Sonntag, September 17, 2006


It's really incredible that the present Catholic pope in such times like these had no better idea as to quote the Byzantine emperor Manuel II Palaeologus (from 1391 to 1425) in a recent speech at the university of Regensburg with the words: "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."
The point was to illustrate the fundamental contradiction between religion and holy war ...
Well, everything in this connection would have got another point of view if that pope had also alluded to all the acts of violence towards Non-Christians by a lot of former popes, since Christianity has become STATE RELIGION in the ancient Roman Empire under the emperor Constantine (AD 312)...

This pope didn't touch on the persecution of Jews, on the crusades, on the inquisition, on mandatory christianizations and so on ... and so on ... how can a man in his position be so undiplomatic and silly ? This is pure mediaevalism and the devious remark of the Catholic church ...


Blogger RIC said...

... An opening lecture on «Reason and Faith», so I've heard... Absolutely! The two concepts the catholic church has always maneged to deal with so marvellously. Even nowadays.
Then he says that quote doesn't mirror his opinion... Dear Lord, does he intend to follow Bush's footsteps? Has he Halzheimer? Is he on drugs?
Moreover I've read recently he might be on the brink of desmissing evolutionism and embracing criationism... So I guess you're right, Hans. In a flash we'll be back in the Middle Age - with ferocious religious wars again...
What happened to the century?
Liebe Grüsse!

1:24 vorm.  
Blogger Prerona said...

yes ... how how how ... i lecture u about getting 'upset' abt all the mad things happening all over the world but sometimes i myself can barely stop ... :)

1:44 vorm.  
Blogger Jacky said...

It seems in order to be a world leader these days you must be adept at persecuting others for acts that you your self commit with regularity.

They are all two faced!

Castor, seems like two faced leaders would make a good image for you to draw if you get bored!

Love Jacky

1:59 vorm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Ric:
I don't think that he has got Alzheimer or that he is on drugs. He has been only been in that conservative Bavaria, his homeland with its Catholicism, the source of each fascism.

9:21 vorm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Prerona:
I think it's important to speak about the madness of the so-called "potentates", for Silence gives consent ...

9:30 vorm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Jacky:
Two faced leaders :-)? Do you think of buttheads :-)?
Sorry, but I have other things to do than to portrait them :-) ...

9:39 vorm.  
Blogger Prmod Bafna said...

It was really very silly of him to have actually shot of his mouth like that. I don't particularly like the look in his eyes which i've seen in most of the photos.. because they convey a very different message to me.. :/

12:30 nachm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Prmod Bafna:
Oh yes, Prmod, I don't like his eyes too! His eyes speak another language than his tongue!

1:02 nachm.  
Blogger RIC said...

That's absolutely true, and I think many others can see that there's something quite strange about his eyes, to say the least...
And Bavaria is just quite strange as well... Munich may look quite nice, but has never convinced me.

2:34 nachm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Ric:
Munich has been the birthplace and center of the NSDAP. With joyful pride Munich carried the title “capital of the NS movement”... Here Adolf Hitler started his work and from here the Nationalsozialismus began the run proudly through completely Germany. On 1919 here a group of seven men was together, which ascended under guidance from Adolf Hitler to the million-party...

Sure that pope hasn't been a Nazi but Hitler has been a Catholic until to his death ...


4:48 nachm.  
Blogger RIC said...

... I just didn't want to go into those details, Hans. I've been to Dachau.

3:20 vorm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Ric:
From Dachau to Guantanamo ... Different times, different treatments, different administrations, but the same crimes against humanity ...

9:52 vorm.  
Blogger RIC said...

Oh yes, Hans! Absolutely! A so-called democratic regime has no way to explain those crimes.

1:48 vorm.  
Blogger procheta said...

to have thought that there was something to comprehend in human history... this hunger for what they call power...driven by their stupid beliefs.was he really that blind to the violence of his own kind or was he just plain stupid?!

2:40 vorm.  
Blogger Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

I don't believe it was a misjudgment on his part at all. I think he was making a very purposeful policy statement. He agrees with Bin Laden that we are in a spiritual/cultural clash of civilizations. He, Like Bush, seems to anticipating Armageddon, exactly as his forebears did 1,000 years ago, precipitating the crusades. BTW, there was a huge apocalyptic movement around 1,000 A.D., anticipating the end of the world, much as we see today.
The Papacy has always supported Fascism, in whatever form it has taken through the centuries.
No one seems to remember the current pope was the head of the Inquisition for 25 years.

6:02 vorm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Procheta:
I think that he didn't consider that this speech, addressed to students of theology would become public!
And so that quote has been selected willfully! And so I would call that fact very irresponsible!!!

2:46 vorm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Daniel:
I agree with you, Daniel! But what do you mean with the statement : "No one seems to remember the current pope was the head of the Inquisition for 25 years."
Do you think that he already lived during the time of Inquisitation or what????

2:55 vorm.  

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