The World’s Two Largest Religions Square Off
On September 12, 2006, the Roman pope, Benedict XVI, giving a lecture to university professors and students in Regensburg, Germany, quoted a mediaeval text on Islam which portrayed the Islamic religion as a religion of violence. The text cited the words of a 14th-century Byzantine emperor, Manuel II Palaeologus, who characterised some of the teachings of Mohammed as evil. This is how Benedict quoted the emperor: "He said, I quote, ‘Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.'" Of course, this was utterly hypocritical. For Roman Catholicism is an evil religion itself, intolerant, bloodthirsty, which has been spread by the sword no less than Islam, and by the commands of the popes themselves! One just has to look at the history of this monstrous false "church" to see how diabolically evil, inhuman, barbaric and murderous it has always been: the Crusades, the Inquisition, the centuries of persecutions of Protestants, as well as such recent examples as the massacres of Serbs in Roman Catholic Croatia during World War Two, the Roman Catholic support for the IRA, the deep involvement of Rome in the genocide in Rwanda in the 1990s, the murders of Protestants in Mexico, and much more besides. The history of Roman Catholicism is a history of bloodshed, massacre, terrorism, torture, forced conversions, destruction on a vast scale.
History reveals it, and the Bible foretold it: "And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth" (Rev. 18:24); "And I saw the woman [the harlot of Rome, the Roman Catholic institution] drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus" (Rev. 17:6).