Pope Benedict XVI's private secretary warned of the Islamization of Europe and stressed the need for the continent's Christian roots not to be ignored, in comments released Thursday.That is the problem. Europe had no issue spreading its culture across the world, but when it comes to the cross fertilization of European culture there seems to be a FEAR. I laugh at the backwardness of people who are so close minded and narrow. It reminds me of people yelling and screaming "Death to America"- yet they are willing to reap the economic benifits that America has to offer. This is a not a good development from a Pope who has already positioned himself opposed to another World Religion.
"Attempts to Islamize the west cannot be denied," Monsignor Georg Gaenswein was quoted as saying in an advance copy of the weekly Sueddeutsche Magazin to be published Friday.
"The danger for the identity of Europe that is connected with it should not be ignored out of a wrongly understood respectfulness," the magazine quoted him as saying.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
The Pope pushing a Clash of Civilization
Last year on my blog I wrote about the Pope and my thoughts on his comments last year. I think that given the current statements about to be released regarding a conversation a Pope had regarding the "Islamization of Europe" and the threat that Muslims pose to a Christian Europe, I can see that the current Pope is only living up to the rise of extremism that all religions face these days. Its just now instituationally recognized with the appointment of this Pope.