The Counter Crusade

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Three Popes: A Quick Comparison


Pope Pius XI (d. 1939)



These words were spoken in confidence by Pope Pius XI to Cardinal Facchinetti whom he had just appointed Apostolic Delegate to Libya, and were only made public much later,

Do not think that you are going among infidels. Moslems attain to Salvation. The ways of Providence are infinite.[1]



Pope John Paul II (d. 2005 )




Kissing the Qur'an



Pope Benedict XVI



"Wipe them out—all of them."

Oh wait, I'm sorry, that was Darth Sidius.

Actually he did say that,

"It is true that the Muslim world is not totally mistaken when it reproaches the West of Christian tradition of moral decadence and the manipulation of human life...This imposes on us a serious examination of conscience." [2]


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[1] L'Ultima, Anno VIII, 75-76, p. 261 (Florence, 1954).
[2] "Ratzinger denies Christianity ´superior´ to Islam"

5 Comments:

  • Is it me or does the current picture of the pope in his "Christmas hat" look like your icon?

    By Blogger Abu Sinan, at 9:20 PM, December 30, 2005  

  • haha.

    to me the pope here looks like the Grinch, but evil. and not green.

    whereas my icon is green but not too Grinch-like. and angry but not evil. or something.

    now in the other picture, he looks like he's about to shoot electricity from his fingers, like a dark jedi.

    By Blogger Silencer, at 9:57 PM, December 30, 2005  

  • (p.s. i am DEFINTILY NOT saying that the pope is evil. it's just how he looks in this picture. i dont really know much about him.

    By Blogger Silencer, at 9:58 PM, December 30, 2005  

  • I don't think I would kiss a book a lot of people have probably laid their hands on.

    By Blogger Elizabeth, at 1:49 AM, December 31, 2005  

  • HAHAHAHAHA that has to be the greatest post I've ever read.

    Kudos to you. The new pope is scary... he's a nazi i tell ya!

    By Blogger Steve, at 9:05 AM, January 02, 2006  

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