Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Place For Moral Outrage

Hidden three articles down from the title 'World Briefing' on page A9 of today's Los Angeles Times is a very short and very alarming article captioned: "Vatican City -- 4 ousted bishops return to fold".
"Pope Benedict XVI," the article tells us, "has lifted the excommunications of four traditionalist bishops, including a Holocaust denier whose rehabilitation sparked outrage among Jewish groups."
Richard Williamson, one of the four, was shown, still according to the article, in a Swedish television interview stating that historical evidence 'is hugely against six million Jews having been deliberately gassed'.
The Holocaust didn't devastate only Jews. It tore a hole in the entire world. To ignore that it happened is to invite its repeat. To deny that it happened is to again destroy not six million but twice that number because not just Jews were murdered.
The Times implies that only 'Jewish groups' are outraged over the Vatican's action. If that is the case, be very frightened.


Anonymous said...

I wouldn't give too much credence on the Times - their readership is way down.

Arava said...

Still- it is frightening that those with a voice use it for this. Not believing it was possible was a mistake- never again.