Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Vocation crisis spreading...



There seems to be a shortage of Imams.

What if the American dream corrupts Islam too?  What if materialism eats away at Mohammedanism?  Imagine, no religion too.  Fallen away Muslims.  Dissident Muslims.

Perhaps communists secretly infiltrated the Imam-seminaries?  Or the gays?  What if?  If not, why not?  If the shortage continues, maybe they should permit women Imams... Memaws?  Where are the feminists?

Whatever, Mosques are hiring:
The Spokane Islamic Center wants something mosques all across the country are seeking and can't seem to find: an educated, bilingual, experienced imam who understands American culture.

According to the report "The American Mosque 2011" by University of Kentucky professor Ihsan Bagby, half of all mosques in the U.S. have no full-time staff, and only 44 percent of imams work as paid, full-time leaders.

"What we're looking for is hard to find; it's a hot commodity," El-Aarag said. "One option is maybe downgrading our requirements and finding someone with not as much experience, someone we can help and work with." - Read more here.
 
A note of caution:  On "downgrading our requirements" - not the best idea, the Jesuits tried that and it didn't work so well.

 
I don't know!
I think it could be a veiled
citicism of something 
traditionally Catholic,
but I'm just not sure.

3 comments:

  1. Balthasar4:29 PM

    "who understands American culture"

    modernist alert!! definitely call Donohue.

    As a matter of fact the only imam I've ever met is definitely heterodox. The Arab half of his small town America mosque congregation has not a few discontents. But they don't really have NCRs, Collegevilles, Notre Dames, etc. like we do. At least that's what my friend tells me.

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  2. Memaws! Maybe they ARE the answer! Milk and cookies for everybody!

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  3. " I don't know!
    I think it could be a veiled
    citicism of something
    traditionally Catholic,
    but I'm just not sure."

    That is too funny :)

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