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January 24, 2009



During the course of a door-stop discussion with a couple of Jehovah Witnesses they claimed that the Vatican has ordered the removal of all instances of the divine name from its liturgy. Found a reference in the Dallas News http://religionblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2008/08/vatican-says-not-to-pronounce.html
Apparently, it is to be replaced with the ambiguous Lord/Adonis. Good move if you want to blur the distinction between Jesus and God!


I've seen a couple of very good articles in the Jerusalem Post along similar lines. I guess to someone who has been following events they are old hat but they need restating.
Unfortunately, the debate is being driven by what I call the International "chattering classes" who are fixated on the Palestinians and have elevated them to victim-hood status. To these people nothing the Israelis do will convince them of Israel's legitimacy just as to the pan-islamists Israel's existence is an affront to Islam and must be destroyed. The key is the resolve of the US to support Israel. This is an unknown with the election of Barack Obama to the Presidency.

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