Monday, October 4, 2010

Rome: Joke "offends both the sentiments of believers and the sacred memory of the 6 million victims of the Holocaust"

Such 'Holocaust' piety. Rome now functions primarily as porch-priests of the 'Holocaust' museum. They've abandoned the Gospel like the White House and Congress abandoned the U.S. citizen-cameraman who the Israelis executed in international waters. They're kapos.

Berlusconi joke about Jews draws criticism from Vatican newspaper

By John Thavis
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican newspaper criticized Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for telling a "deplorable" joke about the Jews and the Holocaust.

Berlusconi, chatting with supporters outside his home, told a joke about a Jew who charged a fellow Jew 3,000 euros a day to hide him in his basement during World War II.

Berlusconi's punch line was: "The Jew says, the question now is whether we should tell him Hitler is dead and the war is over." The joke was videotaped and posted Oct. 2 on the website of the Italian newspaper, La Repubblica.

The Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, said the story "offends both the sentiments of believers and the sacred memory of the 6 million victims of the Holocaust."


It said the prime minister's words were a "sad" example of the uncivil language being used increasingly in politics and public life, a trend recently condemned by the Italian bishops' conference.

The newspaper of the Italian bishops' conference, Avvenire, said Berlusconi's joke was "offensive and inexplicable."

Berlusconi's office issued a statement saying the joke was told in private, and that the responsibility for bad taste belonged to those who publicized it.

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1004034.htm

3 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Berlusconi's office issued a statement saying the joke was told in private, and that the responsibility for bad taste belonged to those who publicized it.
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At last common sense prevails?

Maurice Pinay said...

One would hope so.

How on earth is it international news--an incident requiring a statement from the Vatican--that a politician told an off-color joke in private?

You'll have to excuse me if I find it difficult to commiserate with an allegedly persecuted class of people who are in fact powerful enough to turn nothing into an international crisis.

This isn't news, much less the sacrilege the Vatican would have us think. What is news is that non-Judaic people are being induced by their supposed representatives to view everything through the warped lens of Judaic persecution paranoia.