Too rich. Last week Pope Francis, the man in the rilly silly hat, said that "to kill in the name of God is satanic". Eh? Whassat?
He was referring to the murder of French priest Fr. Jacques Hamel, 85, who was killed July 26 during Mass by Islamic terrorists. But Frankie also linked it to the early Christian days when the Roman Catholic Church itself reigned supreme and killed, jailed, and tortured in the name of God.
Popemeister Frank just declared all of the perpetrators of the Crusades and the Inquisition to be satanic!
Satan is just as much of a fiction as Jesus Christ and God is/are. You don't have to resort to supernatural bullshit to explain or excuse ignorance and the savage cruelty of primitive (or "modern") men.
I mean, no doubt the early Christians killed because they "believed" and others didn't, and no doubt these Islamic freaks today believe devoutly in a slightly different permutation of a god, but Satan was not and is not pulling their strings, fer Chrissakes!
Enough with the supernatural crap! It's just ignorance and evil acts committed by overzealous people.
|"fuck it!" he was not heard to say|
Pope Francis: 'killing in the name of God is satanic'
from the Catholic News Agency
“This cruelty that asks for apostasy, let’s say the word, is satanic,” the Pope said in a homily Sept. 14.
“Today in the church there are more Christian martyrs than in the first times. Today there are Christians who are assassinated, tortured, jailed, their throats are cut because they don’t deny Jesus Christ,” Francis stated.
Pope Francis' comments were made during an early morning Mass celebrated in memory of Fr. Jacques Hamel at Casa Santa Marta Wednesday.
Fr. Hamel, 85, was killed July 26 in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, a suburb of Rouen, while saying Mass. The assailants, who were armed with knives, declared their allegiance to the Islamic State, and were later shot dead by police.
“To the first Christians, apostasy was proposed – that is, say that our god is the true one, not yours. Make a sacrifice to our god, or our gods. And when they didn’t do this, when they refused apostasy, they were killed. This is repeated today,” the Pope said.
“How much we would like that all of the religions would say that killing in the name of God is satanic.”
Pope Francis called Fr. Hamel one of the newest martyrs in what is a new wave of Christian persecution happening around the world, saying that the priest accepted his own martyrdom with Christ “on the cross.”
Even in the difficult moment of his death, Fr. Hamel, Francis said, saw who his assassin was and he said clearly, “'Be gone, Satan!'”
“May he from Heaven – and we should pray to him, eh, he’s a martyr!” the Pope said, “we have to pray to him that he give us the meekness, fraternity, peace, and also the courage to say the truth: To kill in the name of God is Satanic.”