Monday, March 17, 2008

Sikhs, Swords & Christians

It has been reported that the Sikhs of the USA will not meet with the Pope next month as such an event would require them to NOT bear the (Miniature) swords they wear to bear witness of their Faith. I think this is foolishness on the part of the overly nervous security personnel which are assigned to protect him.

In fact, it might be better to follow the example of my Polish ancestors who bore real swords and burnished them at the proclamation of the Gospel during the Holy Mass as witness to their willingness to fight and die to protect the Church.

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, that great Doctor of The Church, laid down (In his De Laude Novae Militae) the right and duty of Christians to use the sword to defend Christ and his Church Considering the persecutions faced by the People of the Church (Especially by Muslims in today's world as it was in that of St. Bernard), we would do well to display the naked steel of Christian warriors to assure the enemies of Christ that his People will be protected from evil doers (Especially when the Pope OR anyone meets with Muslims).


The concept of saint-soldier is a unique feature of Sikhism. Every Sikh is required to aspire to sainthood by his devotion to God and service to mankind, but also, according to the situation, to adopt the role of the soldier. A Sikh is also commanded, if necessary and circumstances allow, to lay his or her life down to protect the poor and weak, regardless of race, religion, sex or creed. The Sikhs look at the martyrdom of the 9th Guru for trying to protect Hindus from religious persecution, in Delhi, on 11 November 1675 AD, as an example to be followed.[29]

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