As for the other point, stasko also called for the destruction of the Oecumenical Patriarchate (my Bishop) in the same post. That's fine. That's his opinion. I disagree, and I've told him so. And he didn't actually say "terrorists"- you did. In which case, you could say that Constantinople also fell to "terrorists"- which is quite ludicrous.
George, your statements strain my credulity.
I pray to God that the moslem majority in rome succeeds in the vatican's total destruction the place were they plotted our destruction
Who exactly in this "Muslim majority in Rome" would plot the Vatican's "total destruction"? Could they be terrorists?
As for your intimation that John Paul II was a Muslim, that is beyond the pale.
I never disputed that it was a mistake. It most certainly was, but if John Paul was doing what the photo appears to show (not completely certain, as it is a photo floating around the Internet without context), and if he knew what that gift was, it is still clear from his entire ministry that he believes in the universal salvific role of Jesus Christ. Remember Dominus Iesus
? Knowing his background in the horrors of Eastern Europe in the middle part of the 20th century (something NONE of us could ever understand), John Paul was sometimes a little overeager about gestures of peace and goodwill.
Even though a mistake, it was a momentary mistake. He could hardly have premeditated it. How a misguided but momentary gesture of respect in a lifetime of great holiness and ministry and charity could justify mocking the deceased with talk of fornicating with 72 virgins and (you) making intimations that John Paul outed himself as a Muslim, I do not know.
I cannot believe such anti-Catholic bigotry goes unwarned on OC.net. Yet I remain saddled with a warning for what was a trifle. I've lost my last shred of confidence in OC.net moderation.
Is this what passes for Christian charity on OC.net? I've been here a while and enjoyed it here, but this may be the last straw.