Anti-catholic comments on youtube

I just happened to read the comments regarding Hebert von Karajan’s conducting of Beethoven.

he said,

  •   			From 1935 to 1947, he's (Karajan) been a nazi, proud to share the awfullest racists opinions. He was GOEBBELS and GOERING friend.

He’s still having jewish blood in his hands…:O(

This next comment is just obscene. I was literally read to punch this guys lights out. I mean really kick the living daylights out of him.

  •   			Just like the ****ing pope! ( No offense to any Catholics out there, I'm Catholic myself.)

Obviously this particular poster in question is simply ignorant and/or misinformed about the Pope (btw which one is he referring to? It isn’t clear. Either way, he’s dead wrong).

That, my friend, is nothing compared to the cultish “Messianic Jew” bunch who have nothing better to do than scorn and ridicule the Catholic Church. Just look for the video clip of Pope Leo XIII and you’ll see what I mean.

Pray for them, and pray hard.

Anti-Catholic comments are the norm these days in the popular media. I recently went to a web page to read an article on the Vaticans release of the 10 Commandments of Driving. I was appauled at the horrible and ignorant comments made about the Pope by readers of the article. It is amazing how such a gentle human being could be so hated. How something so simple and benign as this could conjur up such hate in people. I thought it was very strange and hurtful. :frowning:

could you provide the link?

I’ve been having a back-and-forth with Rapture1212 for a few weeks now. His writing is replete with Hebrew (i.e. shalom, El-Shaddai, etc.), so it seems obvious to me what his affiliation is.

this puts me in mind of something i read just yesterday, from “adventures in orthodoxy” by dwight longenecker (sophia institute press, 2003), pages 123-124:

*One of the delightful things about converting to the Catholic Church is that it’s shocking. If you want to be nonconformist, upset people’s expectations, and be genuinely subversive, become a Catholic. Mention the name of almost any other religion, and you will probably evoke a yawn. Say “holy Catholic Church,” and you’re bound to get a strong response, and most often that response is negative. Since Jesus Christ said, “Woe to you when all men speak well of you,” it would seem that the Catholic Church is particularly blessed.

One of the most powerful hints that her claims are authentic is that the Catholic Church is barely tolerated and often attacked by nearly everyone who is outside the Church… It’s true that adversity makes strange bedfellows, and there’s no bed more full of opposites than the anti-Catholic bed. All sorts of Protestants, from suave theologians to snake handlers, are suddenly allies in their attacks on Rome. Antipathy toward the Catholic Church unites Communists and Ku Klux Klan members, Anglicans and atheists, Eastern Orthodox and Evangelicals, Methodists and Mormons. When faced with the ancient foe of the Roman Church, feminists embrace freemasons, and freedom fighters befriend fascists.* (emphasis mine - tomarin)

i try to take anti-catholic statements i encounter in this spirit. nevertheless, it is amazing how easy and consequence-free it is to mock and slander our church (witness robin williams) in the media today.

i wouldn’t dream of making equivalent statements about the other world religions and their leaders, simply out of respect for the feelings of the believers who look up to them with love and admiration. why can’t catholics be treated with the same respect? i suppose one reason is that for many secularists (and even nominal catholics) in our anti-authoriarian culture, the Church appears hierarchical, authoritative and domineering, and so taking a jab at it is like sticking it to the proverbial “man”.

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