something to honk about
So, Pope Francis is a pretty cool dude, eh?
“If someone is gay and is searching for the Lord and has good will, then who am I to judge him? … The problem is not having this tendency, no, we must be brothers and sisters to one another. The problem is in making a lobby of this tendency: a lobby of misers, a lobby of politicians, a lobby of masons, so many lobbies.”
Pope Francis on proselytizing:
“Proselytism is solemn nonsense, it makes no sense. We need to get to know each other, listen to each other and improve our knowledge of the world around us.”
Pope Francis on evolution:
“Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve.”
All this leads me to wonder. Did the Catholic church understand what they were getting themselves into when they signed off on this guy becoming the next pope? I think, YES, they did. Frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised if Pope Francis’ appointment was a conspiracy to transition the Catholic church to a more liberal worldview, thereby allowing the Catholic faith to stay strong and convert new believers in this modern day.
Whether it is truly a conspiracy or not, I don’t pretend to know. But I suspect it very well could be. Either way, I like the guy. Pope Francis seems super down to earth, honest, friendly, and a real champion of the poor and the downtrodden. I’d sit down to coffee with him and discuss the state of the world. (Yes, that’s right. If any of his secretaries or assistants are reading this right now, I will accept an invitation to a sit-down with his holiness and dudeliness, the Pope.)
What do you think about the controversial statements being made by Pope Francis?