I just can’t believe how foolish the current Pope has been lately.
Stirring up unrest in the hornet’s nest is not the way to unite humanity. His inflammatory remarks about Islam may contain some truths, but one has to learn how to approach issues and people in a diplomatic and kind way to get them to work together toward peace.
Sorry to say he’s the wrong man for the job. As a woman of German descent, I feel that electing a German man from his particular generation is a mistake. Granted, it’s a generalization, but I think his recent remarks prove the point – with some exceptions, it’s a generation of people who are rigid, black and white, and sure of their opinions as being the right and only ones. I know this applies to any and all generations of all nationalities, but my own personal experience prompts me to write this.
As a matter of fact, the label “infallible” which is granted to the Pope illustrates exactly what I am trying to express – he’s right and everybody else is wrong. This is no way to get others to respect and commiserate with you. It only turns others against you and the people you “represent”. I can’t believe God is too happy about his “representative” right now.
Isn’t the Pope supposed to be an ambassador for Catholics, and by definition, Christians? I seem to remember lots of bloodshed in Holy Wars started by the Catholic Church…aren’t the Pope’s remarks the pot calling the kettle black?
Conclusion of the Day: Organized religion is the root of all evil. (notice I said “religion”, not “spirituality”.