Originally Posted by DVS
I get what your saying trying to lighten up the place. I dunno most things really dont' bother me but when tying something in an open forum which represents Raptor Fans I wouldn't want an outsider see a pic of the current pope with a nazi symbol on top. Thats how I view it.
I guess once ur a moderator you always think like one.
That's a slightly better argument. I understand that people who haven't visited this thread might see the avatar and go "WTF?", so I won't pose any objections to taking it down (not that it would matter if I objected, since I am new and have no rights). However, they are going to see avatar's of dictators and will probably still go "WTF?".
Seriously, though, you were way to quick to accuse me of revisionist history, even if I was playing on the whole revisionist history thing in order to get a laugh. Trane already made a great post on this issue, but I could add more. When I was an undergraduate, I wrote a paper on the Catholic Church and the Holocaust. This is a touchy subject. I don't think the Church could have possibly saved all the Jews; I'm definitely not saying that, but there are some things the Church should not be proud of, given that the Pope is supposedly a moral leader. To be fair, Allied governments, including the Canadian and American ones, have a lot to be ashamed of as well. But nobody ever gets mad at me when I bring up political leaders, yet they always flip their lid over the Pope and the Church.