Final Verdict is Rendered in First Common Law Court Case against the Vatican and Canada for Genocide
Court Orders them to Surrender by March 4 or face Citizens' Arrests
Pope Benedict will go to jail for twenty five years for his role in Crimes against Humanity, and Vatican wealth and property is to be seized, according to today's historic verdict of the International Common Law Court of Justice.
The Brussels-based Court handed down a unanimous guilty verdict from its Citizen Jurors and ordered the citizens' arrest of thirty Defendants commencing March 4 in a Court Order issued to them today...
Britain's top cardinal contests allegations that he behaved inappropriately with priests but he will not attend the conclave to choose the next pope.
His resignation came after news reports Monday of unspecified inappropriate behavior toward priests in the 1980s. He contests the allegations and pointed out in a statement that his request to resign was submitted to Benedict months ago. He said he would not attend the conclave because, "I do not wish media attention in Rome to be focused on me."
"Approaching the age of seventy-five and at times in indifferent health, I tendered my resignation as Archbishop of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh to Pope Benedict XVI some months ago. I was happy to know that he accepted my resignation 'nunc pro tunc' -- (now -- but to take affect later) on 12 November 2012," said Cardinal O'Brien, in the statement.
U.N. told atheists face discrimination around globe
GENEVA (Reuters) - Atheists, humanists and freethinkers face widespread discrimination around the world with expression of their views criminalized and subject in some countries to capital punishment, the United Nations was told on Monday.
In a document for consideration by the world body's Human Rights Council, a global organization linking people who reject religion said atheism was banned by law in a number of states where people were forced to officially adopt a faith.
"Extensive discrimination by governments against atheists, humanists and the non-religious occurs worldwide," declared the grouping, the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) which has some 120 member bodies in 45 countries.
Originally posted by Quetzalcoatl14
reply to post by Volkgeister
I am going to weigh in here as a person who has been reading and listening to conspiratorial and alternative ideas for a while.
Currently, I am loosely affiliated with the United Nations. I study under a number of people who lead UN programs in Africa and Asia. I also interned at a UN affiliate, the Earth Institute, from this past July until now. I am starting a malarial data analysis for the UN's Millennium Villages Project in Africa as we speak. Tomorrow I will be attending a weekly seminar with a former adviser to the UN Security Council, along with people who currently work with UN peacekeeping missions.
My point is this, having heard and read so many conspiracies about the UN, I have seen zero evidence for them in my time affiliated. In fact, almost all of the people I know working in development or peacekeeping sincerely believe in helping others, reducing poverty, creating peaceful solutions to conflict, etc. The UN charter and Universal Human Rights is very progressive but it enshrines such rights as religion or lack thereof to all people. Furthermore, in my security class, contrary to the fears of "world-government" takeovers, UN peacekeeping operations must be only with the consent of national entities, respecting national sovereignty.
My two cents.
In 331 BC, Darius III was defeated by the forces of the Ancient Macedonian Greek ruler Alexander the Great at the Battle of Gaugamela, and in October, Babylon fell to the young conqueror. A native account of this invasion notes a ruling by Alexander not to enter the homes of its inhabitants. Under Alexander, Babylon again flourished as a centre of learning and commerce. But following Alexander's death in 323 BC in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar, his empire was divided amongst his generals, and decades of fighting soon began, with Babylon once again caught in the middle. The constant turmoil virtually emptied the city of Babylon. A tablet dated 275 BC states that the inhabitants of Babylon were transported to Seleucia, where a palace was built, as well as a temple given the ancient name of Esagila. With this deportation, the history of Babylon comes practically to an end, though more than a century later, it was found that sacrifices were still performed in its old sanctuary. By 141 BC, when the Parthian Empire took over the region, Babylon was in complete desolation and obscurity.
Originally posted by Quetzalcoatl14
reply to post by edmc^2
I agree that many religious fanatics cause problems and conflict.
However, the U.N is not going to ban religion, just like it will not ban any other belief system such as communism. What it will do is if a situation becomes a "threat to international peace and security," then they will offer a resolution. Usually, this is just sanctions against people causing conflict. If the situation becomes extreme, then the use of peace-keeping forces can be also used.
However, these forces are normally not allowed to use any force unless attacked directly. This is why you hear of atrocities happening like Rwanda or Bosnia, because the UN tells troops NOT to force people to do things.
Should the UN be involved in a conflict, they will sometimes stop an agent who is attacking them and or breaking the peace. This has nothing to do with beliefs.
Originally posted by XXX777
reply to post by Volkgeister
Sure. World religions condemn homosexual behavior so you have to believe that the homosexual agenda will use international pressure to put a stop to religions.
All you can do is take my word for it. I worked at a major university and one year word came down from on high that our annual Christmas party was to be replaced by an "Annual Festive Celebration". I started a very irreverent campaign to 'bring back Christmas!', with messages from Santa promising serious consequences. I was called in for an informal chat with HR, in which I voiced my displeasure that immigrants were trying to erode our traditions and culture, yada-yada-yada. (I do like my Christmas!) I was told by a very exasperated manager that the complaint had not come from members of our very diverse ethnic community...rather, it was a couple of Jehovah's Witnesses on staff who had killed Christmas on campus.
reply to post by JohnnyCanuck
I'd literally have to see that to believe that. And even if that's true, that's more like the exception rather than the rule. JW's normally don't have that much power. In fact, the opposite.