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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI’s Satanic Verses

This entry was originally published at Techstickle


Pope ‘deeply sorry’ for offending Muslims
Pope Benedict XVI says he is “deeply sorry” for the reaction to comments he made about Islam, adding the remarks don’t reflect his own personal beliefs.

“These (words) were in fact a quotation from a medieval text which do not in any way express my personal thought,” Benedict told pilgrims Sunday at his summer palace outside Rome.

“At this time I wish also to add that I am deeply sorry for the reactions in some countries to a few passages of my address at the University of Regensburg, which were considered offensive to the sensibility of Muslims,” the pope said.

Security was tight as the pope made his Sunday speech, amid fears Benedict himself would be targeted.

Benedict had quoted from a book that sets down a conversation between Byzantine Christian Emperor Manuel Paleologos II and an educated Persian on the truths of the two religions.

The pope quoted the emperor saying that Islam was spread by violence and describing the Prophet Mohammed as “evil and inhuman.”

Experts say such an apology is unprecedented in the Roman Catholic church’s history.

The comments have sparked protests in the Muslim world and cast doubt on the pontiff’s upcoming trip to Turkey, scheduled for November. (keep reading)

1 comment:

Seven Star Hand said...

Hello all,

There is no truth without discernment and taking this situation out of context will never solve this world's problems. The straw that breaks the camel's back always follows the results of earlier deeds.

The Pope's choice of words were brain dead, in my humble opinion, if he was seeking to spread peace. He could have appealed for cooler heads and humility from all sides using any other words, but instead he chose to quote Crusade era hypocrisy that was guaranteed to inflame Muslims. Now we see the backtracking and spinning that always follows the gaffes of those afraid of simply telling the truth.

More proof that religion is the opposite of truth, wisdom, and justice

The "infallible" Grand Inquisitor (the pot) sought to lecture Islam (the kettle) about spreading religion through dark deeds by quoting a Dark Ages text while the USA and Europe are in the midst of the Neo-Crusades. The irony and absurdity in this situation is amazing, to say the least. It evidences both the fallacy and fallibility of those who vainly and arrogantly pretend to serve the Creator.

Dear Pope, ever heard of Karma or the golden rule? Ever stop to remember how the Vatican and western nations became so rich and powerful over the centuries? Ever consider giving up your blood drenched wealth and earthly power to end the blatant hypocrisy of your vane, materialistic, and duplicitous empire? Ever think of forgoing your peacock's robes to walk the walk instead of simply talking the talk? Remember the "eye of the needle" and "log and mote in the eye" parables? Is this a demonstration of your infallibility, wisdom, or utter blindness? As another wise one once said; What goes around comes around!

The West has killed far more Muslims (and other dark skins) than they have killed westerners, yet our press and leaders can only see Muslim and "third world" desperation in the face of western military and economic dominance and oppression, (in the name of God and country, by the way), as sources of evil in this world.

Guess what guys and girls, war, violence, and injustice are evil, no matter what the excuse or cause or who is doing it to whom. Anyone who thinks the Creator would judge religion, war, or any other profiteering at the expense of others as wise or acceptable activities has a very big surprise in store.

Here is Wisdom!!
...and here too...