Pope Francis: It’s Better To Be An Atheist Than a Bad Christian

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What in the world?

What is wrong with this guy?

If he were trying to dispel fears that he’s the False Prophet of Revelation as many have claimed, he’s doing a terrible job!

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Pope Francis hit the news again recently with another absurd, heretical claim.  This time, he’s making the case about how it’s better to be an atheist than a “bad Christian.”

I’m sorry….what was that again Pontiff?

What Pope worth their salt (hey, maybe that’s an apropos word right there, as in the Pillars of Salt from Sodom and Gomorrah!) would say it’s good to be an atheist in any circumstance?  It just doesn’t make any sense!

But yet good old Francis said it.  Of course he did.

From the Chicago Tribune:

During a homily in Rome on Thursday, Pope Francis said that if you’re a hypocritical Christian, one who exploits people, leads a double life or manages “dirty” business, then “it’s better to be an atheist,” reported CNN.

“So many Christians are like this, and these people scandalize others,” the Pope said during his sermon of the morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta. “To be a Catholic like that, it’s better to be an atheist. It is that: scandal,” he said.

The story was confirmed by The Guardian:

Pope Francis has delivered another criticism of some members of his own church, suggesting it was better to be an atheist than one of many Catholics who he said lead a hypocritical double life.

In improvised comments in the sermon of his private morning mass in his residence, he said: “It is a scandal to say one thing and do another. That is a double life.

“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 1.2 billion-member Roman Catholic church said, according to a Vatican Radio transcript.

He said some of these people should also say “‘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’.”

“There are many Catholics who are like this and they cause scandal,” he said. “How many times have we all heard people say ‘if that person is a Catholic, it is better to be an atheist’.”

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So what’s your take on the whole story?

Is this (yet again) a case of the Pope being “misquoted”?  Boy, it sure is weird how often this Pope gets misquoted.  Almost every time he opens his mouth!

Your thoughts?  Comment below.

chris@langpaul.com

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  • Richard D. Arnold

    Another Pope-bashing pronouncement which itself gives details that expose the blatant, misleading lie of the banner headline; click and read towards the end of the article, from which I quote:

    He said some of these people should also say “‘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’.”

    “There are many Catholics who are like this and they cause scandal,” he said. “How many times have we all heard people say ‘if that person is a Catholic, it is better to be an atheist’.”

    It’s mind-boggling to think that folks from an organization entitled “livinggospeldaily” could be such blatant bearers of false witness, through the obvious lie of this title, and yet purport to be Christian is mind-boggling. Don’t they realize “Thou shalt not bear false witness” is not a suggestion, but a commandment? It’s pure evil to take his quote of what he suggests observers might say as a result of seeing evildoers who call themselves Christian, change it, then put it in a headline implying it is the Pope’s belief. And the evil of the blatant misquote and attempt to twist the truth clearly shows that the source of “livinggospeldaily” is indeed the father of lies.