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London, UK (Dec 24) – Pope Benedict this morning addressed the people of Britain across the airwaves of BBC Radio. His Christmas speech was sent out on BBC Radio 4 show Today, on the Thought For the Day segment. In the speech, Benedict XVI offered his prayers to the old, sick and “anyone going through hardships.” His prayers were also dedicated to our families and our children. This was the first time ill Papa has addressed a Christmas message to the UK. Naturally, given the gravity of his actions over the years, some people were against giving him this platform.
The Pope is believed to have based his decision to address the people of Britain on the great time he had visiting the UK in September. Giving this speech is, in a way, a thank you to the crowds that turned out to greet the protector of perverts and spreader of dangerous propaganda.
As is always the case, there were many voices against the speech being broadcast. Keith Porteous Wood of the National Secular Society called the broadcast a “slap in the face to these tens and hundreds of thousands of child abuse victims” which is more of a lambasting of the BBC’s broadcasting policy, rather than the speech itself.
Ratzinger, as he was known when he was helping child abusers move from place to place, neither place ever being a police station, has yet to release the files he holds on child abuse cases he covered up, and will probably never release them, making any well wishing he offers the people of Britain completely worthless.
The content of the speech is not an issue. Some bits do not make sense namely the first line of his second paragraph. “God is always faithful to his promises, but often surprises us in the way he fulfils them.” Unless I am reading it wrong, I get ‘faithful to his promise, except when he is not, but we kid on he is anyway’.
The theme of the speech, as one would expect, is Christmas joy to everyone. Moreover, a stark reminder of why we sit round a tree opening presents and gorges on food, Jesus. We exchange gifts because three men brought three gifts to the only child in history that did not need a father to fertilize the egg. We act nice to others because of the Inn Keeper who let the Son of God be born in his shed. We eat food because it is a necessity. Despite there being a massive amount of people who want to make sure, you know that they know that some scholars think that Jesus was born in the summer, that is of no consequence. It is like telling me that a woman voices Bart Simpson, who cares.
It is not the point, and the whole Christmas thing makes a heck of a lot more sense than the whole Easter thing. The first time I read the bible the only thing that got me to the end was the burning desire to know how they would fit the giant bunny with a bag full of chocolate eggs in to the story of Jesus.
If you have not read the bible, but share the curiosity, I once had there is not even a mention of a Giant Bunny. Maybe it is in one of the hundreds of other Gospels that the Vatican will not let you read.
If Ratzinger wants everyone in Britain to have a good Christmas then he should face the situation and release the files. That is what Jesus would do.
On a side note, I just spent the last 2 days looking for Myrrh. It is not as easy to pick up as it was 2000 years ago.
Do not let nonsense get in the way of having a good time with your loved ones, because they are the only ones who matter.
Henry Hunter. WorldNewsVine UK.