Ollie, You may have a point there. There was a news clip I saw yesterday stating that the jihadists are already here in the US and the FBI warned that they're making plans to "hit" the West Coast. One lone wolf has already hit San Bernardino, CA. It's a matter of time that a lone wolf will create mayhem in one of the big cities, like San Francisco, Los Angeles, or San Diego.
Regarding pedophile priests and sexual abusers, the Catholic Church has been damaged in their reputation and financial status. Several dioceses in the US have filed for bankruptcy due to lawsuits from sexual victims of rogue priests. As such, it would require zero tolerance of any misconducts among priests to prevent any more damages to the church. In my estimate, there are about 40,000 priest in the US. What's the likelihood that none of them will commit any sexual offenses? ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <olliesedwuz@...> wrote : Or acts of mayhem in the form of attacking armies. Suicide bombings were unheard of, until the ME was invaded several times. We'd do it here in the US too, under similar circumstances. The Pope is cherry picking. Better he look after his pedophile priests. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <jr_esq@...> wrote : Ollie, The Pope did say the first sentence in my post. However, the rest of the sentences are my own opinion and embellishment of what he said. MMY would say that most human beings are asleep and not aware of their actions here on earth. That's why most people are not enlightened and remain in darkness, such as committing acts of mayhem in the form of suicide bombings. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <olliesedwuz@...> wrote : Very big of him - next question to the Pope - When was the last time the Vatican was attacked, bombed and strafed with gunfire, resulting in families and children killed? No one is justifying violence to meet violence, but the Pope sounds very detached, and more interested in furthering his marketing goals. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <jr_esq@...> wrote : As the Pope stated, these so-called jihadists are not doing their heinous acts in the name of Allah. They're actually committing acts of destruction in the name of their own earthly power here on earth. If they can't have their way, the ultimate end is through destruction of themselves and others who oppose their will. In a worldly view, this is insanity. In spiritual terms, this is an act of self-conceit and last farewell of a failed god. IMO, we can see this act of defiance in the story of Man's loss of Paradise in the Garden of Eden, as narrated in the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament. This trait was inherited from the first humans in the Garden of Eden-- Adam and Eve.