UPDATE: “We want to make it clear that if the pope does not appear on TV and apologize for his comments, we will blow up all of Gaza’s churches,” [Lions of Monotheism] said in a statement.
(This has inadvertantly become a series.)
I ask you this: Has the world gone mad?!
Five Christian churches in Palestine were attacked on Saturday by radical Muslim groups in reaction to the Pope’s comments:
This is absolutely absurd. Using explosive devices to protest accusations of violence! It is complete and utter stupidity, and all those who fall prey to it are lying to themselves or sadly deluded.
And sadly, the world trembles. The Pope didn’t technically recant, but it seems as though he stopped short of an apology and really just felt bad for offending Muslim sensibilities. Of course, this isn’t enough for them. To the angry, no apology is enough.
I do not like to wave the broad strokes of stereotypes, but as I said before, violent Muslims simply are following the example of their “exalted one”. You may immediately flip a history textbook to the Crusades, but remember, those were people who were not following the example of the one they claimed as Lord. Christ’s words in Matthew 5 was certainly the furthest thing from the minds of the Crusaders as they invaded foreign lands. But these Muslism who seek to kill and destroy are doing exactly what the Koran teaches a good Muslim should do.
The last thing I want is a war of civilizations; but I also do not want to cower in fear at their chants. We serve the living God, Jehovah! Why do we tremble at their threats? The may take our heads from us, but they cannot separate us from the love of Christ!