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Pope right. Muslims' response is predictably "don't call our prophet evil, or I'll cut your head off."

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Submitted by Michael (United States), Sep 17, 2006 at 14:59

Naturally, I'm proud of Benedict for telling it like it is. If one really thinks that not telling the truth will keep us safe, think again. They'll eventually attack us anyway. That's the way evil works.

We (Christians and our elder brothers in faith, the Jews) are really not linked to Islam through Abraham as some have said. We're linked by the man, but it makes a big difference if you're taking the word of God as part of His covenant, or contrarily using evil words outside God's covenant. First, to address the people aspect... our ancestor in faith, Abraham was named Abram at the time he had Ishmael with Sarah's Egyptian handmaid. It wasn't until years later that God renamed Abram to Abraham, and set His covenant with Abraham though Isaac and Jacob. The Arabs trace their lineage to Ishmael, who was not part of God's covenant and was sent away with God's admonition to Hagar (Ishmael's mother) that Ishmael will be like a wild ass among men... his had will be against every man, and every man's hand against his. Of course, God's always right and we see that clearly now. ...

Unlike the Koran ...the Old Testament and New Testament are the inspired Word of God. We Christians were called to God's Kingdom through the disciples of Jesus, because the Jews (His chosen people) generally rejected Him as the Messiah. The Arabs could choose the same path to God and become Christians, but their widespread hatred of the Jews prohibits most of them from following the true path to God. Also, having the Koran forced on you via brainwasing and by threats keeps other Muslims "in line".

Nevertheless, we have what we have today. The pope was brave and stands with the truth. I was uncomfortable with John Paul II specifically because he would not call a false religion as such. Benedict said what he should have said, and I couldn't be prouder of Him. Some mealy mouthed priests, and others who live in fear will probably denounce this, but it was clearly the right thing, as the truth is such. It may get him killed, or the Vatican attacked, but that just illustrates Benedict's point. The Muslim response predicatble been "don't call me a violent person, or ill cut your head off."

Asking for an apology from Muslims for their jihad? It is a mistake to attribute the characteristic of shame to Muslims... they really don't seem to have any, as you would expect from any person entrenched in an evil doctrine such as Islam. Only hope for current Muslims is to abandon it and follow the true God, and His true Word.

Michael

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