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September 28, 2006

Pope Benedict and the Meaning of Words

Filed under: Freedom of expression, Global Jihad, Islam, Sprog, Terror, Western civilisation — limewoody @ 2:01 pm

 In these accelerating times, the passage of a fortnight offers sufficient distance from an event to make it amenable to even-handed scrutiny. And so, fortified with the calm aloofness of a detached historian, two weeks after Pope Benedict XVI gave his now famous lecture at the University of Regensburg we can aver that the ensuing controversy was based on three errors: his statements were taken out of context, they were misunderstood, and they were judged on their form rather than substance. On balance, his unduly conciliatory tone on the subject of dialogue with Islam notwithstanding, the Pope has said and done nothing that a reasonable person could or should find objectionable.


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  1. ears. (5) To say “Look at you.” To the person you are refering to. (14) Wey yu a go inna dem deh cloze? Yu fayva buttu (12)

    Comment by Thamesportal — September 28, 2006 @ 10:59 pm

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