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Religious controversy, Canadian version

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JR, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member

    Slow day in the hockey world up here so other things get shoved to centre stage

    The controversy is whether our PM, who received a sacramental communion wafer recently at Roméo LeBlanc's Roman Catholic funeral mass, pocketed it instead of consuming it.

    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/662767

    Given that Harper is a Protestant, why would he accept it in the first place?

    LeBlanc was a former Governor General so this funeral was a quasi state function.

    Maybe he was going to take it home and have it with his evening tea.

    But I love this comment from "Zinc" at the bottom of the article. He/she would feel right at home with Zag, Yankee & OT over at the Politics board.

    This is a perfect example of the Star trying to make a big deal out of nothing. If the PM did the exact same thing but had a Liberal label over his head this would have been a completely different story.

    Canadian Liberals=US Communists. :)
     
  2. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    I thought all Canadians were Godless.
     
  3. AMacIsaac

    AMacIsaac Guest

    A. His handlers should have prepped him better.
    B. Not a story.
     
  4. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    I always wondered how the wafers were made.
     
  5. JR

    JR Active Member

    A. You're right
    B. You're wrong.
     
  6. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Maybe he thought he might be hungry later.

    Nothing hits the spot like the body of Christ.
     
  7. AMacIsaac

    AMacIsaac Guest


    A. I know.
    B. No, I'm not.
     
  8. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest


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    Canadian Fight!
     
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  9. JR

    JR Active Member

    AMac, why isn't it a story?

    I'm sort of a Presbyterian, have been to Catholic services and have never participated in communion. Wouldn't have ever thought of taking the wafer.

    Ita huge social faux pas and just confirms that Harper wiill always be just a suburban hick in a cardigan.

    It was at the funeral of the former Governor General of Canada for heaven's sakes.
     
  10. AMacIsaac

    AMacIsaac Guest

    I really don't care if it was at his Aunt Fannie's funeral.

    We've had the discussion on this very board before -- whether to take communion when you're not a Catholic.

    It's nothing more than a social gaffe and to assassinate the man for this misstep is ridiculous and banal.

    Remember how we've prided ourselves on the ability to separate church and state? How we've snickered because the righties down there are such staunch Christians and can't get that out of the way of their policy?

    Excoriating our Prime Minister in the media for this is using religion as a matter of convenience.
     
  11. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Probably waiting until he could get some ranch dressing.

    It's definitely a story. Doesn't mean the guy should be impeached, but it's definitely a newsworthy fumble.
    Reporting on something is not assassination.
     
  12. JR

    JR Active Member

    I've never been part of a discussion about that.

    It's a social gaffe that you'd excuse your sixteen year old from making.

    You don't expect it from the Prime Minister.

    He got caught sticking the wafer in his pocket. That's right out of kindergarten.

    And no one is "excoriating our Prime Minister"

    Your reaction to the reaction is way overblown.
     
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