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JamboGuide Donating Member (267 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 11:49 AM
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So how BAD is Ratiznger?
I dont know much or anything about him BUT that he was a Nazi or a member of the Nazi party. How does he stand on issues and how far back will he turn the church.
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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 11:50 AM
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1. Well, he was a member of the Hitler Youth
But that was mandatory for German children at the time, so it's not necessarily fair to hold that against him.

He is a knuckle-dragging conservative though.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 11:51 AM
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4. knuckle-dragging conservative -> Nazi
Edited on Tue Apr-19-05 11:51 AM by RetroLounge
Redundant.

RL
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 11:51 AM
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7. "He is a knuckle-dragging conservative though"
Yeah... a nazi. :sarcasm:
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ananda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 11:50 AM
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2. hardline orthodox
Rat-zinger is very hardline orthodox and very regressive.

Horrible!

Sue
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 11:50 AM
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3. Things will stay the same.
I don't think he had a choice on the Hitler Youth thing.
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Divameow77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 11:53 AM
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12. Even if you can't blame the Hitler Youth
on him, it still probably had an influence on him and how he might think. Then again maybe not.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 12:00 PM
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17. I think their parents
had to decide whether their children should be allowed to be considered an enemy of the state or not. It is interesting the anti-Nazi pope was followed by one that was in the Hitler Youth though.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 12:12 PM
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19. I wonder if my father
is rolling over in his grave. He fought the Nazis (79th Infantry Div.). He was also Catholic.
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 12:12 PM
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20. Things will stay the same, b/c he's been basically
playing Cheney at the Vatican for years. The power behind the throne.
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 11:51 AM
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5. He is incredibly right wing.
Edited on Tue Apr-19-05 11:51 AM by SemiCharmedQuark
It's odd he chose Benedict as his name, the last benedict was a moderate. Anyway, note the pope's shift to the right as he got sicker. I blame that squarely on Ratzinger.





Benedict XVI
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 11:51 AM
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8. ROFLMAO
"Use your aggressive feelings, boy! Let the hate flow through you!"
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lala_rawraw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 11:52 AM
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9. He is playing into the OD prophecy of
the 2 last popes that mark the end of times... nice move, make the fundies more excited
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iamjoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 11:57 AM
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15. What Is OD Prophecy? (eom)
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expatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 11:56 AM
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14. Maybe he likes his eggs a certain way or he is a British loyalist? nt
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lala_rawraw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 11:51 AM
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6. Member of OD...
Hitler Youth... bad enough yet? Bush fave, bad enough yet?
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JamboGuide Donating Member (267 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 11:53 AM
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10. I thought....
Someone named Schoenberg?? was Bushs fave. The one Bush was pushing for.
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Hand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 11:55 AM
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13. Well, see--Ratzinger's got one good point after all! nt
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 11:53 AM
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11. He's publicly derided other religions as "false"
I'm not Catholic, and today I'm glad I'm not. I'd be pretty damn pissed off about now.
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Southsideirish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 11:58 AM
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16. When I was a kid it was a sin to go into a Protestant church. I wonder if
"we" will go back to that. I'm sure my loony right wing relatives who are so far to the right they thought Pope JP II was a left wing nut will be thrilled.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 12:00 PM
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I am a pissed off Catholic...
I never thought he would be picked. This is a centuries step backwards. OMG. It is now time for me to seriously look at Episcopalians and Greek Orthodox.

Yikes this is scary!
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 12:00 PM
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18. I assume he wont do anything about the altar boy problem?
Are the pedophiles in the church having a party today?
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