Islam, the Pope wades in

Discussion in 'Multinational HQ' started by armchair_jihad, Sep 13, 2006.

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  1. No George W is doing just fine

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  2. Yes Jerusalem shall be washed in the blood of the heritic

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  3. Only if Tony can be a Cardinal to make sure things go spiningly

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  4. Allah Akbar Crusader dogs you have lost

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  5. Are there any other candidates please

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  1. Pope Benedict XVI weighed in Tuesday on the delicate issue of rapport between Islam and the West: He said that violence, embodied in the Muslim idea of jihad, or holy war, is contrary to reason and God’s plan, while the West was so beholden to reason that Islam could not understand it.

    He began his speech, by quoting a 14th-century Byzantine emperor, Manuel II Paleologus, in a conversation with a “learned Persian” on Christianity and Islam — “and the truth of both.”

    “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 the sword by the faith he preached,” the pope quoted the emperor.

    He went on to say that violent conversion to Islam was contrary to reason and thus “contrary to God’s nature.” The Italian newspaper La Repubblica, said that “the text reveals his deep mistrust regarding the aggressive side of Islam. Certainly he closes the door to an idea which was very dear to John Paul II — the idea that Christians, Jews and Muslims have the same God and have to pray together to the same God,”

    Article in full

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/13/world/europe/13pope.html?pagewanted=2&ei=5094&en=69571027cead2824&hp&ex=1158206400&partner=homepage
     
  2. Pot, this is kettle. You appear to be dark in colour...

    :roll: :roll: :roll:

    The only reason his church is not doing the 'holy war' thing, is because western civilisation has matured enough not to believe that everything the pope says is gospel truth.
     
  3. Spanish Inquisition anyone?


    No one expects the spanish inquisition...........
     
  4. Blimey - the Pope lining up against Islam - that's new !!
     
  5. He's not The Messiah.... He's a very naughty boy!
     
  6. I'm Brian
     
  7. Now he won't be able to take any cosmetics, gels, electronics out with him in his popemobile after joining the shaven chimp and liar man in upsetting Muslims.

    He needs to meet Rt Hon George Galloway MP for his take on Christianity and Islam!
     
  8. interesting...do tell
     
  9. I'm Brian and so's my wife!!
     
  10. No, I'm Brian
     
  11. Ok, hands up all those that want to be crucified in the jewish sector
     

  12. '1st door on the right, one cross each....' :)
     
  13. Nail em up thats what I say... Nail some sense into them!!

    Wonderful race the Romans....
     
  14. Nothing to tell LI - take a listen to TalkSport 1900z Sat Sun for Geo Galloways exciting take on all things religious and political.
     
  15. At last...some clear leadership on this issue! I'm off to wash my white surcoat and get the red cross out of the dry cleaning...God and my right!