THE SHOAH: AN ADMONITION NOT TO FORGET OR DENYMy response:
VATICAN CITY, 28 JAN 2009 (VIS) - "May the Shoah be for everyone an admonition against oblivion, negation and reductionism, because violence against a single human being is violence against all", the Holy Father told pilgrims attending his weekly general audience.
Referring to recent commemorations of the Shoah, the Pope highlighted how at Auschwitz - a place he has visited several times, the last in May 2006 during his apostolic trip to Poland - "millions of Jews were cruelly massacred, innocent victims of blind racial and religious hatred.
"As I once again affectionately express my full and indisputable solidarity with our Brothers and Sisters who received the First Covenant", he added, "I trust that the memory of the Shoah will induce humankind to reflect upon the unpredictable power of evil when it conquers the heart of man".
"In particular", the Holy Father concluded, "may the Shoah show both old and new generations that only the arduous path of listening and dialogue, of love and forgiveness, can lead peoples, cultures and religions of the world to the longed-for goal of fraternity and peace, in truth. May violence never again humiliate man's dignity".
CALVARY: AN ADMONITION NOT TO RELATIVIZE OR REPLACE
May Calvary be for everyone an admonition against oblivion, negation and reductionism, for the crucifixion of the perfectly innocent, infinitely just Messiah of Israel, Jesus Christ; God Incarnate, is by an immeasurable margin the most terrible crime committed by men in the history of the world; the definitive statement on man's fallen nature and need for redemption which gloriously came to many through the same crucifixion.
Let there be no attempts at negation of this cosmic crime through transfer of the guilt borne by the most culpable parties--Judas and the Nasi, Chief Priests, elders and Pharisees--those whom Jesus Christ said "have the greater sin" (John 19:11), to the less guilty: Pilate and the Roman soldiers. Let there be no attempt at reductionism of this unsurpassable crime through attempts at relativization of it, or even replacement of it, with overblown tales of crimes against mere men, ie. the so-called "Shoah" or "Holocaust" of the so-called "Jews." Let there be an immediate end to this monument to human folly. It is less possible to replace Calvary with the so called "Shoah" than it was for the Pharisees to escape guilt by arranging for the Romans to carry out their crimes. This is lunacy of the highest order which befits not the claimed Christian heirs to the incarnation, crucifixion, resurrection and pentecost. St. Augustine wrote:
"... therefore when Pilate, who was the Roman judge, wished to hand [Jesus] back to the Jews, that they might judge Him according to their law, they refused to receive Him, saying, "It is not lawful for us to put any man to death." And so the saying of Jesus was fulfilled, which He foretold concerning His death, that, being delivered up by the Jews, He should be put to death by the Gentiles: whose crime was less than that of the Jews, who sought by this method to make themselves appear averse to His being put to death, to the end that, not their innocence, but their madness might be made manifest."
I trust that the memory of Calvary will induce humankind to reflect upon the power of evil when it conquers the souls of men. Any historical event other than Calvary, no matter how exaggerated, would be inferior to an incalculable degree as a teaching example towards this end. What sane person would consider such a thing? The notion that any other event could have significance in any regard approaching the crucifixion of God Incarnate is extreme delusion.
I say with Pope St. Pius X, whose recognition was solicited for Judaic schemes, "The Jews have not recognized our Lord; therefore, we cannot recognize the Jewish people ..." These are not brothers and sisters in any spiritual, religious sense whatever. There is no basis for solidarity with heirs to the tradition of rabbinic Judaism, born in hostility to the Messiah of Israel, Jesus Christ, and remaining hostile to Him, and His followers, for 2000 years since. It is folly in the extreme to identify these people as heirs to any biblical covenant or patriarch. As St. Paul wrote, "But if you are Christ's, then are you Abraham's seed, heirs according to promise." (Galatians 3:27-29). Today's so-called "Jews," heirs to the traditions of the Pharisees, have no claim to any biblical patriarch, as Jesus said, "... there is one that accuses you, Moses, in whom you trust. For had ye believed Moses, you would haply believe Me also, for he wrote of Me. But seeing ye believe not his words, how can you believe Me?" (John 5; 45-47). Indeed, Jesus described apostate, counterfeit Israel; spiritual fathers of today's pious "Jews," as killers of the prophets and all of the just since Abel (Matthew 23; 34-35). Let there be no more talk of solidarity and brotherhood with such people, and let us beware their self-exalting doctrines as Jesus warned (Matthew 16;11-12), the doctrines of Holocaustolatry especially. Let us pray unceasingly for their conversion away from their anti-biblical, lying, hateful, self-worshiping traditions to faith in Jesus Christ. Let us be good examples in our lives through imitation of Christ.
In particular, may Calvary show both old and new generations that only the arduous path of taking up one's own cross can lead peoples of the world to the longed-for goal that the will of the Father be done on earth, as it is in heaven. May Judaic contrivances never compete in the minds, hearts or souls of men with Calvary. Calvary is our salvation. "The Shoah" is a method for our enslavement.
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