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John Paul the Great ? Beatification ?

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The Invisible Man said:
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AmericanFLEETFANNo1 said:
It could get worse..........If Cardinal Ratzinger is made Pope...........He was in the Hitler Youth!


Presumably he is the moderate candidate!


Judge for yourself, Invis.

Think that's Josef on the extreme right !

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Considering the new one is already 900 years old, I doubt we will have to worry about him for long. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

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He'll be dead within 5 years....

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He was conscripted into the German Army.

 

I heard this rumour that the Allies used conscripts as well and if you dodged the draft you could be imprisoned. During the First World War the mighty Brits used to shoot deserters or conscientious objectors.

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Now you all know that I don't like quibble..... in WW1, and in fact pretty much all wars, the British, like pretty much everyone else, shot those convicted of cowardice in the face of the enemy. Desertion is a different offence which may or may not have been construed as cowardice depending on the circumstances. It is of course fair to say that in WW1 there were some pretty ludicrous, and tragic, interpretations of "cowardice".

 

Conscientous objectors were those who objected to war on religious or moral grounds and were found other jobs to do, perhaps farming, or driving ambulances and so on. Remember Godfrey in Dad's Army? He won an MM as a conshy.

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I heard a wicked rumour that "Hail Mary's" will no longer be said in church.

 

I understand it is now to be [color:"red"] "Seig Heil" !

[color:"black"]

(Apologies to sensitive Catholic and Jewish readers !)

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Big J R said:
I heard a wicked rumour that "Hail Mary's" will no longer be said in church.

I understand it is now to be [color:"red"] "Seig Heil" !
[color:"black"]
(Apologies to sensitive Catholic and Jewish readers !)


<img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> It was close enough before, wasn't it? <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/whistling.gif" alt="" />

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Big J R said:
I heard a wicked rumour that "Hail Mary's" will no longer be said in church.

I understand it is now to be [color:"red"] "Seig Heil" !
[color:"black"]
(Apologies to sensitive Catholic and Jewish readers !)


And the Te-Deum will be sung im German........Ve hav vays of making you sing!!!!!

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Whatever you do, DON'T accept any one-way rail excursions to Poland !! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/ban.gif" alt="" />

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"Arbeit Macht Frei"

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It will be in a couple of weeks.

 

Just wait and see.

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Looks like they are going to have to reprint all of the books then.


............... Already Done !!

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<img src="/forum/images/graemlins/laughuncontrollable.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/roflmao.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/roflmao.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/laughuncontrollable.gif" alt="" />

 

Looks like they planned ahead this time.

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Now you all know that I don't like quibble..... in WW1, and in fact pretty much all wars, the British, like pretty much everyone else, shot those convicted of cowardice in the face of the enemy. Desertion is a different offence which may or may not have been construed as cowardice depending on the circumstances. It is of course fair to say that in WW1 there were some pretty ludicrous, and tragic, interpretations of "cowardice".

Conscientous objectors were those who objected to war on religious or moral grounds and were found other jobs to do, perhaps farming, or driving ambulances and so on. Remember Godfrey in Dad's Army? He won an MM as a conshy.


Fair points but those who deserted because of their conscientious objections and were accused and found guilty of "cowardice" and subsequently shot are unable to quibble about the semantics of it all. But anyway I have wondered wildly <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/offtopic.gif" alt="" />

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