Monday, September 18, 2006

Religious Groups need to get over themselves

Oh, so the Pope the other day mentioned in some address (quoting someone else) on how the Prophet Muhammad basically brought more war to the world, and has since apologized for the remark. However, whether they like it or not, the message stings of the truth.

Still, some of the Muslim groups are still protesting. He was only quoting a text, and for the love of God, it's pretty much true anyway! (I think God is probably shaking his head too.)

Perhaps the Pope should just admit that Christianity hasn't historically been any better than the Muslims; they've both caused inumerable wars and fatalities. I would like that, a humble Pope. Somehow, I don't think so: this Pope seems very, very "conservative".


At 10:54 a.m., Blogger James said...

You know, it's kinda funny. I was watching something on this last night and one thing struck me more than anything. The muslim community is upset because the Pope quoted that Mohammed spread religion "by the sword". Obviously, whether you agree with the statement or not, it's not something that the head of one of the largest organized religions should be saying/quoting. However, many muslims are refuting this quote by FIREBOMBING CHURCHES! It's a bit hypocritical in my eyes. Not that I think that the radical people who are doing these attacks speak for the muslim community as a whole, because I'm sure they don't, but it's these people who have given muslims the reputation of being a violent religion.

I think my favourite moment from the report on the news was when they were examining the Pope's history in dealing with muslims, and they had a quote from him from when he was a cardinal saying (I'm paraphrasing) "muslims have not yet adapted to modern culture". Ummm.... Okay....

You know what, when christianity finally leaves the 1950s and comes and joins the rest of us in the 21st century on issues like homosexuality, abortion, and the role of women in society, then maybe you can make a statement like that.

At 10:55 a.m., Blogger James said...

Just re-read the post, that really shouldn't read "many muslims", it should be "a few muslims" :)


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