No offence, but Pope is wrong

Let us be blunt here. Last week Pope Francis put himself squarely on the wrong and dark side of history. On a flight from Sri Lanka to the Philippines he was asked about the Islamist massacres in Paris. His responses were chilling.

“Let’s go to Paris, let’s speak clearly. One cannot offend, make war, kill in the name of one’s own religion, that is, in the name of God,” he said. He then explained that freedom of expression was a “fundamental human right” but must be exercised “without giving offence.”

Pope Climate Change is proving himself very fallible.

  • Xavier

    “No offense, but the Pope is wrong”

    Now that’s good sarc, there.

  • BillyHW

    Michael Coren hangs around too many homosexuals.

    • But he’s spot on here. I don’t care what Coren thinks about gays; “Judging by what Francis said on his flight, it seems he believes that only religion and the religious possess innate rights and sensitivities and that the protection of faith and its followers triumphs over all other values, virtues and freedoms” is spot on.

  • He said that if someone insults his mother, he would punch him.
    Is a punch in the same league as killing people?
    Clearly, his reasoning is faulty. He is very fallible.

    • Xavier

      So a Moslem who is offended by Christianity is justified in attacking the Pope, right?

      Is that papalcidal?

      • Frau Katze

        It has already happened. I notice this Pope doesn’t want to meet the guy (the Turk who attacked Pope John Paul).

    • What he teaches from the Chair of Saint Peter is infallible.

      What he says to the press from seat 4B is quite fallible.

  • Suzanne

    He has body guards. Lucky him.

  • From Pamella Geller’s Facebook page:

    Here are the Pope’s most outrageous statements on Islam.

    — Pope Francis made the outrageous claim that authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence.
    –Pope Francis said it is wrong to equate Islam with violence (tell the millions of jihads that).
    –Pope Francis said we should “not shut the door” to dialogue with the savages of the Islamic State (they’ve ethnically cleansed and killed hundreds of thousands of Christians in Syria and Iraq, there’s no one to “dialogue” with).
    –Pope Francis said the clergy should receive a more structured training in the seminary in order to carry out a constructive dialogue with Muslims
    –Pope Francis has held Islamic prayers at the Vatican for the first time in history.
    –Pope Francis prayed in the Istanbul mosque, facing Mecca.
    –In Israel, Pope Francis chose to prayer in front of large graffiti comparing Bethlehem to the Warsaw Ghetto.

    • Thanks Avi, he has rapidly become the Pope I will not bother paying attention to.

  • Blacksmith

    I must say I am very disappointed in this new Pope, I see nothing good coming from his papacy.

  • MannieP

    Freedom has never been high on the agenda of the Catholic Church. They used to burn people at the stake for blasphemy, and would probably not object to doing it again.

    I would argue, and argue as a religious person, that religion must be mocked and insulted. It doesn’t grow in the shade, but in the harsh light of the public forum. My God is powerful. He can not be harmed by your slings and arrows, and may get a good laugh at some of them.

    You cannot consider yourself a civilized society unless you can laugh at religion, and your religion can tolerate the laughter. You don’t have to like it.

    The Pope appears to have aligned the Church with Barbarism.

    • Except the Catechism is very clear on freedom and free will and no apostate (lapsed Catholic) is ever killed.

  • This pope is the Obama of Catholicism. The church will not be the same.

  • Nan

    One thing we need to remember is that anything Pope Francis says is translated and spun by the media.

  • Observer

    Remember the new Pope going out of his way to kiss the feet of muslim “refugees”?

  • DVult

    Note to Pope – please stop praying with puslums, thank-you.

  • Reader

    Let’s celebrate the Vatican with this song from Tom Lehrer