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Pope Francis Bible

Updated on December 31, 2016

"Violence by man against man is in contradiction with any religion worthy of that name."

Pope Francis
Pope Francis

Pope Francis visits synagogue, rebukes violence

USA Today

Monday, January 18, 2016 7A

Pope Francis used his first visit as pontiff to a synagogue to denounce violence and hail the "inseparable bond" between Jews and Christians. The Pope said, "Violence by man against man is in contradiction with any religion worthy of that name."

Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, the chief rabbi of Rome, welcomed the pope. The Rabbi said, "A meeting of peace between different religious communities, as the one that is taking place today here in Rome, is a very strong sign against the invasion and abuse of religious violence.

A New Edition of The Bible is Needed with a "Peace" heading on each page.

Rebuke violence done Man against Man.
Rebuke violence done Man against Man.

Proposed: A Pope Francis Edition of The Bible.

The statement of Pope Francis, "Violence by man against man is in contradiction with any religion worthy of that name," should be institutionalized as an overriding principle in The Bible. It could be referred to as the Pope Francis Principle.

The Pope Francis Principle should be placed in the introduction and or conclusion in a new edition of The Bible. The statement could be placed as a Header on each page. The reader would be instructed to compare the story in the text with the Pope Francis Principle to see whether the story is morally valid. If the story does not comply with the Pope Francis Principle, renounce the story as an ancient way of thinking. It is time we move our thinking from the Stone Age to the Modern Era.

What effect would this have?

War generally gets you killed or you suffer from PTSD.

You are an individual, not a government.
You are an individual, not a government.

Nullify the Just War Doctrine

An overriding doctrine rebuking violence by man against man would nullify the Just War Doctrine and void the covenant in the Book of Joshua.

The Just War Doctrine:

The strict conditions for legitimate defense by military force require rigorous consideration. The gravity of such a decision makes it subject to rigorous conditions of moral legitimacy. At one and the same time:

  • the damage inflicted by the aggressor on the nation or community of nations must be lasting, grave, and certain;
  • all other means of putting an end to it must have been shown to be impractical or ineffective;
  • there must be serious prospects of success;
  • the use of arms must not produce evils and disorders graver than the evil to be eliminated. The power of modern means of destruction weighs very heavily in evaluating this condition.

These are the traditional elements enumerated in what is called the "Just War Doctrine." The evaluation of these conditions for moral legitimacy belongs to the prudential judgment of those who have responsibility for the common good.

The Problem with the Just War Doctrine is it contradicts the life and teaching of Jesus. Jesus taught us to love your enemy, Not kill your enemy. Nowhere did Jesus ever advocate Man using a sword against another Man.

An Overriding Doctrine Rebuking Violence by Man against Man would nullify the Covenant in the Book of Joshua.

Joshua & Co. entered the land of Canaan and killed men, women and children based on a claim of Divine right. By rebuking violence by man against man based on religion, Pope Francis rebukes the actions of Joshua and nullifies his alleged Covenant. It is time we moved forward from ancient thought patterns to modern thought.

Produce a Bible which rebukes violence Man against Man.

This is call to action. Pope Francis is the head of the Roman Catholic Church and has the authority to speak and act for it. Pope Francis should institutionalize the overriding principle, "Violence by man against man is in contradiction with religion." Pope Francis should now produce and distribute a new edition of the Bible citing this principle throughout the text.

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      Eric Dierker 18 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Now that is an interesting point of view. Change the Bible. That is a serious consideration to undertake. I wonder what we would change in it in 40 years and then 100? Especially being changed by a pontiff. It sets the imagination on fire. I wonder if that statement is even true. Religion is a pretty strange term for the Pope to have used. Instead of making it about God.

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      Jay C OBrien 18 months ago from Houston, TX USA

      The proposal is Not to change the Bible, but to insert citations of the overriding statement, "Violence by man against man is in contradiction with any religion worthy of that name." Then the reader can decide to take the more modern (and obvious) approach.

      No one can make a statement for God. We can only state what we think God is like. By taking his approach, Pope Francis used common sense.

      Now spread the word up the chain of command to Pope Francis.

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      Eric Dierker 18 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Wait a second. If you add to something it changes it. Happens all the time with Bible versions. In that sense as you explain it, it makes some sense, I would like to see a version like that.

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      Jay C OBrien 18 months ago from Houston, TX USA

      Thank you, the idea is to make a version where the readers' attention is drawn to the editorial note, "Violence by man against man is in contradiction with any religion worthy of that name."

      The reader may accept the update while preserving ancient history. Even the Rabbis should agree to a new edition of their Torah based on this principle.

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      Audrey Howitt 18 months ago from California

      I am not so sure that this will happen--but very interesting idea!

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      Jay C OBrien 18 months ago from Houston, TX USA

      If a few people on social media promote it, it will probably occur. If you think the idea is sound, see what you can do.

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      Sarah Howett 2 months ago

      I agree with what Eric is saying....updating the bible in terms they were never put in are adding/changing words in the bible. But for a question, why do you put Catholicism and Christianity in the same category religion? They both have 2 different beliefs and 2 different bibles. Also why is a pope making a bible? After naming your article "Pope Francis Bible."

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      Jay C OBrien 2 months ago from Houston, TX USA

      Sarah, the proposal is not to update the Bible. The proposal is to place the quote of Pope Francis as a Header on each page. The edition of the Bible does not matter. Use any addition you want. The point is to acquire a mind where people stop harming people.

      Do you agree with the idea:

      Violence by man against man is in contradiction with any religion worthy of that name?

      Now do you understand?

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