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Best Pope Protester In London

September 20, 2010

One protester the Pope would have liked…

It’s not every day you see Latin on a placard protesting the Pope. When the anti-papal crowd of several thousand atheists, radical feminists and gay activists gathered in London this weekend, most of the banners were pretty  simple: stuff like “Nope to the Pope” and “Papa Don’t Preach.”

But later in the afternoon, on the edges of the papal motorcade, and amidst a number of cheering fans of Benedict, there was a poster raised demanding, “DROP THE FILIOQUE.”

What? You have to know a little bit of Latin, and a lot of theology and history to get that one.

Full article: HERE

However, not all of the protest placards were so ‘highfalutin.’ One of our Biblioblogging brothers, who happens to reside in London, showed up with his own message:

Yeah… he gets to sit in the ‘special’ section at the next SBL!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 20, 2010 3:59 pm

    Well, the pope ain’t protestant!

    :-p

  2. WenatcheeTheHatchet permalink
    September 20, 2010 5:17 pm

    Ha! “Drop the Filioque” is one of the funnier things I’ve seen. I’ve got Eastern Orthodox relatives so I’ve had plenty of opportunities to learn why some folks think the addition of the Filoque was a big mistake.

  3. September 20, 2010 6:17 pm

    This. Is. AWESOME!!!

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