Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pope okays return of Holocaust denying Bishop

The Pope today, as reported by Reuters, is trying to tell the Jewish people that he sympathizes with them and thinks the Holocaust was a horrible thing, despite reinstating a Holocaust denying bishop of British origin who had made statements to the press publicly stating that the Holocaust had never taken place, that there were no gas chambers and that only 300,000 Jews were killed in Nazi Germany.

Good job Pope Benedict... Seriously what the hell is wrong with the Catholic Church these days? How can the Church support a Bishop (that will be saying mass and speaking to people as a church dignitary) that publicly denies one of the greatest tragedies in the history of man kind??? My grandfather, who is Catholic to the core, was held for months as a POW in a concentration camp and attests to the atrocities. My great uncle, who is Jewish, is a concentration camp survivor and this gesture by the Catholic Church probably broke his heart.

Even Elie Wiesel a Nobel Peace Prize laureate is angry at this whole situation:
"Pope Benedict had given credence to “the most vulgar aspect of anti-Semitism” by rehabilitating a Holocaust-denying bishop." If Elie Wiesel is upset that should tell us all that there's something wrong with this picture.

I can't believe that in this day and age people can still try and deny the Holocaust. It happened people. This is a Fact (with a capital F). Shame on you Pope Benedict. You may be able to get absolution through the Church for readmitting this man, but as far as I'm concerned you'll never be absolved of your utter stupidity.

Muchacho Enfermo


Patrick Ross said...

Benedict is trying to appease some ultra-conservative factions within the Catholic Church.

Considering that the Catholic Church still carries a lot of Holocaust-related baggage around with it -- its failure to denounce it -- this is not the direction the Church should want to move in.

Muchacho Enfermo said...

Benedict is a douchebag though.I lost whatever little respect I had left for the papacy when he issued his Ten Commandment of the Road...

I lost faith in the Church when I was like 12... this guy just isn't helping me gain it back!