Friday, July 07, 2006
Update on the Roman Catholic Church post
I posted here on the Roman Catholic Church starting to take steps to defend itself and swing back at the Islamic jihadists movements. In it I mentioned that the RCC was a large ship, and slow to turn but you could see signs of it all the way back under the previous pope. Here's another sign of it.
On the pessimistic side of the equation, concern begins with the Koran itself. In my own reading of the Koran, I began to note down invocations to violence. There are so many of them, however, that I abandoned this exercise after 50 or 60 or 70 pagesIt's a long but good article. Grab yourself a cup of coffee and some smokes before reading it. I expect there are other articles this out there, and there will be more as the RCC decides it wants to start the process of push back and self defense. "Self defense?" you say, why yes, self defense. You see the RCC is smart (I've stated before I'm a recovering Catholic, not a current Catholic), they see the writing on the wall. They see the approaching Sharia law and the anti-catholic crusade (right after the Islamics get the Jews). Not to mention the RCC is very active in Africa (where the Islamic Jihadists are claiming victory in Somalia), and other countries like Turkey, so they see the front lines of the problem. Another sign they are smart is that they don't have the Pope standing out on his Sunday sermon swinging back, this isn't the time for it....yet. They will have a few archbishops etc toss the little barbs out there to see what the response is. A few people (bloggers etc) will notice it, most people will not. The MSM will not. IF Islam swings back hard (which is the only way they know how to do), then the RCC can take a very hard stand and be the "victim" putting Islam in the light of the "oppressor". Don't get me wrong, Islam is an oppressor. They are a childish cult that has yet to grow up or advance with the rest of civilization. Should make for interesting times.