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Francis: “it is better to be an atheist” than a Sinning Catholic

Francis: “it is better to be an atheist” than a Sinning Catholic

Francis will say and do anything to keep people from accepting salvation and grace.

“There are those who say ‘I am very Catholic, I always go to Mass, I belong to this and that association’,” the head of the 1.2 billion-member Roman Catholic Church said, according to a Vatican Radio transcript.

He said that some of these people should also say “‘my life is not Christian, I don’t pay my employees proper salaries, I exploit people, I do dirty business, I launder money, (I lead) a double life’.”

“There are many Catholics who are like this and they cause scandal,” he said. “How many times have we all heard people say ‘if that person is a Catholic, it is better to be an atheist’.” [Homily at Santa Marta, translated by Reuters]

No, no: it’s always better to be a baptized person, cleansed by the Holy Ghost in baptism — it always objectively allows the baptized soul to open itself up more easily than the non-baptized to the calls of the Holy Trinity to penance and conversion. That is the whole point of the yearly exercise of Lent to start next week: it is to recognize our many failures, and join the darkness of our souls to be washed away by the Supreme redeeming Action of God-Incarnate who died on the Cross.

Parce nobis, Domine! – You know why you inflicted Francis upon your Church: parce nobis!

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  1. Also a baptised Catholic can always have recourse to Confession and the aide of Our Lady’s prayers in seeking true knowledge and contrition for their sins. A true atheist has no hope and faces death and all the mysteries of the universe in. darkness.

    1. Francis, not surprisingly, presents the thought that being an atheist might actually give one a better chance to live a more holy life. Is this indeed his own personal position? After all he has all men, even atheists as “children of God in the highest order” so why couldn’t an atheist live a holy life? As the pure humanist Francis is he fails to see that “whatsoever is not of faith (in God) is sin.” Without faith in God all we do that might appear as good is motivated completely by self interest. Without loving God first we cannot love our neighbor. We ourselves become our object of worship and the reason we do what we do. The “good” we might do then is self- righteousness, the kind of righteousness Jesus condemned in the Pharisees, a righteousness, according to the Holy Scriptures, is as filthy rags. (Romans 14:23 Isaiah 64:6)

  2. Note also how once again he puts the destructive error he wants you to receive into someone else’s mouth in order to maintain personal deniability. That of course is how one would expect the serpent/dragon in sheepskin of Revelation 13:11 to speak.

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