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Pope's Nazi past
As John Paul II's right hand man, in charge of enforcing the conservative papal policy, Cardinal Ratzinger earned an unfortunate nickname from his more progressive peers: the "Panzer Cardinal". Like the tank. Pope Benedict XVI, now 78, had his own brush with warfare as a young boy growing up in Nazi Germany.
# At age, 14 membership in Germany's "Hitler Youth" became mandatory. So Joseph Ratzinger enrolled
# He managed to get out early so he could study for the priesthood.
# Two years later, when he was 16, Ratzinger was drafted again by the German Army.
# Ratzinger worked as a helper in an anti-aircraft briagde.
# In 1945, he was put through basic training and stationed near his hometown in Bavaria.
Originally posted by spacedoubt
It's a current events show, mixed with satire.
Maher was doing his job.
He says things like this about people all the time.
The Pope is a person.
I don't see a problem with this.
Is there something about Pope that elevates him above the rest of us?
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Maher is a moron ... but he has free speech and can say what he wants.
Unlike IMUS, eh? ... hmmm
And no, I don't like IMUS and supported his being fired.
I'm just making the comparison.
Why fire IMUS and not MAHER for making the same type of smears?
Originally posted by Alxandro
Yes, that's my point exactly.
If a person pokes fun at another person that happens to belong to a certain group, and the other people that also happen to belong to this group take offense when it is apparent this same joke is also directed at them, they in turn have every right to gripe, cry foul demand justice in the court of public opinion.
What gives Maher the immunity not given to Imus and Rhoads/Roades?
For the record, I am not a religious nut.
What one generation tolerates, the next will accept without question.
I don't like what some of these Priests' have done to little boys...
Bill Maher is not a comedian because a real comedian should not have to rely on any "APPLAUSE" sign to get his audience to react.
Originally posted by rcwj75
My only gripe is what ever happened to "Sticks and Stones can break my bones but names can never hurt me"?
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
reply to post by Alxandro
Because there's a large difference between a premium cable station, and public airwaves, with regards to what falls under "The Roolz" and what doesn't.