Friday, September 15, 2006

What Was the Pope Thinking?!?

The sitting Pope, Benedict XVI, apparently decided to quote 14th century Byzantine Christian Emperor Manuel Paleologos II and his talk of Islam. No big deal. Except what Paleogos said was Muhammed didn't introduce anything new except violence and inhumanity.

Has this pope been living in the Vatican or in a cave? Listen your popeness, its generally not conisdered intelligent to insult Muslims. They tend to get a little cranky.

As if the clashes between Islam and other religions weren't prominent enough, we've got the world's largest symbol (for better or for worse) of Christianity basically taunting Islam before taking a November visit to Islamic country Turkey. Through his underlings, the pontiff has said he didn't intend to offend anyone.

Look, if you're quoting, you've obviously taken the time to read it and you're quoting it for some purpose. What I'd like to know is what exactly that purpose was.

Thanks alot Pope.


Piccu said...

I just want to know the context of the quote. Surely he didn't say he agreed with it. I just wonder what was said before and after he quoted this before more people get blown up.

Travis said...

That was the problem, in the article it says the Pope neither expressly agreed with nor repudiated the emperor's remarks.

Am I getting smarter or are all world leaders getting dumber by the minute?

Orelinde_03 said...

I think he partook in a bit too much sacrimental wine. If you are going to quote, have something solid to back you up.

In this case he didn't. And there are more than enough people waiting to pounce on His Holiness, due to his past.