Yes, this was all done previously.
Or maybe he wanted to not have them totally exterminated as many of us here would wish to do?
Or one of those Christian things I've heard about, like praying for one's enemy?
Lord, have mercy.
Did you read what I posted?
I couldn't fathom a pre-schism Pope invoking St. Athanasius to "protect Arianism" or St. Augustine to "protect Pelagianism", yet Islam teaches the antithesis of what St. John the Baptist's mission was, to proclaim the advent of the Incarnate God. Islam rejects that God can become incarnate (Surah 112) and that Christ was crucified (4:157), among other things. Not to mention the many crimes committed by Muslims in the name of Islam throughout history, until today, also don't bode well to me if you're calling for this ideology's protection.
Maybe, maybe not I read what you posted! How should I know? I read and obviously did not understand to your satisfaction. Terrible lot of theology in the above!
Wasn't Athanasius directly relative to Arianism? Or Augustine to Pelagianism? How is John The Baptist related to Islam? Are you conflating geography and history?
You do not wish to exterminate those Mohammedans? Or is it you do not wish to pray for your enemies?
No longer Catholic I cannot respond how that Pope did that thing. I am the wrong tree to bark up to. Sorry.
I already gave you the explanation. You don't read it. John the Baptist is the precursor to the INCARNATION of GOD in the FLESH. Islam is a REJECTION of that. In the same way Arianism is a REJECTION of the Holy Trinity as defined by the Fathers and Nicaea. They are antithetical to each other.
I don't want to "exterminate" those Mohammadans. That's extremely offensive to me because the majority of my friends and peers throughout my life have been Muslims and Arabs, so if you don't want this to get personal you'd better back off. The West is far more worthy of being nuked than Mecca is. But I'm not here to get into politics, I want an answer to my question.
The first question mark I saw was yours to me, which is "Did you read my post?" Prior to that there is no question, just a request for comments.
You are correct, that I did not read the fine print and theology that was in your original post regarding John the Baptist proclaiming the Incarnate God. I kind of know that.
I focused more on your issue of how the Pope could call for protection of Islam in Jordan with my response.
Our knickers get knotted when we read of Mohammedans killing innocents as yours get when the mention of totally ridding ourselves of them. We may be mirror images of that passion, friends or no.
It serves none for you to tell another to "back off" because of both your passions, your friendships, nor the passions of others done in response to such from either faction. Shutting down conversation or exchange serve no one, but if it enflames our addictions to sin, then cooling off, not shutting off such exchanges is in order.
Two more things. What answer to your query regarding how a Pope can do something antithetical, as your paradigm has been set up, would satisfy you? Can you conceive at all such an answer or is it a rhetorical question? or merely stated as a backdrop to an agenda you've schemed out?
The other, as far as ridding ourselves of Mecca or The West and who has more justification, then all can go to hell as well as the rest of mankind, for the way we treat each other.
IOW, there is "worthiness" in being nuked or saved.
Lord, have mercy.