Flood Advisory for Andrews, Gaines [TX] till 10:00 PM CDT http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/vtec/#2012-O-NEW-KMAF-FA-Y-0063
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MAF has issued a TORNADO WARNING FOR ANDREWS COUNTY UNTIL 9:30. Storm is west of andrews and moving east
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