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Pope Provoked Muslim Rage To Help Bush and Republicans

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Ratzinger is not stupid. Including the reference to the passage that has incited Muslim anger was no accident. It was a calculated, intentional strategy designed to help George Bush and the Republicans in the 2006 elections, just like the Catholic church systematically helped Bush and the Republicans in the 2004 elections, through Cardinals and Bishops who attacked Kerry.

The Vatican has become a partner with the republicans, so they coordinate, come the final stretch of election time, to make things happen, make statements, take positions that help the Republicans.

They help the republicans because the Republican positions on birth control, abortion, stem cells, gay marriage, pre-marital sex are closest to the Roman Catholic Church's positions.

By firing up an angry Muslim response, a predictable response after the cartoon episode earlier in the year, the Pontiff in red has created a media situation that makes nervous soccer Moms and quick to ignite Christian nationalists rev up their fear, their xenophobia and... their loyalty to the Republicans-- who not too deeply beneath the surface-- are racist, anti-Muslim, anti non-Christian.

To spell it out, it seems that the Pope intentionally drew an angry, violent, anti-Catholic, possibly anti-Christian response from Muslims on the street in the Arab world. This makes great TV-- burning the Pope or Christians in Effigy, threats to terror Bomb the Vatican and Catholic Churches. This is designed to raise the hackles of American Christians, to intensify the fear of Muslim terrorism, to boost the belief that there are 1.1 billion Muslims plotting against Americans.

There's no truth to these ideas, but there are millions of right wingers and some independents and dumbocrats who will go for this message hook, line and sinker.

It's interesting that no media people, no pundits have seen that Pope Benedict's move is a 2006 replay of the Church's 2004 moves to hurt Kerry and help Republicans.

What should the democrats do about it?

First, face the reality that the POpe and his clergy are allies of the Republicans.

Second, realize that about 45% of Catholics don't buy a lot of the Church's positions and rules.

We need to get the word out that the Pope is too smart to have made a clumsy mistake. He knew what he was doing, knew the effect it would produce and knew that it might even put Christians throughout the world in danger-- all to help Bush and his anti-abortion, anti-contraception, anti-stem-cell, anti-cloning policies.

It's ironic that Muslim leaders seem to be encouraging the anger of their flocks, falling for Ratzinger's ploy.

So, yes, the Pope should apologize-- the the Muslims for citing an obnoxious piece of medieval garbage. And maybe the Muslim Mullahs and Imans should apologize too-- to their flock of the faithful, since they've been duped by the Pope to help the Republicans.

There are plenty of wonderful, god-loving Catholics who are good people. Then there's the catholic church. The laity take the bitter-- the Vatican, the pedophile priests, etc.-- with the sweet-- the faith they love and feel is their home.

It's been that way for centuries. Somehow, the churchgoers need to be made aware that they have another creep for a Pope who is playing nasty politics that cause all kinds of pain, hate and death.

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What do the Vatican and White House have in common... by Amanda Lang on Monday, Sep 18, 2006 at 7:55:32 PM
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... my blog, but I realized people might take me s... by chuckwh on Monday, Sep 18, 2006 at 9:41:05 PM
You don't remember Bishop after Bishop saying kerr... by Rob Kall on Monday, Sep 18, 2006 at 10:23:26 PM
I would beg to muse a little bit: 1. In the Y20... by Mark Sashine on Tuesday, Sep 19, 2006 at 6:37:20 AM
First of all, Rome doesn't care as much about Amer... by hedlit on Tuesday, Sep 19, 2006 at 7:33:43 AM
then I guess we live on two different planets. C... by Mark Sashine on Tuesday, Sep 19, 2006 at 8:01:15 AM
The Church is not a corporation. It is a church. I... by hedlit on Tuesday, Sep 19, 2006 at 9:43:58 AM
This pope puppy was the bad cop for the former Pop... by Rob Kall on Tuesday, Sep 19, 2006 at 9:53:18 AM
Oh, I see, the attack on Kerry doesn't count becau... by Rob Kall on Tuesday, Sep 19, 2006 at 9:46:34 AM
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