What a Difference a Millenium Makes

Pope Urban II on the crisis in the Levant:

Oh, race of Franks, race from across the mountains, race chosen and beloved by God as shines forth in very many of your works set apart from all nations by the situation of your country, as well as by your catholic faith and the honor of the holy church! To you our discourse is addressed and for you our exhortation is intended. We wish you to know what a grievous cause has led us to Your country, what peril threatening you and all the faithful has brought us.

From the confines of Jerusalem and the city of Constantinople a horrible tale has gone forth and very frequently has been brought to our ears, namely, that a race from the kingdom of the Persians, an accursed race, a race utterly alienated from God, a generation forsooth which has not directed its heart and has not entrusted its spirit to God, has invaded the lands of those Christians and has depopulated them by the sword, pillage and fire; it has led away a part of the captives into its own country, and a part it has destroyed by cruel tortures; it has either entirely destroyed the churches of God or appropriated them for the rites of its own religion. They destroy the altars, after having defiled them with their uncleanness. They circumcise the Christians, and the blood of the circumcision they either spread upon the altars or pour into the vases of the baptismal font. When they wish to torture people by a base death, they perforate their navels, and dragging forth the extremity of the intestines, bind it to a stake; then with flogging they lead the victim around until the viscera having gushed forth the victim falls prostrate upon the ground. Others they bind to a post and pierce with arrows. Others they compel to extend their necks and then, attacking them with naked swords, attempt to cut through the neck with a single blow. What shall I say of the abominable rape of the women? To speak of it is worse than to be silent. The kingdom of the Greeks is now dismembered by them and deprived of territory so vast in extent that it can not be traversed in a march of two months. On whom therefore is the labor of avenging these wrongs and of recovering this territory incumbent, if not upon you? You, upon whom above other nations God has conferred remarkable glory in arms, great courage, bodily activity, and strength to humble the hairy scalp of those who resist you.

Let the deeds of your ancestors move you and incite your minds to manly achievements; the glory and greatness of king Charles the Great, and of his son Louis, and of your other kings, who have destroyed the kingdoms of the pagans, and have extended in these lands the territory of the holy church. Let the holy sepulchre of the Lord our Saviour, which is possessed by unclean nations, especially incite you, and the holy places which are now treated with ignominy and irreverently polluted with their filthiness. Oh, most valiant soldiers and descendants of invincible ancestors, be not degenerate, but recall the valor of your progenitors!

Pope Francis on the same topic.

“Never war, never war,” he said. “I am thinking, above all, of children who are deprived of the hope of a worthwhile life, a future. Dead children, wounded children, mutilated children, orphaned children, children whose toys are things left over from war, children who don’t know how to smile.” This was the moment when the tears came. “Please stop,” said Francis. “I ask you with all my heart, it’s time to stop. Stop, please!”

Submitted without comment.

11 thoughts on “What a Difference a Millenium Makes

  1. I’m sure ISIS will heed the Pope’s plea. Wouldn’t you like to see what those blood-drunk jihadis would do to a bunch of “non-violent protesters”? And as for what Jesus would do in Gaza obviously I’m not fit to speculate but going on what He actually did say I imagine that He would tell both sides to knock it off, repent, and become Christians. Oddly, that latter bit didn’t seem to occur to Francis, who last I heard is supposed to be some kind of Christian leader, not the reincarnation of Ghandi.

  2. Sir,

    The exhortations of the latter that good and devout Muslims should refrain from the torture, rape and slavery of infidels would ordinarily demonstrate a base lack of knowledge of the holy Koran and Hadiths of Allah’s prophet. But as it emanates from the leader of the Church of infidels I can only assume the motive is base Islamophobia, for which he should be arrested.

    As for the former, well, what can I say, except RACIST!

    I for one am glad I and my genderless children lay down at night safe in the protective ideology of multiculturalism, so that when Muslims become the majority they will treat us as kindly and generously as we treated them when we were a hideous white supremacist majority.

    Ms. Libby Libtard.

    • It’s rather macabre to realize that if the noble pontiffs of antiquity were reanimated as modern clerics, they would be defrocked as “haters.”

      Another item to highlight: note Urban’s explicit comprehension of blood and soil. He appeals to a people not a polity. He explicitly acknowledges race and the continuity and heritage derived therefrom. He refers to “The Kingdom of the Greeks” as a place of and for that particular people–not some human potpourri inhabiting a geography called Greece.

  3. Watching the Muslims cut Christian throats in the Middle East is not enough for the churches anymore – they have to bring them here to our countries where they’ll have a plentiful supply of infidels to butcher. They’ve even got the mosques ready-made for them, awaiting conversion.

    • Thanks for the link, Rob. Facilitating the desecration of churches to accommodate muslims…you can’t get much more Christian than that.

      Xenophillia is modernity’s pagan religion. And there is no separation between church and state.

      • Pagans have more sense than xenophiles. Pagans quite often slaughtered foes systematically and quite efficiently and responded to threats with force.

        What lethal is Leftists Univeralism mixed with Capitalism, seasoned with vague Christian kindness thinking people are the same, want the same things and can be made into a monoculuture that can be turned progressive and/or used as a consumer base (the Capitalism bit)

        Well no they can’t. Ones people matter, ones traditions, ones ancestors and yes ones future. The Pagans knew that as well or better than anyone.

  4. This goes to an issue that is perhaps somewhat beside the main point of your post:

    Don’t you see that we and Arabs are today in the same boat? We are facing essentially the same threat to our homelands, sovereignty, culture.

    (And if there are Muslims in England or America or France, it is not their fault for walking through a door held open for them, or for fleeing the ordnance and destruction connected to the violent imposition of a Zionist entity on Palestine.)

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