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Saturday, September 16, 2006

The Pope Is Right About Islam

"The pope’s remarks came when he was quoting a conversation that took place in Ankara in the year 1391 between Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Paleologus and an educated Persian on the subject Christianity and Islam.

“Show me just what Mohammed 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 pope quoted Manuel as saying.

After quoting this, the pope then quoted an academic, Theodore Khoury, who edited the original dialogue, as saying, “In Muslim teaching, God is absolutely transcendent. His will is not bound up with any of our categories, even that of rationality.” by Jim Kouri, CPP

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