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Pope Benedict reinstates Holocaust denying Bishop

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Visitor Comments: 79

(79) consuelo, February 9, 2009 12:48 PM

What do you expect from an institution that has allowed pedophiles to lurk around for decades possibly centuries? What do you expect from a religion based on fear?

(78) Moshe Rosen, February 4, 2009 6:39 PM

The Bishop's and Vatican's denial

It is extremely outrageous to deny that all the Holocaust happened, because the Nazis were very calculating. It further upsets me when there is the claim in Christianity where, "Christians aren't perfect - just forgiven" What gives them more of an entitlement to forgiveness by just believing and to be saved - saved from what? In reality, Christians aren't perfect and they, like all other human beings must work for forgiveness, as opposed to "believing". As for Bishop Williamson and the Vatican, they both appear to be in a profound, convoluted denial over the Holocaust, or the number of Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis. Even so, why should we Jews worry about what the Vatican thinks? They are not our authority - only G-d is. And yes, Bishop Williamson surely better visit the concentration camps or at least a Holocaust Museum. The one in DC is very well done to describe the accounts of what occurred in the 1930's and 1940's in Europe...Other than that, why can't the Christian world do without the Vatican? It's had so many problems of persecutions since its inception in the 4th century. Frankly, people can listen to the biased opinions of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church, or they can take the actual word of G-d, which He handed down the physical Torah at Sinai. Any wonder why the RCC is losing popularity due to all the Holocaust denial and pedaphilia that goes around? I just hope and wonder when the Gentiles of the world will grab the Jew by his/her shirt and say, "we will go with you for we have heard G-d is with you." Again, people either trust the Vatican, among any other religious institute, or they trust that they can be with G-d more directly. The Vatican needs to wake up and repent for all the corruption they've posed by monopolizing religion for centuries. Would the world be better off without the Vatican and the Papacy? If so, which institution can be more universal or impartial in believing in G-d thru Jewish teachings and B'nei Noach?

(77) Allie, February 4, 2009 3:32 PM

Vatican Realises Their Mistake

I don't know if the Vatican has seen this, or has simply received a huge outpouring of public outrage, but they have realised their mistake regarding this bishop. The BBC reported (can't post the link, but if you go to BBC online you can view the article) that the Vatican will revoke this bishop's official privileges if he doesn't recant and apologise and will not allow him or his views to remain connected to the RCC. So that's something, at least.

(76) Al, February 3, 2009 3:39 AM

Williamson is shameless and ill-informed!

As a Catholic with 12 years of educaation under my belt with 4 years of the Servite Fathers for high school, I am so enraged that the Pope would reinstate a liar like that in any capacity. 6 million Jews or more lost their lives and we do them and their families a great dishonor downplaying those numbers as if 200-300 thousand wasn't sad enough....I know the previous Popes like Paul the 6th and John-Paul the 2nd would never have allowed such a thing. So as a Catholic, I say to all my Jewish brothers and sisters that I apologize for the inappropriate actions of two members of the Catholic religion who do not speak for me and other graduates who studied the German death camps and all the misery that one set of humanity forced on another group of innocent people. What a disgrace! I am so appalled at more than ever, we should acknowledge the errors of our collective past, not bury them as if they didn't happen, so our children and their children never forget and learn from this atrocity, that it will somehow lead us all to live and respect each other. This ruthless display is saddening....

(75) Anonymous, February 2, 2009 8:06 PM

so, what else is new?

When I was younger (now 81) sudents comung out of a catholic school near our elementary school would pass with the most vile,, disgusting comments to the students at the local elementary school. Guess where they got it from.

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