Sunday, September 17, 2006

Don't These People Have Anything Better To Do?

Last week Pope Benedict XVI quoted a Byzantine Emperor who stated that the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed (or however you spell that this week) were “evil and inhuman.”

First, the Pope was quoting someone else’s words, and has made clear that they are not his own feelings.

Second, the original comments were made in the 14th century AD. As some of you may realize, the Byzantine Empire hasn’t existed for some time!

Still, the quote was immediately taken out of context, and a shit-storm naturally ensued. Protests and condemnation from around the Muslim world have been fast and furious.

"Don't shoot! I was just kidding!!!"

In a possible act of retribution for the Pope’s words, Somali gunmen shot an unarmed Italian nun in the back, killing her at the hospital where she cared for women and children.

Let me repeat that: Somali gunmen shot an unarmed Italian nun in the back, killing her at the hospital where she cared for (their own) women and children.

That’s just fucked up, people.

Is anyone else getting the impression that a large part of the Muslim world has no humility, no self-restraint and no sense of humor? I’m sorry, but it’s getting hard not to draw those conclusions.

33 comments:

The Flabbergasted Heathen said...

That's what happens when you add religion to faith...

K9 said...

/bark bark bark

pete, exactly. the intolerant head choppers, lady burners, clitsliters, and athlete killin' oppressors dont like WORDS or PICTURES.

go Bene!

FH: just say no to relativism.

/grrrrrr

Zya said...

It is just so sad. Why is the world like this? Sometimes it makes me not want to get out of bed!

Pete Bogs said...

I don't typically speak in defense of Catholics, but the truth is the truth... they over-reacted to his words just as they seem to do about everything else... touchy are we? perhaps all that repression/oppression is not really such a good idea after all(?)

Anonymous said...

You can not prove the existence of a god or gods. Religion is possibly the earth's single most killer of humans in the short history of sapiens. Religion should be banned and all should be united for the common good of all not being greater or lesser than the common man.

K9 said...

/bark bark bark

anonymous:

you cannot disprove the existence of god or gods either.

"religion should be banned" ?

there's a lovely little totalitarian statement for ya!
the "common good?" as defined by whom? faceless entities in blog comment windows?

maybe you mean the common good for the common man sorta like how it went down in the non religious states of stalin or mao?

"all should be united." right. let me know when you have a plan instead of a kumbaya statement with zero practical application. you should enter the miss world contest...you already got the speak down.

/grrrrr

Crashtest Comic said...

We should be careful who we pick a fight with.

The Muslim Community has deep-seeded historical reasons to fear what any Pope has to say about their religion.

Crusades, anyone?

K9 said...

/bark bark bark

crash: you might wanna take a cursory look at what the moors were up to before the crusades. but i already know you dont care.

darn! im all stuck in the here and now, cause if theres one constant in all of history it is inhummanity. theres not alot i can do about 700 years ago nor should i pay the price.

/grrrrrrr

Crashtest Comic said...

Your daughter and the Moor are now making the beast with two backs.
Othello, 1. 1

Pete Bogs said...

anon - I agree religion is actually the caues of much human misery, not the cure... but I don't believe in banning... for reasons with k9 expresses here...

crash - I am picking a fight with no one... the people I'm speaking of really co do with a little humility and reason... their acts speak for themselves... as for the Crusades, I am aware of them, but I am also aware that they were like 1000 years ago... it's time to move on...

k9 - amen to what you said!

Anonymous said...

All who believe in god should have a mental evaluation and perhaps commited to a mental institution. There is no god. There is only a god part of the brain in which was created by the human organism for fear of what comes after death. God will eventually die out in the minds of all as the faithless unite to overthrow the insane driven republicans.

Pete Bogs said...

anon - why not pick a moniker? you certainly post enough!

Anonymous said...

They are watching me.

Bird said...

i am so sick of all of this crap!

all of it.

muslims. catholics. christinas. jews. all of 'em.

i don't think the pope is as ...beneficient as you make him out to be bogs - he's a dick, if i may so boldy break my wn rules about ad hominem attacks. i am so pissed right now that i cannot formulate an intelligent, critically-thinking statement.(pissed at the pope, pissed at the over-top irrational response to his words, pissed,pissed, pissed. would like to just say lots of nasty, foul swear and potty words!)

the pope knew damn well his words would stir up shit. he could have discussed nonviolence in a completely different way- but he chose to quote a Byzantine pope.

Purposeful (do you think for one minute the Pope is not purposefui- he knew what he was doing.)

I'm not defending the ignorant Muslims and fanatics their behavior (note, ignorant is describing a particular kind of Muslim - not all Muslims.)they are assholes too. (gee - this must have been stored up and brewing in me a long time - i am outta control here!)

dog - oh the hellwith all this proving and disproving. fuck that. but i agree -BAN??? yeah, you called that comment right.

and for another thing (and uncharacteristic of me): anon- go fuck yourself. you're just plain nuts.

(where's hellpig when you need him!)

Bird said...

P.S. I am of course not sick of "christinas"; i am sick of christians. i have no opinions or violent feelings toward christinas at all.

ok, well, i am not sick of all christians either. just some. quite a few. most of 'em. maybe a lot.

Anonymous said...

Are you a source of danger?

Peaches said...

I would rather not think it was "a large part of the Muslim world" that is fucked up, Bogs. Just like I would hate to think it was a large section of the Christian community who believe what George Bush is telling them. Just a few ignorant twits who are being led by the nose, as usual, when it comes to religion. If everything horrific that occurs in our countires was attributed to the 'Christian World' you can see how unfair that would be, don't you think especially considering I am not a Christian and yet live in OZ.

Just a penny's worth of thought.

I'm with Bird... and I am not against Chritinas either!!
hehehe.

Pete Bogs said...

bird - I'm no fan of the Pope; in fact I'm pretty vehemently anti-Catholic... but whatever he said, it didn't give license to anyone to go nuts...

btw, I am against Christina(s) Aguilera...

peaches - I'd rather not think that as well... but as I said, it's getting harder and harder not to draw that conclusion... and my intention was not to contrast Islam with other faiths so much as discuss it on its own (lack of) merits... I know some nutty Christians, but they're doing the same level of acts as the people I am talking about... see k9's list above for examples...

Jack K. said...

k-9, did you mean missed world contest?

Jack K. said...

It is Men who have fucked things up.

It is Men, who historically, decided they, Men, were made in God's image.

It is Men who are, by and large, still fucked up by that long time cultural belief that Men are superior to ALL others. Religion is just a way of selling a load of shit.

Anon. You are being watched and your just rewards will come to pass sooner than you fear.

Right on Bird.

Anonymous said...

do youj threaten me? shame.

K9 said...

/bark bark bark

crash: we should be careful who we pick a fight with?

1979: tehran: hostages snatched from american embassy held 444 days. the limp carter is ineffectual in his "dialogue" with irrational nutjobs. reagan gets in and they let em go that day.

late 80's early 90's bunch o people snatched in lebanon including Terry Anderson who was held for 2454 days.

'84: group claiming to be islamic jihad bombs us embassy kills 63, 17 american

same year: bombing of us marine barracks killing 241...same day they bombed and killed 58 paratroopers from france while they slumbered in their barracks. 2 more truck bombs this same year and a plane hijacking diverted to pakistan...more deaths....

1985...bombs in spain, hijacked plane and the famous achille lauro moment where a tourist in a wheelchair is pushed overboard

more highlights from the 80's: TWA flight from rome to athens hijacked: 4 americans dead, injuries...the west berlin disco bombing injures hundreds, kills 2 american servicemen....

Lockerbie scotland: Pan Am 747 bombed kills 259

1993: the first WTC bombing by ramsey yousef and shake your booty Omar...kills 6 and injures over 1000. responsibility claimed by al qaeda.

'96: truck bomb in Saudi Arabia: 19 servicemen killed, hundreds injured. hezbollah claims it.

"98: Nairobi and tanzania: 224 killed, over 4000 injured. mostly african nationals killed while trying to burn americans. nice going al qaeda!

2000: USS Cole bombed: Al-Qaeda and OBL claim it.
17 dead, hundreds injured

2001: 9-11

/grrrrrrrr

liberalbanana said...

I hate religion. For all of the good it has created in the world, it has created just as much bad. I'm actually 100% with anonymous on this one.

Pete Bogs said...

k9 - clarification - VP Bush held back the release of the hostages until Reagan was inaugurated... he got to claim credit on his watch...

banana - I pretty much agree, but I guess I don't find it constructive in any way...

religion is not going away, just as some people need to realize homosexuality isn't going away, and we all need to learn to live together in spite of our differences... sounds a little Disneyland, I know!

Anonymous said...

What about the homosexuality in republicans? When will people realize this? I have heard that god hates homos. A church group from Kansas i believe. Do they hate?

Anonymous said...

Yes, they are from there.

Aunty Belle said...

Yeah ANON--religion killed millions--the religion of marxism, relativism and the relgion of abortion.

Hey Bawgs..uh-huh...youse dead on. Thang is did ya read that transcript of Ahmadinejad? He calls fer "dignty" and release of the "oppressed" and demands "justice" oh? like Sr. Isabella shot in the back? Like the poor lil' chillen of Beslan? Like the poor million refugees of Darfur? Oh--thats' "dignity".

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
BIGBADWOLF SAYS...
HI PETE! here i'm sending you my reaction to this whole islam shit! this is a piece i wrote lately on another blog. to lebanonlive@blogspot.com
i left it just as i sent it!

hi beezer! nice to be back!
sorry i won't be reacting to your topic, but rather i want to go directly to the point of the "outcry" and the pathetic reaction from those Muslim
'Satan worshipers' to the pope's address and question concerning the
FAKE and possessed PROPHET mohammed!

see what i mean beezer!? they are only a bunch of good for nothings, chanting and calling out their stupid threats to west again! they don't even know Where the pope comes from! EUROPE idiots! the WEST doesn't have a DAMN thing to do with this!

like CATTLE to the slaughter of OTHERS they gather like DEMONS round the CAMPFIRE ready to KILL..KILL..KILL! I told you a long time ago how BLINDED the Muslims are! they do not recognize that their ALLAH IS SATAN! AND MOHAMMED WAS A WICKED DEMON that invented everything that is written in that FILTHY BOOK THE KORAN! I mean who can believe a CHILD MOLESTER ANYWAY!?

ISLAM IS AN EVIL RELIGION! faking everything that GOD has set as law for humans to live by! IT IS GOVERNED BY SATAN HIMSELF! DESTROYER OF EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD AND HOLY!

MY LOGO WILL BE.."DOWN WITH ISLAM! DOWN WITH MUSLIMS! DEATH TO ALL IMAMS! DEATH TO ALL SHIITE'S! DEATH TO FOLLOWERS OF SATAN!"
A DEATH SQUAD MUST BE FORMED TO START LIQUIDATING ALL IMAMS, CLERICS, AND INSANE RADICALS LIKE THE PRESIDENTS OF IRAN-NORTH KOREA-LIBYA ETC. ETC! TRAINED ASSASSINS MUST BE TRAINED HIT-MEN TO GO AFTER THESE EVIL
SONS OF BITCHES!

CUT THEM DOWN FROM THE ROOT FOR ONCE AND FOR ALL! IN AMERICA THEY SHOULD START BURNING THE KORAN IN HEAPS ON THE STREETS! YOU HATE US FOR NOTHING! WE HATE YOU JUST THE SAME, ONLY WE CAN CONTROL OUR EMOTIONS AND BEG THE "TRUE GOD TO HELP US" TO REMAIN SANE, CALM AND COLLECTED!

ALL I CAN SAY IS 'IN GOD THE FATHER,
THE SON AND THE HOLY GHOST WE TRUST'
HELP US UNDERSTAND THESE BARBARIANS AND BRING THEM SOON TO YOUR JUSTICE! AMEN

sorry for the caps beezer, but i am beside myself at this moment! the pope promotes, reflects, and preaches PEACE! watch what an outrage and violence those SONS OF BITCHES are calling for! it's simply RIDICULOUS!

BIG BAD WOLF

6:04 AM

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said... part 2
BIGBADWOLF SAYS,
Beezer i am FUMING about the POPE saying he's SORRY! goes to SHOW how SPINELESS everybody is when those sickening MUSLIMS start their RANTINGS! they don't even know anything about the FACTS about that DISGUSTING RELIGION ISLAM!

mohammed INVENTED EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD THAT SATAN TOLD HIM TO! just so the world could be invaded by the most EVIL BOOK which is the QUORAN! I wish every MUSLIM IN THE WORLD COULD READ THIS MESSAGE! that most of the sane world would WIPE THEIR ASS WITH THE QUORAN! HOLY NEVER PASSED BY THE QUORAN! IT'S STRAIGHT OUT OF THE BOWELS OF HELL!

YOUR ALL A BUNCH OF ASS-HOLES, AND THE SANE WORLD WISHES YOU COULD ALL NUKE YOURSELVES INTO OBLIVION!
DISGUSTING SONS OF BITCHES! EVIL SATAN WORSHIPERS! GET THAT THROUGH YOUR THICK SKULLS!
keep hiding and bombing!
keep chanting and burning!
keep threatening and hurting!
keep cutting your children and praising THEIR BRAINWASHING!

on and on it goes! a vicious circle of deceit, hate, vengeance, murder, abuse and RAPE!
you're RAPING YOURSELVES by BELIEVING FANTASY! MYTHS! FROM A DERANGED AND POSSESSED ASSHOLE CALLED MOHAMMED!
WAKE UP! IGNORANT BASTARDS!

BIGBADWOLF

12:53 AM

Anonymous said...

BIGBADWOLF said...
to all who love their children, and would love to see them have peace, happiness, and love for themselves and towards others. that they may grow up to know god and his only son and saviour of the world.

i must write this so everyone can know and understand all the attacks i've placed the past month were not FORNOT! i am geniunely preocupied for the children of this world, and would like to show everybody who thinks and feels the same the DANGER, INJUSTICE, AND ABUSE, the children of the world are going trough!

this is heart, spirit and soul sinking for me, to know there is so much evil imposed on the littlest of us, and the most innosent of us! i am litterally drying the tears from my eyes! how can we EVER WIN THIS BATTLE, GOD HELP US!

i want to invite everyone reading this, to the invention of the most vile and sickening act i have ever seen! to errect an internet website and magazine and in 20 other websites for foreign languages for 'children' teaching them how to blow themselves up! and litterally carry bullets, guns, hate and doctrine to the rest of the world. one specific culture, group or belief!

FRANKLY I AM FLABBERGHASTED! and i could never in my whole lifetime imagine such travesty!

this is the sickening website of pure evil from the HAMAS GENIUSES;

http://www.el-fateh@.net.com

BIGBADWOLF

11:05 PM

Anonymous said...

BIGBADWOLF SAYS,
WOW! WHAT A CELEBRATION!
THEY LOOK LIKE THE RATS AND MICE THE PIED PIPER LED INTO THE ABYSS TO THE SEA BELOW!
WHERE MISERABLY THEY DROWNED, AND TODAY ALL THE CHILDREN LAUGH!!
you can see none of them know what they are there to CELEBRATE! people do not celebrate DEATH AND DESTRUCTION!

this would be a perfect OPPORTUNITY for designated SNIPERS to take out that bastard and world enemy NR.1, with a BULLET TO THE HEAD! MAKE IT A PLATINUM BULLET! this way they'll make sure to prepare him for the ETERNAL DEATH THAT AWAITS HIM, IN HELL OF COURSE!! WHERE HE CAN PROUDLY JOIN MOHAMMAD, SATAN, AND THE OTHER 12 IMAMS IN THE BOWELS OF HELL!

YOU BET I'M talking about that SLEAZY SON OF A BITCH NASSARALAH! I guess he won't be showing his ASS no time soon! he'll keep hiding out of FEAR THAT JUSTICE WILL COME TO HIM SOON! you see assholes like SUCH like to KILL, but want to live on FOREVER! HA HA HA! RIDICULOUS AND
PATHETIC!

BIGBADWOLF

Anonymous said...

BIGBADWOLF SAYS...THIS PIECE GOT LOST IN TRAFFIC!

WHERE HE CAN PROUDLY JOIN MOHAMMAD AND HIS BAND OF ROBBERS, SATAN AND HIS LEGIONS, ARRAFAT AND HIS THUG-GANG, HITLER AND HIS FILTHY ARMY, AND ALL THE OTHER MUSLIM CLERICS AND THE 12 LYING SWINES OF IMAMS IN THE BOWELS OF HELL!


THERE, IN THE GRIP OF SATAN'S BALLS THEY WILL KEEP EJACULATING MORE OF THEIR MUSLIM DEMONS, SO THE WORLD WILL BECOME MORE AND MORE ENTRAPPED BY THEIR EVIL DOCTRINE!

Anonymous said...

HI PETE! NOW ALL THE ROMPUSS IS ABOUT A MUSLIM WOMAN DRESSED AS "NINGA TURTLE FROM HELL" SCARING ALL THE CHILDREN IN A CLASSROOM IN ENGLAND!

THEY REALLY HAVE TO UP-DATE THEIR DRESS-CODE PRONTO! THEY FORGET THEY ARE THE INVADER-GUESTS IN ENGLAND NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND!

REDRIDINGHOOD