"We think that reasonably this prayer cannot be an obstacle to dialogue because it reflects the faith of the Church and, furthermore, Jews have prayers in their liturgical texts that we Catholics don't like,"
"I must say that I don't understand why Jews cannot accept that we can make use of our freedom to formulate our prayers," Kasper, a German, told the Corriere della Sera. (Adi Schwartz, "Vatican rejects criticism of new prayer for Jewish conversion" Haaretz, 07/02/2008)
This is pure stagecraft between the rabbis and Kasper. But what is really taking place here? Walter Kasper is defending the altering of an ancient Catholic prayer which expressed pure, crystal clear, orthodox theology, to a novel, mysterious prayer intended to express Benedict's Orwellian theology of the "elder brothers."
And it is interesting to see Kasper state the plain fact that Judaic prayers and texts contain offenses against Christians. Although this hardly scratches the surface of the true nature of the Judaic tradition, it is yet another public admission from a prominent Cardinal that the texts of Judaism harbor real teachings of contempt towards Christians, even as he calls these haters of Christ "elder brothers in the faith" and supports "correction" of Catholic theology and liturgy to suit them.
I will remind readers that not very long ago, the story was that it was deemed "Jew hate" to claim that the texts of Judaism contained hateful passages against Christians. When a high-profile figure like Kasper states that fact publicly, it is clear evidence that we are in a new era of revelations. The information is now getting out there. The establishment won't allow independent researchers to handle the information. They must control it themselves.
And how is the release of this information handled by Kasper? Just as it was handled by Cardinal George. The correct response should be outrage, ending of "dialogue" and a call for the rabbis to correct their hateful traditions. Kasper gives every indication that "dialogue" with the rabbis should continue, even though Catholics have nothing to gain from "religious relations" with rabbinic enemies of the faith in an arrangement where Catholic theology and tradition is "corrected" to suit rabbinic sensibilities while the rabbis keep their hateful traditions intact. If a banker threw a tantrum and threatened to tear up a 100% interest loan contract while the debtor begged him not to, that would not even begin to approach the insanity at play here.
The charade is plain and in the open for those with eyes to see.
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