It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired.  I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue.  I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe.  I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great..... In His Majesty's Service, THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Cartoon Jihad

I've got just one thing to say to those who are rioting in the middle east over derogatory cartoon images of Mohammad....


Catholics, Jews and other Christians have been enduring similar derogatory images for centuries. You don't see us rioting in the streets. It just goes to show how immature and childish many of today's Muslims are. We Christians are not exactly "thrilled" when Jesus is portrayed by some cartoonist in a derogatory way. We Catholics aren't exactly "tickled" every time we're regularly lampooned by cartoons, magazines, books, and movies. I'm sure most Jews don't particularly care to see their people and religion mocked in similar ways. Yet when was the last time you saw Christians and Jews rioting the streets over the way we're commonly portrayed in the secular media. There's a level of maturity that can be seen in western religions, not seen lately in the middle east. More and more these days, it seems that the Islamic answer to western freedom is violence. It's both cowardly and infantile.

I understand that not all Muslims feel this way, and I also understand that there are many Muslims who find these kinds of demonstrations reprehensible and juvenile. Christians and Jews stand together with these Muslims in denouncing this ridiculous violence in the middle east.