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posted by Robert at 2:03 AM  


Ken said...

When was the world granted the right to not be offended? After listning to the complete reading from the Pope,I have to agree with what he read. Yes, this was a reading and not a prayer or speach.

More people have died in the name of God, Alah and Budda than any other cause.

10:19 AM  

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