Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Pope's Straw-Man Jive v. History

I suppose that a Jesuit who is facile with creating straw-man arguments is about as unusual as the sun rising in the east.  But the Pope shouldn't resort to such ....ahhh.....shady stuff.

...“I won’t hide my concern in the face of the signs of intolerance, discrimination and xenophobia that have arisen in different regions of Europe,” the pontiff said, which are “often fueled by reticence and fear of the other, the one who is different, the foreigner.

“I am worried still more by the sad awareness that our Catholic communities in Europe are not exempt from these reactions of defensiveness and rejection...

Thus spake Francis.

Actually, Charles (the Hammer) Martel and J. Sobieski--not to mention all of Spain--would beg to differ, Holiness.  It ain't 'fear...of foreigners' here.  It's knowledge of history and current events.  Moslems have a well-documented record of warring on Catholics and assorted other Christians, not to mention Jews and Hindus.  You might have noticed that truck-massacres, nail-bombs, fire-bombs, sex assaults, and knife- and acid-attacks in Europe over the last 2 years are NOT being made by 20-something Methodist girls.  In fact, they are being made by 'foreigners' who are 'different.'

Get off your PC horse, Holiness, and answer Cdl. Burke's questions about your "marriage" document.  You're a year overdue on that project.

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