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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

so why is the pope making disgusting anti islamic comments?

is he trying to provoke the muslims? What is he going to gain by this? A person in his position and authority should show more wisdom than foolishness.

what do you people think?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5347876.stm

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/75C0CB6E-0B...

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Here is a link to the English translation of the Pope's controversial speech: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/spe...

    With love in Christ.

  • 1 decade ago

    He is not - he was quoting a Byzantine emperor from over 500 years ago and did not say these are his beliefs. However Muslims love to wallow in outrage - Danish Muslim clerics went on a Middle Eastern tour showing Mohammed cartoons worse than those printed in the newspaper to whip up more anger - so no doubt the truth is going to have a hard time getting heard in the coming days. They'll only stop burning effigies and jumping up and down in the streets when they get a grovelling apology, which I hope they don't get.

  • Morgy
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Why are you jumping to conclusions and making false assertions? What are you going to gain by this?

    The Pope was arguing against the unholiness of 'holy' war, by quoting a Byzantine emperor. These were NOT his own words, as he stressed clearly at the time.

    Do you think, or do you just spout off?

    Source(s): The Pope's actual text.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Questions like this one is precisely why I "Thank God" I'm an atheist. Anyway, wars are fought by one tribe against another for any number of reasons. Religion is just another excuse. But the bottom line is tribalism. (And survival of that tribe), I'm for MY TRIBE and understand why you support and depend on YOUR TRIBE. It's a matter of survival.

    PS: Should the "world" live and work TOGETHER for the betterment of all? Of course. But has the "world" ever really come together for purposes other than tribes joining other tribes to fight yet another group of tribes? Nope.

    That's life, always has been, always will.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Why does anyone with a brain (and who chooses to use that brain) even care what the pope says or thinks?? He is a symbolic leader of a religion that has probably caused more wars than any other ....is responsible for more ethnic cleansing and genocide than any government anywhere, and the intelligent, non-brainwashed population (and yes I am white and western) don't give a damn what he says

  • 1 decade ago

    ok, so the pope said that the head of the muslim brotherhood calls for violence. is this not true? i remember the prime minister of Lebanon saying that the muslim community is growing in europe and the US and when it has enough people they are going to take over, through peace or through war.

    he said that the only things that islam has brought to the world is violence. is this not true. all the nations that islam has conquered, it conquered through holly war.

  • 1 decade ago

    If you would have read his entire quote you would have seen he said he was not trying to upset Islam. He said he was just quoting the emperor to show that it is wrong to cause holy wars. He was saying God (any ones god whoever that may be) doesn't want us fighting in his name!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think he a very great person, he does want to to do the right thing,but you have that right to disagree with him

  • rajesh
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    See it is his own personal remarks.

    May be his wrong but everyone has right to speak out what they feel. Isn't ?

  • 1 decade ago

    probably he is provoking muslim, and hoping that some extremist will do bombing to the revenge of his crime

    Then he will blame all muslims for this

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