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Pope Apologises by pedro64 on 17 September 2006 8:18pm
The Pope apologised today stating his views on linking Islam to violence were taken out of context.Just watched the BBC news tonight observed Muslims in London burning effigies and shouting death to the pope and to hell with Christianity.The mind still boggles
Re: Pope Apologises by pedro64 on 17 September 2006 9:18pm
Further news BBC 745pm Catholic nun murdered in Somalia shot in the back by its believed Muslim radicals in retaliation of the popes speech. Mind still boggles.
Re: Pope Apologises by world traveller on 17 September 2006 9:46pm
Bet he is sweating it now.He should know better that this fanatical religion would react the way it did!
Re: Pope Apologises by sighthound on 17 September 2006 10:44pm
He didn't apologise for his remarks; he just said that he was "sorry" for the reaction they caused. There is no way he could have been unaware of how insulting he was being when he said them.
It has been known for a long time that this pope did not approve of his predecessor's ecumenical approaches to other religions, especially Islam. He is as intolerant as many of the people protesting him. It never ceases to amaze me how much hatred can be generated when men, of whatever religion, claim they are speaking in the name of God.
Re: Pope Apologises by tucsonmike on 17 September 2006 11:43pm
Yes religion causes these problems, but the U.K. is a predominately Christian nation. For them to be shouting, "death to Christianity," the mind does boggle.

I have soured on organized religion. It seems to be a great way to get folks to kill each other instead.
Re: Pope Apologises by perfectbitch on 18 September 2006 12:09am
He wasn't given the name "God's rotweiller" for nothing.

I agree Mike, but I love the paradox that fundamental Islam is as anti- evolutionary theory as fundamental Christianity but they want to "kill" Christianity when Darwin effectively did that when he published over 150 years ago. I think my mind's past boggling.

Re: Pope Apologises by Ellerd on 18 September 2006 1:52am
The Pope's comments would be funny if the situation wasn't so serious. The leader of the Catholic faith criticising Islam and violence? Doesn't Benny read history books - Spanish Inquisition, Crusades anyone?

As for Islam's response, as the saying goes people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

Hypocrisy all-round! :(
Re: Pope Apologises by pandab on 19 September 2006 3:48am
I draw the distinction between faith and religion. Faith is a wonderful and strengthening thing. Religion is, I am increasingly convinced, one of the world's great curses.

Ever since one human first compared beliefs with another, religion has spawned misery, and monotheistic or otherwise, no religion that I know of is innocent of it.

I had my differences of opinion with John-Paul II, but I really admired the man for at least trying to reach out to other religions. You can claim he wasn't always successful, but you can't say he didn't try.

This situation breaks my heart. I don't know who I'm more disgusted with.

Re: Pope Apologises by kazzzz on 19 September 2006 4:26am
God's rottweilller.
How appropriate. What strikes me about all of this is how unsuprised I am with the actions of the Catholic church yet again.
Re: Pope Apologises by arty_farty on 19 September 2006 11:08am
how comes almost all of the world leaders have no tact?
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