Pope Benny what are you thinking?
November 30, 2006 23 Comments
When I saw this headline, “Pope prays alongside Islamic cleric during visit to historic Istanbul mosque”, I
promised told myself I wasn’t going to post about it.
So much for that.
Uncle Benny, I know that you are an educated man. You have forgotten more than I will ever know regarding a myriad of things. Yet the sheer stupidity of going into a mosque and praying (though according to the piece he was “meditating” uh-huh) is astounding. For you Catholics out there I know you believe he’s beyond reproach (except of course when the Muslims are insulted or he’s doctrinally correct) but Benny doesn’t have a clue. Worse yet, he does have a clue but to appease the world (instead of Christ) he walks into a place of worship of a false religion and prays (prays!).
I cannot imagine, the ‘first pope’ Peter, going into the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus and doing something similar. Someone also tells me that Paul wouldn’t pull this stunt. I know Benny isn’t the first Pope to prostrate himself in such a manner, that dishonor goes to his apostate predecessor, Johnny P.
Yes, Benny I know, I know, the followers of Muhammad are our brothers because we believe in the same God. HORSE-HOCKEY!!! Benny how can that be? I know your catechism makes this claim but it’s baloney. Christ claimed to be God Incarnate yet the Muslims don’t accept this. How can we believe in the same God? Benny, what Festus told Paul (“your great learning is driving you mad”) didn’t apply in Paul’s case but it certainly applies in yours.
One of my favorite quotes from Benny regarding this visit was this:
“This visit will help us find together the way of peace for the good of all humanity…”
Benny, a way of peace? What of the Prince of Peace? The one the Muslims don’t regard as the One He claimed to be? Let me guess He’s not the ‘way of peace’ right? Yeah the same One who died for the good of humanity, who died to save humanity from themselves, what of that? How can you forget that Benny? I’m sure it was covered somewhere in one of the many classes you have taken.
Your great learning maybe didn’t drive you mad but it certainly has made your discernment a bit shaky.