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Is the Pope Catholic?

Benedict xvi 2.jpg . . . Not much longer if Muammar Gaddafi's son gets his wish.



Tripoli - The elder son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has called on Pope Benedict XVI to convert to Islam immediately, dismissing last week's apology from the pontiff for offending Muslims.

"If this person were really someone reasonable, he would not agree to remain at his post one minute, but would convert to Islam immediately," Mohammed Gaddafi told an awards ceremony on Monday evening for an international competition to memorise the Qur'an. 

To read the rest of this story,  Click here: Pope asked to convert to Islam



Wouldn't Luther and Calvin have fun with this headline!  I'm having a bit of fun with it myself.  Any thoughts?

Reader Comments (17)


Would it be better for protestantism, in general, for the Pope to remain "Catholic" or convert to Isalm?

On the one hand, there would be no more Roman Church. On the other hand, Islam would stake even a larger claim in Europe.

Just thinking out loud! ;)
September 19, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterChris Coleman
Then he'd be pope-ular amongst the muslims. :)

September 19, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterThe Aspiring Theologian
He might as well. He sure backed down from his position on Islam. Sure beats trying to sit on the fence all the time.
September 19, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterwalt
Will American news outlets assume a "tolerant" guise when writing and responding to this?
September 19, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterLung and Foot
Why convert to Islam when one can be a pope and publicly kiss the Koran at the same time?

John Paul II got the best of both worlds, and judging from yesterday's spineless apology, Joe Ratz is on his way to do the same.
September 19, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterGuido de Bresil
How about God calling this knowledgable yet stubborn aka "Pharisee" Pope to be converted to the King Christ? That sure would shake Hell, Babylon and Rome for a little something than Pope going over to Islam, the angels would rejoice for this sinner than the demons grinning on His Most Holy Pontiff blah blah blah.

By the way the Rapture Index is at 156.

Important Highlights:
01 False Christs
A gentleman in Florida has made news by claiming to be Christ.
03 Satanism:
Satanism is reported to be flourishing in Russia
18 Ecumenism
The outrage over the Pope's comments about Islam is helping the ecumenical movement.
20 Tribulation Temple
The lack of activity has downgraded this category.
22 Israel:
A terrorist group threatens Israel with chemical weapons
23 Gog:
Events in the Middle East are moving closer to the Ezk 38 & 39 prophecy.
29 Liberalism
The political scene in the U.S. favors liberal candidates.
32 Mark of the Beast:
The U.S. Patriot Act has failed to get enough votes for extension.
33 Beast Government:
The possibility of the EU reforming into a smaller group of core nations has updated this category.
35 Date Settings
Several organizations have been talking about Iran launching an attack against Israel on 22 Aug. The claim is based on the doomsday beliefs of Iran's President.
37 Krispy Kreme
Rick Warren and company have exhausted the limitless suppy of donuts. Soon after two angry men broke into a 20 Days Speed Purpose Driven Life rally and wreaked havoc. This is widely expected to cause an accelerated increase of hatred at christians in general, perhaps preparing for the tribulation.
September 19, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSan
The Pope didn't actually retract his statement but merely expressed sadness at reactions to it. Who knows what his personal thoughts are? Apparently, there was some reason he brought it up.

Perhaps it's a tactic? Afterall, he's got vested interest in arresting the growth of Islam - especially if it seconds the list of largest religion on earth.

(He could be wearing that dunce-hat just to throw-off the competition, ya think?)

Meanwhile, Islam continues to affirm the implications of the medieval text that is obscure no longer!
September 20, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterRobin
Dr. Riddlebarger,

You should try to get on Paula Zahn to talk about your new book. She's had Jerry Jenkins & Joel C. Rosenberg on to discuss theirs. (John Stewart had quite the laugh at that, incidentally.) A novel idea would be to get get booked on Hannity by telling them "The Man of Sin" is the unauthorized bio of Pres. Clinton, and on Air America by telling them the same about Pres. Bush. Kidding. I'm enjoying the book, and look forward to its predecessor.
September 20, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterCarson
Why not ask the Dahli Lama to convert while we're about it? Think of the calming, soothing influence he'd have...
September 20, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterRon
"....the calming, soothing influence...."

The way I read the above words, I felt like I had a lizard running on my back.
September 20, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSan
Dr. Riddlebarger,

Seeing comments about Islam and your book on eschatology, I would love to hear your thoughts on Islam's role in the end times. If the anti-christ isn't a literal man, could he be a system, such as Islam? We are certainly dealing with the Spirit of Anti-Christ. With all the references to Babylon in Revelation, I was just thinking. Do you have any thoughts on this?
September 20, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterScott
The craziest thing I read in regard to that is they represent the fiery locusts from the pit.
September 20, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterCarson
So yeah, speaking of the man of sin and the antichrist, who is that pictured on the cover of your book, Kim, and is he happy about that???
September 21, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDana
For all you serious folks that was a funny.
<cheesy grin>
September 21, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDana
New Kraft's "Microwave Cheesy Grin", for all those cheesy moments in life
September 21, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSan
No, but in revelations the false prophet may be all of islam.
October 3, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJoy

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