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Pope Ratzinger: A Dead Spiritual Loss
by fish Thursday, Jun 9 2011, 12:10am
international / theology / opinion/analysis

Recently the Roman Catholic Pope, in a failed PR exercise, took questions from children regarding God and Catholic theology; a nine year old girl put it straight to the Pontiff, ‘why is there so much suffering, hunger and war in the world?’ The Pope answered honestly, “I don’t know!” How’s that for a spiritually bankrupt FRAUD? The Pope’s only saving grace is that he answered the question honestly.

Pope Ratzinger
Pope Ratzinger

The correct answer according to Christian doctrine and values -- if the Pope would care to familiarise himself with Christian theology -- is of course M-O-N-E-Y, or the ‘bottom line’ as singularly pursued by mass murdering Banking/Financial elites (temple money changers) and Transnational Corporatists!

Jesus detested money and material wealth; the New Testament refers to it as the “ROOT OF ALL EVIL.” So, Ratzinger, AND OTHER CHRISTIAN H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-T-E-S, stand starkly as glaring, miserable failures/excuses for religionists!

Christianity, particularly the Eastern form, has a strong tradition of mysticism and MYSTICS -- persons fully conversant with Deity. Their writings indicate profound UNDERSTANDING and spiritual KNOWLEDGE.

However, if readers are searching for a philosophy that has ALL the answers, then of course Buddhism is peerless as the most coherent and complete system on the planet! The Buddhist response to that little girl’s (eternal) question, would have been the Karma dynamic as related to Reincarnation.

‘Christians’ (all denominations) remain the most spiritually bankrupt, HYPOCRITICAL religious group on the planet; followed closely by the other two Abrahamic religions, Islam and Judaism.

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Holocaust survivors denounce pope's Croatia statement
by staff report via reed - B92 Thursday, Jun 9 2011, 9:33pm

BELGRADE, WASHINGTON -- The American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors on June 6 blasted Pope Benedict XVI over his statement about WW2 Croatian Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac.

The spiritual leader of the Roman Catholics claimed during his visit to Zagreb that Stepinac - tried and found guilty of collaboration with the fascist Ustasha regime of the Independent State of Croatia (NDH) - was a defender of Jews, Orthodox Christians and anyone under persecution.

That regime ran death camps, including the largest - Jasenovac, where Serbs, but also Jews and Roma, were slaughtered.

Stepinac, beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1998, is an "adored personage in Croatia", according to a Beta report, citing AFP.

Visiting Stepinac's grave in Zagreb the pope said this cardinal "knew how to resist totalitarianism in all its forms, as a defender of Jews, Orthodox Christians and any persecuted group under the Nazi and fascist dictatorship, and an advocate for believers and persecuted and murdered priests under communism".

The American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants denounced the pope for honoring Stepinac, recalling that the Zagreb cardinal was a passionate supporter of the Ustashe, whose brutalities were so extreme that they even shocked some of their Nazi masters.

A press release from the organization also said that the pope was right to condemn the Ustashe regime, but wrong to pay tribute to one of its most prominent backers.

"Not likely" In Belgrade, meanwhile, it was reported that the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) will "most likely not invite Pope Benedict XVI to Serbia".

There were some announcements that the invitation could come as plans were made for the celebration of 1,700 years of the Edict of Milan in 2013.

The SPC Assembly of Bishops has not reached an agreement on the matter, Tanjug learned at the Patriarchate.

The pope might have received the invitation had he visited Jasenovac during his visit to Croatia this weekend and paid homage to the victims of the WW2 concentration camp at that locality, where around 700,000 Serbs and about 100,000 Jews and Roma were killed - according to the most frequently cited data and report of a commission set up after the war for establishing the truth about the camp - a source from the Patriarchate said.

As that did not happen, and the head of the Roman Catholic Church visited the grave of the Croatian Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac, who was tried for collaboration with the Nazis after the war, "it is certain that the invitation to the pope to come to Serbia will have to wait for some other time".

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