By Tim Brown
I have zero respect for the Vatican or the Roman Pontiff, not just this one, but all of them who have claimed they are the vicar of Christ. However, the latest in a long bunch of lines (Yes, there have been several lines of succession the papacy, not just one. Read your history) of the Vatican’s leader, Pope Francis seems to take the cake at every turn.
Recently, he ran interference for Islam by welcoming jihad-tied Secretary General of the Muslim World League, Dr. Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, to the Vatican.
According to Breitbart News, “the two men reportedly exchanged views on a number of ‘issues of common interest’ including peace and global harmony, and discussed cooperation on issues of peaceful coexistence and the spread of love.”
There is absolutely nothing loving about the meeting unless someone was confronting both men with regard to their blatant sins.
However, Pope Francis has been such a defender of Islam that it’s actually interesting that one anti-Christ (One who puts himself in the place of Christ or rejects that Christ (God) came in the flesh) is defending another, but I’m not surprised by that.
Robert Spencer commented about the Pope’s covering for Islam last week. He wrote:
The spread of love. Yes, that’s what the Muslim World League is all about.
Nor is this the first time a Muslim leader has thanked the Pope for being so very useful. Last July, Ahmed al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Cairo’s al-Azhar, thanked him for his “defense of Islam against the accusation of violence and terrorism.”
Has any other Pope of Rome in the history of Christianity ever been heralded as a “defender of Islam”?
Of course not. But the Catholic Church has come a long way since the days of Pope Callixtus III, who vowed in 1455 to “exalt the true Faith, and to extirpate the diabolical sect of the reprobate and faithless Mahomet in the East.”
If time travel could be arranged and Pope Francis could run into Callixtus III, Callixtus could “expect a punch,” for Francis is not just a defender of Islam, but a defender of the Sharia death penalty for blasphemy: after Islamic jihadists murdered the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists who had drawn Muhammad, Francis obliquely justified the murders by saying that “it is true that you must not react violently, but although we are good friends if [an aide] says a curse word against my mother, he can expect a punch, it’s normal.
You can’t make a toy out of the religions of others.
These people provoke and then (something can happen).
In freedom of expression, there are limits.
So for the Pope, murdering people for violating Sharia blasphemy laws is “normal,” and it isn’t terrorism for “Christian terrorism does not exist, Jewish terrorism does not exist, and Muslim terrorism does not exist. They do not exist,” he said in a speech last February. “There are fundamentalist and violent individuals in all peoples and religions—and with intolerant generalizations they become stronger because they feed on hate and xenophobia.”
So, there is no Islamic terrorism, but if you engage in “intolerant generalizations,” you can “expect a punch.”
The Pope, like the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, apparently thinks that the problem is not jihad terror, but non-Muslims talking about jihad terror; Muslims would be peaceful if non-Muslims would simply censor themselves and self-impose Sharia blasphemy restrictions regarding criticism of Islam.
Indeed. However, now the Pope is just as concerned about people being opposed to mass Muslim migration into their countries and claims that people’s concern for cultural identity doesn’t justify their opposition.
Pope Francis spoke out strongly Friday in favor of welcoming more migrants throughout Europe, telling his hearers to beware of the “intolerance, discrimination and xenophobia” that have sprung up around the continent.
In his audience with the European national directors of the Church’s pastoral work with migrants here for a meeting sponsored by the Council of Episcopal Conferences of Europe (CCEE), the Pope recognized the consternation caused by the “massive migrant flows” in Europe that have “thrown into crisis migratory policies held up to now.”
At the same time, Francis rejected national immigration policies designed to protect the cultural and religious identities of the peoples of Europe.
“I won’t hide my concern in the face of the signs of intolerance, discrimination and xenophobia that have arisen in different regions of Europe,” the Pope said, which are “often fueled by reticence and fear of the other, the one who is different, the foreigner.”
“I am worried still more by the sad awareness that our Catholic communities in Europe are not exempt from these reactions of defensiveness and rejection, justified by an unspecified ‘moral duty’ to conserve one’s original cultural and religious identity,” he said.
Sometimes things are fueled by those who are simply fearful of the unknown, but Islam is not unknown to many of us who have actually taken the time to read the Koran and many Islamic writings and listen to some of the things its teachers have voiced. Islam also has a very bloody history, a 1400 year record of murder, thievery, sex slavery, pedophilia and a host of other things born out of the doctrine of demons it teaches.
“The Church has spread through every continent thanks to the ‘migration’ of so many missionaries who were convinced of the universality of the message of salvation in Jesus Christ, destined for the men and women of every culture,” he said.
“Temptations to exclusiveness and cultural entrenchment have not been wanting in the history of the Church,” the Pope continued, “but the Holy Spirit has always helped us to overcome them, guaranteeing a constant openness toward the other, considered as a concrete possibility of growth and enrichment.”
Pope Francis said he was convinced that “the Holy Spirit will help us to keep an attitude of trusting openness that will allow us to overcome every barrier and scale every wall.”
In his address, the Pope also suggested that Europeans’ trouble with migrants may be due in part to a lack of greater cohesion among European nations and an incomplete process of political unification.
“In my constant listening to the particular churches in Europe I have perceived a profound uneasiness in the face of the massive arrival of migrants and refugees,” Francis said. “This uneasiness must be recognized and understood in the light of a historical juncture characterized by an economic crisis that has left deep wounds. This uneasiness has been aggravated, moreover, by the scope and composition of the migrant flows, by a substantial lack of preparedness in the host countries and by frequently inadequate national and community policies.”
“But the uneasiness is also indicative of the limits in the process of European unification,” the pontiff continued, “of the obstacles faced by the concrete application of the universality of human rights, and of the walls encountered by the integral humanism that constitutes one of the most beautiful fruits of European civilization.”…
Fine, you first Francis. First, get your Gospel right. Salvation comes by faith alone in Christ alone by grace alone with nothing of yourself. Then as a result of such a saving faith that God graciously bestows on those for whom Christ died, He empowers them by His Spirit for good works.
Yet, the pope lives in a mansion with 1,100 rooms, rides in a bulletproof car, wears the finest linens and gold and is waited on by hundreds of servants and even has his own army.
Does that sound like Jesus Christ to you?
Why not take in a thousand or two of those Muslim refugees into your house at the Vatican Pope?
Until you do, you are simply a hypocrite and your not caring about the Christian culture and laws that have been its foundation for thousands of years amounts to you simply telling the people of the West to “Drop dead.”
Republished with permission Freedom Outpost
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Tim Brown is an author and Editor at FreedomOutpost.com, SonsOfLibertyMedia.com, GunsInTheNews.com and TheWashingtonStandard.com. He is husband to his “more precious than rubies” wife, father of 10 “mighty arrows”, jack of all trades, Christian and lover of liberty. He resides in the U.S. occupied Great State of South Carolina.