Friday, February 24, 2006

INTOLERANCE: Pope to Immans,

... "Practice what you preach!"
Catholic, VaticanAfter backing calls by Muslims for respect for their religion in the Mohammad cartoons row, the Vatican is now urging Islamic countries to reciprocate by showing more tolerance towards their Christian minorities. [...]

After criticising both the cartoons and the violent protests in Muslim countries that followed, the Vatican this week linked the issue to its long-standing concern that the rights of other faiths are limited, sometimes severely, in Muslim countries.
I wish our leaders spoke with the same semblance of authority that we see from Benedict XVI and saw from JP II. Oh well!
Benedict XVI, Catholicism, Islam, VaticanPope Benedict signalled his concern on Monday when he told the new Moroccan ambassador to the Vatican that peace can only be assured by "respect for the religious convictions and practices of others, in a reciprocal way in all societies".
We have, in fact, two kinds of morality side by side: one which we preach but do not practice, and another which we practice but seldom preach.
Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970), Sceptical Essays (1928),
"Eastern and Western Ideals of Happiness"
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