Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Holy Crap! (Bishop denies Holocaust)

Apparently a bishop – you know, someone who, by definition and requirement, believes in God – denies the Holocaust and ignores the murder of 11,000,000 people because there’s “no proof” that it occurred.

Um, is that what you call hypocrisy, or just plain nuts?

A letter written to the Belfast Telegraph caught my attention because it asked those questions (but not in those words, exactly), and it got me searching for more.

I found another article, this one from BBC News, which reported that Bishop Richard Williamson claims the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” is authentic. This anti-Semitic piece of garbage supposedly reveals a secret plot for Jewish world domination, and has been proven a hoax numerous times since the early 20th century – hence the garbage comment.

To attempt to be fair, I should refer to this video in which Williamson explains that people were never killed in gas chambers. He doesn’t specifically deny that Jews were killed in Nazi concentration camps, but he says it was more likely 200,000 to 300,000.

Even more ridiculous is Williamson’s attempt to exonerate himself from his clearly anti-Semitic beliefs: "My definition of anti-Semitism is to be against every single Jew purely because he's a Jew. That's not at all my case. I once had a Jewish rabbi come and speak to seminarians. Does that sound to you like anti-Semitism?"

Well, no, but the part about the Holocaust never happening, and supporting the authenticity of a piece of hate literature that’s been used to justify the oppression and genocide of Jews, is.

Plus, it kind of reminds me of that part in movies when a white person is accused of being racist and all they can come up with is, “My grandma’s black. How can I be racist?”

But doing one semi-tolerant thing doesn’t make up for saying, "Jews made up the Holocaust, Protestants get their orders from the devil and the Vatican has sold its soul to liberalism,” or, “A woman can do a good imitation of handling ideas, but then she will not be thinking properly as a woman.”

So if denying the Holocaust isn’t anti-Semitic, does that mean calling Protestants devil-worshipers isn’t hateful? Or that claiming women are inherently stupid isn’t sexist?

Is this guy Rush Limbaugh’s best friend or something?

For the sake of being rhetorical, even IF (IF) the Holocaust didn't happen the way we're told it happened, according to Williamson at least 200,000 people were imprisoned and killed in Nazi concentration camps. Whether gas chambers were used or not, it doesn't make what happened any less awful.


  1. Williamson quotes from a study called the Leuchter Report, by Fred Leuchter. That study has been pretty thoroughly disproved.

    And I agree with your conclusion, his opinion that only 200,000 were killed does not change anything. It would still be atrocious.

  2. After the Germans surrendered to the Allies in May of 1945, millions of German soldiers were rounded up and enclosed in barbed wire camps. They were called "disarmed enemy forces." This meant to Eisenhower and his bosses (Roosevelt, Morgenthau, and Truman (all jews), etc.) and his men who imprisoned these DEF's that they did not have to abide by the Geneva convention since they were not POW's. I have pictures of hundreds of thousands of these men in a barbed wire enclosure, standing room only. Family members of these men would come with food and water but were driven away by allied soldiers with machine guns. How long can human beings live in such unsheltered enclosures in mud up to their knees with no food, water, shelter