[–] acheron2012 4 points 33 points (+37|-4) ago  (edited ago)

Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weak say, “I am a warrior.”

-- Joel 3:10

But if the catholics paid even passing regard to the Word of God, then they couldn't very well be catholics could they.

[–] Martel-Sobieski 0 points 29 points (+29|-0) ago 

He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one. 37 It is written: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors’[b]; and I tell you that this must be fulfilled in me. Yes, what is written about me is reaching its fulfillment.”

38 The disciples said, “See, Lord, here are two swords.”

“That’s enough!” he replied.

Luke 22 36-39

-- Literally Jesus Christ

Arming yourself symbolically for safety in order to get protection is absolutely Christian. The popes words dont supercede Jesus Christ

[–] Eualos 2 points 12 points (+14|-2) ago 

That the difference between protestants and catholics. Catholics are supposed to view the pope as the mouthpiece of God. Protestants let God's word speak for itself.

[–] SyriansAreTerrorists 3 points 5 points (+8|-3) ago 

Defend yourself from the savage niggers.

-Jesus Christ

[–] ReadPastHeadlines 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

bible doesn't say anything about ak47 and bump stocks! think of the children

[–] LexOrandiLexCredendi 4 points 1 points (+5|-4) ago 

If not for the Catholic Church, you wouldn't have even the Bible your heretical prophet Luther butchered by letting Jews remove books.

Start here and learn at least something about where your Bible actually came from.

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[–] AlienEskimo 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

Does his Swiss Guard have small arms weapons? For those who might not know, that's the small military force dedicated to protecting the Pope.

[–] middle_path 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Came here to say this. Not to mention the opulence he lives in vs the camel through the eye of the needle.

Do as I say not as I do.

[–] DiscontentedMajority 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Actually he he's pretty legit on that front:

Francis chose not to live in the official papal residence in the Apostolic Palace, but to remain in the Vatican guest house, in a suite in which he can receive visitors and hold meetings. He is the first pope since Pope Pius X to live outside the papal apartments.

[–] MarsPlastic526 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Of course they have, normally a SIG P220 pistol and a SIG SG550 rifle.

http://www.dersoldat.at/oesterreichische-waffen-fuer-die-schweizergarde

[–] Whitemail 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Gotta use shabbot goyim like the Jews do for this papal protection squad.

[–] TheSeer 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Written by Jay Greenberg! You can't make this stuff up! The Jesuit pope and Jay Greenberg!

[–] totes_magotes 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

When someone asks "What would Jesus do," always remember that flipping tables and beating people with a whip is always an option.

[–] Whitemail 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Peter had a sword on him.

[–] Problematic 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yep, Peter and at least one other carried swords.

[–] totes_magotes 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I don't think anyone has ever asked "What would Peter do?"

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[–] JimSoddell 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

Apparently what he really said was slightly different, and it was misreported.

https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2018/may/10/thenewyorkeveningcom/no-pope-francis-didnt-say-gun-owners-cant-call-the/

"People, managers, businessmen who call themselves Christian and they manufacture weapons, that leads to a bit of distrust, doesn’t it?"

The argument is that he didn't speak out against gun owners but rather gun makers. Of course you can't have gun ownership without someone making the guns in the first place, so it's a bit disingenuous to say one is denouncing makers and not users.

[–] thelma 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

JP II said it was fine.

[–] MarsPlastic526 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Based John Paul II... that's why he's a saint now, what the actual piece of shit pope will never achieve.

[–] spyder228 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Pretty sure he's an Anti Pope in disguise. The last guy was a bit of a cuck, but Francis cucks like it's his 9-5.

[–] LexOrandiLexCredendi 2 points 6 points (+8|-2) ago 

[–] Lord_Mari 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

He questioned the Holocaust. Antisemitic

[–] con77 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

the pope serves the antichrist

[–] LexOrandiLexCredendi 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

Durrr papal antichrist meme from a hudred years ago hurrrr

[–] GumbyTM 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Let's try the actual facts rather than your irrelevant article from 2015.

Here is what appears to be the agreed upon translation.

....when people claim to follow the teachings of Christ but also support gun ownership, it "leads to a bit of distrust."

One question, to what distrust is the pope referring?

[–] StanTheTRex 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

This is the translation of the speech, relevant part is the 9th paragraph. Like others have said, he seems to be talking about manufacturers and investors, but judge for yourself.

https://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/speeches/2015/june/documents/papa-francesco_20150621_torino-giovani.html

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