It was indeed an amazingly stupid thing for Pope Francis to say. Remember when in 2006 (the Regensberg speech) Pope Benedict asked, in an academic philosophical forum, whether Islamic doctrine had roots in the Logos (Reason) which would permit the common ground for rational discussion --- and the Islamosphere's response was rioting on 3 continents and 19 people dead, including an elderly nun who cared for orphans, who was shot in the back.
One small consolation is that this was an Apostolic Exhortation, which Cardinal Burke says contains no definitions of doctrine and is not a part of the papal magisterium.
Burke: "Exhortation Not Part of the Papal Magisterium" (Link)
Magdi Cristiano Allam, Robert Spencer, and Raymond Ibrahim should have a good, long talk with Pope Francis.
posted on 01/06/2014 5:46:23 PM PST
by Mrs. Don-o
("Push back against the age as hard as it pushes against you. " -- Flannery OConnor)
To: Mrs. Don-o
Again... I can’t see how any theory can get him to such a statement. Empirical observation is flaky at best... there are some relatively peaceful Muslims but even those SAY they are harking to the entire Koran. It keeps on happening that these “moderates” find their Koranic roots, actually living what they say they believe, and turn radical, and no one can predict who and when. Is every religion on earth just an embrace of Jehovah in disguise? Even with my mind as wide open as it can get without dropping my brains out, I would have to say no, there are grim counter examples.
posted on 01/06/2014 5:53:22 PM PST
by HiTech RedNeck
(The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
To: Mrs. Don-o
Thank God for Cardinal Burke.
posted on 01/06/2014 6:21:57 PM PST
(Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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