Posted by: Joe of St. Thérèse | June 3, 2010

Quote of the day

“”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.”[3] The emperor, after having expressed himself so forcefully, goes on to explain in detail the reasons why spreading the faith through violence is something unreasonable. Violence is incompatible with the nature of God and the nature of the soul. “God”, he says, “is not pleased by blood – and not acting reasonably (σὺν λόγω) is contrary to God’s nature. Faith is born of the soul, not the body. Whoever would lead someone to faith needs the ability to speak well and to reason properly, without violence and threats..” Pope Benedict XVI Ragensburg Address

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  1. How blessed are we to have HIM!
    Viva il Papa!

    • Indeed we are blessed, may the Holy Father reign for a long time


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