[quote:uolljmf4]You continue to state the issue in the incorrect manner, implying that the Church has equated the Moslem view of God with the truth. I will quote once more what you, as a Catholic, are beholden to accept as the teaching of the Church, whatever your personal opinion on the matter may be:
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 [b:uolljmf4]together with us they adore the one, merciful God[/b:uolljmf4], mankind’s judge on the last day.”[/quote:uolljmf4]
Ok, I’ll accept it as the teaching of the Church, despite having a slight different opinion.
[quote:uolljmf4]Whatever your example, the rise of the Moslem people was promised by God to Abraham.[/quote:uolljmf4]
Was? Are you asserting that by the fact that the Arabs (or the Arab muslims) claim to trace their descendence to Abraham through Ishmael? I can conclude that God indirectly pointed out that Arabs would exist, not necessarily muslims (although He obviously already knew they would exist).
I know God promised that Abraham’s progeny would be fruitful, but I can’t see how you imply the rise of the Muslims there. I mean, the existence of Arabs, sure – there are still millions of Christian Arabs today, despite the islamic onslaught – but the rise of Islam, I can’t see how that was a promise.