Saying Trump isn't a Christian is a very decisive statement
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I agree the Pope said nothing wrong&he didn't say Trump isn't Christian.The media has said that he did because the media journalists,liberal atheists to start with,have an agenda to say anything to smear anyone who opposes the Democrats.
You take communism to mean the arch enemy USSR and China. I meant it to be an expression of communal religious treatment of wealth. I think the vogue term now is religious communism. In Peter's time just communal living and sharing.
The Catholic church is not "Communistic." The church merely believes in helping the poor. That was the essence of the Pope's response. And frankly, he's right about Trump. Anybody who acts like Trump doesn't have a Christian bone in his body.
Wow you and the Pope judge others beliefs. Well you are in good company.
Helping the poor, you got to be kidding. The catholic church gets billions of dollars a year off the backs of the poor. the church is filthy rich and the poor never see any of it.The catholic church is the only one that has it's own bank.
Savvy, so what you are saying is that to be a Christian you have to act a certain way? Only God knows ones heart and no matter how "Christian" one acts none of that makes a person a Christian. Christians are still sinners, everyone.
I don't trust the Catholic church and I sure as heck don't trust the pope or anything that comes out of his mouth.
Thank you, Eric. TSAD, are you saying you like Trump? I am saying he's a jerk. As for the Pope, he was asked a general question about borders and he answered. Look up PBS News Hour. They covered it in detail.
The Catholic Church is by no means communistic, it's hierarchical. A true communistic structure has no leader this is the opposite of the Church of Rome.
As Trump is concerned. He's a power maniac. And those are dangerous man.
SD Like Trump?that's a relative question,over any Democrat for pres I like him.My point was because someone doesn't act like they are a Christian doesn't mean they aren't&who are we to make that judgment?Ask the thief on the cross next toJesus
TSAD. I am not saying that Christians should never get angry, etc. Merely expressing my dislike for Trump because he supported Hillary, Kerry and partial-birth abortion. He is not a Republican, in my opinion.
But you said he doesn't have a Christian bone in his body, that's a judgement u really can't make.I agree with you although who hasn't flip flopped.Thing is before entering politics Trump was a pragmatic businessman,he may now be principled
TSAD. Yes, I did make a judgment and I don't apologize for that. It is necessary to make value judgments on anyone who is running for president. Trump is not principled, All one has to do is listen to him speak for 3 minutes or less to know that.
Not talking about value judgments,I'm saying know one knows a person's heart,only God so when it comes to whether he is a Christian or not who are you(or I)to make that judgment?Where do you draw the line?Must he have your amt of good works?
KingdomCome, your statement is false. At 1.4 billion in donations for the poor, Catholic Charities is one of the largest charitable organizations in the U.S.http://www.forbes.com/companies/catholic-charities...
Lets assume for the moment you are correct. What does the Catholic church do with the rest of the 315 BILLION dollars a year.
I know KingdomCome, they used some of it to build a wall, with armed guards. Are there any bridges at the vatican? hmmmm maybe the Pope should be thinking about building bridges and not just living behind a wall, a wall with armed guards?
savvy- It's most difficult for the poor to get treatment free at catholic hospitals. Catholic hosiptals total revenue about $ 251 BILLION a year.
www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/12 -catholic-hospitals-arent-doing-much- for-the-poor That only the U.S.
Instead of concerns about walls maybe the Pope should deal with something he could actually solve.
Maybe it'sSatan using thePope to make people think it'sChristian to have open borders&invite drug traffickers,rapist &other criminals to illegally enterAmerica&help destroy it.A wall is a mistake of historic proprtions?Tell that tothe vat
I have been to the Vatican several times. I have never seen a more walled in place in my life. Maybe it is to keep the Cardinals in like a prison. But it looks like a Medieval prison on the outside. The Pope is definitely hypocrisy on this one.
Just a thought-
Maybe the Pope didn't mean it in a very literal way. Maybe he meant that the U.S should not exclude everyone from their country like Donald Trump suggests. Not actually build bridges. Be more open is what he's trying to say, maybe.
"A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not the gospel,"
Francis said in answer to a specific question about Trump's views.
No kidding, exactly what I already said. What is your point? Is that all you read? or did you read my answer at all? looks like you didn't even.
Well, I read your answer, and I still say who cares what the Pope thinks. He lives behind walls in his on empire and doesn't have to live in this country. Trump shouldn't care either.
I agree with you on that Miz Be but when you say who cares what the Pope says, the obvious answer is THE LIBERAL MEDIA because they look for anything they can spin into a lie to use to smear their opposition just as they did here.
MzB & T....Really! Who does CARE what the Pope says? Not I. I've had more than enough bosses, authority figures & leaders to last forever. I hope no one minds if I just use my own brain & abilities from here on in!
Bush was a strong believer and he acted and used his believe to justify his war in Iraq. He saw it as a crusade. thanks to him over a 100.000 innocent people are bombed and murdered. That's what you get if religion comes into politics.
False. The decision to go to war was a unilateral decision involving the UN and Democrats. Saddam had broken his treaty with the UN numerous times, thus the decision to enforce war. All parties had the same information about WMD, as well.
Absolutely the truth SD,&when BO took over he continued the policies Bush had in place despite that he opposed them before getting elected.Democrats always want to blame anybody else for their own behavior. can never even share responsibility
What does Bush or Obama have to do with the current question?
True, TSAD. And for anyone interested in the truth, UN Resolution 1441 ordered S. Hussein to comply by 12/07/2002 or "face serious consequences."
Well Ralph, some people have what is called Bush derangement syndrome like the person who had to bring up Bush, best address your comment at him.
Elesh...& even MORESO.....when POLITICS brings RELIGION in. It is utterly essential & VITAL to keep them separate.
there are born again Christians who are still sitting in Mexican jail cells, because they refused to convert to Roman Catholicism! I have not heard the Roman Catholic Pope Francis utter a single word about this.
That nonsense is coming to a city near you, in the future. Convert or else!
If history serves me correctly the Catholic church is responiable for the deaths of 50 "MILLION" people during the dark ages. That don't sound "christian" to me. I wonder what the pope at the time thought about that. Hummmm.
Okay, did you know that the Crusades was actually a response to radical Muslim takeover? The Left would have you believe that Christians are evil. I doubt somehow that the number is 50 million.
Trump can't bad mouth the Pope, there are too many Catholic votes he is concerned about, and the Pope knows it so he can imply all he wants to.
apparently not true
let me guess he has been talking smack?
Hello Peeps, I became "Born again" 32 yrs ago. I was a drug addict. 1 John 4:10
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice. Pope
is "AntiChrist!" Only Jesus 4gives! faithbooklive.info -truth
+1,000,000,000,000!!! The hypocrisy of the Roman Catholic Church is beyond astounding. Popes NEVER DO THAT WALK. All they can do is DO THAT TALK, just saying!!!! Continue MizBJ!!!!
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