This is one of those times in which I don’t known whether to laugh or cry.
I realize that the title for this blog posting is a bit inflammatory but there’s no other explanation I can think of for the hasty resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. And now that we know that it was the product of a secret conspiracy by certain liberal cardinals, it’s all starting to make sense.
Yesterday, Pope Francis made an “impassioned plea”. He said that “Moslem terrorism doesn’t exist” but that the “ecological crisis is real”. You can read it for yourself here: http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/02/17/pope-francis-muslim-terrorism-not-exist/
Rather than impute ill motives to His Holiness, I’d rather suppose that –because he’s a Jesuit–he’s too clever for his own good. You know, looking at something too closely for too long and teasing out the wrong meaning of whatever it is he’s looking at. He doesn’t seem like a bad guy, just confused.
Regardless, it takes a stunning ignorance to make the claim that there is no terrorism in the name of Allah. By going further to state that there is “no Christian terrorism or Jewish terrorism”, is he trying to sugar-coat jihad in the hope of salving the feelings of Moslems who don’t engage in acts of terror?
Or is it possible that in rejecting the idea that terrorism and (true) Islam go hand-in-hand, he’s laying the groundwork for a new Abrahamic faith? An amalgam of the “authentic” monotheistic faiths (which don’t practice terrorism), a syncretistic system that could serve as the religious ideology for a globalist world order?
Perhaps I’m reading too much into it. Perhaps he’s just a confused, albeit well-meaning old man who desires comity and shrinks from confrontation. Regardless, it is an astoundingly shocking thing for him to say.
Lord have mercy.