Thursday, 23 March, 2017

Pope Francis: Greedy Christians Lead Double Life, Better to Be Atheist

Pope Francis at his Wednesday General Audience- AFP Pope Francis at his Wednesday General Audience- AFP
Lance Thomas | 26 February, 2017, 00:18

As this column is wont to do occasionally, it is time to take a break from the 24/7 assault on one's sensibilities as a member of the human race coming from the fascist know-nothing living in the White House.

"The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics".

He added that some of people should also be saying: 'My life is not Christian, I don't pay my employees proper salaries, I exploit people, I do dirty business, I launder money, (I lead) a double life. "'Father, the atheists?' Even the atheists".

He then quoted a sentiment that he said he has heard expressed repeatedly: "But to be a Catholic like that, it's better to be an atheist". But what is scandal?

The Pope described "saying one thing and doing another" as a "scandal".

He also blasted the sexual abuse of children by priests, saying that it was like a "Satanic Mass", told his own cardinals to stop behaving like "princes" and warned the Catholics in the Italian mafia that they excommunicate themselves from the church.

Russian officials reportedly looking into Trump's mental health
The Times said Cohen told the publication that he left with the plan in a sealed envelope, which he delivered to Flynn. Many citizens and politicians want Flynn to be investigated to see if other White House officials were involved.

And while many of this Pope's pronouncements are often assumed to be novel interpretations of Christian doctrines, Francis was touching on an ancient debate: Is salvation open to all believers, or only those who do good while on Earth?

Kaine and the Pope discussed the Holy See's work to address the global refugee and migrant crisis, according to the senator's office.

In a sermon in February 2016, the pope called out the "fakeness" of Christians who talk sanctimoniously, but do little to help others.

Pope Francis suggests it's better to be an atheist than a hypocritical Catholic who leads others astray.

"There are those who say, 'I am very Catholic, I always go to Mass, I belong to this and that association, '" the head of the Roman Catholic Church said. I went to Church, I was close to you, I belong to this association, I did this...

Perhaps most disturbing, commenting on the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Francis declared "one cannot make fun of faith" and that anyone who throws insults can expect a "punch", offering a tacit justification for terror and violence in response to a cartoon making fun of religious superstition.

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