Friday, September 15, 2006

Proving the Pope's Point

Once again, true believers adhering to the "religion of peace" fail to see the irony of rioting over what violent, barbarian behavior their religion promotes. So sweet. So docile.

Here is what enraged the enlightened ones:

The row broke out over a lecture given by the Pope on Tuesday at his old university at Regensburg. His central theme was one on which he has touched repeatedly in recent months - the need to reconcile faith and reason.

He quoted from a little-known medieval text recording debates between a Byzantine emperor and an educated Persian. The Pope recalled that the emperor had told his adversary: "Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached."

Benedict acknowledged the "startling brusqueness" of the remark, but went on to endorse fully the view that "spreading the faith through violence is something unreasonable".

Ever wish for another Crusade? Just asking..

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