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Vatican Website Going Islamic?
The Vatican ^ | 11FEB13 | Self

Posted on 02/11/2013 7:48:57 AM PST by DoctorBulldog

Okay, this morning when I heard about Pope Benedict resigning, I immediately went to the Vatican’s website to read their press release.

Imagine my surprise when I was greeted with what appears to be a crescent moon with the Pope as the star:



TOPICS: Catholic; General Discusssion; Islam; Religion & Culture
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Is it just me, or do you see it, too?

http://www.vatican.va/phome_en.htm

1 posted on 02/11/2013 7:49:01 AM PST by DoctorBulldog
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To: DoctorBulldog

I think it is called, “People with too much time on their hands”.


2 posted on 02/11/2013 7:51:20 AM PST by napscoordinator (/)
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To: DoctorBulldog

It’s just you.


3 posted on 02/11/2013 7:51:50 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: DoctorBulldog

Muslims don’t own the moon and homosexuals don’t own the rainbows.


4 posted on 02/11/2013 7:53:25 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (If you want to ring the bell - you got to swing the hammer hard!)
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To: DoctorBulldog
Is this a prelude to the

Ordination of Pope Bama?

Trip to Isreal may have to be delayed for Lent!

5 posted on 02/11/2013 7:53:47 AM PST by Young Werther (Julius Caesar said "Quae cum ita sunt. Since these things are so.".)
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To: DoctorBulldog

That’s interesting.


6 posted on 02/11/2013 7:55:56 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: DoctorBulldog

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.


7 posted on 02/11/2013 7:56:56 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: napscoordinator

It would be a circle iffin the Pope didn’t get in the way.


8 posted on 02/11/2013 7:58:42 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DoctorBulldog

Say 10 Hail Marys and prepare to be spanked...


9 posted on 02/11/2013 7:58:42 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: DoctorBulldog

It’s just YOU.

Good grief...


10 posted on 02/11/2013 7:59:06 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: DoctorBulldog

no


11 posted on 02/11/2013 7:59:39 AM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: DoctorBulldog
It's just you.

Wrap your head in tinfoil (shiny side out), and you'll be A-OK.

Seriesly.

12 posted on 02/11/2013 7:59:39 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: cripplecreek
It would be a circle iffin the Pope didn’t get in the way.

That and the dove up there pullin' 'is strings ...

Next thing, somebody will be callin' 'im a bird-brain.

Which, to my way of thinkin', is something of a compliment ...

13 posted on 02/11/2013 8:02:31 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: DoctorBulldog

This thread would be another “Oh Good Grief” moment.

Not every circle or even crescent shape you think you see is ‘Islamic’

Did you know the actual moon makes a crescent shape twice a month and you can see stars around it too? SHOCK!


14 posted on 02/11/2013 8:04:50 AM PST by mnehring
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To: DoctorBulldog

I think that you need to re-boot.


15 posted on 02/11/2013 8:05:37 AM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Muslims don’t own the moon and homosexuals don’t own the rainbows.

___________________

A hipster friend of the family was wearing rainbow socks recently:

I complimented her on them and told her I had not realized that she was so into JudeoChristianity to the extent of wearing the “Promise of God” as clothing.

She was very flustered.

Satisfying.


16 posted on 02/11/2013 8:08:14 AM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: DoctorBulldog
Is it just me, or do you see it, too?

17 posted on 02/11/2013 8:10:37 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: ArrogantBustard; napscoordinator; Old Sarge; Berlin_Freeper; Young Werther; dragonblustar; ...
LOL! Yeah, I was talking to my wife earlier about it and told her maybe it's time I pull out my tin foil hat! :-)
But then, I remembered this news item from October:
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/10/27/vatican-meeting-world-bishops-urges-intensified-outreach-to-muslims/
And, couldn't help but think that the web designers for the Vatican might have gotten the same message as the bishops.

Cheers!
18 posted on 02/11/2013 8:14:04 AM PST by DoctorBulldog (Obama sucks. End of story.)
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To: DoctorBulldog

I think the supercomputer in the Vatican with all the Protestant names and locations must have converted to Islam. Our only hope is to alert the order of Albino Assassin Monks in order to reprogram it.

Freegards


19 posted on 02/11/2013 8:15:33 AM PST by Ransomed
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To: DoctorBulldog

I liked it better when the Catholic Church just tried to reform prostitutes.


20 posted on 02/11/2013 8:17:56 AM PST by napscoordinator (/)
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To: Young Werther

As someone quipped on another post, why would Obummer accept the office of the papacy, which would be a demotion from being a god?


21 posted on 02/11/2013 8:34:26 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: DoctorBulldog

You STILL need your tinfoil hat. ;-)


22 posted on 02/11/2013 8:38:13 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: DoctorBulldog

I see what you mean!

[backs away slowly, avoids eye contact]


23 posted on 02/11/2013 8:43:36 AM PST by Mr. Know It All
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To: Ransomed

“Our only hope is to alert the order of Albino Assassin Monks in order to reprogram it.”

Nice shot. Right on target, so to speak. Hahahaha


24 posted on 02/11/2013 8:44:03 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: DoctorBulldog

Shiny side out. Dull side out attracts the mind-control rays.

25 posted on 02/11/2013 9:03:41 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: DoctorBulldog

That design has been on the Vatican’s website for some time. Like years.


26 posted on 02/11/2013 9:07:16 AM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: DoctorBulldog
Firstly, it ain't a crescent moon -- more like a 3/4th circle

Secondly, the Crescent moon is not an islamic symbol but a Turkic one -- used by Turkic empires including Buddhist and Nestorian Christians and Manichaen

27 posted on 02/11/2013 9:22:17 AM PST by Cronos
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To: Cronos

The swastika symbolizes the Hindu wheel of life. In Vietnam I saw swastikas worn by Buddhists. American Indians revered the swastika symbol.

But both the swastika and the crescent moon got permanently hijacked by dark forces & will always be associated with them. Mosque domes topped by the crescent & star have nothing to do with the Ottomans.

The Vatican website doesn’t incorporate the crescent by a long shot. For one thing, the horns of the Islamic crescent are normally pointed to the right.


28 posted on 02/11/2013 9:32:51 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: DoctorBulldog

29 posted on 02/11/2013 9:43:16 AM PST by stormer
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To: stormer

30 posted on 02/11/2013 9:47:08 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Lou L
Well, I've been to the Vatican's website in the past. I think 2010 was the last time. It didn't trigger my subliminal consciousness.

So, after reading your comment, I went to the WayBack Machine (Archive.net) and walked it up to June 4, 2011 (the last time the previous design was there):



Sure, it's similar, but it doesn't really suggest a crescent moon and star to me. However, the newer design with the yellow glow and the removal of the circular icons inside the broken circle starts my internal radar pinging:



Maybe it's just a coincidence. However, the Vatican seriously needs to reconsider that new design!

Cheers!
31 posted on 02/11/2013 9:50:34 AM PST by DoctorBulldog (Obama sucks. End of story.)
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To: DoctorBulldog
So now every semi-circle is an Islamic crescent?

C'mon, when does the moon ever look like that?

Is the "C" of Colorado or the Chicago Cubs or the Cincinnati Reds Islamic?

What about the Euro symbol or the UN Security Council?

Well, maybe (and don't forget Cincinnati changed their name to the "Redlegs" during the Cold War -- to hide communist ties?).

32 posted on 02/11/2013 10:21:26 AM PST by x
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To: DoctorBulldog
Good detective work, Doctor! I have not been on the actual site in a little while, so I'm glad I wasn't blowing smoke the first time!

All in all, I'm sure it's just coincidental--the new design is "cleaner," which perhaps allows for better navigation/access to the information.

33 posted on 02/11/2013 11:04:51 AM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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34 posted on 02/11/2013 11:07:11 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Young Werther

Yeah a little bit of an over active imagination.


35 posted on 02/11/2013 12:10:40 PM PST by brooklyn dave (1st commandment THOU SHALT NOT BELIEVE THY GOVERNMENT)
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