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A Cardinal of Empty Churches Enters the Papacy of A Church with an Empty Soul: Joseph Ratzinger – Benedict XVI or Benedict Arnold?
19 Apr 2005
to blame the Pope (s) or the Church is to commit the same sin that we believe is at the root of evil in modernism: The void from the Left and from religious leaders of all denominations on how to create the force needed to fix the world. Most leaders and Church people perpetuate a code of silence – a code that breeds fascism and denial.we agree with the Pope “The 20th century is the most evil of all of mankind's history." we see this evil growing because the Left, the alternative, the opposition to Bush and the evils of modernism is lost, confused and poorly educated
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A Cardinal of Empty Churches Enters the Papacy of A Church with an Empty Soul: Joseph Ratzinger – Benedict XVI or Benedict Arnold?


IF BUSH IS THE NEW HITLER IS JOSEPH THE NEXT POPE Pius XII ? ???
http://emperors-clothes.com/analysis/hitlerspope.htm For background See: The


For Balanced background Information see:

Pope Was Right But Did Wrong! http://italy.indymedia.org/news/2005/04/768695.php



Autopsies of Dead Faith:

At this moment I refrain from addressing the tragedies of darkness that this new Pope will inflict upon the foundations of what is left of the Catholic Church: The Poor of Latin America.

Before we can interpret Pope Benedictine and the remnants of hope in religion, we must understand how and why John Paul could turn both cheeks away from a vicious US imperialism and a savage greed-driven Capitalism.

John Paul dies inside long before his death in Rome. The murders of priests by US death squads in Latin America and the fall of his beloved Poland from Communism into a debased modernism killed the spirit of the Pope who then killed the Church with his purges of Church activists.

The Pope’s weakness and his withdrawal into the safe institutions of the Church and tradition is typical (self-defeating) human nature. But his methodical destruction of the popular church of Liberation Theology in Latin America cannot be dismissed as simple minded or created by fear and defeatism. This pogrom was evil and if the Church refuses to immediately recognize Oscar Romero as a martyred saint and to resurrect the spirit of a Popular Church and the doctrines and seminaries of Liberation Theology THEN The Church Is Even More DOOMED than the feeble election of poor Ratinzger-Benedict would indicate.

Many of us can support the Church’s views on morality, homosexuality, birth control and abortion and we can be patient on women’s issues and ignore condom use in diseased regions. But we cannot tolerate, nor remain faithful, to a great institution that continues to ally itself in every way with the rich and their hypocritical polices of keeping the downtrodden pliant (compliant) and useful – be it in the mega-city slums of the Third World or the millions incarcerated at US institutions of penal corrections.

But to blame the Pope (s) or the Church is to commit the same sin that we believe is at the root of evil in modernism: The void from the Left and from religious leaders of all denominations on how to create the force needed to fix the world. Most leaders and Church people perpetuate a code of silence – a code that breeds fascism and denial.

Many of us also agree with the Pope that “The 20th century is the most evil of all of mankind's history." But we see this evil growing because the Left, the alternative the opposition to Bush and the evils of modernism is lost, confused and poorly educated about the current crisis and the way out.

It would take many volumes to begin to teach thee who have no desire to see the pain of truth. Here we will just peek inside the deformed thing that is the alternative and show what happens when selfishness triumphs over the social needs of a people, a movement, or a revolution.


Much Better Nominations for Pope Would Have Been:

The world's richest nations "must search an alternative global program where all have the possibility to integrate themselves and no one remains outside," Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes said in 2002. "There will be no future if things go on as they now stand."

A book of 110 newspaper columns written by Hummes — ranging from land reform to drug abuse to human cloning — was released last week in Brazil to capitalize on the buzz about him as a contender.

The book, "Dialogue with the City," includes harsh denunciations of "greedy and powerful" landholders who police believe ordered the February slaying of American nun Dorothy Stang, a longtime defender of land rights for poor settlers in the Amazon rain forest.

Hummes, 70, also holds the line on Catholic teachings regarding abortion and human cloning, which he called a "serious moral crime."

In September 2003, Hummes told a U.N. meeting on AIDS that it is "one of the major tragedies of our time," but must be addressed by education and sexual abstinence rather than condoms.

Another Latin American cardinal, Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, 62, of Honduras, also has lashed out at inequalities.

"We are not moving simply toward a globalization of markets ... but we are moving toward the globalization of poverty," he said in 2003.


Gay Sex Seduces and Un-wiling Religion

Just like the election of GW Bush, Joseph Ratzinger owes homosexuals his victory. No, I am not speaking of (for) Carl Rove who used the gay sex trump card to assure GW Bush of every victory he has earned for 10 years or since his governor’s race for Texas. The way that gays elected Benedcit XVI involves a much more devious conspiracy of engineered ignorance: the Program and Strategy of the Left-Progressives in the US and EU.

I am not a homophobe because I lump all narrow, short term and selfish single issue thinking as evil: anti-war, environmental, women, or labor. Maybe 20 or 30 years ago one might have naively argued that single issue campaigns would yield educational benefits to all causes and that someday many people would see the interconnections of these issues and act accordingly. This was dumb and certainly did not succeed.

But you see, even from a self-centered standpoint the gays and other single issue groups would have seen that by putting aside their issues behind a broader revolutionary project they would have gotten what they wanted quicker: a tolerant and open society instead of the polarization and war mentality that now grips us all.

Can you hear the Code of Silence?


See the article: The Death of Environmentalism, for a clear view of the twisted, destructive nature of single issue thinking.

B. Ted Nordhaus and Michael Schellenberger (S and N) :
http://www.thebreakthrough.org/images/Death_of_Environmentalism.pdf
http://www.markhertsgaard.com/Articles/2004/EnviroChallenge/



Within this code of Silence and designed ignorance nothing is possible.

Few understand the power or the real threats of BUSH.

“To many around the globe, it seems that Americans ignore their economic and political interests, and are oblivious to world’s, because they are voting for the God party. But Bush’s appeal comes less from his faith than is thought. The good news for Europeans alarmed at American religiosity is that America is not as mired in evangelical doctrine as many now think. The bad news is that America’s sense of mission is mired not only in evangelical doctrine. Its source lies far deeper in the culture, and appeals to the religious and irreligious alike. As such, it cannot be extracted from American behavior or geo-politics.

… over 40% of Americans report weekly religious worship while 2% in Britain and 10% in Germany do. In France, fewer than 10% go even once a year. In the U.S., 42% of Americans describe themselves as born-again Christians. They have now spawned a new generation of alternative punk-rebel-dropout congregations which meet in bars, clubs, and skate parks, and minister to 20-somethings punctured by tattoos, piercings and substance-abuse.

Church attendance correlates with Republican affiliation. Those who attend church once a week or more vote Republican by a margin of 63% to 37%. Those who rarely or never attend church vote Democrat by a margin of 62% to 38% (except African-Americans..”

http://www.marciapally.com/inaugural2005.html

European Churches are Empty:

3% of Danes attend church once a week. In Sweden church attendance is 5%. The Church attendance in EU countries varies despite the strong historical Christian background. Among the Catholic countries, Malta and Poland have the highest percentages of weekly churchgoers in Europe with 75% and 63% respectively. 21% of Spaniards attend weekly, and under a third of Portuguese (29%) and Italians (31%) . Austria is closest to the more secularised Protestant countries in weekly Church attendance, with 18% attending.

Estonia and Latvia, the two Baltic countries with Protestant traditions, are among the most secularised in Europe with only 4% and 7% of residents attending services once a week. The Czechs (11%), Hungarians (12%), and Lithuanians (14%) are also in the more secular camp.

For West European countries, which are seriously influenced by secularisation and the rise of non-Christian religions, weekly attendance is low. In France and Germany, weekly attendance at religious services is below 10% while in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and the United Kingdom between 10% and 15% of citizens are regular churchgoers.
http://www.christiantoday.com/news/soc/106.htm



A group of Iraqi women argue with a translator from the US army 1st Battalion 5th Infantry as they are asked to abandon their home while the soldiers investigate a report of an improvised explosive devise (IED) planted close by to ambush military vehicle traffic in the restive Palestinian district in the city of Mosul, 400 kilometers north of Baghdad.(AFP/Cris Bouroncle)
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Re: A Cardinal of Empty Churches Enters the Papacy of A Church with an Empty Soul: Joseph Ratzinger – Benedict XVI or Benedict Arnold?
19 Apr 2005
The Pope understood more about human development and long-term needs than almost any one who has ever lived. His great mistake was in underestimating capitalist materialism and the Evil of GW Bush (and almost all Americans!)

Pope John Pauldid and said many great things. However, his experiences in Poland under the Nazis and Communists (stalinists) did warp his perceptions of the spiritual and also the real battles raging across the planet.

He thought that if he vanquished communism that the Church could deal with the excesses of capitalism. In this ONE VIEW ONLY was he wrong. But this was a terrible blunder that will doom him to be regarded AS ONE OF THE MOST EVIL MEN IN HISTROY!

HIS VIEWS ON MORALITY AND THE EVILS OF MODERNITY were nearly perfect: homosexuality, birth control, abortion and women's roles in the church. This is quite hard for the narrow-minded left of the US or Europe to understand - though they matter little now that Bush has taken over the West and the Pope has deformed Latin America.

The Pope opposed these social-moral diseases because he knew that to accept them meant to embrace band-aids rather than truth. He wanted a spiritual life for all instead of a life mediated by technology and vices.

From the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 6:19- 31
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal…”

Jesus asked his followers to sell everything, give their money to the poor and follow him. It is a time-honored tradition in India for a man who has completed his working life to give away his possessions and retreat to the forest to pray. The focus of Islamic life is devotion and surrender to Allah. Theravadan Buddhist monks take a vow of extreme poverty as they dedicate themselves to realizing the Buddha's teaching. The world's prophets knew that the material world offered limited satisfaction and directed us to look beyond it.

“The message of the Christmas tree is that life is always green if you give, not many material things, but of yourself through friendship and sincere affection, through help and forgiveness, by spending time together and listening to each other," said Pope John Paul, December 19, 2004. (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/041219/325/f8uy9.html)

“Wealth should not be accumulated for its own sake. It should not be gained by injustice or oppression. Wealth often leads to covetousness. It belongs to God, not to us; we are simply stewards. We sin if we do not use it to help the poor, the weak, and the oppressed (Ezek. 22:29)
--- “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed” (Luke 12:15



"The church in Latin America has much to say about humanity.

It looks at the sad picture portrayed by the Puebla conference:
faces of landless peasants mistreated and killed by the forces of power,
faces of laborers arbitrarily dismissed and without a living wage for their families, faces of the elderly,
faces of outcasts, faces of slum dwellers, faces of poor children who from infancy begin to feel the cruel sting of social injustice.
For them, it seems, there is no future – no school, no high school, no university.
By what right have we cataloged persons as first-class persons or second-class persons?
In the theology of human nature there is only one class: children of God." - Oscar Romero
Re: A Cardinal of Empty Churches Enters the Papacy of A Church with an Empty Soul: Joseph Ratzinger – Benedict XVI or Benedict Arnold?
20 Apr 2005
By what right have we cataloged persons as first-class persons or second-class persons?
In the theology of human nature there is only one class: children of God." - Oscar Romero