Originally posted by Zahlanzi
bwahaha, dumbass strikes again.
what your article says: Pope Francis likened Jesus Christ to ISIS
what he actually said: There are similarities between the ideas of conquest in both Quran and Bible and neither must necessarily be through violence.
what your article said: Pope Francis wants to go back to communism which killed 20 million people.
w ...[text shortened]... egulate it. a social market economy.
you reek of stupidity and bias and so does your site.
What he said was:
=== “Today, I don’t think that there is a fear of Islam as such but of ISIS and its war of conquest, which is partly drawn from Islam... It is true that the idea of conquest is inherent in the soul of Islam, however, it is also possible to interpret the objective in Matthew’s Gospel, where Jesus sends his disciples to all nations, in terms of the same idea of conquest.”===
He is clearly saying that ISIS's war of conquest, which is drawn from Islam, is comparable to a similar Christian objective of conquest. He compared the Christian idea of conquest effected by Jesus to the Muslim idea of conquest espoused by ISIS. While I don't think his statement is necessarily wrong, I don't think that a statement that, in this regard, he compared Jesus to ISIS, is inherently unfair.
I also don't understand why the phrase "Christian roots of Europe” takes on “colonialist overtones." Colonialism means invading and conquering, ruling or populating other people's societies. If Europe has a tradition of being Christian for the long term past (which it clearly does), then why would colonialism be necessary to establish Europe's Christian roots? Perhaps saying that South America or Africa has Christian traditions would have colonialist overtones. But Europe? How? I don't get it. Does saying that the Middle East has Muslim roots have colonialist overtones?
You're right to criticize the communist allusion, though. He didn't say anything to that effect.