Patrik Lindenfors

PhD Zoological Ecology

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  Sign of (old) times


  Papal fallibility (Time)

Pope Benedict XVI's quoting of a medieval text that basically states that Islam is a violent religion resulted in predictable — and violent — reactions in parts of the Muslim world. The irony is so glaring, it is hardly bearable. But the same type of irony can easily be found in Christianity. How much violence has been committed to defend teachings that advise turning the other cheek? It is apparent from history and current events that Christians, Muslims and Jews all believe in the same God. One can only wish He had been more consistent in advocating nonviolence.

From Time 23rd of October 2006


  A misunderstood pontiff? (Newsweek)

Pope Benedict XVI's quoting of a medieval text which basically states that Islam is a violent religion resulted in predictable and violent reactions in parts of the Muslim world (The Pope's 'Holy War'," Sept. 25). The irony is so glaring it's painful. But the same type of ironies can easily be found in Christianity. How much violence has been committed to defend teachings that advise us to "turn the other cheek"? Christians, Muslims and Jews all believe in the same God. One can only wish he had more consistently advocated nonviolence.

From Newsweek 20th of November 2006


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