|Originally posted by Barawa
What puzzled me the most is to see how the media has been overwhelmengly covering the death of this religous man.
Well, it is expected, Since this is the first time any Pope has coverage like this of His death, it is normally behind closed doors until now and also it is kept in style in the way Pope John Paul was with his people and that he was in contact with people and the general people of the world unlike most Popes before. He was also out and about also unlike other Popes before. Pope John Paul also used the media and modern technology for conveying the message of the Catholic, to reached to others in a way that others before him have not. He was/is a people person I think this is more of a personal quality than a religious one. This is what and why the coverage of the Popes death is being viewed, even having his body publically shown on TV, is a first. This is what He obviously wanted. I am surprised that the Vatican has opened so much were it never has. I am waiting to see if the funeral wil be telecasted.
When the media likes someone, he or she is portayed as the greates human being who has ever walked on the planet. If you are liked by the media, you are then made a saint, a noble man and holy.
I do strongly believe this is not the case here, and I don't think its when the media likes someone but more to do with people wanting to see him. It was a way for those who couldn't see him personally or outside the Vatican to see the man that they wouldn't have been able to.
Just remember that this Pope is not like other Popes before him and many things that were done before, was done differently.
Also remember the next Pope may be different. And perhaps this is why the media of the world has taken to it, it may not happen again.
Personally I think the coverage hasn't been that bad, I think it has been done beautifully.
When I heard about the death of Pope and how the media has portayed him to be, I checked things out to find out about him and contributions, I couldn't find anything that he has done.
If you like I can bring some link that I can get a hold of, ? let me know.
Muslims have also joined the wagon in praising the Pope as the greatest leader who has been lost by humantity.
Don't know about the greatest, he was one of many great leaders and he was quite different to
When great Muslim scholars such Sheikh Mohamed Mutawali Al-sha'raawi, Sheikh Abdulhamid Kishk, Sheikh Abdullah bin Baz and other noble scholars passed away, they did not get similar coverage by the Arab or Muslim media. But suddenly, we hear Islamic organizations and Muslim scholars shedding tears over the death of the Pope.
If one does not want it, don't have it, I just wish that anyone can get their wishes in how they want it to be done, in dying, death and funeral.
I really want to know what exactly did the Pope did for Muslims so that we, as Muslims, should be proud of him and praise him as everyone else and that we should cry for his death day and night?
As I understand it, if it wasn't for Pope John Pau II, people wouldn't have the freedom of religion. He brought that in.
~ Our feet are earthbound, but our hearts and our minds have wings ~