Pope Francis, A Pot Calling The Kettle Black?
His Holy Eminence, Pope Francis has spoken against the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks... calling it the first genocide of the last century! Turkey in its characterisric unremorseful, unrepentant and uncivil manner has insulted the Pope...like all others who might have the temerity to as much as mention this fact of history....let alone criticise it.... Or call it a genocide....which is exactly what it is!
But this Pope seems to be forgetting something...
The Catholic Church was also known to have evilly burnt all those who refused to imbibe its version of Christianity at the stakes....right back into the middle ages!
Its standard penalty for Protestants et al was some form of imaginative...unbelievable....gruesome death!
Now, if anybody were to possess any moral grounds to subject the Turkish crime to public condemnation, definitely not the Pope! Or his Catholic Church!
The US and its gang of hypocritical nations of Europe has quite expectedly, refused to label death of fellow humans in such humongous numbers...as a genocide...just so they remain in the good books of Turkey!
Evil may not condemn evil...at least not with as much passion as Pope Francis has done!
This is yet another case of the pot calling the kettle black!
I have a severe allergy to all religious black pots...and black kettles...of the earth!
Both incidence are part of history....and facts of history. But humanity needs to move on!
TURKEY NO BETTER THAN IRAN OR YEMEN, JUST A GOOD PRETENDER?
Dr Tosin Akindele is a medical practitioner and public affairs analyst.