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Anti-Pope France

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posted on Apr, 5 2005 @ 06:49 AM
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"PARIS, April 4 (Reuters) - Politicians in secular France squabbled over whether the government had been right to order flags lowered on public buildings in a sign of respect for Pope John Paul.

Socialist senator Jean-Luc Melenchon and Yves Contassot, a senior Green party member on the Paris City Council, said the government had abused its powers on Monday by ordering the official tribute to the Pope, who died on Saturday."

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If you own stock in Prozac you gotta love these guys in france. The insanity is just amazing.




posted on Apr, 5 2005 @ 07:36 AM
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The Unsa union said the government was guilty of double standards having ordered schools to take part in the tribute to a religious leader after banning Muslim headscarves in state schools in a drive to keep them firmly secular.


THis seems kind of bizzar since there is allready precident for lowering of the flag for otehr Popes that passed away.

The US president decreed that the US flag be flow at half-mast in honor of JP2 which is perfectly legal.

it's jsut symolisum, and respect folks.. it has nothign to do with Church/state seperation

[edit on 4/5/2005 by Jehosephat]



posted on Apr, 5 2005 @ 09:31 AM
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it's jsut symolisum, and respect folks.. it has nothign to do with Church/state seperation

[edit on 4/5/2005 by Jehosephat]


Absolutely right...I'm not religous by any stretch of the imagination, but I still respected the man. Of course there's just as many people who aren't willing to budge on that side of the issue as there are on the other.

People don't seem to understand simple respect anymore...they want to make everything a huge political issue.



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