Wednesday, July 31, 2013
NEWS FLASH: Pope Francis endorses Catholicism
The press is having another of its Pope Francis Spasms in which they listen carefully to what the pope says, try to see if there is any way they stretch what he says to make it sound like he agrees with them, and then announce that he has endorsed one of their Approved Opinions.
And what better belief to make it sound like the pope agrees with you on than gay rights? Homosexuality is the Chief Dogma of the Secular Creed. One must believe that there men and women are interchangeable for purposes of social and sexual interaction. Of course, this dogma is grounded, as are all the beliefs of secularism, in hard scientific evidence.
Just look at the studies.
Why there's that study out of the University of ... hmmm, where is that study? Well, how about the research from that country somewhere, the name of which I can't remember?
Well, shoot, surely there's some study from Sweden that proves this.
Why is it, anyway, that the secular world seems to in need of the pope's credibility? Why do they seem so Hell-bent on trying to make it sound like the pope agrees with them?
Of course, all Francis did was basically take 2 cups of "hate the sin, love the sinner," mixed it with a teaspoon of "all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God," and microwaved it for about a minute. The press then give it a taste and announce that it was made of ingredients no pope has ever used before.
In fact, he wasn't even talking specifically about gay priests.
The narrative is that this pope is completely different than all previous Popes: He loves the poor; he loves sinners; he actually cares; etc, etc. Things that no other pope has ever done, since all Francis' predecessors hated the poor and the sinners and never cared.
I mean, of all the things for Francis to be, you'd think he could find something else to do than to be ... I don't know, ... Catholic.