Monday, July 25, 2005

Agreeing With The Pope

For once I agree with the Pope.

Apparently, Pope Benedict XVI has refused to declare Islam a 'religion of peace' during a brief question and answer session with reporters before a meeting in Northern Italy.

Benedict replied: "I would not like to use big words to apply generic labels, it certainly contains elements that can favor peace, it also has other elements: We must always seek the best elements."

He obviously didn't go far enough by actually denouncing Islam but that's a different discussion.

Given the history of animosity of 'The Holy Roman See' toward Jews, I wonder if he would have given the same response if asked about Israel.