Like two willful schoolboys the President and Vice President of the German Bundestag slipped in to unworthily receive Holy Communion. A Commentary
(kreuz.net) Did anyone notice anything unusual?
At yesterday's Papal Mass in the the Berlin Olympia Stadium, Wolfgang Thierse received Communion in the hand from Pope Benedict.
The official has been Vice President of the German Bundestag since 2005.
The CDU- President of the Bundestag Norbert Lammert (62), saw the example and mirrored it. [He's been critical of priestly celibacy]
He threw his prank right in the Pope's face.
Racism as an Archetype
Lammert's ham-fisted speech before the Pope went down well in the German Bundestag.
In that speech he praised -- irrespective of the Nazi racism of recent German history -- racial enlightenment. [Kreuz means here that the Enlightenment figures were themselves racialist.]
From this he continued, leading back to -- glowingly -- "our present understanding of fundamental rights, of the inviolable worth of people and their free rights".
This criminal understanding of the "inviolability" of human worth is measured out in over 100,000 aborted people as victims every year in Germany.
Lammert even had the impudence to put "Christians" in the shoes of Nazi persecution of the Jews, who were supposed to have "looked away or joined in, defamed, persecuted, demoralized, murdered."
Sorry, what did you say?
With the same cynicism he could have put, the Orthodox in Communism, the Buddhists during Pol Pot or the Jewish religions implication in Israeli racism, in the same shoes.
The Ham-fisted Germans Probably Wouldn't Have Done Much Better
Lammert's unintentional jester's speech even promoted the unification of the Church to the protestants by mutating it into protestantism.
Hello Lammert? Have you ever heard about the separation of Church and State?
It is not the job of the president of the Bundestag, to mix in internal Church politics as president.
For the hosts of Pope Benedict XVIth this was putting their foot in it by a fatal somersault.
But the ham-fisted Nazi-mad Germans couldn't have done any better.