Skip to comments.A rainbow is seen in the sky as the Pope Benedict XVI pays his respect to the victims
Posted on 05/28/2006 5:11:39 PM PDT by beaelysium
|A rainbow is seen in the sky as the Pope Benedict XVI pays his respect to the victims of the former Birkenau Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, southern Poland May 28, 2006. Calling himself 'a son of Germany,' Pope Benedict prayed at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz on Sunday and asked why God was silent when 1.5 million victims, mostly Jews, died in this 'valley of darkness.' REUTERS/Damir Sagolj|
Aren't rainbows gay?
Now go bang your head on your desk until something useful comes out!
Hey, thats my tagline.... ;^)
I know :)
At the same time that he questioned how God could "let this happen"? I wonder whether that rainbow was as much a middle finger today, as any gentle reminder of the Covenant.
I take the question as weak faith, a classic blasphemy. He shouldn't have asked it.
No. Fags stole them. Just like they try and steal everything else.
By Fags, ae you referring to the Film Actors Guild & when Sean Penn said,
"Last year I went to Iraq. Before Team America showed up, it was a happy place. They had flowery meadows and rainbow skies, and rivers made of chocolate, where the children danced and laughed and played with gumdrop smiles."
I'll leave it open as to who I'm refering too.
Team America rocked. I just wish it didn't have as much cussing. It could have been a nice family movie...
There have to be movies for adults, too.
Ernst Röhm was fond of colorful bows.
Gay Nazis....I knew it.
Don't get me wrong, I loved the movie. I just wish I could have taken some of my family too it.
Hey, it is a timeless classic. Buy the DVD & they can watch when they are old enough. A win-win.
I watched the ceremony live on EWTN. The Pope met and spoke to each person in a long line of Auschwitz survivors. It was very touching because he spoke to each without a translator. I assumed that he was speaking Polish or German to each of the survivors.
Pope Benedict XVI is a very gentle man in the spirit of
John Paul II. He is a very Holy Man.
Read the whole address here. The Pope was using words similar to the Psalmist, whom he quotes from in the address.
"How many questions arise in this place! Constantly the question comes up: Where was God in those days? Why was he silent? How could he permit this endless slaughter, this triumph of evil?"
"The words of Psalm 44 come to mind, Israel's lament for its woes: "You have broken us in the haunt of jackals, and covered us with deep darkness ... because of you we are being killed all day long, and accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Rouse yourself! Why do you sleep, O Lord? Awake, do not cast us off forever! Why do you hide your face? Why do you forget our affliction and oppression? For we sink down to the dust; our bodies cling to the ground. Rise up, come to our help! Redeem us for the sake of your steadfast love!" (Psalm 44:19,22-26)."
"This cry of anguish, which Israel raised to God in its suffering, at moments of deep distress, is also the cry for help raised by all those who in every age -- yesterday, today and tomorrow -- suffer for the love of God, for the love of truth and goodness. How many they are, even in our own day!"
"We cannot peer into God's mysterious plan -- we see only piecemeal, and we would be wrong to set ourselves up as judges of God and history. Then we would not be defending man, but only contributing to his downfall. No -- when all is said and done, we must continue to cry out humbly yet insistently to God: Rouse yourself! Do not forget mankind, your creature!"
"And our cry to God must also be a cry that pierces our very heart, a cry that awakens within us God's hidden presence -- so that his power, the power he has planted in our hearts, will not be buried or choked within us by the mire of selfishness, pusillanimity, indifference or opportunism."
"Let us cry out to God, with all our hearts, at the present hour, when new misfortunes befall us, when all the forces of darkness seem to issue anew from human hearts: whether it is the abuse of God's name as a means of justifying senseless violence against innocent persons, or the cynicism which refuses to acknowledge God and ridicules faith in him."
"Let us cry out to God, that he may draw men and women to conversion and help them to see that violence does not bring peace, but only generates more violence -- a morass of devastation in which everyone is ultimately the loser."
Hess and Hitler spent time behind bars together.
After Hitler and Hess were released, they nicknamed Hess, "Fraulein Hess" (Miss Hess).
You have odd knowledge...I like that.
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