Dominicans on Crack
This one really irritates me. Dominica is my confirmation name, for the love of God. Now, the Dominicans have to go saying something like,
The Dominican mission in Cairo also criticized Benedict's words, saying he chose a text for his speech that "revived the polemics of the past."
"These comments, seen by many Muslims as hurtful, risk encouraging extremists on all sides," it said in a statement, "and put in danger all the advances in dialogue made in recent decades."Let's get one thing straight: No one is responsible for any extremist behavior except for those who engage in it. The pope is no more responsible for any death pertaining to this overreaction than any cartoonist was in drawing Mohammad.
Why does the rest of the world continue to make excuses for the unreasonable, irrational and deadly responses that Muslim nations have to other countries expressions of free thought and free speech?
Am I taking crazy pills here? Obviously, the pope's words do not have the power to incite the masses. Nope. Sorry. Don't buy it. However, if Muslim leaders around the world were looking for the next wave of villagers to exploit, well then they can just use the pope's words to fuel the fire.
This has nothing to do with Catholics versus Muslims or any ancient words from any ancient texts. This has everything to do with the nature of Muslim "leaders" to exploit their own people in the name of something greater. In the name of a religion of peace.
You show me an Ayatollah in the trenches and then, maybe, just maybe I'll change my mind.
And while I'm at it, this is one bad-ass arch-bishop.