Noe i vår tid får folk til å si vanvittige ting. Biskopen av Pireus hevdet mandag at jødene kontrollerer det internasjonale banksystemet, og at Adolf Hitler var et verktøy for sionistene. Da han ble møtt med en storm av kritikk, beklaget han, men sa i samme åndedrett at sionisme var en form for satanisme.

Dette er ikke gal manns verk. Noe i tiden får folk til å si slike ting, og tro at de sier sannheten.

The bishop, known as Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus, said during an interview on Greek television on Monday that Jews “control the international banking system.” He added: “Adolf Hitler was an instrument of world Zionism and was financed from the renowned Rothschild family with the sole purpose of convincing the Jews to leave the shores of Europe and go to Israel to establish the new Empire.”

In response to the outrage caused by his remarks, the cleric posted a statement (in Greek) on his Web site in which he stood by his theories and described himself as a friend of the Jewish people but an enemy of Zionism, a Greek newspaper, To Vima, reported.

Etter all kritikken følte biskopen behov for å korrigere disse uttalelsene. Han bedyret at han var en venn av det jødiske folk, men skrev så:

3. My public vehement opposition against International Zionism refers to the organ that is the successor of the “Sanhedrin” which altered the faith of the Patriarchs, the Prophets and the Righteous of the Jewish nation through the Talmud, the Rabbinical writings and the Kabbalah into Satanism, and always strives vigorously toward an economic empire set up throughout the world with headquarters in the great land beyond the Atlantic for the prevalence of world government and pan-religion.

Greek Bishop Equates Zionism to ‘Satanism’