Pope Francis Scolds Congress for Gun and Weapons Sales
On September 24, Pope Francis scolded Congress for guns and weapons which are manufactured in America and sold around the world.
He said he was determined “to minimize and, in the long term, to end the many armed conflicts throughout our world,” as he addressed the billion-dollar sales from American companies that he sees as a contributing factor to conflicts abroad. SOURCE
I *had* a Facebook friend that I dropped Saturday after he launched a screed about how HE is a Catholic and how the Pope is their leader and how HE was not going to tolerate ANYONE talking bad about the Pope.
It’s not talking bad about him if it’s the TRUTH, and that should serve as a warning to any and all that worship Pope Francis as to where THIS post is going.
Consider this; Pope Francis Says You’re Not a Christian If… You Own a Gun
Who gave the Pope the right to judge who is and isn’t a Christian?
As Mr. Crowder says in his story, “We’ve talked about it before. Multiple times, in fact. We respect Pope Francis and the Catholic Church. But we do not believe the Pope to be infallible. Sorry, them’s our rules.”
Well, I’m not as respectful of this Pope as is Mr. Crowder, or of any other Pope for that matter. I am a former Catholic, I was raised in the church until I was 17 years old and went into total rebellion against their teachings and what to this very day I consider to be a sham of a church based on idolatry and praying to those idols.
I remember once holding the belief that the Princes of the Catholic Church were in the business of forgiveness; that was what we were taught; the only way to forgiveness was to confess your sins to a priest and the priest would then absolve you of your sins and give you a *penance* to pay through the recitation of several prayers, they would actually tell you how many recitations to make of the standard *Hail Mary’s* or *Our Father’s* and then THEY would speak to God on YOUR behalf.
I never knew it was their place to tell me, or ANYONE else that they weren’t a Christian or that we couldn’t speak to God on our own behalf for that matter.
Judge not lest ye be judged.
He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.” — Luke 22:36, NIV
The interpretations of scripture are many and varied and I am not inclined to say, one way or another, who is right in this war of words over guns and ownership and being a good Christian. I have my own opinions but I would think that if Jesus said to sell your cloak and buy a sword, there would be NO argument regarding the meaning of this phrase and its intention.
Strangely, many Evangelicals don’t even consider Catholics to be Christians but I won’t go there, I just know that this *one world* socialist Pope can go shit in a sandbox, and quite frankly, I don’t care who likes that statement or not.