« Home | Be sure to look for Rubin/Schwanitz's new book abo... » | AFDI fights for free speech in Boston » | Christians from Norway apologize for Oslo agreemen... » | Without better education for Haredis, economy will... » | Anti-military Haredis protest yeshiva student's ar... » | Libyan assembly embraces sharia » | Catering to Islam at swimming pools is catering to... » | The crisis of the "knockout game" » | The need for better religious leadership » | There's no honor in murders of women under Islam » 

Thursday, December 05, 2013 

Pope Francis comprehends neither Islam nor capitalism

What a sad case we have here. Pope Francis has proven himself potentially more disappointing than Pope Bendict. First, he's sanctioned Islam (Hat tip: Atlas Shrugs):
253. In order to sustain dialogue with Islam, suitable training is essential for all involved, not only so that they can be solidly and joyfully grounded in their own identity, but so that they can also acknowledge the values of others, appreciate the concerns underlying their demands and shed light on shared beliefs. We Christians should embrace with affection and respect Muslim immigrants to our countries in the same way that we hope and ask to be received and respected in countries of Islamic tradition. I ask and I humbly entreat those countries to grant Christians freedom to worship and to practice their faith, in light of the freedom which followers of Islam enjoy in Western countries! Faced with disconcerting episodes of violent fundamentalism, our respect for true followers of Islam should lead us to avoid hateful generalisations, for authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence.
Seriously? Has he not read Sura 47:4, which says, "So when you meet those who disbelieve [in battle], strike [their] necks..."? How can he let down millions of Christians (and Jews) across the world this way?

And this week, he's let everybody down further, by claiming "rampant capitalism" is the source of the world's ills (hat tip: Big Peace). Why can't he distinguish between different forms of capitalism and understand that crony capitalism is the real bad form of capitalism?

I'm sure plenty wanted to hope this pope would make a good asset in dealing with badness in the world. But alas, this was probably to be expected. It's very sad, because it only leads to division, and that's not what we need now.

Labels: , , ,

Links to this post

Create a Link

About me

  • I'm Avi Green
  • From Jerusalem, Israel
  • I was born in Pennsylvania in 1974, and moved to Israel in 1983. I also enjoyed reading a lot of comics when I was young, the first being Fantastic Four. I maintain a strong belief in the public's right to knowledge and accuracy in facts. I like to think of myself as a conservative-style version of Clark Kent. I don't expect to be perfect at the job, but I do my best.
My profile

Archives

Links

    avigreen2002@yahoo.com

      I also contribute to

    • The Astute Bloggers
    • Infidel Bloggers Alliance
    • Which also includes (open menu)

      My other sites

    • The Four Color Media Monitor
    • The Comic Book Discrimination Dossiers
    • Hawkfan
    • The Greatest Thing on Earth!
    • The Outer Observatory
    • Earth's Mightiest Heroines
    • Puzzle Paradise
    • The Co-Stars Primer
    • Cinema Capsule Cavalcade
    • Food Diner
    • News/Opinion sites (open menu)

      Writers and special activity groups (open menu)

      Media Watchdogs (open menu)

      Columnist bloggers (open menu)

      Research on terrorism (open menu)

      Milbloggers (open menu)

      Trackback parties (open menu)

      Trackback tools

    • Wizbang Standalone pinger
    • Other bloggers: Israel and Asia (open menu)

      Other bloggers: Europe (open menu)

      Other bloggers: American continent (open menu)

      Museum sites (open menu)

      blog search directory Bloggeries Blog Directory blog directory Top Blogs Politics blogs Politics Blogs Politics Blogs Politics Blogs
      Politics blog TopOfBlogs Blog This Here
      View My Stats All Politic Sites Society blog Blog Directory & Search engine blog directory
    • JBlog Central
    • W3 Counter stats
    • eXTReMe Tracker SpeedCounter.net - Free web counter Locations of visitors to this page

    This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

    make money online blogger templates

Older Posts Newer Posts

Tel-Chai Nation is powered by Blogspot and Gecko & Fly.
No part of the content or the blog may be reproduced without prior written permission.
Join the Google Adsense program and learn how to make money online.