January 15, 2015

Illogic from Pope Francis

Thinking clearly while hobbled by religious beliefs is impossible. Showing this to be the case, Pope Francis said this:
Francis spoke about the Paris terror attacks while aboard the papal plane en route to the Philippines, defending free speech as not only a fundamental human right but a duty to speak one's mind for the sake of the common good.

But he said there were boundaries: Those who insult the faith of others are provocateurs, he said.
Anyone who thinks there are "boundaries" on free speech doesn't understand free speech. That's the first point.

But the pope also said there is "a duty to speak one's mind for the sake of the common good". At the present time, religion is killing humanity. So anything said against it surely adds to the "common good". Failing to deride religion is the true sin.

The pope needs to brush up on logic. I hereby offer myself as a sounding board. If he'd like to come over for coffee, I'd happily welcome him. But he shouldn't think I'll let him off the hook. Religion is a magic fence surrounding nothing, and I'll let him know this in no uncertain terms.

Blaspheme, my children, every day and every way. Remember, it's for the common good.

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