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All The Pope Did Was Simply Cite A Historic Document

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Submitted by AnneM (United States), Sep 26, 2006 at 06:58

What Pope Benedict XVI did was simply cite a historic document of a conversation between one of the last of the Byzantine emperors and a leader in Persia, now Iran on the issue of faith and reason. The truth is that both faith and reason can never be seperated from each other and when faith is broken away from reason, expect violence in the name of faith to happen.

What it all comes down to is that the historic record cannot be denied by the worldwide Muslim community when it comes to how Islam was spread. At one time both north Africa and the middle east was majority Christian. Islam spread so fast because it was more likely then not, by both the force of the sword and the very harsh laws of dhimmitude put into practice to treat both Christians and Jews as second class. Pope Benedict XVI, who has authored a number of books, is to be regarded as a scholar, is simply is calling for a conversation between Christians and Muslims.

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