Monday, June 22, 2015

Another Pope Goes Off the Deep End

Pope says weapons manufacturers can't call themselves Christian

"People who manufacture weapons or invest in weapons industries are hypocrites if they call themselves Christian, Pope Francis said on Sunday.

Francis issued his toughest condemnation to date of the weapons industry at a rally of thousands of young people at the end of the first day of his trip to the Italian city of Turin.

"If you trust only men you have lost," he told the young people in a long, rambling talk about war, trust and politics after putting aside his prepared address.

"It makes me think of ... people, managers, businessmen who call themselves Christian and they manufacture weapons. That leads to a bit a distrust, doesn't it?" he said to applause."
As I recall, the Vatican has its armed guards, although they might be ineffective in their pantaloons and spears... but maybe not, if all they oppose is a mob with pitchforks and torches. Still, not too effective against Islamic AK47s, one would think.

More to the point, Christianity - as I understand it, anyway - is purely between an individual and God, with God actually being within the individual as the Holy Spirit, and with God being the sole judge of the individual.

But here the Pope is condemning classes of people, as Popes and SJWs do, this time the class of people who are involved in the evil activity of manufacturing weapons. Let's see. If the Jews were armed and prepared to use them, they might have at least forced their escape from NAZI provinces, and the Pope wouldn't need to regret the Holocaust. And if the Allies had not ramped up arms manufacturing, the Pope would be German, be speaking German and admiring the Fuhrer.

But maybe the Pope means that it is the gun which is evil, perhaps possessed? To produce an object which automatically becomes possessed would be evil by association, apparently. Now, I have not personally seen the evil which the Pope apparently thinks inhabits the many guns I have witnessed, held, and shot. Still, maybe the Pope could order a massive exorcism for all weapons, similar to the mass exorcism for the entire nation of Mexico which was just performed. He's in charge; he could get it done. So it is actually up to him, isn't it? Why does he talk about evil in weapons when he could do what's necessary to take care of the issue?

From a calmer viewpoint, of course, the issue is not the weapon or the manufacturer. The problem is in the souls of men. The Pope is on the wrong path. He's following the path of modern Social Justice Warriors. That path is not biblical, at least by my readings.

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