Pope chastises God over Aushwitz silence.

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  1. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    ‘Why? Why did you not say anything?’—Pope Benedict

    It's a bit rich coming from a former member of The Hitler Youth.
     
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    Another religious nut who should be asking where was humanity while Hitler was murdering everyone? Those Germans knew what was going on, the question isnt where was God it should be where was Humanity?
     
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    I'm afraid a large part of humanity was with Hitler. Including the Catholic Church.
     
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    But don't play down the role of nuns hiding jews in covanents, and Archbishop Saiége told Caltholic Familys and orders to take in Jewish Familys

    (atleast in France)
     
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    I must have missed the apotheosis.
     
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    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Wow! Thanks for posting that! That is the best laugh I've had all week! :) THIS Pope is getting mad at God for Auschwitz? :rolleyes: The comedy never stops! :D
     
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    My mother, a German flight nurse now 85, was one of many MANY Germans
    who absolutely hated what Hitler was doing.

    To say that all Germans supported Hitler is nothing different from people in other countries thinking that all Americans support George Bush.

    It's ignorant propaganda.
     
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    Who said that?:confused:
     
  11. iGav macrumors G3

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    god never says or does anything, nothing new there.
     
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    I'm always impressed when they call the Pope the Holy Father. :rolleyes:

    Where was God when the Pope was selling Asia and South America to the Spanish and Portuguese?

    Funny that this Pope thinks he's above it all. I wonder if he was as reluctant a Hitler Youth as the church claims.
     
  13. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Difficult to say or do anything when you don't exist mate...;)

    My wife is convinced she saw the Pope's eyes flash red during his first public speech, she thinks he's definitely the spawn of satan...


    ...not that he exists either...:D

    Now, where did I leave my free will...?
     
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    Pope Benedict "chastising" God was only a small note in the article. From what I gather, the point of the Pope's visit to Auschwitz is more of a subtle apology for having once been involved with the Hitler Youth.

    I'm not much of a conspiracy theorist, so I wouldn't make any presumptions about the extent of Pope Benedict's involvement in the Hitler Youth. I'm also no expert on the Hitler Youth or how it operated, but I bet there was quite a bit of coercion involved in recruiting new members. Hmmm...let's see, armed SS around every corner, the entire country falling under Hitler with mob mentalities abound, and peer pressure to boot!

    I'd wager that only a small percentage of Germans actually approved of what Hitler was doing (assuming they even knew the extent). With respect to how a fanatic few can define a stereotype and create the impression that there are more of them than there really are, one could draw parallels between the perceived Nazi Germany and the modern Muslim world.

    A little off topic there, but to sum it up, I'm sure that Pope Benedict realises the former error of his ways. So what if he was a misguided youth sixty years ago? I had my share of trouble when I was a kid, but that doesn't mean I'm still at it. Can we please give the man a break? :eek: :)
     
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    I've said it before, and I'll say it again.

    The pope before was fighting the Nazis, the pope now was a Nazi.
     
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    actually after 1936 hitler youth and BDM membership weren't voluntary any more ... and thus he joined automatically on his 14th birthday in 1941 (as did my grandfather the year before)
     
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    Bam! Just what I was looking for! Danke :)
     
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    Seems that pope is allways joining orginazations:D I wonder if he volunteered for the catholic church or did they just take him:eek: They do have some very strange made up traditions that have no basis in any Bible i have read.:confused:
     
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    Like what? (I'm genuinely interested here, not challenging you)
     
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    What's the point of you saying that?
     
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    Most definitely, you pretty much didn't have a choice.

    My mom was 17 during the height of all this mandatory propaganda.

    They were told not to believe the stories of gas chambers.
    These were reported to be delousing facilities for 100's of thousands of
    displaced families.

    They were also told that the images we saw of mass graves were manipulations of the truth.
    When entire cities were leveled during bombing raids, there was no other choice than to bury the dead that way to avoid disease.

    It is clear to me that my mom was subjected to social brainwashing or should we say, putting a spin on the facts.
     
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    It seems to me that these days, people all too often grossly exaggerate the freedom of choice that was available to the German people towards the late 30's and beyond.
     
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    How about the creation of a pope for one?:)
     
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    Ah, point taken ;) I thought you were hinting at something more clandestine, haha.
     
  25. d_and_n5000 macrumors 6502a

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    Who ever said that all traditions had to be in the Bible? If I recall, there is nothing in the Bible that said all Christian beliefs and traditions had to be based on the Bible.:confused:

    I'm Catholic, by the way.
     

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