Wednesday, February 23, 2005

The Pope Writes a New Book

Homosexual marriages are part of "a new ideology of evil" that is insidiously threatening society, Pope John Paul says in a new book published Tuesday. In "Memory and Identity", the Pope also calls abortion a "legal extermination" comparable to attempts to wipe out Jews and other groups in the 20th century. "It is legitimate and necessary to ask oneself if this is not perhaps part of a new ideology of evil, perhaps more insidious and hidden, which attempts to pit human rights against the family and against man," he writes.

The Holy Father John Paul II is on the "side of right", and I am too.

The Poetry of Pope John Paul II

Comments by Disintegrator

4 comments:

  1. I was pleasantly surprised by the abortion comparison when I read about it, then dismayed when European Jewish groups condemned the Pope for comparing abortion to the Holocaust.

    I was even further dismayed when Vatican spokesmen backpeddled and said that abortion doesn't compare with the Holocaust, but the Pope was simply saying that both were evil. I wish the Pope was healthy enough to speak on the issue himself. I almost wonder if the book was held from release for so many years, because the Vatican didn't want him to have to answer those questions.

    I agree with you that the Pope's book shows him to be on the side of good, but I keep seeing things that make me question his courage (such as his handling of the pedophile priest crisis).

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  2. I believe that abortion is a holocaust and it is even worse than the recent one of the Nazis against the Jews. The reason it is worse is that the victims are helpless and innocent as their lives are ended by the very people who should be their protectors. I have always appreciated and honored the Pope for his constancy in valuing life. Most other religious organizations tend to be weasels on the matter. I was distressed also on the recent backpedaling, but such is the way of politics between Christians and Jews. The Pope has been courageous throughout his life and even down to this day. He, like the rest of us is not perfect; he is a sinner too. It seems to me that the pedophile priest scandal has not been his finest hour. But he has had many fine hours in his lifetime and will go down as a great man.

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  3. Well put. I guess I can't argue with that. (Especially because I'm an outsider without the same religious views of sin, etc.)

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  4. No one is an outsider. We are all in this together. Or as I like to say, We are all God's children, even if we don't believe in Him, that changes nothing. We are still His.

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