Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Backing Down from the Truth

Pope Adds Apologetic Footnote to Official Text of Islam Speech

A blow was struck, and the counter strike carried the day. The Pope yields, Muslim rioters win.

Most interesting to me are the comments posted on the story page. Run 5 to 1 against the pope's initial comment. They can't give the Pope credit for trying to put a historical perspective on the obvious flaw in a flawed religion.

One comment hits the target. "Western civilization is not willing to fight for religious freedom. Live Free or Die has been replaced with Better Muslim than Dead."

Indeed, it does not appear that religious freedom is precious to the secular west. A point to be regretted.

Sir Chuck, standing in reserve for the coming charge


  1. I did hope for better. It does seem he was caught by suprise by the reaction, odd though that might seem. In any case it is hard to know when to be firm and when to be conciliatory.

    Sir Jason

  2. I prefer to think that the pope is simply following scripture.

    If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. Rom 12:18

    Sir John, defender of the papacy :)