Sunday, September 17, 2006

Religious Wars

First off, let me state that the Roman Catholic Church and its leader Pope Benedict (I can't help but still think of him as Cardinal Rat-slinger(sic)) are not among my favorite people. They have oppressed people, destroyed families and individuals more than any pornographer or abortion provider could ever think. So it is somewhat ironic that I support The Pope in his battle with radical, out-of-control Islam.

The Pope, in a speach, referred to Islam as violent and inhuman. The Pope referred to criticism of the Prophet Mohammed by 14th century Emperor Manuel II Palaeologus. The emperor said everything Mohammed brought was evil and inhuman "such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached". Using the terms "jihad" and "holy war", the Pope said violence was "incompatible with the nature of God".

Well, if the shoe fits.... Repression of women, executions for everything, harsh laws, hypocracy, the refusal to separate religion from state, Muslims killed for converting to Christianity. "Peace-loving" Palestinians dancing in the streets in celebration of the butchery of 9/11. Jews routinely portrayed as monkeys and pigs in Islamist media. Many Muslins publically (and the majority privately) accept the glorification of homicide bombers. Women stoned for adultery and gays and lesbians hung in the streets. Islam is hardly sweet,soft and cuddly.

The Pope has apologized.

The apology of course didn't appease the blood thursty Muslims, educated that everything is insulting to them.

Violence indeed erupted through much of the Muslim world. Palestinians have attacked churches in the West Bank and Gaza. An Italian nun was killed in Muslim controled Somalia in retailiation. Peaceful Islam at work. Where is that apology?? Don't hold your breath, we will never hear it.

I just keep clinging to hope saner minds will prevail. And maybe some day we'll stop killing each other over fairy tales and 100,000 virgins.

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