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Julius Civitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-18-06 10:44 AM
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65. I'm divided over this matter
Edited on Mon Sep-18-06 10:49 AM by Julius Civitatus
This is how I see this issue:

- On one hand, I think the pope was not prudent by bringing a quote from the renaissance to criticize those who (in this day and age) use violence for religious purposes. Out of curiosity I have read the full quote that Ratrzinger read in his speech, and I actually don't think it is all that offensive, but that's just my opinion (It is a historical fact that Islam did spread by the sword. There is no question about that.) Again, being the pope, he should be more savvy at dealing with other religions or even looking like he may be criticizing other religions. He should exercise maximum diplomacy.

That said...

- On the other hand, I'm getting SICK AND TIRED at the violent overreaction of Muslims around the world every time anyone says something they don't like. Whether it is an editorial cartoon or a speech by the pope, their reaction is just predictable. Burning churches in Palestine, shooting elderly nuns on the back? WTF? For a f*cking comment?

Enough of this shit. This is not acceptable, and the international community should figure out a way to deal this crap. These INTOLERANT attitudes are medieval and have no place in today's world.

Am I the only one that finds it ironic how these radical Muslims go on violent riots every time someone in the Western world mentions that they use their religion for violent purposes? Hello????
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