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Pope exonerates Jews for Jesusí death
Yahoo News ^ | 3 March 2011 (really) | By NICOLE WINFIELD

Posted on 03/02/2011 11:14:14 AM PST by T Minus Four

Pope Benedict XVI has made a sweeping exoneration of the Jewish people for the death of Jesus Christ, tackling one of the most controversial issues in Christianity in a new book. In Jesus of Nazareth-Part II excerpts released on Wednesday, Benedict explains biblically and theologically why there is no basis in Scripture for the argument that the Jewish people as a whole were responsible for Jesus' death. Interpretations to the contrary have been used for centuries to justify the persecution of Jews. While the Catholic Church has for five decades taught that Jews weren't collectively responsible, Jewish scholars said on Wednesday the argument laid out by the German-born pontiff, who has had his share of mishaps with Jews, was a landmark statement from a pope that would help fight anti-Semitism today. "Holocaust survivors know only too well how the centuries-long charge of 'Christ killer' against the Jews created a poisonous climate of hate that was the foundation of anti-Semitic persecution whose ultimate expression was realised in the Holocaust," said Elan Steinberg of the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Judaism; Religion & Politics; Theology
KEYWORDS: catholic; ecumenismgonewild; galileo; nevermind; pope; sorryaboutthatjews; whoops
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1 posted on 03/02/2011 11:14:17 AM PST by T Minus Four
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To: T Minus Four

Hey, that’s mighty white of him! So glad now that we have the Official word of God on the subject!

*snicker, giggle, chortle, etc, etc*


2 posted on 03/02/2011 11:15:38 AM PST by Peter from Rutland
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To: T Minus Four

Secular liberals need no excuse for their antisemitism.


3 posted on 03/02/2011 11:16:51 AM PST by skeeter
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To: T Minus Four
While the Catholic Church has for five decades taught that Jews weren't collectively responsible....

What did the Catholic Church teach prior to that?

4 posted on 03/02/2011 11:17:33 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: T Minus Four

I guess the church didn’t realize that it was prophesied that Jesus was to die. Went way back to Isaiah to name one.


5 posted on 03/02/2011 11:18:39 AM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: T Minus Four

Who’s going to break the news to Mel Gibson?


6 posted on 03/02/2011 11:22:51 AM PST by babble-on
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To: ReverendJames

“I guess the church didn’t realize that it was prophesied that Jesus was to die. Went way back to Isaiah to name one.”

And God will keep his promise to the Jews when Jesus Christ sets foot on the Mount of Olives at the end of the Tribulation.


7 posted on 03/02/2011 11:22:53 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: T Minus Four
All who seek salvation and forgiveness of sins
participated the the killing of the Lamb of G-d.

Anyone who takes no part in the sacrifice can claim
it's forgivness.

shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach

8 posted on 03/02/2011 11:25:33 AM PST by Uriíel-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: T Minus Four
OH BS...I guess the scriptures are worthless then. Yes, the Jews did have Him crucified...this in the scripture is called Jewish Fables and we are told to beward of them.

Mat 27:22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.
Mat 27:23 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.
Mat 27:24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.
Mat 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

9 posted on 03/02/2011 11:25:43 AM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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All of us are "responsible" for Jesus' death on the cross. He was sent here to do so for our sins.

That being said, it is about time that the Roman Catholic Church corrected this belief that was the justification for so much hatred and abuse through the history of the Christian Church!

10 posted on 03/02/2011 11:25:57 AM PST by Redleg Duke (I DO NOT BELIEVE THE LIBERAL MEDIA!)
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To: SVTCobra03

Yep, and they will weep when they see Him. The church didn’t or doesn’t realize that if Christ Jesus had lived and not died for our sins then what?


11 posted on 03/02/2011 11:26:02 AM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: T Minus Four

Cold Case Files.


12 posted on 03/02/2011 11:26:02 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: T Minus Four

“Hey Jewish people, you can relax now. Our bad.”


13 posted on 03/02/2011 11:29:07 AM PST by T Minus Four (Support the SFTSOPWDIABMTTPBTTASIFTF and stop this needless tragedy!)
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And yet the Western World was for 2000 years hearing how a bunch of Italian soldiers from Rome were the ones who lynched him.


14 posted on 03/02/2011 11:29:31 AM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: Redleg Duke

All of us are “responsible” for Jesus’ death on the cross. He was sent here to do so for our sins.”

We are not responsible at all in any intelligible sense, but we are beneficiaries.


15 posted on 03/02/2011 11:30:01 AM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Alex Murphy
I'd have to look it up, but I do know that my mother and father (who grew up on the 19-teens) were taught that "the sinfulness of mankind" (i.e. everyone) was responsible for the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ. The Nicene Creed mentions Pontius Pilate (not Jews) as the controlling legal/political authority, and Lenten preaching always focuses on the transgressions of the human race as the moral/spiritual reason.

I think you'll find plenty of support for that dogma in Roman Catholic theology through the millennia.

16 posted on 03/02/2011 11:30:44 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (The Holy Catholic Church: the more Catholic it is, the more Holy it is.)
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To: T Minus Four

Fine. And I may exonerate the Pope for the murder of a hundreds of thousands of Jews during the Crusades.


17 posted on 03/02/2011 11:35:20 AM PST by pabianice
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To: Redleg Duke
Murderous hatred of Jews has always been a sin, but it has never been a doctrine. ("Look not on our sins, but on the faith of Your Church.") If hatred were a doctrine, it would have started on a fine spring morning in around 33 AD. But it didn't.
18 posted on 03/02/2011 11:35:34 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (The Holy Catholic Church: the more Catholic it is, the more Holy it is.)
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To: pabianice

Personally, I’ve apologized for the Peloponnesian wars, on the modern day premise that we can ask forgiveness for things we had absolutely nothing to do with, but stonewall the world on subjects for which we along bear the guilt.


19 posted on 03/02/2011 11:40:12 AM PST by Pecos (Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: T Minus Four

“Pope exonerates Jews for Jesus’ death “

I suppose next he’ll exonerate Jesus for being Jewish?


20 posted on 03/02/2011 11:41:30 AM PST by RFEngineer
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