Carol Platt Liebau: A "Slap in the Face"

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

A "Slap in the Face"

EJ Dionne argues that the Pope's comments about Islam somehow constitutes a "slap in the face."

If anything, his column is a "slap in the face" to common sense.

Notably, Dionne can't find anything objectively objectionable in what the Pope said; rather, it's objectionable only because it caused "offense" on the part of Muslims. Apparently, for him, the role of religion is more not to offend, than to stand up substantively for something that matters. He's one of the proponents of the warm, cuddly bath theory of religion.

4 Comments:

Blogger dodger said...

The Pope cites something that is very true. Muslims arise throughout the world to demonstrate the truth. France, et al join in the condemnation. No one rises to the Pope's defense.

Predictable. Until the free world shows a united front the US stands alone. The rock throwers hide behind their anonymity, behind the facade of a mob. We see it amongst anti-war protesters. Someone will say, come across the street and say that. Oh no, you are just trying to provoke. Cowards.

1:05 PM  
Blogger wile e coyote said...

The Pope repeated the quote,
"Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached."

Many have said the Pope's use of the quote was offensive. Many have said it was unwise.

Would somebody please prove to me that the quote itself is wrong?

1:16 PM  
Blogger Terror-Free said...

New Pope Shows Spine
Islamonazi CAIR Is Not Impressed

http://www.terrorfreeoil.org/videos/MS091506.php - video

Please Call The Vatican Embassy In Washington, DC at (202) 333-7121 to Express Your Support!

4:00 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

The thing about telling the truth is that someone will be offended. What they should be is reflective and then if not convinced of the truth, ask for clarification or be prepared to explain why what was said wasn't "true".

11:55 PM  

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