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    Britain apologises to Pope

    Britain apologises to Pope
    Apr 25, 2010


    Britain's Foreign Office apologised on Saturday for a memorandum by a civil servant suggesting Pope Benedict (above) should open a hospital abortion ward when he visits Britain this year.
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    LONDON - BRITAIN'S Foreign Office apologised on Saturday for a memorandum by a civil servant suggesting Pope Benedict should open a hospital abortion ward when he visits Britain this year.

    The document, which was leaked to the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, also included the proposals that the pope should bless a gay marriage and launch papal-branded condoms when he goes to Britain in September.

    The paper said the ideas, ridiculing the teachings of the Catholic Church against abortion and contraception, resulted from a 'brainstorm' session. It said Britain's ambassador to the Vatican had expressed the government's regret to senior officials there.

    'This is clearly a foolish document that does not in any way reflect UK government or FCO policy or views,' a spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said. 'Many of the ideas in the document are clearly ill-judged, naive and disrespectful.'

    The paper said the proposals, drawn up by a junior civil servant in a memo headlined 'The ideal visit would see...', were circulated among officials in Prime Minister Gordon Brown's Downing Street office and at the Foreign Office.

    The document, which had a cover note admitting that some of the plans were 'far-fetched', also alluded to sex scandals involving paedophile priests in a number of countries by suggesting Pope Benedict should launch a helpline for abused children. Other ideas included getting the pontiff to perform forward rolls with children to promote healthy living and even performing a duet with Queen Elizabeth, the Telegraph said.

    The Foreign Office spokesman said no ministers had been shown the document and it was withdrawn when senior officials became aware of it. The individual responsible had been moved to other duties.

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    long way from being arrested

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    What a blunder
    Sack the idiot!

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    Someones having a massive laugh...

    Sack them?

    I think they need promotion! Hilarious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy View Post
    What a blunder
    Sack the idiot!
    Not sure if a Pope can be sacked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsRobsLife View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy View Post
    What a blunder
    Sack the idiot!
    Not sure if a Pope can be sacked.
    Play on words?

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    If the old fools plane crashes on his way to Britain, I'll start believing in God again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ItsRobsLife View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy View Post
    What a blunder
    Sack the idiot!
    Not sure if a Pope can be sacked.
    Play on words?
    Haha yeah he's probably been teabagged plenty of times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy
    What a blunder
    Sack the idiot!
    I agree

    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    I think they need promotion! Hilarious!
    . . . and give free reign to idiots like this? How about the next topic being having returned wounded soldiers parading naked down Oxford Street showing off their stumps if they want to get benefits?

    Nah, slippery slope. Sack 'em

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    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy View Post
    What a blunder
    Sack the idiot!
    I agree, anyone who wears a pointy double sided hat is an idiot.

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    Excellent humour...the Benedict condoms suggestion is probably the best and is a real dig at the hypocrisy of the Catholic Church.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    It said Britain's ambassador to the Vatican
    It is disgraceful that the British taxpayer has to stump up for the salary of an ambassador to that pretend state. Why does any country need an ambassador to a fucking religion? Is the vatican going to declare war on the UK? Does the UK have a trade mission there? Is there an ambassador for mecca or tibet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy
    What a blunder
    Sack the idiot!
    I agree

    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    I think they need promotion! Hilarious!
    . . . and give free reign to idiots like this? How about the next topic being having returned wounded soldiers parading naked down Oxford Street showing off their stumps if they want to get benefits?

    Nah, slippery slope. Sack 'em
    You seem to have lost your sense of humour PH, or is it just because SD cracked the joke..?

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    good question ,,, i don't know . slackula.

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    GODS OWN FORGIVNESS....... WOW !!!!!!!. Forgive me Father for I have sinned.... I murdered and raped 12 young girls...... Say 5 Hail Marys and 10 our Farthers..... And we, ll see you when you raped and killed another 12..... And gues what ? We, ll forgive you again and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again..... BUT YOU GET THE PICTURE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR
    If the old fools plane crashes on his way to Britain, I'll start believing in God again.
    and the British secret service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsRobsLife
    You seem to have lost your sense of humour PH, or is it just because SD cracked the joke..?
    What are you saying about SD's sense of humour???? Nah, definitely not the case, SD is easily in my top ten . . . especially as he and slackula and sdigit are one and the same.

    I just don't think it's right to abuse one's position like that . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    Other ideas included getting the pontiff to perform forward rolls with children to promote healthy living


    As hilarious as I find all this I have to agree with PH with regard to the pen pusher, he should restrict this stuff to the pub...

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    All very amusing but they would never dare say these things about a Muslim leader or other religion. When it comes to Christianity it seems 'hate laws' don't count as the liebour establishment would rather respect a religion that advocates hate rather than love. Fvck the pope anyway, Nazi sympathiser and pedo apologist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy dog
    When it comes to Christianity it seems 'hate laws' don't count as the liebour establishment would rather respect a religion that advocates hate rather than love.
    Here, go through these and then come back and tell us more about your religion of love:

    The Bible Poop Quiz
    The Bible Fact Quiz
    Whose God is More Vicious? Quiz
    God's Favorite Ways To Kill | Landover Baptist Bible Quiz
    The Bible Diet Quiz
    Landover Baptist Biblical Punishment Quiz


    2. Whose god orders the most violent plight for nonbelievers while on Earth?
    Correct Answer: C. (The Christian god because he ordered his followers to kill all those of a different religion, including family members, friends and even their cattle, whereas the Moslem god simply required the enslaving of nonbelievers .) “If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods . . . thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people . . . If thou shalt hear . . . Certain men . . . have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods . . . Thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants ofthat city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is therein, and the cattle thereof, with the edge of the sword” (Deuteronomy13:6-15). “Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Apostle have prohibited, nor follow the religion of truth, out of those who have been given the Book, until they pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and they are in a state of subjection” (Koran 9:29).


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    A bit more apologizing from the Pope would go down well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ItsRobsLife
    You seem to have lost your sense of humour PH, or is it just because SD cracked the joke..?
    What are you saying about SD's sense of humour???? Nah, definitely not the case, SD is easily in my top ten . . . especially as he and slackula and sdigit are one and the same.

    I just don't think it's right to abuse one's position like that . . .

    ,, We are talking about the pope !!!? You don't, believe, he abused his position !! do you ?
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    they should get the bastard and put him in jail for helping child molestors escape the law.........and saying that hiv is so small that it can go through condoms etc etc
    you know if you are a priest and your position is unholdable because you have molested so many childeren that they can not let you keep your job....they'll give you a other job or trasfer you to a other parish where you'll have some fresh meat

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    Aren't you all missing the point in your frothing-at-the-mouth condemnation of the Pope and the Catholic church?

    I'm neither Catholic nor religious, but this feeding frenzy on particularly the pope is ridiculous . . . why not focus on the topic at hand and start a thread pillaring the guy and his church i stead of turning everything into this gang-rape?

    The issue is misuse of/abuse of a civil servant's position, nothing else. As I mentioned before, what if some prat civil servant, like the one in question here, decides he is against the war in Afghanistan or Iraq?
    What if he were to write something as equally 'funny' about returned servicemen and women having to walk down Oxford Street starkers, showing off their amputated limbs so they can receive money from the government?

    Surely some would see it as being hilarious, others would see it as a commendable and poignant stab at the government for continuing the war . . .

    If you want any and all civil servants to do as THEY please, irrespective of their role then go ahead . . . laugh all you wish for the shoe will certainly be on the other foot in the future . . . because; you can please some of the people some of the time but you can't please all of the people all of the time

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    "........why not focus on the topic at hand"

    Stop it....or you'll go blind!

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Aren't you all missing the point in your frothing-at-the-mouth condemnation of the Pope and the Catholic church?

    I'm neither Catholic nor religious, but this feeding frenzy on particularly the pope is ridiculous . . . why not focus on the topic at hand and start a thread pillaring the guy and his church i stead of turning everything into this gang-rape?

    The issue is misuse of/abuse of a civil servant's position, nothing else. As I mentioned before, what if some prat civil servant, like the one in question here, decides he is against the war in Afghanistan or Iraq?
    What if he were to write something as equally 'funny' about returned servicemen and women having to walk down Oxford Street starkers, showing off their amputated limbs so they can receive money from the government?

    Surely some would see it as being hilarious, others would see it as a commendable and poignant stab at the government for continuing the war . . .

    If you want any and all civil servants to do as THEY please, irrespective of their role then go ahead . . . laugh all you wish for the shoe will certainly be on the other foot in the future . . . because; you can please some of the people some of the time but you can't please all of the people all of the time

    No, anyone irresponsible enough to discourage the use of condoms with HIV as prevalent as it is deserves whatever abuse he gets, he and his church are a menace to the World. Of course, there's the f-ing altar boys thing too, and posing for photos with George Bush despite knowing he is responsible for over 100,000 deaths in Iraq. I'm sure if there is a God he/she probably thinks little more of this clown than we do.
    I actually had some respect for John Paul, the last Pope.

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