Pope Benny visited Auschwitz on Sunday. His words were widely reported, but here's an excerpt in case you missed it. "In a place like this, words fail; in the end, there can be only a dread silence, a silence which itself is a heartfelt cry to God: Why, Lord, did you remain silent? How could you tolerate all this?"
Is it me or is blaming the holocaust on God a damn easy way to deflect blame? It's God's fault, he tolerated these horrific acts, he's the bad guy here. Didn't God have a human representative during those years? I believe Pius XII was Pope, why did he tolerate it is a far fairer question. The Wikipedia page for Pius XII has a good section on the Holocaust. You really should read it.
Pope Benny shouldn't be asking God why he remained silent and "tolerated" these atrocities, he should be taking responsibility on behalf of his predecessors. God had nothing to do with it.
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