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Tuesday, August 24, 2004


Reuters: Significant numbers of non-Christians are coming to Marian shrines to venerate the BVM. Since [WARNING: Protestant bias ahead] the Catholic cult of saints arose in the first place as a syncretistic compromise between Greco-Roman paganism and Christianity, this turnabout seems only fair. Speaking of bias, for those of you who doubt that the mainstream media has a liberal slant, check out these quotes from the article:

"They have sinned against God and given scandal to the faithful," thundered the U.S. monthly Catholic Family News.

Challenging that view earned the respected theologian a secretive three-year investigation by the Vatican's stern doctrinal chief, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carlos, I didn't see a liberal slant here. The article presented this religious syncretism as new and newsworthy. In my mind, a liberal slant would make it sound normal and point out things like Pope JP2 stating that Christians, Jews, and Muslims all worship the same God. Pablo

9:40 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

The story isn't terribly biased, I'll grant, but a couple of words the journalist used to describe conservatives ("thundered," "stern") have negative connotations.

11:44 AM  

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