Cardinal laments billions wasted on war

Dec 24, 2004

LONDON (Reuters) - Billions of pounds which could be used to alleviate poverty are being wasted on war in the Middle East, Britain's leading Roman Catholic said in his Christmas Eve message.

"How is it that there is war in Iraq, violence in the Holy Land and the horror of pain and death amongst the poor and deprived who suffer from injustice and thus do not find peace?" asked Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales.

"What a terrible thing it is that billions -- and I mean billions of pounds -- are being spent in war in the Middle East which could have been spent bringing people out of dire poverty and malnourishment and disease."

He said Catholics could not with a clear conscience wish their fellow Christians in the Middle East and Africa a happy Christmas unless they were prepared to do everything they could to bring about peace.

Isa 14:31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, art dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in his appointed times. [The Koran forgot to mention Palestine]

Eph 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour.

The Truth would drastically reduce the reasons for war.

Britain's role in the invasion and occupation of Iraq has been roundly and frequently condemned by the country's religious communities.

Mat 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

Mat 25:42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

Mat 25:43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. [At what point did cardinal Murphy-O'Connor [a leader of the Roman Catholic Church] ever defend the Iraqis who were being brutalized by Saddam and his regime? [of which hundreds of mass graves presently do testify - a fact that the media and leaders such a O'Connor have chosen to ignore]

There are around 4 million Catholics in England and Wales out of a Christian population of some 37 million.

Eph 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour.

Murphy O'Connor asks  "How is it that there is war in Iraq, violence in the Holy Land {the ONLY thing Holy about it - is the name Israel - a name that came from God - not men] and the horror of pain and death amongst the poor and deprived who suffer from injustice and thus do not find peace?

And he is a leader? of a self-professing 'Christian' house????

Isa 59:4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

Zec 8:16 These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates.

Exd 15:14 The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.  Song of Moses - The saints 'sing' this song}  Rev 15:3 

Isa 45:21 Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD?

Isa 42:9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.

Isa 14:31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, art dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in his appointed times.

Eph 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour.

Isa 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Is Murphy O'Connor [a leader of the Roman Catholic house] willing to 'SING' the song of Moses? or he is not a saint? - Because, the saints DO 'sing' - the song of Moses.