Tuesday, May 30, 2006

From A Priest of the Oven God

News Item from CWNews: The Moral Failure of the German Pope

An Op-Ed piece from an angry zionophile, critiquing Benedict XVI's visit to Oświęcim:

The visit was extraneous, annoying and infuriating. The German pope failed to do the most basic thing he should have done at Auschwitz: He failed to kneel next to the ovens, look to the blue skies of the Auschwitz afternoon and ask forgiveness for the murder of six million Jews, in the name of German or the German Catholic church.

I think the writer is actually looking for the Pope, and all others, to kneel in front of the Ovens of Auschwitz, and worship Jewish Victimhood. The dismissal of past mea culpas indicates that the writer does not believe in forgiveness, for the merciful do not ask for an eternal litany of guilt. To ask for such an unending request for pardon betrays the writer's need to have the Catholic Church permanently abased at the feet of his merciless sentiments.

The German pope's apology at Auschwitz, over the graves of a million murdered Jews, should have had a different purpose: To warn against renewed anti-Semitism, and to atone for the sins of the German Catholic church, which in the best-case scenario was silent in the face of the Nazis, and in the more probable one – collaborated with them.

I imagine that there's a dogeared copy of "Hitler's Pope" sitting next to his toilet. There are a multitude of Jews, both living and deceased that would decry the collaboration statement.

The pope made sure to maintain an unnecessary, fictional balance comparing victims of other peoples and nations.

When the communists wanted to minimize the slaughter of Jews at Auschwitz, they spread lies that four million people were killed there. The pope may not have repeated this lie, but took care to emphasize again and again the multi-ethnic makeup of the victims.

Linguistically, this is true. Factually, it is a lie: the fate of Jews at Auschwitz was not the same as other peoples.

Here again, the failure to worship Jewish Victimhood as being predominantly, if not solely, the only suffering there was during the Holocaust.

Yes, times have indeed changed. It's true, pope Ratzinger, Benedict XVI, did not visit Auschwitz as part of the March of the Living. He is not the chief rabbi of Israel. He is the head of the Catholic Church, and Jesus is his God.

But especially in light of his lofty position, he is also a spiritual guide for a billion Catholics worldwide. And what did his visit to Auschwitz tell them? He forgot anti-Semitism, forgot anti-Jewish hatred, forgot the sins of his church and his people and made due with a general denunciation of hatred.

Yes, dear writer, but what you have failed to divine, is that our God, through His Son, Jesus, can forgive sins, so that they are forgotten. The Ovens of Auschwitz have no such inclination.


Rudolf Sob said...

I wouldn't know about your god, but regarding your Church, you may perhaps know that Vatican could hardly wait to help thousands of war criminals, SS , and assorted collaborators to escape justice to Argentina on Vatican passports, while just a couple of years before a Bishop of Bratislava (Slovakia, where the president was an ordained catholic priest)together with a Papal Nunzio gratiously received after having them waiting for many hours in the sun, a group representing the Slovak Jewish community. After begging the Church to save the lives of 100 innocent Jewish children,about to be transported to Poland they did receive an answer that did come to be part of history. "There are no innocent Jewish children" were the wise words of the Papal Nunzio, as recorded.I guess as far as forgiveness - it kinda depends, right?
This is what the Jews do remember,
and what JohnPaul 2 attempted to his credit to correct.

St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...

An apology and request for pardon has been made already on behalf of the Catholic Church, by the late Pope John Paul II, so you can either accept it and move on, or you can continue to hold the grudge. Jesus told us that those who refuse to extend mercy will also be denied it.

Reasonable christians have, after Jesus' own example, forgiven the Jews for their betrayal and murder of Jesus, without any such apology. Those who still hold Jews accountable are rightly deemed merciless and hateful.