The Good and the Great

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by cessna123, Sep 5, 2010.

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  1. I don't have an opinion on the Pope's visit or who finances it, but it shows something. It appears that the 'ruling class' in the UK are totally divorced from reality and the opinions of the majority. Politicians, upper ranking civil servants, Senior military folk and now top churchmen.

    I'm not a socialist or a revolutionary, I just wish the stupid sods would get their act together before we have a "Why can't they eat cake" scenario!

    Two articles:

    BBC News - Archbishop says UK taxpayer should help fund Pope visit

    Public believes taxpayers should not fund papal visit - Telegraph
  2. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator

    Whole things a clusterfuck. Head of an independant nation my arrse. its a religious visit not a state visit so bugger off. Its an indicator of how little interest there is in the old Nazi, when even catholic churches are struggling to get their own congregations to cough up.
  3. If he were only to concern himself with temporal matters it would fall quite neatly into the category of 'State visit' but he's openly proclaimed he's coming here as head of a religious movement to preach to the UK part of his flock.

    Would the Reverend Moon get a taxpayer-funded all expense trip to the UK so he could touch base with his source of funding?
  4. jim24

    jim24 Book Reviewer

    What exactly does the Pope do, apart from having invisible friends that is,Oh, and covering up child abuse,causing a population explosion in the third world and nicely trying to spread AIDS
  5. Thats the Condems for you i didnt see the previous government pander to any sort of religious figures
  6. Really? The previous lot never once made claim to be a son of the manse? No former PM of the last government converted, loudly and publicly, to Roman Catholicism? Nor claimed messages from "God" that their cause was right?

    And never, ever, no way jose, gave in to pressure from minority non-Christian religious zealots?

    Specsavers is down the road, 3rd on the right....
  7. My point was that when a person such as an archbishop, or anyone in that kind of position, politicians, civil servants et al, gets so out of touch with popular opinion, they should resign! They have lost their right to govern, even though elected or appointed.

    It is a perfect comparison with Marie Antoinette, and she didn't resign, she lost her head!

  8. Oh Ashie dont let the facts get in the way .................. from Auntie and I wonder who was in power in Downing Street then

    22:02 GMT, Wednesday, 23 September 2009 23:02 UK

    pope to visit Britain in 2010

    Pope Benedict XVI is to visit Britain in 2010, the BBC has learned.
    It will be the first papal visit to Britain since 1982, when Pope John Paul II's six-day tour drew huge crowds.
    The news of Pope Benedict's visit comes after Gordon Brown extended a formal invitation to the Pope during a private audience in February.