Galatians 3:28 For you are all one in Christ.
How anyone can go to Auschwitz and be so ignorant of what they are going to see that they emerge 'shocked', is a mystery to me - they must have spent the whole their lives wearing a blindfold and a walkman with the sound turned up so loud they can't hear anything - but apparently several England footballers were 'shocked'. Perhaps, one day, they will learn about other little known phenomena such as the credit crunch, the Euro-crisis, and the alien invasion of their homeland?
Without doubt however, the progression of the not-so-subtly linked stories outlined above has been a stage managed affair with the intention of providing the pretext for this years first big dose of Holocaust rememberance - as if we could ever forget!
Listen to your Papa, he knows best!
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Auschwitz ... the Holocaust ... a case of overdone and overexposed. The result will be apathy, disinterest and indifference. I hope.
There are things going on today that are more worthy of attention.
Were any of these visiting footballers crammed into a cattle car at gunpoint and forced to go?
Absent contrary evidence, I have to assume going on the Auschwitz tour and the visit to Schindler's factory was a voluntary thing, something left up to the individual.
Lets hope there is a Phil Tufnell type amongst the squad. Tufnell came up with the memorable line after a cricket tour of India 'Done the elephants, done the poverty'.
“When I am in the minority, I will demand equality, because those are your values. When I become the majority, I will take away your equality, because those are my values.”
But technically you are correct, they do have a choice, but the reality is, that it isn't really a choice.
Are you claiming that the entire team took the tour?Can you imagine the damning stigma attached to any of them showing complete indifference to this relic of the Second World War?
Any place where more than a million innocent human beings were murdered for nothing more than their ethnicity may indeed be marketed as a museum, but it would also qualify as a hallowed shrine to all those possessed of a shred of simple humanity. Evidently, to hardcore anti-Semites, such as yourself, it would simply be an unpleasant reminder of a dream unfulfilled.It is not some hallowed shrine but a reconstructed museum.