Apologies to my Catholic readers, but the truth is that Pope Francis is just a few chalices short of a communion, and is setting back the cause of the Christian church in the process.
Good job Francis’ predecessor, Urban II, didn’t claim that Islam wasn’t a religion of violence, otherwise Europe wouldn’t have bothered to defend itself with the Crusades, and Europe would have been Muslim for a thousand years already.
Urban II knew full well that Islam would have no truck with Christianity, and if Christianity were to survive, it would have to defeat the Muslim invaders. He’d probably read the Qur’an and knew enough about the political ideology of Islam – unlike Francis, who probably just thinks its a Religion of Peace™.
Yes, I know – Francis said “Muslim terrorism” doesn’t exist – but it’s a ludicrously fine distinction, and anyone who claims that violence (including terrorism) carried out in the name of Allah does not happen is deluded. It happens every day, and has done for the past 1400 years.
But on the other hand, Francis does believe a hoax, namely the climate ‘crisis’ – which he believes is a greater threat to the planet than our Allahu-akbaring friends.
Read the full message here (if you can bear it).