Pope bans Christmas - says there were...

Pope bans Christmas - says there were no angels, no animals, no manger

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Rayleigh, UK

#1 Nov 21, 2012
http://www.wownews.co.uk/news/851-pope-bans-c...

Unbelievable! And just before Christmas! AND he's got a book to plug - what is happeneing to the world???

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Right here under my thumb

#2 Nov 21, 2012
"In a statement released this week, Pope Benedict said that he has forgiven the Beatles for John Lennon's claim that they were bigger than Jesus and for their Rock & Roll excesses in the clearest sign yet that the Vatican is working from the bottom of the complaint box."
So Crates

Huntington, NY

#3 Nov 21, 2012
It doesn't matter anyway......The world ends 12/21/12....... Christmas was banned even before the Pope thought about banning it.

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#4 Nov 21, 2012
So Crates wrote:
It doesn't matter anyway......The world ends 12/21/12....... Christmas was banned even before the Pope thought about banning it.
and i refuse to buy any gifts until we see what happens.
lol

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#5 Nov 21, 2012
Don't mind that POPE, he's half senile..

'No Angels'[he says]... what nonsense! Duh!

Next I wouldn't be too surprised if
he starts spreading another rumor
that there's no 'Santa Clause'(;

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#6 Nov 21, 2012
See how big his head is?
Christmas was a Pagan holiday long before the Church was in power.

""In ancient Babylon, the feast of the Son of Isis (Goddess of Nature) was celebrated on December 25. Raucous partying, gluttonous eating and drinking, and gift-giving were traditions of this feast.""

Lot's of different ideas, caroling, trees, presents, came from different places and beliefs. It was all slammed together to unite everyone behind a single religion.
Now after all those years, he wants to nix the whole story, lol.

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#7 Nov 21, 2012
milwaukee69 wrote:
"In a statement released this week, Pope Benedict said that he has forgiven the Beatles for John Lennon's claim that they were bigger than Jesus and for their Rock & Roll excesses in the clearest sign yet that the Vatican is working from the bottom of the complaint box."
I'll bet angels don't believe in his holiness the Pope, either. LOL

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#8 Nov 21, 2012

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#9 Nov 21, 2012
The pope can kizz my azz and write a glorious love story.

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#10 Nov 21, 2012
Has he solved the problem when one bulb goes out, they all go out yet.???...Hmmm..!!!!!

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#11 Nov 22, 2012
Folks may not know this..
but,

The late Pope John Paul loved

to hear ' Bono & U2 ' play
... a charity gig in the Vatican @ Xmas.

by all accounts

Pope Benedict issn't as enthused!

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#12 Nov 22, 2012
charlieparkerville wrote:
http://www.wownews.co.uk/news/ 851-pope-bans-christmas-benedi ct-xvi-says-there-were-no-ange ls-no-donkeys-in-the-manger-no -carols-and-no-oxen-as-he-laun ches-new-book-jesus-of-nazaret h-the-infancy-narratives.html
Unbelievable! And just before Christmas! AND he's got a book to plug - what is happeneing to the world???
This is a new one to me. "No Angels." That's ludicrous.

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#13 Nov 22, 2012
And appropos, you know....

"Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus."
locke

Denver, CO

#14 Nov 28, 2012
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49995853#.ULbE-hz...

please read:) Debunking these ridiculous claims.
Grace Nerissa wrote:
Don't mind that POPE, he's half senile..
'No Angels'[he says]... what nonsense! Duh!
Next I wouldn't be too surprised if
he starts spreading another rumor
that there's no 'Santa Clause'(;
locke

Denver, CO

#15 Nov 28, 2012
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49995853#.ULbE-hz...

Please read, this debunks these ridiculous claims about the pope canceling christmas.

Debunk #1: "What some neglected was that just a few sentences down, the pope states that even today, "No representation of the crib is complete without the ox and the ass"."

Debunk #2: "But in the next line he explains that "Christianity has always understood that the speech of angels is actually song", that "the angels' song of praise has never gone silent", and that it is "only natural that simple believers (even today) join in their caroling on the Holy Night"."

Debunk #3: "And in St Peter's Square, workmen have started building the Vatican's larger than life nativity scene, which is expected to have animals and singing angels."

Since: Aug 08

Buffalo, NY

#16 Nov 28, 2012
... that pope don't know diddly squat ...

i think it's a wonderful life ...

“No time like the present”

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#17 Nov 28, 2012
Fish_sticks wrote:
See how big his head is?
Christmas was a Pagan holiday long before the Church was in power.
""In ancient Babylon, the feast of the Son of Isis (Goddess of Nature) was celebrated on December 25. Raucous partying, gluttonous eating and drinking, and gift-giving were traditions of this feast.""
.
Partying? Eating? Drinking?

Free stuff from people, I never see for the rest of the year?

Ok, you got my attention.

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#18 Nov 28, 2012
GMGMIKE wrote:
... that pope don't know diddly squat ...
i think it's a wonderful life ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =OfUV-F9jFroXX
Mornin' Mike!

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