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Birds attack peace doves freed from Pope Francis' window
Fox News ^ | 1-26-14 | AP

Posted on 01/26/2014 10:48:53 AM PST by ebb tide

Two white doves that were released by children standing alongside Pope Francis as a peace gesture have been attacked by other birds.

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TOPICS: General Discusssion; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: crows; doves; peace
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1 posted on 01/26/2014 10:48:53 AM PST by ebb tide
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To: ebb tide

Microcosm.


2 posted on 01/26/2014 10:53:11 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: ebb tide

Turn the other beak


3 posted on 01/26/2014 10:54:25 AM PST by babble-on
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To: ebb tide

Were the attacking birds Amish ?


4 posted on 01/26/2014 10:55:01 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: ebb tide

The release of doves is another touchy-feely gesture that will definitely not enhance the chance for peace in this world.

Sorry, but as a Catholic, I just had to say it.


5 posted on 01/26/2014 10:55:08 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: ebb tide

Maybe it was the “knock-out game,” bird style. What color were the birds?


6 posted on 01/26/2014 10:55:09 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: ebb tide

In ancient Rome, this would have been called an omen.


7 posted on 01/26/2014 10:56:07 AM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: ebb tide
While speaking at the window beforehand, Francis had appealed for peace in Ukraine, where anti-government protesters have died.

an omen -- from a crow and a seagull.

8 posted on 01/26/2014 10:57:07 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: ebb tide

Straight out of Mars Attacks!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-2VmohG_Pk


9 posted on 01/26/2014 10:58:38 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: ebb tide
Perfect metaphor for satan attacking the church.


10 posted on 01/26/2014 10:59:45 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: ebb tide
the attacking birds must have been sent by the moo slime Mohammad
11 posted on 01/26/2014 11:02:40 AM PST by drypowder
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To: ebb tide
He needs to release some Red Tailed hawks


12 posted on 01/26/2014 11:03:36 AM PST by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: ebb tide

Were the other birds black..if they were you have black on white crime


13 posted on 01/26/2014 11:04:02 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ebb tide
Mmmmmmmmm, the other, other, other white meat.


14 posted on 01/26/2014 11:04:43 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: ebb tide

Pigeons / doves - rats with wings.

;*)


15 posted on 01/26/2014 11:05:28 AM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: B4Ranch

The hawks would have gotten the pigeons before trying for the crow or the seagull.


16 posted on 01/26/2014 11:07:03 AM PST by EinNYC
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To: ebb tide

Good for the sauce. (It’s a Italian thing...you wouldn’t understand)


17 posted on 01/26/2014 11:07:37 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Publius

Definitely would be considered an omen. A crow and a seagull attacking the two doves in what seems to be a coordinated attack - interpretation would be the union of two disparate forces (thus the black crow and seagull ...very different birds) to attack peace/civilization/government/religion/the people.


18 posted on 01/26/2014 11:09:40 AM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: 353FMG

I feel the same way as you and I’m not Catholic.


19 posted on 01/26/2014 11:10:27 AM PST by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: ebb tide

Ummmm...bad omen.


20 posted on 01/26/2014 11:11:42 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: spetznaz

The crow would be viewed as an opportunist or scavenger, something we might call a terrorist today. The seagull would indicate something from a naval force.


21 posted on 01/26/2014 11:12:43 AM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Rebelbase; Publius

Spooky Awesome!

Job 38:41 Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.


22 posted on 01/26/2014 11:14:07 AM PST by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: spetznaz
Definitely would be considered an omen. A crow and a seagull attacking the two doves in what seems to be a coordinated attack - interpretation would be the union of two disparate forces (thus the black crow and seagull ...very different birds) to attack peace/civilization/government/religion/the people.

Also interesting that doves are kosher, while crows and gulls are "unclean".

23 posted on 01/26/2014 11:14:40 AM PST by Spirochete (Does the FedGov have the attributes of a legitimate government?)
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To: ebb tide

That’s a sign and not a good one.


24 posted on 01/26/2014 11:15:49 AM PST by dragonblustar (Psalm 37:7)
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To: Delta 21

The raven is the largest member of the corvid family, which includes crows, jays, magpies and a number of other birds.


25 posted on 01/26/2014 11:17:12 AM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: babble-on

“Turn the other beak”

Touche!


26 posted on 01/26/2014 11:18:30 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: Uncle Chip

I’ve never heard of a seagull attacking anything — but fish. Weird.


27 posted on 01/26/2014 11:24:07 AM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: Publius
Good afternoon. I hope you are doing well.

In ancient Rome, this would have been called an omen.

In the fwiw department, an omen in present day Roma too. Metaphor could be gog and magog.

5.56mm

28 posted on 01/26/2014 11:24:22 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: B4Ranch

I have been seeing more and more of those hawks all over the place.

I have live here my whole life (56 years), and never saw one until about 5 years ago, and now I see them all over.


29 posted on 01/26/2014 11:25:56 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: ebb tide

One man’s peace symbol is another bird’s lunch.


30 posted on 01/26/2014 11:28:20 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Mr. K

From what I understand about them, the young rarely make it past the first winter because there’s simply not enough food. The best time to see them is in the fall and early winter.


31 posted on 01/26/2014 11:30:06 AM PST by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Lazamataz
You can not tell me that there is not a God, and that He is not desperately trying to get our attention.
32 posted on 01/26/2014 11:34:53 AM PST by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: Mr. K

LOL I am looking at one right now. He’s circling the creek, hoping to get a duck, I presume.


33 posted on 01/26/2014 11:35:13 AM PST by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Rebelbase
The others were released by:


34 posted on 01/26/2014 11:57:41 AM PST by bgill
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To: ebb tide

Where may I find the transcript to what Pope Francis said.


35 posted on 01/26/2014 12:13:01 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: B4Ranch

We have a lot here. I’m not happy with them attacking the birds or eating my garden lizards. Just a couple days ago one was dive bombing the dogs until he hit the fence. Don’t know what that was about especially since the dogs aren’t little ankle biters.


36 posted on 01/26/2014 12:14:28 PM PST by bgill
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To: ebb tide; Jeff Chandler; steve86
Compare the contrast to the Miracle of the Doves in 1946.

Miracle of the Doves

37 posted on 01/26/2014 12:18:03 PM PST by ebb tide
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To: Delta 21
You can not tell me that there is not a God, and that He is not desperately trying to get our attention.

What's the message?

Less the "turn the other cheek" of Jesus and more the wrath of Yahweh?

38 posted on 01/26/2014 12:18:05 PM PST by freerepublicchat
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To: ebb tide

That is eerie.


39 posted on 01/26/2014 12:29:33 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: steve86

First it’s gull. There is no species called a sea gull. There is a plethora of species known as gulls.

They will attack species both fish, fowl, or mammal if they think they can get away with it. These human raised doves are probable week and stupid and both the crow and gull sense that.


40 posted on 01/26/2014 12:37:16 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Irenic

Prophetic!


41 posted on 01/26/2014 12:40:56 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: ebb tide

“Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves...”


42 posted on 01/26/2014 12:40:57 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Vaquero

I live within sight of one of the major breeding islands on the Mid-Columbia, populated by California and Ring-Billed gulls. Been here all my life, active boater and bike rider along the shore. Never seen a gull attack anything but fish.


43 posted on 01/26/2014 12:42:22 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: steve86
***I’ve never heard of a seagull attacking anything — but fish. Weird.***


44 posted on 01/26/2014 12:46:57 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: All

this has all the markings of a message. A symbolic gesture meets with cold, hard reality.


45 posted on 01/26/2014 12:47:47 PM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

I think they were blackbirds.


46 posted on 01/26/2014 1:17:01 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Jeff Chandler
"Do you think," said Martin, "that sparrow hawks have always eaten pigeons when they have found some?"

--Voltaire, Candide, ch. 21

47 posted on 01/26/2014 2:29:27 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: steve86

I had a seagull grab a cheeseburger right out of my hand one time when I was at the beach. ;o)


48 posted on 01/26/2014 3:33:18 PM PST by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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49 posted on 01/26/2014 3:35:44 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Mr. K

50 posted on 01/26/2014 3:36:56 PM PST by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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