The European Union Creed - the emerging One World Religion
Further to the European Union joining with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the Arab League and the Commission of the African Union to declare ‘the importance of respecting all prophets’, His Grace has forged the emerging orthodox creed from their declaration.
By definition, a creed is a summary or statement of what one believes. We are beginning to see the religious orthodoxy to which all citizens of the EU (and, thanks to Baroness Warsi, the UK) are to be subject.
The words of this new creed are all theirs; the literary skill His Grace's. He would like to call it 'The Euro-Beast Creed' (aka the supranational, pantheistic, syncretised multi-faith declaration of faith), but that would attract all manner of millennialist End-Time prophets. So, instead, he pondered the precedents set by the ecumenical creeds of Christendom - the Nicene Creed, the Apostles' Creed, and the Athanasian Creed. Equivalents might be the Brussels Creed, the Elders' Creed, and the Benedictine Creed. But since His Holiness had no hand in this, and since the distinguished World Elders have been usurped by such political nonentities as Baroness Ashton (European Union), Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu (OIC) and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (African Union), and since Brussels is a little too parochial, His Grace has settled on:
The European Union CreedThis 'light of (mutual) respect' is more than a little concerning in its implications for the orthodox adherents of all faiths and none. There should be no compulsion to 'respect' the heresies, blasphemies and superstitions of others. Indeed, the secularists and humanists of the Enlightenment in particular need to be increasingly vigilant. But for the Christians, as it is written: 'And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.' The recusants will be persecuted, and heretics tortured and executed. We have been warned.
We believe in the importance of respecting all prophets,
regardless of which religion they belong to.
We share a profound respect for all religions.
We are united in our belief in the fundamental importance
of religious freedom and tolerance.
We condemn any message of hatred and intolerance.
We call for an end to violence wherever it has appeared.
Reason rather than rage must prevail.
We call for peace and restraint.
We reiterate our strong commitment
to work for full respect of religion.
What joins us together across regions and religions
is far greater than what separates us.
The only answer to the darkness of intolerance and ignorance
is the light of mutual respect.