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NBC Worries Pope's New Saints Will Hurt Islam's Feelings
Creative Minority Report ^ | 5/13/13 | Matthew Archbold

Posted on 05/13/2013 7:08:22 PM PDT by marshmallow

Pope Francis set a record by canonizing 800 15th Century laymen that refused to convert to Islam and brutally died because of it.

It is a story of faith and strength in the face of death, death from a brutal and barbaric people.

But NBC is worried for poor Pope Francis. They are worried that acknowledging that these 800 heroes died true martyrs death and thus are assured of heaven, that the Pope may have hurt Islam's feelings. But no worries, there is someone more evil than the Pope to blame.

But the choice to highlight their sacrifice may put a strain on the already fragile relationship between the Catholic Church and Islam.

Ever since his election, Pope Francis has called for greater dialogue between Christianity and other religions, in particular Islam. And so far, he has acted on that promise. He washed the feet of a young Muslim woman jailed in a juvenile prison on Holy Thursday, and reached out to the many “Muslim brothers and sisters” during his first Good Friday procession.

So why risk creating yet another inter-faith row with a celebration which some in the Muslim world may be seen as a provocation?

(Excerpt) Read more at creativeminorityreport.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; History; Islam
KEYWORDS: islam; mohammedanism; pope; vatican
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1 posted on 05/13/2013 7:08:22 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

It is long past time for another Crusade.


3 posted on 05/13/2013 7:10:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: marshmallow

One would have thought that the Islam community would have bowed their head and shame and said that they were sorry. Oh well, such is to be expected from a religion of peace.


4 posted on 05/13/2013 7:10:48 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: marshmallow

And why would anyone care?


5 posted on 05/13/2013 7:11:28 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: BenLurkin

This time let’s finish it. (Would make a great tag line for a movie that will never be made).


6 posted on 05/13/2013 7:13:33 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: marshmallow

Is NBC trying tell their Muslim friends to start something ,so Obama can have a DISTRACTION


7 posted on 05/13/2013 7:16:46 PM PDT by molson209
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To: marshmallow

Get used to it, media.

Francis is a grown-up.


8 posted on 05/13/2013 7:17:58 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: marshmallow

They are not even subtle about their fear of Islam. Fear? Oh, yes! The left pushes and condones all things Islamic out of fear from getting their heads cut off..


9 posted on 05/13/2013 7:18:23 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: cardinal4

It’s all about “fairness.”


10 posted on 05/13/2013 7:20:18 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: marshmallow

God Bless Pope Francis!


11 posted on 05/13/2013 7:21:37 PM PDT by Isabel2010
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To: marshmallow

Mohammad’s body lies a’mouldrin’ in the grave
Mohammad’s body lies a’mouldrin’ in the grave
Mohammad’s body lies a’mouldrin’ in the grave
He could care less bout new saints...


12 posted on 05/13/2013 7:24:39 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: marshmallow
Why can't Christians start getting "offended" for a change? Maybe it's time for Christians to behave like Old Testament warriors and stop turning the other cheek.

"Hammer your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Train even your weaklings to be warriors."
--Joel 3:10

13 posted on 05/13/2013 7:26:11 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: marshmallow

Islam = “Submission”

Nice to see that the new Pope is an Islamist. Truly a man for our times.

Blessed is the meek Pope, for his flock shall inherit dhimmitude.


14 posted on 05/13/2013 7:27:20 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: dagogo redux

I don’t understand our post. The Pope didn’t submit to Islam at all.


15 posted on 05/13/2013 7:32:24 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: BenLurkin

Every Christian killed by these animals in robes—spouting what they call a religion, should be saints. Including that reporter who had his head cut off, and the people nailed the crosses in modern Egypt. Even those who died in Boston—killed for being Christians.


16 posted on 05/13/2013 7:35:55 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: marshmallow

Pope canonizes saints. Mohammedans outraged.

Sun rises in Ease. Mohammedans outraged.

Cute little fluffy bunnies and pretty butterflies frolic in the meadow. Mohammedans outraged.


17 posted on 05/13/2013 7:37:50 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

I agree.


18 posted on 05/13/2013 7:41:10 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: marshmallow

Meanwhile..the Islamists and AQ terrorists that Obama is arming in Syria just cut the heart out of a dead soldier and ate it on video.

Yet NBC worries about hurting their whittle feelings.....


19 posted on 05/13/2013 7:44:22 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: pax_et_bonum

I believe this started with Pope Benedict XVI — so media can blame him, too.


20 posted on 05/13/2013 7:49:58 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: marshmallow
NBC Worries Pope's New Saints Will Hurt Islam's Feelings
Otranto Martyrs: exceptional witness of fidelity to Christ
Pope Francis celebrates Mass, proclaims new saints (full text)
A look at new saints canonized by Pope Francis (martyrs of Otranto)

21 posted on 05/13/2013 7:52:23 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Fiji Hill

Because Christians live under the teachings of Jesus Christ. We look to the Old Testament wisdom, revelation and knowledge, but the New Covenant supercedes the Old.


22 posted on 05/13/2013 7:56:43 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Salvation

Also, didn’t John Paul II go to the city where this happened?

Francis seems to be a pope of action - and he’s fearless.

Perfect for our time.


23 posted on 05/13/2013 7:57:11 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: pax_et_bonum

This Catholic is proud of our new Holy Father.

This Catholic is armed & his bullets are dipped in pig grease.


24 posted on 05/13/2013 8:31:42 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: marshmallow

well boo frickin hoo, they shouldna murdered the Christians, then should they’ve


26 posted on 05/13/2013 8:36:26 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: BenLurkin

I have no cheeks left...bring it on.


27 posted on 05/13/2013 8:39:32 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: BenLurkin
Pope's New Saints Will Hurt Islam's Feelings?

Good!


28 posted on 05/13/2013 8:42:42 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

Agreed. The Muslims have offended way more than 7 times 70.


29 posted on 05/13/2013 8:44:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: rovenstinez

Those who have no shame cannot be shammed.


30 posted on 05/13/2013 9:09:41 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: marshmallow

Claudio Lavanga

Title: Deputy News Editor
Company: Al Jazeera English

31 posted on 05/13/2013 9:11:30 PM PDT by kcvl
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32 posted on 05/13/2013 9:13:09 PM PDT by narses
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To: BenLurkin

What we need is a Frank Capra movie about the real events: where the protagonist kills all the muslum’s in 1250 ad? and the world lives in peace. then he runs into IRS problems and tries to kill himself. Clarence the angel rescues him and then shows him what life would be like with all the muslums that he killed survived and propagated and are now killing and oppressing people today. he realizes what a difference he made to his family, neighbors and society by killing all of the muslums. Then everyone he knows and helped in life fixes his IRS problem. and he lives happily ever after with donna reed as his wife. (i loved Donna Reed as a kid) unfortunately the movie goes internet viral and as a result of a protest concerning the video “that we had nothing to do with”, goes awry and one of our ambassadors and 3 heroes get killed.


33 posted on 05/13/2013 9:21:57 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (t)
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To: BenLurkin

The only thing I regret about the Crusades is that the Crusaders did not have tactical nukes.


34 posted on 05/13/2013 9:44:55 PM PDT by Lou Budvis
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To: Fiji Hill; dagogo redux
Matthew 5:43-48

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Since Jesus' death and resurrection, we are under a covenant of Grace and are to share His Grace. (Part of the Lord's Prayer, Matt 6:12 " And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us .) In other words, if we don't forgive those who hurt and sin against us, God will not forgive us the sins we have done against others! Remember the parable of the merciless servant (Matthew 18:21-35). Even the Old Testament, Exodus 21:24-25 ("eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.") is designed to limit revenge that might be sought by an injured party.

I am not a Roman Catholic and have serious issues with some of the Roman Catholic beliefs and practices however, I have a lot of respect for Pope Francis. In washing the feet of an imprisoned Muslim juvenile, he is demonstrating humility, meekness and forgiveness, as was his reaching out to "Muslim brothers and sisters". At the same time, by canonizing the Otranto martyrs, he is reminding all, that the murdering by the Muslim invader was wrong.

Both meekness and forgiveness are decisions we CHOOSE to make. Feelings cannot have anything to do with such decisions. In the Bible, Jesus is described as 'meek'. As I have been taught, in the Greek of the Bible, the word 'meek' does not mean weakness instead, 'meek' means a strong person or animal CHOOSING to submit to someone, in Jesus' case, God the Father. After suffering humiliation, beatings, whipping and crucifixion, Jesus still asked God the Father, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. " This is what we are called to do and Francis' demonstrations of forgiveness are a good example.

When Francis was elected Pope, I prayed that he would bring his church back to a time of humility, to the 'original' church, as founded by the apostles. His humility is refreshing.

35 posted on 05/13/2013 10:59:34 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: BenLurkin

:)


36 posted on 05/13/2013 11:38:04 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: marshmallow
If I hear Hannity say one more time that modern radicals corrupted Islam I will scream! Mohammed Islam's founder was the first muslim terrorist. Good to see the Pope-peace be upon him- honor Christian martyrs.
37 posted on 05/13/2013 11:49:04 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: penelopesire
the Islamists and AQ terrorists that Obama is arming in Syria just cut the heart out of a dead soldier and ate it on video.

At least they didn't take a leak on the body; that would be outrageous.

And Allah will punish them severely for eating unclean food, because they didn't slaughter him in approved halal fashion: they'll only get 70 virgins.

38 posted on 05/14/2013 12:34:24 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: marshmallow

Let them do their worst - if they can do any worse than what they’ve done. They have been criminal since the 700s, and have not advanced in civilization since then. I’d criminalize the practice of Islam within the borders of any civilized nation. Russia knows. And they deal with them as barbarically as they deserve.


39 posted on 05/14/2013 12:36:28 AM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
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To: dagogo redux
Nice to see that the new Pope is an Islamist. Truly a man for our times.

Wrong.

This is a Pope who understands Islam and all that it entails. Watch and see.

40 posted on 05/14/2013 12:38:00 AM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
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To: Tennessee Nana
He could care less bout new saints...(sic)

How much less could he care?


41 posted on 05/14/2013 12:42:20 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: RginTN

He’s not the only one though, but I do agree with you. It’s as if no one cares about the history of that religion. The FOUNDER of the religion (unlike Jesus), Mohammed, encouraged conversion by the sword. He was the first terrorist. The terrorists actually follow the original religion. The peaceful Muslims follow something different entirely.


42 posted on 05/14/2013 2:18:24 AM PDT by piusv
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To: BenLurkin
It is long past time for another Crusade.

Or maybe time to start playing cowboys and muslims for real.

43 posted on 05/14/2013 2:33:37 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: dagogo redux

A sign that the Christian is growing and spreading in the “global south”.


44 posted on 05/14/2013 2:42:58 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: marshmallow

God Bless Pope Francis!


45 posted on 05/14/2013 2:44:27 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: dagogo redux

“Nice to see that the new Pope is an Islamist.”

Nice to see you win most ignorant post of the day.


46 posted on 05/14/2013 2:48:39 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (We have No Opposition to Obama's Socialist Agenda)
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To: rbmillerjr; dagogo redux

A frequent recipient of said award amongst a crowded field replete with stiff competition.


47 posted on 05/14/2013 3:17:53 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: Tennessee Nana

It is not as though he’s ever going to meet one.


48 posted on 05/14/2013 6:24:24 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: kvanbrunt2
Harry Turtledove wrote a story along that line called Departures where we find Muhammed as a Christian monk. In subsequent works along this line, we find the world a different place.
49 posted on 05/14/2013 6:32:49 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

You are correct

The Nana was grammatically in error

Oh noez

The sun wont rise today...

Anyhoo Mohammad is too busy screaming in Hell to be concerned about any feelings he might have about his victims receiving sainthood from the new and wonderfully courageous Pope..


50 posted on 05/14/2013 7:55:38 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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