Pope Benedict goes Over the Line: American Indians silently longed to be saved by Christ

The pope silently longs for me to call him an asshole.

… in the city of Aparecida [Brazil], the Pope “touch[ed] on a sensitive historical episode,” …declared that “the nations of Latin America and the Caribbean” were “silently longing” to receive Christ as their savior. He was “the unknown God whom their ancestors were seeking, without realizing it …” Colonization by Spain and Portugal was not a conquest, but rather an “adoption” of the Indians through baptism, making their cultures “fruitful” and “purifying” them. Accordingly, “the proclamation of Jesus and of his Gospel did not at any point involve an alienation of the pre-Columbian cultures, nor was it the imposition of a foreign culture.”

I didn’t want to do it, but, okay, Benedict, you’re an asshole.



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3 responses to “Pope Benedict goes Over the Line: American Indians silently longed to be saved by Christ

  1. Lorenzo E. Danielsson

    Interesting variation of the old “I love you that’s why I beat you ” theme..

  2. There are many very relevent and equaly important, as well as, provocative articles, messages and insights with regard to Pope Benedict’s and Pope John Paul II’s disregard for the truths and realities of the Catholic Church’s and it’s Nuns and Priest’s roles in the slavery and exterminations of American Indians, the rape of American Indian boys and girls by Catholic Priests in Canadian ‘Residential (Catholoc-run) Schools, the burning of Canadian Indian babies in it’s ‘Residential School’ ovens {does this sound familiar?} or of the other inhumanities performed by Catholic Priest, Nuns and other member of the Catholic and other Christian Churches.

    These article may be found at http://www.nativeamericanembassy.net/mboard-gen-pub/

    This is an General-Public Message Board pf American and world Indian import.

    Should prove extremely interesting as items continue to be added to it.

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