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Monday, July 06, 2009

The Pope isn't in his pocket

President Obama may think he's a god, but it's not clear that he will get what he wants from Pope Benedict when the two meet on the sidelines of the G-8 summit in Italy later this week.

Arutz Sheva reported over the weekend that Obama hopes to enlist the Pope to support his 'peace plan' for Israel and the 'Palestinians.'
U.S. President Barack Obama is turning to the Pope to back his vision of a new Arab state on all of Judea and Samaria and eastern Jerusalem. The president told the Catholic Italian newspaper Avvenire, one week before a scheduled meeting with the Pope in Italy, “It [the Middle East] is a subject I am keen to discuss with the pope. I think he will share my approach."
Piece of Work in Progress argues that while the Pope may or may not share Obama's approach, he ought not to play along with Obama without getting satisfaction on a host of other issues (Hat Tip: Hot Air).
In fact, though, the matter is complicated in a variety of ways. Benedict's calls for liberalization of Muslim attitudes towards Christianity were met in Turkey not only with silence, but with calls from Muslim religious leaders for an Obama-style catechism of apologies for historical hostilities between Christians and Muslims, in the ahistorical way that these events are represented by many Muslim clerics.

Meanwhile, Obama managed repeatedly to insult the Vatican by offering up potential ambassadors to the Holy See who, however Catholic they may consider themselves, were all in line with the liberal view of abortion. Naturally, the Vatican rejected them, only to have His Oneness present other candidates with the same agenda.

Now Obama is interfering in Honduras on behalf of anti-Church totalitarians, when he wishes to enlist Benedict to support his plan. Why Obama thinks that Il Papa's voice will somehow be received as worthy of consideration among Palestinians and Israelis, or among the Arabs, is puzzling. Perhaps he feels that he lacks moral authority that for occult reasons he feels the Pope will carry in the region. I find it baffling.
Here's betting that the Pope sits this one out.


At 9:59 AM, Blogger Anneli said...

I agree with your opinion of the Popes thinking in this matter.

Mr Change do forget that the pope is a reputed scholar, not least in christian and Muslim history.

The mans and others, forgetfulness about who ordered the Honduras's military to oust the president is stunning. It was their High Court, because he wanted an illegal vote for change of their Constitution, so he himself could be reelected this autumn

At 10:01 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

If Obama imagines the Church will consent to have its holy sites in Jerusalem falling again under Muslim rule, he's going to be in for a long wait. I don't see the Pope giving the green light for it.

At 10:35 AM, Blogger Ashan said...

Actually, I'm a bit worried about this. The Pope has been pandering to the Palis lately. Since he was photographed sporting that symbol of jihad, the kafiyeh, draped around his neck by a couple of Palis at the Vatican, and during his disastrous visit to the PA, he has taken many opportunities to parrot Pali propaganda. Don't forget that POTUS Hussein touted Pali propaganda talking points in his Cairo sermon, too.

Hussein and the Pope may not be on the same wavelength with regard to Islam, but they mouth the same big lies propagated by the Palithugs.

What could go wrong?

At 3:04 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Lol, the pope's the biggest enemy Israel has on the planet, Pope & Obama are on the same page, wake up. Obama does the pope's bidding, not the other way around. Am curious to know the details of his April agreement with the Arab League though, but I guess it's still secret.

We Bible Christians keep telling Jews that the Vatican led interfaith movement is what ends up getting Israel, but you can't see it, you can't see it, we tried to warn you.


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