[Marxism] "Ratzinger was a Nazi youth" issue is a red herring
intnsred at socialismonline.us
Wed Apr 20 07:51:42 MDT 2005
> It seems fair to point out that these are standards are way too high for
> a mere Pope.
I can agree with that. But the fact that one does not meet the standards
of the idealized Jesus is one thing. It's another thing to make a person
Pope who one can argue counters those idealized values.
As much as one can knock John Paul, at least he fit into the mythology that
the Catholic church paints: the anti-communist, atheism-objecting,
freedom-loving, kind guy, ad nauseum. (Hey, it's not much, but look, I did
say something nice about the dead guy.:-)
The fact that the cardinals chose Rat as pope doesn't come close to fitting
into one of those God-blessed mythological constructs. I'm sure there's
propagandists hard at work today to bend things to construct some honorable
hero myth for him, but in reality he's an appalling selection. What were
those cardinals thinking?!
As someone here said, I think the only good thing that can be said for the
selection of Cardinal Rat is that he'll help speed the decline of the
Fast fact: Out of every $10 that Americans spend on food, $1 pays for
packaging. 65% of all garbage in the U.S. is packaging.
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