Tuesday, May 16, 2006

It Is Not News That A Pope Believes In Miracles

This story, here reported from Pakistan, deserves more energy than I have to spare at the moment. But it is worth noting that while Christianity presumes no worldly power, even though it has in fact a great deal of such power, Islam demands all worldly power be brought unto it, allowing no room in the polity for that which is not Islamic. Thus the notion of a Muslim nation growing to respect the rights of religious minorities, in a way that we in the west would recognize as fair, is patently absurd. From the article:

Pope Benedict XVI urged Islamic countries to ensure religious rights for Christian migrants on Monday, and also said Christians should continue welcoming Muslim immigrants with open arms. Benedict stressed the need for reciprocity in Christian-Muslim relations during a speech to members of the pontifical council for migrants....Cardinal Renato Martino, who heads the migrant office, has recently complained that while Muslim immigrants are often welcomed into largely Christian countries in Europe and allowed to practice their faith freely, Christian immigrants in the Islamic world are denied those same rights.

But as indicated by the title, it is not news that a Pope believes in miracles.

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