Saturday, September 16, 2006

Proud To Be Catholic

All the hubub over the Pope's comments regarding Mohammed and Islam is just the usual mainstream leftist media tempest in a teapot. And, as usual, they have missed the real story. Instead, they have chosen to accuse the usual suspects. This time, it's Catholics (and all Christians by proxy).

CNN obtained the transcripts of the Holy Father's lecture, given at the University of Regensburg, in Germany. If they had bothered to read beyond the so-called offensive passage, they would have found an intriguing discussion of the meaning of faith and the truth of God, using reason and intellect to actually question the existence of God. Maybe it was too much like Sunday school. More likely, it required more intelligence to read and understand than the story writer possessed.

Another point: the person making the statement which the pope quotes is the Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Paleologus, in the 14th century. This quote, by the Byzantine Emperor, shows the fallacy of the Islamo-Fascist's argument:
"God is not pleased by blood, and not acting reasonably is contrary to God's nature. Faith is born of the soul, not the body. Whoever would lead someone to faith needs the ability to speak well and to reason properly, without violence and threats.... To convince a reasonable soul, one does not need a strong arm, or weapons of any kind, or any other means of threatening a person with death...."

1 comment:

Ahmedinajad said...


Terrorist School Teacher Arrested, as reported first onCNN

NEW YORK- A public school teacher was arrested today at John F. Kennedy
International Airport as he attempted to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a set square, a slide rule and a calculator.

At a morning press conference, Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez said he believes the man is member of the notorious Al-gebra movement. He did not identify the man, who has been charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of mathinstruction.

"Al-gebra is a problem for us," Gonzalez said. "They desire solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in search of absolute value. They use secret code names like 'x' and 'y' and refer to themselves as 'unknowns', but we have determined they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country. As the Greek philanderer Isosceles used to say, "There are 3 sides to every triangle."

When asked to comment on the arrest, President Bush said, "If God
had wanted us to have better weapons of math instruction, He would have
given us more fingers and toes."
(MUHAMMAD IN THE BIBLE),,31200-galloway_060806,00.html (Quran and Science)