Familiar with the saying that goes “If you live long enough, you will see just about everything.”
Case in point. Roseanne Barr, the formerly corpulent, currently crude, and laughingly dim comedienne and bona fide anti-Catholic, has an idea for saving the world.
ISRAEL MUST CONCEDE ALL TERRITORY PRE 1967 AND JERUSALEM TOO, TO A THREE WAY SPLIT UNDER INTERNATIONAL AND VATICAN CONTROL IN ORDER TO AVOID WW3!!!
Wow! The women oppressing, gay hating, HIV causing Catholic Church is the only way to avoid WWIII? Like I said, If you live long enough….
Actually, all this proves is that there is one thing that Roseanne hates more than the “Vatican” and that is Israel. (Yes, I know that Roseanne was born to a Jewish family.)
But perhaps she is on to something. I am quite sure that after giving control of the holy land to the Church and Israel ceding back all the territory it held after being attacked, the crazy Islamists who run Iran will take all that nuclear material to the drop-off box at the U.N. signed “We don’t need this anymore, Love Ahmed.”
Then after peace breaks out, we can turn our efforts back to the important things. Like forcing gay marriage on a resistant public and throwing off the shackles of the torturers who force religion on children.
As soon as a person leaves his/her religion, he/she finds peace and wonder and justice and logic and the world makes complete sense for once! It is hard to leave after all the psychological abuse and terror that is done to a child in order to make that child into a “believer”. A “believer” is one who gives up the right to use his/her thought processes for anything other than ways to regurgitate the downloaded sanctioned programming done to him/her by an elitist and parasitical priest class that lives in socialist luxury and contributes nothing.
The lady, and I uses that term loosely, is as schizophrenic as she is senseless. Laura Ingraham wrote a book entitled “Shut up and Sing!” The point was to ask artists to keep their nonsensical opinions to themselves and just do what they are good at.
So to Roseanne Barr, I say just shut and … and … well anyway. Just shut up.
h/t to Newsbusters
November 21, 2008 at 5:56 am
This actually is a not-so-bad statement. It would be much better if the Vatican and international organizations controlled the Holy Land. Sure the Jews could still live and prosper there, but Christians would also enjoy their rightful claim to the region. Also Palestinian Christians would no longer suffer daily because of the Israeli occupation. The Church has a greater right to the Holy Land than Israel, if you deny this then all the blood shed in the crusades is for naught.
November 21, 2008 at 3:13 pm
The point of the crusades was to get the violent invaders out, not capture it for Christendom.
The issue with giving the land to the Vatican and international organizations is that Israel was given the land by the Lord, even Christians cannot deny this–it is in the Bible. Scripturally, they are the rightful and justified inhabitants and rulers of the territory.
To resolve the issue we need to learn how to convince people that they are not that different and that religious tolerance IS a good thing. Issue with that is that extremist-Islam says that is the core of the Western problem.
November 21, 2008 at 3:34 pm
Hi Chris. The Catholic Church has never believed that Israel belongs to the Jews by the will of God. After all the Vatican did not recognize the state until the 80s. In addition, in the late 19th century, Zionists asked the pope for his support for a Jewish state in the Holy Land and he said he could not support it until they converted. I also remind you of something called the New Covenant which certainly changed the meaning of God’s chosen people. It is no longer limited to a race but all people especially Christians.
November 21, 2008 at 3:46 pm
Roseanne Barr is a terminally stupid woman. I don’t know why you’d bother getting upset about anything she says, it’s so totally predictable. Just pray for her, because she really needs prayers. What a sad case.
November 21, 2008 at 4:13 pm
Israel was given the land by the Lord
And the Church is the continuation of Israel — not the branches that were hacked off.
November 21, 2008 at 5:12 pm
You are unfortunately regurgitating fundie propaganda. Israel was given to the ancient Israelites by God in the OT. But after Our Lord and Savior came for the WORLD, all of humanity is now God’s children. Jews have no theological “right” to Israel, although I have long maintained that since we as humanity did not avoid the holocaust of WWII, we have shown that Jews DO need a place of their own for their own self-defense.
AND, I have also maintained that Jerusalem SHOULD be an “open city”. Christians are treated VERY poorly there. I cannot remember the number of times I was stopped, harassed and searched while I was there. It creates a very tense environment. If both the pre-1967 borders and Jerusalem were ceded to international/Vatican control, things would definitely be a lot more peaceful.
November 21, 2008 at 6:48 pm
1. I don’t think most people, regardless of political party, take Barr seriously.
2. Schizophrenia = a psychotic disorder where people hear and see things that aren’t really there. I believe you were referring to multiple personalities, or dissociative identity disorder. As someone from a family with too many psychological disorders – I like to encourage people to at least use the terms correctly if they insist on using them.
November 21, 2008 at 7:29 pm
She is simply plagiarizing Tom Clancy. Perhaps Clancy should sue Mz. Barr?
November 21, 2008 at 7:48 pm
Mee-YOW. Someone’s got their claws out for ya there today, Patrick.
January 4, 2009 at 4:17 pm
I believe that Jerusalem belongs to Israel, I don’t care what that has-been “celebrity” thinks.