Pope pulled down to ground

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    Dec 25, 2009 4:06 PM GMT
    A woman in Vatican pulled Pope down on the Christmas eve. She has been arrested.

    http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Pope-Woman-Knocks-Down-Pope-At-Christmas-Eve-Mass-Says-Vatican-Following-Incident-Last-Year/Article/200912415507803?f=rss
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    Dec 25, 2009 6:09 PM GMT
    it only shows how fragile he is..lol..there is video evidence on youtube too lol
  • metlboy

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    Dec 25, 2009 7:49 PM GMT
    I would high five that lady. She's doing the Lord's work on earth.
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    Dec 25, 2009 8:25 PM GMT
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    Dec 25, 2009 8:26 PM GMT
    Anyone who applauds that action deserves the gift of horrible bad luck throughout 2010!I will pray for it.icon_smile.gif
  • metlboy

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    Dec 25, 2009 8:32 PM GMT
    Maybe getting tackled was his karma for protecting pedophiles? Or living in luxury while claiming to be so charitable? Or maybe he arranged for her to do it so he could relive his youthful days of knocking over Jews? Or maybe it was Isaiah 40 happening and the mighty being made low?
  • Sparkycat

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    Dec 25, 2009 8:44 PM GMT
    and the problem is???
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    Dec 25, 2009 8:48 PM GMT
    The Pope looks like the Emperor from Star Wars. Pope Palpatine anyone?
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    Dec 25, 2009 9:12 PM GMT
    I’m not a particular fan of Benedict XVI, but I don’t think he deserved it.

    It’s wrong and a shame that the church moved pedophiles from church to church for decades. It is EVIL that the church is scapegoating gays in the clergy as the root of the pedophilia problem. It is disgusting that Benedict loves cavorting about in red velvet capes lined in ermine while so many people are hungry or homeless.
    Maybe Catholics have a unique way of looking at the world, and they do things that are strange to non-Catholics. But many people in the church work very hard to make the world a better place, and ease the suffering of individuals in need. Do they always get it right? No. none of us do. Do they get things right? Sometimes.

    It is wrong to celebrate a mentally ill woman toppling an 80+(?) year old man to the ground, no matter how much you hate the church he heads.

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    Dec 25, 2009 9:18 PM GMT
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    It is wrong to celebrate a mentally ill woman toppling an 80+(?) year old man to the ground, no matter how much you hate the church he heads.



    He got back up, he's fine. I'd say it's wrong for a supposedly philanthropic organization to sit on untold mountains of wealth and keep it's leaders in decadent accommodations while there are people starving and dying. I'd also say it's wrong for an organization to use fear and guilt to control its members and get their money. I'm not saying that the Catholic church doesn't do ANY good, but it's done far more harm than good throughout history, and with the amount of money and power it has, it could be doing a lot more good.

    Besides, he just got knocked over. It's not like he had to go through the Inquisition or anything...
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    Dec 25, 2009 9:26 PM GMT
    Sparkycat saidand the problem is???


    I am not a fan of the Pope but that was assault - plain and simple. People should not be pushing people down because they disagree with their stance/viewpoints.

    Edit: damn I should really read things before posting icon_redface.gif
    Seems the lady in question was actually trying to "greet" the pope. Still sad but a little ironic that it was a religious fanatic that took the pope down.
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    Dec 25, 2009 9:28 PM GMT
    I for one am just shocked that god let something like that happen to the pope.
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    Dec 25, 2009 9:32 PM GMT
    Every pig on here who is enjoying an assault on an elderly man should drop dead.Period! A hex on you all that brings you nothing but heartache and misery!
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    Dec 25, 2009 9:40 PM GMT
    WickedRyan saidEvery pig on here who is enjoying an assault on an elderly man should drop dead.Period! A hex on you all that brings you nothing but heartache and misery!


    Going to use one of those "imprecatory Prayers" against them? Maybe Psalm 109? Or do you have another favorite you like to use?
  • drypin

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    Dec 25, 2009 9:44 PM GMT
    I, for one, am simply heartbroken about this unstable woman and her untoward actions. I'd like us all to take a moment of silence to pray that the pontiff, who is, let's not forget, God's representative here on earth, is not adversely affected by this heinous act, and that the cardinal who was rushed to the hospital will be able to continue their holiest of holy work here among us. It's proof of Benedict's faith and inner strength that he recovered so quickly from this violation of his person and, like our treasured former leader of the free world, who we should remember was nearly felled by a fanatic's flying footwear, will continue to represent the one church and its plans for spreading the gospel to the great unwashed.
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    Dec 25, 2009 9:48 PM GMT
    My thoughts on organized religion, particularly Christianity aside, physical attacks are something I generally deplore.

    However, the CNN.com story headlines were HILARIOUS:

    "Woman knocks Pope down at Mass; Christmas celebrations begin"

    "Pope delivers Christmas message after Mass attack"

    I had to screen-grab both icon_lol.gif
  • metlboy

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    Dec 25, 2009 9:48 PM GMT
    WickedRyan saidEvery pig on here who is enjoying an assault on an elderly man should drop dead.Period! A hex on you all that brings you nothing but heartache and misery!


    placing hexes now? You realize that means that you should probably be burned alive, right? "Suffer not a witch to live" and all...
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    Dec 25, 2009 9:52 PM GMT
    metlboy said
    n8698u said
    It is wrong to celebrate a mentally ill woman toppling an 80+(?) year old man to the ground, no matter how much you hate the church he heads.



    He got back up, he's fine. I'd say it's wrong for a supposedly philanthropic organization to sit on untold mountains of wealth and keep it's leaders in decadent accommodations while there are people starving and dying. I'd also say it's wrong for an organization to use fear and guilt to control its members and get their money. I'm not saying that the Catholic church doesn't do ANY good, but it's done far more harm than good throughout history, and with the amount of money and power it has, it could be doing a lot more good.

    Besides, he just got knocked over. It's not like he had to go through the Inquisition or anything...


    Yeah, the Pope is fine...but the same can't be said for the 87 year old Cardinal who broke his hip during the incident, he now needs surgery.

    I was born and raised in a Catholic household and received a Catholic education. I don't buy into Catholicism anymore, but don't wish bodily harm upon them.
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    Dec 25, 2009 10:02 PM GMT
    The puzzling thing is that the same lady attempted the same thing last year. But security got to her before she could get through the barriers that time. You'd think they would be on the look out for these kind of people. icon_neutral.gif
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    Dec 25, 2009 10:04 PM GMT
    metlboy said
    n8698u said
    It is wrong to celebrate a mentally ill woman toppling an 80+(?) year old man to the ground, no matter how much you hate the church he heads.



    He got back up, he's fine. I'd say it's wrong for a supposedly philanthropic organization to sit on untold mountains of wealth and keep it's leaders in decadent accommodations while there are people starving and dying. I'd also say it's wrong for an organization to use fear and guilt to control its members and get their money. I'm not saying that the Catholic church doesn't do ANY good, but it's done far more harm than good throughout history, and with the amount of money and power it has, it could be doing a lot more good.

    Besides, he just got knocked over. It's not like he had to go through the Inquisition or anything...


    I’m sorry if I came across as aggressive. I do not want to argue on Christmas day.

    The church is aware of all it’s failings in history and has asked forgiveness for the inquisition, among all of the other mistakes it has made. I understand your anger and distrust. But it is up to us to forgive. Our choice. I hope it has the heart to ask forgiveness for the assault on the dignity of Gays and Lesbians. Using fear and hatred, as well as political and monetary influence to control people…a sad fact of life. Lots of groups do it. It will never end.
    We agree on the decadence. The church was the only source of stability after the Roman empire fell apart. It did many worldly things as a political body out of fear and control. It had many fearful, superstitious, unqualified and uneducated people in power. Throw in some human frailty…pretty sad and scary. It still does it. We can’t argue that.
    But the man who is Pope was instrumental in asking for forgiveness of the sins of the church, opening communication with all faiths (especially jews). He is working to correct the sins of the past.



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    Dec 25, 2009 10:14 PM GMT
    n8698u saidI’m not a particular fan of Benedict XVI, but I don’t think he deserved it.

    It’s wrong and a shame that the church moved pedophiles from church to church for decades. It is EVIL that the church is scapegoating gays in the clergy as the root of the pedophilia problem. It is disgusting that Benedict loves cavorting about in red velvet capes lined in ermine while so many people are hungry or homeless.
    Maybe Catholics have a unique way of looking at the world, and they do things that are strange to non-Catholics. But many people in the church work very hard to make the world a better place, and ease the suffering of individuals in need. Do they always get it right? No. none of us do. Do they get things right? Sometimes.

    It is wrong to celebrate a mentally ill woman toppling an 80+(?) year old man to the ground, no matter how much you hate the church he heads.



    I agree. I am not a fan of the pope, but the woman was rightly arrested.
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    Dec 25, 2009 10:19 PM GMT
    Damn groupies! icon_lol.gif

    Maybe she wanted him to bless her holy inquisition handbook.
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    Dec 25, 2009 10:21 PM GMT
    n8698u saidBut the man who is Pope was instrumental in asking for forgiveness of the sins of the church, opening communication with all faiths (especially jews). He is working to correct the sins of the past.
    He needs to ask forgiveness from homosexuals and all those crispy heretics the RC church tortured and murdered.
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    Dec 25, 2009 10:34 PM GMT
    Look, I may not be a fan of the Pope, but I hope he didn't get hurt.
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    Dec 25, 2009 10:46 PM GMT
    my socks haven't gotten here yet, sahem!! icon_sad.gif oh, were we talking about something else?

    oh, yes... that...

    i hope his person didn't get hurt, but i don't think they should ignore the symbolism.