Friday, January 23, 2009

An Image To Give His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI Pause For Thought

"For as long the Colosseum stands, Rome will stand. For as long as Rome stands, the world will stand" -
Hat tip Brenda Walker.


Blogger James Higham said...

Ah, Martin, quoting old Bedy.

23 January, 2009 13:03  
Blogger PJMULVEY said... is a quote from a piece written by Joseph Pearce, biographer of Hilaire Belloc...."It is, for instance, almost chilling that Belloc wrote of the lifting of the Muslim siege of Vienna "on a date that ought to be among the most famous in history—September 11, 1683" (The Great Heresies, Sheed and Ward, 85). It is a date that Christendom has forgotten, to its shame, but the militants of Islam apparently had remembered. "It has always seemed to me possible, and even probable, that there would be a resurrection of Islam and that our sons or our grandsons would see the renewal of that tremendous struggle between the Christian culture and what has been for more than a thousand years its greatest opponent" (ibid., 87). These words, written more than sixty years ago, went unheeded. Today they resound like the death-knell of Europe."

23 January, 2009 17:06  
Blogger Martin said...

You betcha.

24 January, 2009 04:48  
Blogger Martin said...

Gents, thanks for your comments. I am privileged to have you both as readers, and do not pay either of your writings the attention - and publicity - they desrve; for which, again, you have my apologies.

24 January, 2009 04:52  

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