Will the Pope call upon the Knight +++Templars in his Holy War?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Those 100 Swiss Guards in their colorful cute outfits will not be much help with their swords and lances in case something nasty starts. The Pope better have some better backup.
- 1 decade ago
The pope never called for a Holy War its the muslims who are doing all the calling.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Well.. I predicted some two years ago that I would expect the POPE's involvement with Germany in the making of a new HOly War with Islam. I believe it very strongly
- 1 decade ago
What Holy War? The muslims are the ones declaring holy war.
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- Vayu WLv 41 decade ago
Pope Benedict, unlike many of his colleagues in Rome, has not succumbed to either the pretensions of Christian universalism or the mumbo jumbo of inter-faith dialogue. He has rightly viewed both Christianity and the Catholic Church as load-bearing pillars of Western civilisation. He has disavowed the growing secularisation of national cultures and, by implication, called into question the moral relativism which accompanies the practice of multiculturalism in the EU.
The Regensburg lecture amounted to a Christian critique of the violence that is inherent in political Islam. However, rather than fall back on the politically expedient and customary detachment of Islamism from Islam, the Pope chose to distinguish between Christianity's reason-based European underpinnings and Islam's faith-based traditions centred also on literal acceptance of its texts. By implication, his lecture was also an attack on some of the more aggressively evangelical churches found in the US and would have been treated as such if the references to the Byzantine experience had been omitted. In arguing that violence was at odds with reason, the Pope was also tacitly repudiating some of Christianity's bloody inheritance, but this aspect of his lecture has been overshadowed by the furore over Islamic certitudes.
What the Pope argued last week
--- is not strikingly original.
---Many of the contemporary critiques of Islam have dwelt at length on the fact that the apparent finality of the Koran has made it difficult for Islam to experience a Reformation. ---
---What is also undeniable is that whereas the claims of Islam to be a religion of peace have been unceasingly made, almost all the Islamists have justified their terrorism in terms of religious obligation.
Heinous crimes have been committed and justified in the name of religion.
------ Concern has also been voiced that the tenets of brotherhood in Islam do not always extend to non-believers, making them incompatible with multi-religious existence.
These are issue which warrant dispassionate debate and dialogue. The Pope may have been injudicious in citing a 14th century assessment by a Byzantine emperor
-----but the questions he has raised are relevant both in theological and political terms.
-----What is alarming is the fierce reaction to his lecture.
-----They suggest that any debate on Islam based on critical scrutiny is bound to be accompanied by threats and intimidation. -----Far from encouraging sympathetic understanding of Muslim societies, this climate of intolerance is certain to fuel Islamophobia.
Political correctness necessitates debunking the clash of civilisations but realities on the ground are beginning to suggest otherwise.
- zaaterahLv 41 decade ago
Now the pope says he is upset, should he apologize for his remarks on Islam?
Yes 61% 67072 votes
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- imacatholic2Lv 71 decade ago
Have you actually read what the Pope said?
Here is a link: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/spe...
With love in Christ.
- neshamaLv 51 decade ago
yes, looks bad doesn't it?