8.03.2005

Pope Compares Israelis to Terrorists

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On Friday, the Vatican made a big mistake. After Pope Benedict condemned several global terror attacks last Sunday but conspicuously ommitted reference to Palestinian suicide bombings, Israelis demanded to know why. His rebuke was extremely blunt and somewhat coarse:

"It has not always been possible to follow every attack against Israel with a public declaration of condemnation."

Talk about suggestive! Who does this guy think he is? Read on:

". . . the attacks on Israel were sometimes followed by immediate Israeli reactions not always compatible with the norms of international law . . . It would thus be impossible to condemn the terrorist operations and pass over the Israeli retaliation in silence."

"The attacks on Israel." No, it isn't an attack, it is a ruthless suicide bombing! Get it straight! This guy is intimating that the Israeli retaliations are the same as the terrorist acts that trigger them. Apparently, he doesn't realize the difference between Palestinian suicide bombings that target innocent civilians and precise Israeli retaliatory strikes that only injure terrorists.

My opinion of Benny 16 was pretty high, as popes go, until now. But this overt antagonism against Israel just dropped him quite a ways in my estimation.

It is interesting to note that this would just about put Benny out of the running for False Prophet or Antichrist, because the Antichrist and his cohorts must be on good terms with Israel. Of course, it's always possible that the Vatican will suck up its pride, admit that it was wrong, claim it "wasn't speaking from the Chair of Peter", and patch up relations with Israel. Sometimes a quarrel can lead to conciliatory feelings.

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In Him,

David S. MacMillan III

6 comments:

David Ketter said...

This is sad...very sad. I, too, had high hopes for this Cardinal of Rome...but, as you say, this certainly diminishes my support for him significantly...

Have you ever had the chance to read some of St. Malachey's stuff? He wrote up a list of the popes that had already been and would be, providing generally specific descriptions. Benedict's was rather different - "Gloria oliviae" which means "glory of the olives." I'm still trying to figure it out. In any case, the next pope is supposed to be the last one according to Malachey. Opinion is divided, of course, on whether the elected pope will be apostate or faithful. If faithful, he will lead the Church through persecution. If apostate, a new leader shall take up the shepherding of the true believers in the Roman Catholic Church. As I said, this is all according to Malachey and Roman Catholic Church...but it is rather curious since Malachey was never wrong yet...after HUNDREDS of years...

David S. MacMillan III said...

Hey, I did read about ol' man Malachy.

it is rather curious since Malachey was never wrong yet...after HUNDREDS of years...

Most of his prophecies were extremely vague. For instance, he said that John Paul would be the "most-traveled" pope. However, I could of guessed that based on the fact that as time progresses, travel will get easier and easier. Every new pope with a decent lifespan will have be the new "most-traveled" pope simple by his circumstances.

Gloria oliviae has to do with a peaceful reign. Basically, Malachy's prophecy about this pope was that he would have a slogan of peace, but scholars say that this slogan wouldn't have to be official, it could just be the "general feeling" of the papacy.

I don't put much stock in Malachy.

Anonymous said...

that may take the pope out of the running for being the anti-christ, but it certainly puts George W. Bush up as the most likely candidate for being the anti-christ.

David S. MacMillan III said...

So then, how is Dubya a Roman? Daniel tells us that the Antichrist is a prince of the people who destroyed Jerusalem in AD 70. So the Antichrist must be a Roman, ruling out Bush but definitely suggesting the Pope or someone in that sphere. It is also possible that the Jews will look at the Antichrist as a Messiah figure, for he will make a treaty with the nations that will allow them to rebuild their Temple.

Ashley said...

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"...for he will make a treaty with the nations that will allow them to rebuild their Temple. "
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Hmm... if that's so, then we might be on the wrong track, suspecting the Pope. I always have, but maybe it will be somebody who rises to power within the UN or another large global community. Definitely not the President, though, that idea is ludicrous.

And one other thing, who is "Malachey" and why do we care what he says?

David Ketter said...

Malachey was an Irish abbot some seven hundred years ago...