Masroor VS The Pope in Benin.

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Masroor VS The Pope in Benin.

Postby FindingsIII » 19 Nov 2011, 12:06

Have a read of this:

Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Benin, 'home of Voodoo'
Crowds greet Pope Benedict at Cotonou airport. Photo: 18 November 2011 Catholic missionaries first arrived in Benin 150 years ago
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Pope Benedict XVI has arrived in Benin, on his second visit to Africa which has the world's fastest-growing Roman Catholic population.

Huge crowds welcomed the pontiff at the airport in the city of Cotonou.

Although the number of Catholics in Benin is rising quickly, the majority of the population follow Voodoo, which was taken by slaves to the Caribbean.

Upon arrival, the Pope urged Africans to avoid the "unconditional surrender to the law of the market and finance".

"Modernity must not cause fear, but it cannot be built by forgetting the past," he said.

The pontiff also spoke of avoiding "exacerbated and useless nationalism or tribalism that can become deadly, extreme politicisation, inter-religious tensions to the detriment of the common good or finally the erosion of human, cultural, ethical and religious values".

During his visit, the Pope is also likely to face questions about condoms.

On his 2009 visit to Africa, he sparked outrage among Aids activists by saying that handing out condoms could speed up the spread of HIV in the continent worst hit by the virus.
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I invite the Pope to tell his followers to stop acts of provocation against the Voodoo culture”

Dah Aligbonon Voodoo leader

Pope Benedict was greeted by a 21-gun salute after he landed in Cotonou, Benin's largest city, where he was met by President Thomas Yayi Boni.

Among those waiting for the pontiff at the airport were several hundred women, wearing dresses adorned with images of the Pope's face. Many others had blue, green, red and yellow headscarves, representing different parishes.

"It's a joy for us, we are happy and there will be a big celebration, which should bring a lot of faith to all faithful people in Benin," city resident Noelle Agboton was quoted as saying by Reuters news agency.

Friday has been declared a public holiday, Cotonou's streets have been cleaned and buildings are adorned with posters welcoming the Pope.
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Voodoo in Benin
Virgile Ahissou BBC Afrique, Cotonou

Voodoo is completely normal in Benin.

People across West Africa, especially Togo, Ghana and Nigeria hold similar beliefs but in Benin it is recognised as an official religion, followed by some 40% of the population.

It has none of the negative connotations it has in the West and many of those who are officially Christian or Muslim also incorporate some Voodoo elements into their beliefs, especially in times of crisis.

But Voodoo is more than a belief system, it is a complete way of life, including culture, philosophy, language, art, dance, music and medicine.

Voodoo priests ask the gods to intervene on behalf of ordinary people but local adherents stress that they have nothing to do with sorcery or black magic.

People here do not stick needles into dolls to cause misfortune to their enemies, as you see in some Western films.

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The BBC's Tomi Oladipo in Cotonou says there is huge excitement across the country.

Pope Benedict is to visit the city of Ouidah on Saturday, where there is a Voodoo museum.

Benin is widely seen as the home of Voodoo, and the religion is followed by some 40% of the country's population.

Some 27% classify themselves as Christians and 22% Muslims, but correspondents say many of these people combine Voodoo practices with either Christianity or Islam.

However, local people say their religion has nothing to do with sorcery or black magic, or the depiction of Voodoo in Western films.

Catholic missionaries first arrived in Ouidah 150 years ago and the city boasts the largest Catholic seminary in West Africa.

The city's cathedral was built on land which was originally a Voodoo "sacred bush" - where offerings are made to the gods. It now overlooks a temple where the snake-god is worshipped.

High-ranking Voodoo priests have been invited to meet the Pope.

One of the Voodoo leaders, Dah Aligbonon, said he hoped the pontiff would urge Roman Catholics to be more tolerant of Africa's traditional religions.

"I invite the Pope to tell his followers to stop acts of provocation against the Voodoo culture," he said, Reuters reports.

Some 10,000 pilgrims are expected to travel from neighbouring countries in the hope of seeing the pontiff.

The Pope is expected to address the questions of human rights, justice and reconciliation on the conflict-ridden continent.

On Saturday, he is to sign a formal apostolic exhortation entitled The Pledge for Africa (Africae Munus in Latin), which covers these subjects.

"May this document fall into the ground and take root, grow and bear much fruit," the Pope said upon his arrival.

Uh Oh Massy Boy better watch out.... the Pope seems to be having a more powerful effect on Benin then Mas has managed on his previous 'tour'! How many turned out to see Mas, Allah's chosen one and Khalifa Number 1, when he visited Benin?

Is this a sign of RC truth? Is this a sign the Pope is 'the one', because 'afreekans' are turning out to see him? Ahmadis seem to think it applies to Mas, so why not apply this same stupid logic to the Pope too? And Mas tut tut, Voodoo in Benin? Great changes I see your visit in 2004 has brought to the region!

Either way- Epic fail for Mas! lol. Pope has muscled in on your 'baby' Benin...

Might I add, that as of 2010, according to the World Bank, the population in Benin was 8,849,892.

According to the BBC article as quoted above, 22% of those are Muslim. This works out to about 1.7 million.

And according to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Wikipedia site, guess how many Ahmadis there are in Benin?? Ahmadiyya has 2,011,000 adherents in the African Republic of Benin!

LOOOL so all Muslims in Benin, give or take a few thousand here and there (for the benefit of the deluded qadiani) are of the Ahmadi sect! LOOOOL. Give over..thats why about 20 showed up to see him during his Tour! Think!

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Re: Masroor VS The Pope in Benin.

Postby shahid » 19 Nov 2011, 15:51

Great piece sister Findings.

Two things:

1) Qadianis who aren't brainwashed should now be waking up to the fact that Ahmadiyya is a big con, especially people like Lutf, who actually thinks he is clever, but is a part-time Ahmadiyya apologist who bought the Benin claims hook, line and sinker. (Lutf, after all the abuse you've given me over the years, I'm still looking forward to to embracing you as my brother in Islam one day insha'Allah)

2) Ahmadiyya is in a panic. They are terrified at the top. And with good reason. The show is coming to an end. They know it. They can't contain the lies, they can't shield their members from the truth.

Oh by the way, look what Google shows nowadays....
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Rafiq, you know what this means, don't you? Many of your active members are reading us. Which means less money for MumboJumbo I guess, right? ;-)
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Re: Masroor VS The Pope in Benin.

Postby FindingsIII » 20 Nov 2011, 12:35

Have you Ahmadis noticed anything? Where its mentioned that Catholiscm is the fastest growing religion in the region? LOOOOOOOOOOL- where the hell is your messiah and mas now huh???
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