Humanism 2.0

BBC rapporterade igår om påvens besök i Kroatien. Bl.a. var det planerad bön på Alojzije Stepinacs (kardinalen i den kroatiska katolska kyrkan under Oberoende Staten Kroatien) grav. Efter landning på Zagrebs flygplats sa påven bl.a.:

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From its earliest days, your nation has formed part of Europe, and has contributed in its unique way to the spiritual and moral values that for centuries have shaped the daily lives and the personal and national identity of Europe’s sons and daughters”.

Påven ska också ha berömt Stepinacs ”reella humanism” men det är fortfarande oklart om Stepinac kommer att helgonförklaras.

Reell humanism verkar vara en till i raden av reella synsätt som exempelvis serber ska ta till sig. Precis som man ska ha en ”realistisk” syn på krisen kring Kosovo och Metohien och acceptera att Kosovo och Metohien ”reellt” är självständigt, så ska man acceptera att tvångkonvertering av serber under andra världskriget egentligen var en humanitär akt.

For the duration of the war, the Vatican kept up full diplomatic relations with the Ustaša state (granting Pavelić an audience), with its papal nuncio in the capital Zagreb. The nuncio was briefed on the efforts of religious conversions to Roman Catholicism. After the World War II was over, the Ustaše who had managed to escape from Yugoslav territory (including Pavelić) were smuggled to South America. It is widely alleged that this was done through rat lines which were operated by members of the organization who were Catholic priests and who had previously secured positions at the Vatican. Members of the Illyrian College of San Girolamo in Rome were reputedly involved in this: friars Krunoslav Draganović, Petranović, and Dominik Mandić. – Källa Wikipedia

Lite mer information om katolska kyrkan i NDH (Oberoende staten Kroatien) och bl.a. Alojzije Stepinac:

Kroatiska fans hyllar Vatikanstaten och nazismen

Kroatiska fans hyllar Vatikanstaten och nazismen

The responsibility of the head of the Catholic Hierarchy is further demonstrated by the fact that he could have used disciplinary authority, in addition to having at his disposal canonical power. Stepinac, in fact, was not only the Chairman of the Bishops’ Conference; he had supreme control over the writing of the entire Catholic Press as Chairman of Catholic Action. Had he been willing to do so, he could have silenced any member of his clergy preaching the extermination of non-Catholics. Further to that, Archbishop Stepinac was invested with civil power, which he could have used, being a fully fledged Member of Parliament. Such power he shared with other prelates, among them: Mgr. Aksamovic, Bishop of Djakovo; Father Irgolitch, of Farkasic; Father Ante Lonacir, of Senj; Father Stjepan Pavunitch, of Koprivnica; Father Juraj Mikan, of Ogulin; Father Matija Politch, of Bakar; Father Toma Severovitch, of Krizevci; Brother Boniface Sipitch, of Tucepa; Franjo Skrinjar, of Djelekovac; Stipe Vucetitch, of Ledenice.

With such authority Stepinac could easily control and direct all the Catholic clergy. Had he been met with open defiance, he could simply apply military sanctions. For Stepinac was not only the highest ecclesiastical authority in the land: he had been created Supreme Military Apostolic Vicar of the Ustashi Army at the beginning of 1942. All priests attached to the Ustashi units were directly under him, as military subordinates. And, as a rule, these were the ones who either incited the soldiers to commit crimes or committed them themselves.

Med sådana mått väljer jag att inte vara humanist 2.0. Den gamla versionen 1.2.6 Beta kanske inte är ideal, men den ger åtminstone en god natts sömn.



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