The pope has once more spoken "off the cuff"... no, scratch that. He's once again gone off the rails.
At what point can we say "Shut up already"? Oh you know, I'm not the only one feeling this way. Every time the pope speaks we fight back a small shudder that rips through our spine because we instinctively know something distasteful will follow.
Yes, I am 100% fed up with this pope. I've had enough, so I am going to rant. If you don't want to hear anyone blasting the pope, stop reading this now.
The more this pope speaks the more insane he sounds to me. Who is actually speaking here? The pope or a demon using him? I'm serious.
How long will our Father in Heaven make us suffer under this pope?
The nonsense has gone on since he was elected...its been one thing after another with this guy. It's not only his off the cuff remarks, its his actions, in-actions and planned remarks. He tells us to shut up about abortion and birth control and start worrying about "sister earth" and how to save the planet from climate change, he happily accepts a communist crucifix gift and announces to the world that it doesn't offend him at all, he does numerous chaotic interviews that send the world into a tailspin, and he seems completely unconcerned with the Eucharist being passed around at mega-Masses like hot-dogs at a weenie roast.
He's made a fine mess of things. With nearly every action he takes and every word he speaks the insanity is growing and I have to wonder...just who is speaking here? A holy man or a puppet of the devil himself?
Now he's decided to target Christians who own guns and weapon manufacturers...
TURIN, Italy (Reuters) - 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. <- mistake #1
"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.
He also criticized those who invest in weapons industries, saying "duplicity is the currency of today ... they say one thing and do another."
"who call themselves Christian"...? Really Father? Who are YOU to judge? Does that line only work with gays?
"Leads to a bit of mistrust"... gee ya think Holy Father? Rule #1: don't show up to a gun fight with a toothpick. Innocent citizens are being killed by criminals with guns- we can't protect ourselves from these despicable criminals if we have no weapons.
I wonder how long it would take ISIS or another terrorist group to attack Vatican City if the Pope got rid of the Swiss Guard and all weapons from the city??
I bet they would be attacked in less than 24 hours.
So I'm guessing he's not going to un-arm HIS Swiss Guard who currently are extremely WELL armed to protect him from harm anytime soon.
But for the rest of us serfs we must be unarmed and unprotected because calling ourselves Christian and having a weapon is somehow incompatible.
I can't help but ask myself, is this pope delusional? What earth he's living on...it can't be the same one I am living on. He sees white, I see black. He says its up, I see it's down.
I just don't understand him...and sadly, I pray to God I never do because his sort of Catholicism is NOT what I fell in love with.
I wish he would spend less of his time opining on secular issues, and more time doing what Christ commissioned the Church to actually do... save souls from damnation.
Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner
Swiss Guard Weapons: http://www.guns.com/2014/04/13/guns-swiss-guard/