More: Some men think the Earth is round, others think it flat; it is a matter capable of question. But if it is flat, will the King’s command make it round? And if it is round, will the King’s command flatten it? No, I will not sign.
Robert Bolt, A Man for all Seasons
The Pope gave yet another interview in the air as he was traveling to Poland. (When the history of this pontificate is written, these airline interviews will loom large.) The choice bit:
Referring to recent acts of violence including the killing of a priest in France, Pope Francis said on Wednesday that the world is at war but stressed “it is not a war of religions but for power.
“There is one word I wish to say to clarify.” “When I speak about “war” I’m speaking about a war for real, not a “war of religions.” It is,” he continued, “a war about (economic) interests, money, natural resources and the domination of peoples.” All religions, he said, “desire peace. Other people want war.” Right!” The Pope was speaking to journalists accompanying him on the plane from Rome to Krakow in Poland.
Go here to read the rest. Perhaps the defining characteristic of this Pope is the blithe manner in which he says, often many times, things that simply are not true. It is factually incorrect to say that all religions desire peace. I assume that the Pope, unless he is a complete idiot, must understand this. If he does, then he is lying. If he truly believes what he says, in the face of all the evidence to the contrary, then that is even more troubling. God help the Faith.