Pope Francis is off his rocker in many ways and how the Catholics ended up with him is a mystery. His papacy is another thing that makes me happy that I left the Catholic religion many years ago. Perhaps I should rephrase that. I did not leave the church, it left me.
The Pope had another stupid thing to say this past week when he stated that people involved in the arms trade of making weapons can’t really call themselves Christians.
He then went on to say that those who profit from the arms trade (by investing in it) are really no better and, as I read it, can’t be Christians either.
The Vatican has armed guards. They have swords and halberds and they also have modern firearms like Glock and SIG Sauer pistols and Steyr machine pistols as well as submachine guns such as the H&K MP5A3.
So the Vatican has invested in firearms (by purchasing them) which means the Pope can’t be a Christian.
It should come as no surprise that the Catholic leader is a hypocrite. That religion is the one that preaches against abortion and then endorses politicians who support abortion and allow it to be paid for with taxpayer money. This is the religion that refuses to excommunicate Catholic politicians who support items contrary to the rules of the church (like abortion).
This is the same church that covered up the numerous child molestation cases where priests had sex with children.
Yes, the Catholic Church even supported Obamacare and then had to fight in court to keep from following certain parts of the law.
The Pope thinks that arms dealers are merchants of death. This is not true. The firearm is an inanimate object that has many uses. People and countries that use them to murder are the true merchants of death.
Dear Pope, the commandment is Thou shall not murder, not thou shall not kill. Killing is a legal taking of life. David killed with a stone and it was justified. Cain murdered with a rock, it was not.
I know you and the rest of those who follow your every word and think it means something important all believe if we got rid of all these firearms people from around the world would hold hands and sing Kumbaya.
The reality is there will always be evil and all it needs to do harm are people like you who are unwilling to confront it with superior force.
Don’t worry Pope, you have guards to protect you and the sheep in society have us guard dogs to protect them from the wolves.
If that makes us or the people who manufacture arms non-Christian in your eyes, well I imagine we can live with that because you don’t get to define us; it is really not your place to judge. I would recommend you reread Matthew 7:1.
Maybe you should stick to the Catholics and leave the rest of us the hell alone.
Never surrender, never submit.