GENTECH archive 8.96-97
Re: the Popes and the Rabbi (OFF-TOPIC)
- To: egidio reale <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: the Popes and the Rabbi (OFF-TOPIC)
- From: Joe Shea <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 22:16:49 -0700 (PDT)
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You don't have to be Italian to be anti-Catholic, and you don't
even have to be non-Catholic. I think you were just taking the usual
cheap potshots, and I'm sure most of your distinguished lineage would agree.
The American Reporter
On Mon, 7 Apr 1997, egidio reale wrote:
> >You comments were perhaps unwittingly anti-Catholic, which is as ugly as
> >>anti-Semitic. (Joe Shea <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
> you have obviously not read my last posting, nor have you read
> carefully my original one.
> Not only, as I was saying, am I a Catholic, but we have had
> several major popes on my mother's side, the most prominent of which in the
> XII c. and the last in the XVIII c. (the only non-nepotistic one in
> centuries, by the way).
> This notwithstanding, I think I am entitled to voice my opinions on
> the current pope, and I am not alone.
> There is a big difference between intolerance and racism, and
> As for antisemitism, my mother, against his family's will, would
> have married the son of the Rabbi of Rome, and went to London as she turned
> 21 in order to convert to Judaism (she did not marry him in the end, but
> only because he had not been faithful to her, or perhaps his family did win
> in the end).
> It would be high time that people learnt the virtues, at times, of
> rational and possibly constructive criticism, not to mention historical
> accuracy, as well as reading more carefully.
> Ecumenically yours,
> Egidio Reale
> PS Anticlerical, I might grant you.
> I am not dwelling on her Islamic parenthesis, and she did end up
> marrying an atheist Catholic, in case you worried.
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