You FOTS know we are far from Catholic here and unlikely to host Hosanas to the uh Host , or to the Hostess as the case may be .
An exception is made today for the exceptional Pope Benedict , who will soon retire w health concerns . We hope he will now speak , ex Cathedra , as they say , and as simply a man . Not sure if that is how it all works , but he has spoken as a man before , and we are betting he still knows how . We hope he will feel less constrained by the office , and be willing to speak out against certain outrages common among the um , ummah . FGM for instance . As a man of his times he believed strongly in evolution , using longer ' Days ' in Genesis as , to us , sounds reasonable enough from his POV , to rationalize the discrepancies . He saw what was obvious to most , the mountains of archaeological evidence supporting evolution , and angering many , he supported its teaching .
A few of you know the Pope was a fan of our Heroine , the recently deceased Oriana Falachi .
She strongly defended Western Civilization in a way few since Martel have done . The way Popes once defended all of Christiandom back when they were willing to fight for her , as may become necessary again . Her essay linked above is fundamental to this site , ( and go read it all , right now , we will wait here ) , ( I am not kidding , we are not going anywhere until you read it ) . I hate to reuse this , but future reading of this piece is forbidden , until Oriana has been read to the last dot . Your PDUS reading will be limited to the far less satisfying Mind Reading Only . A great many clever witticisms will be lost , so make your choice carefully .
Did you read it finally ?
Thank you .
The Pope got into trouble a few years back , when critical of the coming Caliphate . He correctly pointed out that God would support freedom of thought , and logic , while opposing conversion by sword , and the unending marginalizations of greater infidelity . He should have pressed the issue but the um ummah had a temper tantrum , ( as they did over the Mohammed Comix ) killing quite a few in their Riots over having been criticised . The situation was complicated by the islamic belief that the Koran was irrefutably God's word and law , and by the Catholic definition of Peter's office .
I have an aside here to address a thorn in my side about the body of the Church . It is so obviously under attack today , that even Heathens rush to its defense , when it lacks the courage . When jihadi Sirhan Sirhan attacked RFK , it was an attack on Christianity by his lights . You will recall also Mehmet Ali Agha late of the ' Grey Wolves ' . The media laughably portrayed that group as ' Right Wing ' for being ' Nationalists ' . What they were was jihadis , wanting to add another stan to the back end of their hometown's name . Ahga's attack on John Paul , was like Sirhan's , a jihadi strike at the Heart of Chistiandom , and an attack against the leader of it .
According to the media tho , Agha was a right wing nationalist .
I am betting Benedict knew damn well that John Paul's was another jihadi assault , and it shaped his opinions on the assault that has not stopped in 1400 years , but needs to . History will crush political islam because they have to do so . It is only a matter of time . Erkel of course , as advertised , has been friendly to islam .This strikes many , including us , as being overly generous w the Coombyallahisms . He seems oblivious to just who did what to whom on September 11 , 2001 , and inexplicably wishing to reward them for it .
Benedict knew , and spoke out about it . We are hoping he will now speak out more about moral equivalence ribbons being awarded to every worldwide participant . We are not after all , playing little League Baseball here . This is the Big Leagues , and 9-11 has proven it . Those having that equivalence recognized , will first need to prove morals . Lets start w equal rights for everyone .
There is only one proper way to celebrate Benedict by our lights , in our typical fashion imbibing Benedictine . The Monks of the Benedictine Monastery started making that Divine elixir in 1510 .
PDUS keeps hoping to find a case in our mail , to ease our Benedictions .
Pray for that result FOTS , and for our friend , Benedict .