OK, so Pope Benedict is getting on his high horse and condemning America for not practicing what he preaches. But before he throws stones at us, he needs to clean up his own back yard. His condemning America for allowing abortions is fine and dandy, but he has said nothing of his own past, when he was a member of the Hitler Youth Movement.
Now, I know in advance what some Pope supporters are going to say - "He joined because he had to". My response? NO, he didn't have to. He could have followed the footsteps of Peter, who was persecuted for standing up to Rome, and who was martyred. I know, I know, it is hard for someone to risk death like that, but Pope Benedict isn't just an ordinary person. He is the Pope, for Christ sake. He REPRESENTS Christianity, at least the Catholic version of Christianity. I think the church could have picked a much better representative of the faith. There were plenty of people in his own village in Germany who risked prison camp by hiding Jews. Ratzinger (Benedict) chose not to get involved. There was a death camp close to his home, so he saw what was going on, and still chose not to take a side, and even obeyed Adolf Hitler, and joined the Nazi Youth.
And this is the man who dares to tell America to wipe the mote from its eye? How about he remove the beam from his own eye first?
One final note: I have made it clear in previous posts that I do NOT believe the UN owns the United States. Let me make it equally clear that neither does the Pope, especially a religiously lukewarm one like Benedict.