9.20.2006

Take a Whiff

Religion has always gotten in the way of spirituality. I have seen very little evidence to the contrary in my 34 short years on this planet.

I find it interesting that the pope quoted a medieval text that proclaimed that the Islamic religion was rooted in violence-clearly he was setting himself up to be misunderstood. From what I understand he was quoting this to prove the point that for religion to be a changing force in our world, it had to do so with something other than violence.

Muslims the world over reacted to this by saying theirs was not a religion of violence. A point they brought home with riots and church burnings.

Smell that?

That's irony.

4 comments:

Q said...

I love the smell of burning irony in the morning...

Todd S. said...

It smells almost as good as democracy.

Kerri said...

I'm just glad that Christians have never used violence to spread their beliefs. No, sir -- never. Otherwise, the pope's comments might have seemed a little hypocritical.

Todd S. said...

NO one expects the Spanish Inquisition!

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