What Benedict Hasn't Said About the Holocaust

Apr 19, 2008 Full story: newsweek.washingtonpost.com 9

by James Carroll

Pope Benedict XVI's visit to a synagogue in New York this week will evoke his visit to the oldest synagogue in Germany nearly three years ago. On that occasion, addressing leaders of Cologne's Jewish community, Pope Benedict properly addressed the question of the Shoah. ... But in condemning Nazi antisemitism before that Jewish congregation in Cologne, Pope Benedict defined it univocally as having been "born of neo-paganism." That was true, a reference to the odd mysticism that underwrote the Teutonic myths on which claims for Aryan racial superiority rested. But Nazi hatred of Jews was born of two parents, and the other one - the long history of Christian anti-Judaism - the pope did not mention. This was not a slight omission.

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“Just a Koldunia”

Since: Jan 08

Kostroma

#1 Apr 22, 2008
Finally someone calls his Holiness the Dope on his foolish statements.
Eljay

Australia

#2 Apr 22, 2008
Is it surprising that Pope Benny seeks to shift blame away from the Church of which he is the Head? He is merely doing his job Natalia, he is not an uninvolved commentator or an unbiased historian. I, for one do not expect his comments to reflect anything other than that self interest. It would be like expecting an unbiased history of the Christian Church from any Pope or Osama Bin Laden - or the unbiased history of Tibet from either the Chinese Communist Party or the Dalai Lama. Look for history from historians & archaeologists not priests & politicians.
by the way Natalia do you have any recommendations on web sites giving histories from an eastern european viewpoint?(Unfortunately I don't speak/read Russian - a problem I intend to rec tify :))
Thanks
hey there

United States

#3 Apr 23, 2008
Natalia Tikimirova wrote:
Finally someone calls his Holiness the Dope on his foolish statements.
Pope Benedict does not hate the Jews. Quit getting your info from anti Catholic sources.
Bobs Girl

Sanford, FL

#4 Apr 25, 2008
hey there wrote:
<quoted text>Pope Benedict does not hate the Jews. Quit getting your info from anti Catholic sources.
No, He is just a pagan!
Living Faith

Frankfurt An Der Oder, Germany

#5 Apr 27, 2008
Well, he hasn't said that he is was a part of it. I often wonder how we overlook the Pope's role in the SS and we can't, or shouldn't over look everyone elses.

www.thefaithdebate.com

Since: Jan 08

Mestre, Venezia - Italy

#6 Apr 27, 2008
Living Faith wrote:
... I often wonder how we overlook the Pope's role in the SS and we can't,....
Actually B16 had no role in SS: Pope Benedict XVI was in his youth a member of the Nazi organisation Hitler Jugend (Hitler Youth).
hey there

United States

#7 Apr 28, 2008
The Pope was forced to be in the nazi youth,. Did you know the Pope abandoned Germans army? No you did not because you did not want to read that part of the story. Also the pope,s father and mother hated the nazis. Too bad you cannot read the whole story, you just want to find and believe anything to put down the Holy Catholic Church and Her leader.

Since: Jan 08

Mestre, Venezia - Italy

#8 Apr 29, 2008
hey there wrote:
... Also the pope,s father and mother hated the nazis....
Please quote references.

“Just a Koldunia”

Since: Jan 08

Kostroma

#9 Apr 29, 2008
Actually one of the reasons that the documentary Constantines Sword is being so ill recieved by the Catholic church is that it sheds some harsh bright light upon the Catholic Clergy in Germany and their anti Semitism from the Pulpit.

It will never cease to amaze me how some attempt to rewrite the history of this period within Germany. In a country the size of New England, the liquidation of an entire race of people was turned into an industry, yet no one but those doing the actual killing was aware of what was going on? I don't buy that.

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