12/28/16

Pope-bashing is such fun for evangelical 'Christians'

Here's another one, that our evangelical brethren and sistren are viralling around FB:


This one really exposes the nastiness within the US evangelical 'Christian' mindset.

I know that most Protestants, especially evangelicals, do not consider Catholics to be Christians. To many of them, the only thing worse than a Godless atheist Democrat is a Catholic, or a Jew, or a JW, or (until Billy Graham gave a special dispensation to Mitt) a Mormon ... but there's really no reason for this hateful ignorance.


“The rhetoric from Trump’s team is misinformation, and it is not true,” said Gerard Mannion, a professor of Catholic Studies at Georgetown University in Washington.

“It isn’t all surrounded by walls, and it’s not like you need a separate visa or a passport to enter,” he said. “You wouldn’t know, almost, when you even entered Vatican City. There is a white line painted on the ground in St. Peter’s Square, but that kind of thing is not obvious everywhere.”

There are, to be sure, formidable walls in Vatican City, and much of of the site, including the gardens and the modest guesthouse that is home to Francis, is set behind them. But the walls do not entirely enclose the city-state, and in the modern era they are not meant to, historians said.

“Anybody can walk into St. Peter’s Square — that’s the whole point of it,” said Dr. Mannion. “It was designed to be welcoming and to draw people in like two open arms, to draw them into the heart of the church.”

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Walls like those found in some parts of the Vatican were a fixture in almost every significant city of the medieval period, including London, Paris and Jerusalem, said Professor Apostolos-Cappadona.

“The walls are a fortification, there is no question, but they were a fortification built at a time when armed invasions by barbarians and other forces were happening,” she said. “And that is not the same thing we are talking about with a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

Some time ago I wrote about The Know Nothing Party.

That describes today's Trumpkins perfectly.

How the faithful voted: A preliminary 2016 analysis

According to this survey from the Pew Foundation,  "... eight-in-ten self-identified white, born-again/evangelical Christians say they voted for Trump ...".

Though they call themselves 'Christians,' there is nothing of Christ in the messages of hate that they daily circulate. Their behavior is neither 'Christian' nor 'American'. Their behavior is an insult to Jesus Christ, and to the principles upon which this nation was founded.

Shame on them.