For the GEEK in you

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Oy vei

So the Pope won't be the first person on Earth to praise Muslims. Wow, that's a shocker.

Two things.

First, it was a QUOTE he was using to illustrate the futility of violence, from a long dead byzantine Emperor. Not a direct address to the Muslim nation. The example was certainly ill advised, but I doubt he knew what the effects would be.

Second. Even if he did know that his remarks would knowingly offend, what's it to Muslims? You guys are like a cancerous cat with a big fluffy ball of string: easily distracted. Heck, the Pope doesn't even represent all Christians, just the Catholic Church. Granted, that's the largest Church in the world. And granted, it's probable that most Christians privately agree with the Pope in the belief that Islam started and will end with the sword.

It doesn't mean that you have to get up in arms about it though. By gathering up your saucepans and banging away at them as usual, you're just playing into their hands. Look at them, the Christians will say. Our Pope was parodied in a Genesis video. These guys can't take an insult from a man dead many centuries ago. They are as predictable as porridge.

So while I have no doubts that this will snowball into another endless round of protests and violence, I will still kindly request the Muslim Ummah to grow the fuck up.


Post a Comment

<< Home