Muslims: protesting again

September 15, 2006 at 5:55 pm (Christianity, History, Islam, News, Personal, Religion, Religions)

As you may by now know, Muslims all over the world are protesting Pope Benedict XVI’s recent comments. See the post where I put it into context: these people are taking the issue way out of context. The key proof is that the words that have incensed the Muslims were not even the fruit of the Pope’s mind: he was quoting a Byzantine emperor.

However, in a way, this proves the Pope’s point. He was discussing how rationality is essential in religion, and that even God has to be rational. He wanted to provide a contrast to Christianity’s rational God and to do so chose an obscure quote by some Byzantine emperor hardly anyone would be familiar with. Thus, he contrasted Islam’s irrational God to Christianity’s rational God, and exposed how irrationality is dangerous and even self-defeating. (From his lecture: “Ibn Hazn went so far as to state that God is not bound even by his own word, and that nothing would oblige him to reveal the truth to us. Were it God’s will, we would even have to practise idolatry.”) Lo, and behold!, the Muslims act in a very irrational manner, underscoring the Pope’s point.

Muslims need to think, though, why they are so wont to protest when someone criticizes Islam. Can they not take criticism? Only weak people would react so violently and irrationally to words. Such reactions are resorted to, or so it is believed, when one has no arguments left with which to challenge criticism. Protests, burning effigies, and so on, are no way to present argument with which to challenge or answer criticism.

This is really all so ridiculous it’s not even funny anymore. They have such a hair-trigger, irrational, and easily manipulateable rage. It’s really become even embarassing for me to think I’m ethnically related to some of these people.

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2 Comments

  1. Wickedpinto said,

    Peggy Noonan pointed it out.

    Basicaly the Pope said “do not defend your faith with violence and riotous acts” and what did they do? They protested the pope with violence and riotous acts.

    The conclusion for some is “The Pope was wrong,” but thinking people go. . . “Hrm, maybe islam does always opposed with violence and riotous acts, who’d’a thunk, and who could doubt it now?”

  2. jegen said,

    U want to know why?
    1. Muslim don”t kill muslim. Only infidels kill muslim. In Iraq, they were told, CIA and Mossad kills and bom Muslims. They are the suicide bombers.
    2. The attack on WTC, 11 sept 2001 was done by the Zionost and American government. Madrid, Bali, Kenya etc.
    3. There is no Osama. He is a Zionist and he was created by George Bush and Mossad to tarnish the image of Islam.
    4. So, Islam is a peaceful religion.
    5. Want more? Read muslim internet, watch their news, read their paper. What happen in the were Zionist and Western conspiration.

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