Comments on: The pope’s whirlwind tour of the Holy Land http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/04/12/the-popes-whirlwind-tour-of-the-holy-land/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: jd http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/04/12/the-popes-whirlwind-tour-of-the-holy-land/comment-page-1/#comment-11626 Tue, 14 Apr 2009 15:53:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=5123#comment-11626 zb: you make a valid point – except for benedict being “the” leader of the christian world; we protestants see him otherwise. i would be happy if he’d keep his nose out of all politics, although the rcc does have a lot of fencemending to do vis-a-vis the wars and sufferings it countenanced and caused. i’m not a dispensationalist or a christan zionist, and so have no belief in israel’s alleged god-given territorial rights, but istm the the jews are no friends to christians whilst islam is a sworn enemy of them, and i’m more than fed-up with media and academic “professional turks” and “jacuzzi jihadis” excusing the most horrific behaviour and then yelping when they get their just deserts. yes, israel must answer for dropping willie petes in densely populated areas, but let’s not forget human shielding and self-immolation in the name of militant islam. i’m all for balance and fairness, but am not holding my breath

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By: zb http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/04/12/the-popes-whirlwind-tour-of-the-holy-land/comment-page-1/#comment-11624 Tue, 14 Apr 2009 14:40:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=5123#comment-11624 jd: pope benedict is indeed the spiritual leader of the christian world and his trips should not be politicized, wherever they may take him. what is shocking to me, however, is why he preaches for peace and the end of human suffering the world over, without condemning the acts of horrific human suffering inflicted on the people of gaza by israeli forces. by failing to condemn and demand justice we are just allowing history to repeat itself. the only difference: the oppressed have become the oppressors.

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By: jd http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/04/12/the-popes-whirlwind-tour-of-the-holy-land/comment-page-1/#comment-11619 Mon, 13 Apr 2009 17:58:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=5123#comment-11619 michael hoffman: i guess hh benedict won’t be blessing jihadis, either. he’s a leader in the christian world, and i don’t remember gaza as being a so-called holy site. he may be an head of state, but his primary role is spiritual; your hypocrisy regarding politicising his visit is equally disgusting, although it may well get you promoted to gauleiter

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By: Michael Hoffman http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/04/12/the-popes-whirlwind-tour-of-the-holy-land/comment-page-1/#comment-11618 Mon, 13 Apr 2009 14:33:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=5123#comment-11618 The pope will not visit Gaza to see the aftermath of the Israeli holocaust perpetrated there in December and January with 1400 people slaughtered? And yet he blabs on and on about the Nazi holocaust? This pope is a tool of the Zionists and little more. The hypocrisy is disgusting.

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