Monday, September 18, 2006

The Pope is RIGHT [link]

Pope Benedict XVI uses a quote from an ancient source while giving an address on “Faith, Reason, and the University.” The reason for the quote? To make this point (courtesy of Thomas F. Madden at NRO):

The pope’s purpose in citing this passage is made clear almost immediately. “The decisive statement in this argument against violent conversion is this: not to act in accordance with reason is contrary to God's nature. The editor [of Manuel’s dialogue], Theodore Khoury, observes: For the emperor, as a Byzantine shaped by Greek philosophy, this statement is self-evident. But for Muslim teaching, God is absolutely transcendent. His will is not bound up with any of our categories, even that of rationality.”

A dry, philisophical point. The Pope might as well have been discussing 13th Century tax law.

Of course, Muslim activists don't care about reasoned debate. They are looking for any reason to cry for violence and jihad. So, they will distort the Pope's words and howl with outrage. Mind you, these are the same Muslims who hurl insults at everyone else on a regular basis. They can dish it out but they can't take it.

Diplomatic niceties are lost on these people. They need to be taught a lesson: if they don't act like civilized people, they will not be treated like civilized people.

They claim that love death as much as we love life. Maybe we should take them at their word.
As long as they have nothing to lose, they will act as wild as they can. The wilder they act, the more subdued we are and the more they gain. This cannot continue forever...they will believe their rhetoric and use WMD against the Western World, and then all hell will break loose.

We need to use harsh language now...or else we will use nuclear weapons later.


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