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johncoby2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 01:42 PM
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Bishop kidnapped in Mosul. What the hell is he doing there?
I mean we are in a war in Iraq with many angry Muslims. So what does the Catholic church do? Send a bishop. And now they are mad because he was kidnapped.

How about getting out of a *uckin war zone you idiots?
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patcox2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 01:45 PM
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1. Umm, he lived there, not RC, the church didn't send him.
Talk about reflexively attacking the catholic church when you are almost completely ignorant of the facts. He was not a Roman catholic biship, he was a bishop in the syrian church (they throw around titles like "archbishop" a lot). He was kidnapped in front of his own church. he lived there.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 01:48 PM
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2. Believe it or not, Catholics were allowed to worship freely in Iraq
for probably hundreds of years. Last Christmas was the first time that Catholics were encouraged to stay home because it was too dangerous to go to mass.

Let freedom reign and oil flow!
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Inland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 01:59 PM
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3. "How about getting out of a *uckin war zone you idiots?"
Good advice for a) Christians b) Muslims c) Americans of all faiths d) dogs and cats.

And it turns out, Iraqi Christians, who weren't picked out as targets by Saddam, are leaving as fast as they can. "Officials estimate that as many as 15,000 Iraqi Christians have left the country since August, when four churches in Baghdad and one in Mosul were attacked in a coordinated series of car bombings. The attacks killed 12 people and injured 61 others.Another church was bombed in Baghdad in September."

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=419075

You know where Iraqi Christians go for tolerance?

Any other bright advice?
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