For those who hoped against hope that the situation with the papacy isn’t real, I’m sorry. I understand that you don’t want this to be real. I feel the same way. This papacy is a disaster unprecedented in its particulars. If in the past you have even become angry with me for accepting it a little sooner than you did, I understand.

But if you still have not faced reality, if you still blame translations and the media, then you must stop the nonsense immediately and face facts. You are cheerleading a Pope who says things, that believes things like this.

“Fundamentalism is a sickness that is in all religions,” said the Pontiff, according to the National Catholic Reporter. “We Catholics have some — and not some, many — who believe in the absolute truth and go ahead dirtying the other with calumny, with disinformation, and doing evil. They do evil. I say this because it is my Church.”

If you read it in context, it is even worse. He is suggesting an equivalency between those Catholics who believe in absolute Truth (as all Catholics must) and religious fundamentalists from other religions who murder, rape, and behead.

The Pope, the Vicar of Christ, suggests that those Catholics in HIS church, that believe in absolute truth are evil fundamentalists.

Oh, by the way. The Pope said this on the same day he prayed in a mosque in the direction of Mecca.

And by the way, in the same interview, he seemed to suggest that worrying about Africans using condoms to prevent AIDS is like worrying whether Jesus could heal on Saturday.

Yeah that.

For those who held out hope, I am truly sorry. But it is time to put that behind you and defend the faith.

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