Picture taken from LaiquePride Facebook Group
This picture has been circulating around on Facebook and Twitter for the past few days by few people who believe we should not have welcome the Pope. Executive Magazine also posted about this issue [Here]. While I totally respect atheists and non-believers, I think they are a bit over-reacting to an event that has brought joy and hope to hundreds of thousands of Lebanese, Christians and non-Christians.
We have the most corrupt politicians and officials, an overwhelming incompetence in the government institutions, corruption and bribery everywhere, no electricity, no water and lousy internet and the only thing annoying some Lebanese is the Pope? A peaceful guy who prays and blesses people all day?
I think the best answer to those is Jad’s one:
I am an atheist, and I joke about the Pope visiting Lebanon and it’s funny, but i have nothing against it. For you activists ( read actishits ) that seem to be so passionately against it, and opposing it, I f****** dare you to oppose the visit of a figure of a “different” religion as passionately ( please if you have activists friends share this with them, them hypocritical cockheads ) TOTALLY going to see the Pope tomorrow because screw actishits. 🙂
Via Elie’s blog
I am an atheist too and think this argument is really silly. The pope is revered by thousands, if not millions, of Lebanese people, and he deserves a welcome worthy of his religious status.
ya 3ayb el-choum …
ahla w sahla fi law baddo ykallef 100,000,000 $
Christian figures get criticized all the time with no violent backlashes.. just saying
The message that the Pope brings to the Lebanese and the representation of Lebanon to the world as an important country for religions to co-exist is priceless.
Does anyone mention the cost of non government parties deliberately starting a war with Israel and what the cost of the destruction which it brought to Lebanon ?
3,321,155$ … #justwondering how did they get this exact number … they didn’t pay any cent? i think the exact number is : 3,321,155.49 $
I bet the whole set of politicians went for dinner after they paid farewell to the Pope and paid 5000$ for that dinner that is charged on the Pope’s visit expenses. Just saying.
oh leave him alone, he is just a peaceful guy who prays and blesses people all day, that drives a € 500 000 car and sits on a chair that, if sold, africa would no longer suffer from poverty.
I would like the same people who calculated this nb to calculate aslo how much pope’s visit brought money to lebanon…
Good stimulation for the country’s economy (this is what a good economist would tell you and not an accountant)