Alghuvud: "... I wonder if Catholicism, all sorts of schism and the like really belongs in this forum."
On a good day Alghuvud, probably not.
But this is a special day. Days like this don't come around too often. Papa Benny and his church are center stage at the moment. Make sure you have plenty of popcorn and peanuts on hand for this tele-visual feast of a lifetime.
Right now we have what some call, the HEAD of the CHRISTIAN CHURCH on planet earth, in one corner. In the other corner we have the children of the d'.. er, gods chosen ones. All eyes are on them.
The Pope and his followers say he is the Vicar of Christ. He manages to get the word, infallible
woven into the works as well. This Pope calls himself a Servant of Christ. Reminding the Pope of his commission is probably a good thing to do right at this moment. We gotta keep the guy honest. His Master, Jesus, said He came to bare witness to the TRUTH. And for His servants to FOLLOW HIM.
Joh 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
Now I don't know exactly what the Pope knows about the hoax, or what he does not know. What I do know however is this is his hour in the sun. Many members of the Popes flock deny the holocaust. At the very least, to avoid schism, the Pope, if he feels his infallibility is flagging, should declare a Council. Popes have done this oft times throughout history. When difficult questions pertaining to FAITH arise, the church summons a council where they thrash out all the known evidence and opinions, with prayer and good will toward all, in order, to the best of their mortal ability, to get to the truth of a matter.
The hoax is definitely in this league now. Number 1. It is the traditional enemies of the Gospel who are making the accusation against the church. The same enemies who made the accusation against the Popes Master. They say the church is at fault for the hoax. They even point the finger at the Pope's predecessor, Pius XII. That should immediately start bells ringing in the heads of all those with an interest. The Pope is being put on the spot by the enemies of the church, to make a declaration of FAITH, binding on the church, in favour of the enemies of the church.
Ya just can't make this stuff up.
So we have the Pope in the spotlight right now. All he need do is tell the truth or declare he will do his best to find it. With one word the Pope can put the liars down, as one puts a rabid dog down. He can have the liars, who at the moment are breathing out threatenings, chasing their tails and yapping like little pups, with just a WORD. Perhaps for this moment was he born.
The Pope should have a veritable arsenal at his disposal. But has he? He can see what has happened to his church. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. Yeah, a perfect post Vatican II description of the Roman Catholic Church. After VII, the Jews en masse, infiltrated the RCC and turned it into a filthy sodomite pedofile play pen. The church is stuck tight, paying out million$ for the sins of the crypto priests they engaged. The Pope may feel he has been boxed into a corner. He may think if he stands up for the right thing to do, the inevitable jewy storm against him may just overwhelm him and his church. It's easy to see the Pope has not been a good boy. If he was a good boy, faithful and righteous, one angry glance from him would seal the liars fate. They would not dare to show their faces or open their mouths again.
History buffs will realize whats going down now re the hoax, is nothing new. It is just another episode in the drama of world history. Funny enough, GOOD & EVIL, LIGHT & DARKNESS, TRUTH & LIES, are again in the van. The details have changed as they do. But the major players are still the same ol' rat bags. Persecution and loss of liberty or worse, are still the lot of the Truth Seekers.
Isa 59:14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
Yeah, truth is no defense. The Pope could easily change that. He just needs to do his job and rebuke all liars.
Tit 1:10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. ... Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
There was no holocaust.
Tit 1:14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.