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Politics : Support the French! Viva Democracy!

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To: Joachim K who wrote (7199)10/19/2021 9:06:39 AM
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It remains a mystery why Benedict was forced to abdicate.

>>For all of John Paul II’s brilliance and courage, in many ways I regard Benedict as more significant intellectually, and perhaps will yet come to be seen as the equal to JPII in consequences because of a single deed, which was his own “Be not afraid” moment. I refer of course to his 2006 “ Regensburg Lecture” that outraged the Muslim world for its criticism of its anti-rationalism. The clear implication of the lecture is that Islam needs to “re-Hellenize” as Christianity did if it is truly to live up to its slogan as a “religion of peace.” The Regensburg Lecture has been rightly compared to Solzhenitsyn’s 1978 Harvard commencement address, and it is worth jumping into the chief offending passage:

“Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.”
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