Smile when you call millions of Christians “a scourge.”
What with all the hoopla over the fake “impeachment” last month, I never spotted this, er, development until just yesterday.
In a Nov. 18 speech, the Red Pope called “fundamentalists”–his definition of the word is not the same as ours–“a scourge” (https://www.breitbart.com/faith/2019/11/19/pope-francis-warns-fundamentalism-is-a-plague/).
“Beware of fundamentalists,” he said. “Everyone has his own. In Argentina there is a little fundamentalist corner. Fundamentalism is a scourge, and all religions have some kind of fundamentalist first cousin…”
A few points to ponder:
If “fundamentalists” have any influence on events in Argentina, it’s virtually undetectable. Downright microscopic.
He separates “fundamentalists” from “religions,” which makes us wonder what he means by “religion.”
Mr. Inclusive excludes millions of Christians from “religion.”
He seems to think all “fundamentalists” are violent. Sort of an obstacle to setting up a nice cozy world government and world religion, with everybody saying and doing and thinking exactly the same thing at the same time. He would call it “diversity.”
For the record, a Christian fundamentalist is one who takes the Bible seriously and believes what it says. That would include “Love thy neighbor as thyself,” wouldn’t it? Somehow the pope objects to that?
What portions of the Bible does he think are wrong, weird, or toxic? ‘Cause if he accepts and believes in the whole Bible…well, then he’d be a fundamentalist.