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11:18am on Sunday, 17th September, 2006:

Religious Wars


So, the Pope makes a long, academic speech during which he quotes a Byzantine Emperor who had a rather 14th-century view of Islam. The Pope seems to suggest through this quote that the Islamic approach of spreading the religion through violence makes it morally inferior to religions that spread their message through reason and logic (such as, oh, look, Christianity).

This causes protest among Moslems. So incensed is a group of them in the West Bank city of Nablus that they firebomb two churches.

Great logic, that: "stop accusing us of being violent or we'll blow up churches".

What is it with religions?

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