Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Open Minded Dutch Have Brains Fall Out

The Dutch are usually a sensible bunch who will tell you more often than not what they think ... but it seems that along the way, only the polite "don't make a fuss" Dutch were involved in this care-bear train-wreck. 

Lack of critical thinking, historical fuzziness, and perhaps a tad bit of group think - leavened with post-modern moral equivalency gives you ...
A Netherlands church official apologized to a Jewish group for a memorial ceremony that commemorated Holocaust victims with soldiers who died fighting for Nazi Germany.
Rob Mutsaerts, a bishop from Den Bosch in the southern Netherlands, in a letter last week expressed his regret to the small Jewish organization JFN.
Mutsaerts apologized for a sermon delivered Oct. 20 in a church in nearby Geffen in which Pastor David van Dijk read out the names of German soldiers who died in Geffen during World War II along with the names of local Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust.
“You are shocked, and those are feelings we cannot change,” Mutsaerts wrote . “We would like to extend our apologies for the pain and sorrow that the naming of all the names has unintentionally caused to Jews.”
Van Dijk’s sermon was delivered after city officials canceled the planned unveiling of a monument in Geffen displaying the names of the German Wehrmacht soldiers along with the Holocaust victims.
All the names were removed from the monument following protests by Jewish organizations and individuals.

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