Monday, September 18, 2006

"I Got My Job Through The New York Times!"

Mohammed commanded his followers to spread his new religion "by the sword." Which is a) despicable and b) stupid- people just don't work that way. But even Mohammed , as far as I know, never said anything about shooting people in the back.

From the Daily News (h/t NRO):

"Here is the heart of what Benedict said toward the start of an oration that was devoted primarily to discussing how the Christian world has allowed reason to crowd out faith:

'He [the emperor] addresses his interlocutor with a startling brusqueness on the central question about the relationship between religion and violence in general, saying: 'Show me just what Muhammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.'

'The emperor, after having expressed himself so forcefully, goes on to explain in detail the reasons why spreading the faith through violence is something unreasonable. Violence is incompatible with the nature of God and the nature of the soul....To convince a reasonable soul, one does not need a strong arm, or weapons of any kind, or any other means of threatening a person with death....'"

So who do we get to thank for the current mayhem? The idiots in the mobs, or the media who grabbed a sound byte out of context?

Shouldn't someone in the press have known better? Or is the joy of another headline- "Nun shot in back"- too hard to resist? Do our friends in the press care at all about what they're doing?

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