Saturday, January 17, 2015
The Great Pope Francis: Not as Good As Advertised
I did have such high hopes for him. He did seem to be the best Pope I have ever seen.
He did say some great things about capitalism and climate change.
But it turns out Pope Francis is not as good as I thought. Just more of the same.
Or just another old reactionary.
For first he suggests that religion cannot be mocked.
Pope Francis on Thursday stirred fresh controversy in the debate over freedom of speech and individual responsibility with a remark that suggested that a violent reaction to insults should be expected.
And that those who do mock it should expect to be attacked...
Even though Jesus preached that one should turn the other cheek, and that violence is not the answer.
Then he said that women must not use contraception.
Pope Francis issued his strongest defence yet of church teaching opposing artificial contraception on Friday, using a rally in Asia's largest Catholic nation to urge families to be "sanctuaries of respect for life."
Even though for many poor families every extra mouth means more hunger for the others...
Because unlike Jesus, most people can't feed a multitude with five loaves and two fish.
But for me this was the lowest blow.
Pope Francis has attacked same-sex marriage, saying those who support it are attempting to “redefine the very institution of marriage”.
“The family is threatened by growing efforts on the part of some to redefine the very institution of marriage. These realities are increasingly under attack from powerful forces which threaten to disfigure God’s plan for creation.”
For suggesting that gay marriage threatens the love of others is simply despicable.
It makes him no better than his predecessor, the Nazi Pope Benny...
That twisted old closet queen.
And can only make me wonder about Francis' behaviour during the dark days of the Dirty War in Argentina...
When a fascist junta murdered 30,000 people, including many priests and nuns, and he never raised his voice against them.
You know it's ironic that even though I'm an atheist, because I don't believe in Heaven.
Because I believe in love and kindness like this gay brother does...
I'm a better Christian than Pope Francis.
But yeah, I am disappointed. It seems the Catholic Church will never change.
The Pope is just another old reactionary.
And not as good as advertised...
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