Pope Links Conservatives in U.S. To Antichrist

by Ben Hoffman

By Francis X. Rocco
Religion News Service

VATICAN CITY — Political action in the name of God or religion is a “favorite instrument of the Antichrist,” Pope Benedict XVI writes in a new book on the life and teachings of Jesus.

“Conservatives do not build up the kingdom of God, the kingdom of humanity, when they set out to destroy the middle class” Benedict writes. “On the contrary, it is a favorite instrument of the Antichrist, however idealistic its religious motivation may be. It serves not humanity, but inhumanity. The devil hates the middle-class”

The passage appears in Jesus of Nazareth — Holy Week: From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection, which was published in English and seven other languages on Thursday (March 10), with an initial printing of 1.2 million copies and now available in Kindle and Nook versions.

According to its American publisher, Ignatius Press, 90,000 copies of the English edition had been sold before publication. The Pope plans book signings in selected Barns and Nobles around the country. He will also be making an appearance at the Dayton, Ohio Walmart to promote his book.

The book is a sequel to the pope’s 2007 bestseller, Jesus was a Teenage Sex-maniac, which explored Jesus’ personal life from his baptism to the Transfiguration. In the trilogy that he began before his 2005 election as pope, Benedict studies the Gospels in light of the work of other scholars, including those who have sought to discover the “historical Jesus.” In it, the Pope claims that Jesus grew his beard and let his hair grow long in an effort to attract “babes.” After a long string of rejections (Jesus was unable to get laid, even in a house of ill repute), Jesus became a religious fanatic.

In pre-publication excerpts that were released March 2, Benedict wrote that the Jewish people were not responsible for Jesus’ crucifixion, and their descendants have not inherited blame for his death. On the contrary, he wrote; “It was the conservative Romans who were responsible for the death of Jesus.”

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