PopeWatch: Trump and Christ

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Keeping a Promise

As faithful readers of this blog know, I was a very reluctant, and late, supporter of Donald Trump in 2016.  I grudgingly

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  1. “PopeWatch attempted to contact the Pope for comment but was told by the Vatican switchboard operator that the Pope was not taking any more questions about Donald Trump or nuns in the Congo.”

    The Holy Father knew to keep his mouth shut? Now that’s a first!

  2. Trump and Pope Francis both speak too soon after an impulse. Proverbs 15:28 says, ” The just man weighs well his utterance..” I think Francis is just in his private behaviour but he does not have the macro justice required to lead the Church as witnessed by his last week claim that the fifth commandment condemns the death penalty. The fifth commandment was given inter alia in the 5th chapter of Deuteronomy after which the same Trinity…God…gave multiple death penalties as mandatory in Deuteronomy 13 and 19. So we’re faced with an almost total ignorance of the Old Testament lately and not just with Francis on that topic…his two predecessors finessed the OT in this area and all three never spell out vocally Romans 13:4….which tells birth control dissenters what when Popes dissent from tradition and certain scriptures with not even a Cardinal making a peep about it. It tells them dissent is normal.

  3. Trump vs. Clinton in 2016: there is something almost preternatural about what appears to be forthcoming. Did Bill Clinton really ask Trump to run? The psychopathology is monumental.

    Despite his flaws the Pope is looking better and better when measured against these two.

  4. Well, Trump mostly told the truth about his audits. His faith WAS attacked, since his deity does reside in his bank accounts.

  5. “As Christ wrote somewhere in the bible, ‘Don’t be losers. Drop your nets and follow me.’ And I take these words seriously. Only winners follow Christ, and Rubio is losing. He’s losing badly, which makes him a loser, and therefore not a Christian.” Wow, Donald! And right off the top of your head.

  6. Oh course, the Donald I refer to above is the Trump and not the McClarey we all know and love. As I recall, the only mention of Christ writing “somewhere in the Bible” was when He traced upon the ground the sins of those gathered to stone the woman caught in adultery. A case of open mouth, insert foot, Mr. Trump?

  7. Trump… fired back.

    “As Christ wrote somewhere in the bible, ‘Don’t be losers. Drop your nets and follow me.’ And I take these words seriously. Only winners follow Christ, and Rubio is losing. He’s losing badly, which makes him a loser, and therefore not a Christian.”

    Yeah, a lot of Protestants just assume Christ wrote the Bible. It’s only when they get off mental autopilot and actually think hard about the Bible do they realize that Catholic church fathers wrote the Christian Scriptures and compiled the Hebrew Scriptures that became the Bible. (Then, as soon as their conscious thinking stops they slip back into their unconscious mental autopilot assumption that Jesus wrote it all–or at least the parts Protestants haven’t redacted out of the Bible.)
     
    And the bit about “Rubio is losing… and therefore not a Christian” is soooo very Prosperity Gospel. Very Protestant* and very heretical.
     
    Congrats to Eye of the Tiber for such a spot-on portrayal of a modern Protestant.
     
    *Sure, not every Protestant is a Prosperity Gospel believer. To paraphrase Groucho Marx, if you don’t like that heresy the Protestants have others.

  8. Jesus did’t write the Bible, He just spoke the words in red.

    In English, just like it appears in the King James’ Bible.

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