He was fully in his rights to say what he said. He shouldn't have backed down. Though i disagree with him, it is his job to defend his faith and discount others.
Ah, Charles, you're being stupid again. Take the time to understand what the Pope said and not what the very biased BBC reported.The Pope's comment's, taken in their context, are inflamatory - but a few fundamentalists have flamed the fires of hate. This is one of your biggest weaknesses as a blogger, you're inablity to understand world events. Whether it's the Pope or Afghanistan.
I agree, but you have to remember in all fairness he has ADHD and cannot even work.
In all fairness the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission and the Government said so.....
I think that we need to take a moment, and realize that this was read from an ancient text manuscript in an Academic setting, and it is a matter of recorded history, if he had spoken a lie then I could very well understand the Islamic world getting bent out of shape over this, but what the Holy Father read was from, was an Ancient text of that time in history. We in the Christian call it the dark ages, or Midevil Church history, it was not a statement off the cuff or without thinking. It was read solely in an Academic setting and was not intended for General Public consumption. I have been in University myself and have had was introduced and have to read some contraversial material but that was part of my studies in University. Was some or, a lot of what I read contrary to my faith and beliefs as a Christian, yes it was. But you have to get through it any. And I did not lose my Faith In God because of it. Infact, it made my faith stronger.
You guys got to remember , "Talk of the Town" is dead now, so all the same old cronies are probably on this blog site, anonymous, that is, IF they're computer literate.
There is no such thing as a pope making a 'purely academic speech'. Everywhere he goes the media follows him and every speech is recorded. He made the quote, but then he didn't say that he disagreed with it. That's pretty specious arguing. I can quote a speech from Hitler about jews and then say "oh, but I didn't say it, I was just quoting Hitler". The pope is not stupid, he knew damn well this would get muslims irate, that's why he did it. It's been awhile since we've seen muslims taking to the streets,so every once in a while somebody has to say something blasphemous so that all the righteous christians can comment on what savages they are for daring to make public demonstrations. But what do you expect from a pope who was a member of the Hitler Youth Corps. I don't even want to know what was burning when the smoke came out the chimney announcing him as pope!
Charles :The Pope is Old Germany as you're always talking about :Why even cover him or even write anything about the Catholic Church.
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