BCF : I have lost track of the number of times Pope Francis has given the finger to orthodox Catholics — from telling the parents of large families that they needn’t behave like “rabbits” to mocking an altar boy for holding his hands together piously (He joked to the bewildered boy, “Are they stuck together?”) to calling priests who adhere to tradition “neurotics.”
In Jorge Bergoglio, the world has witnessed its first post-Christian pope — a UN-style religious relativist who loves every religion except his own. The baldly heretical Pan-Amazon Synod
— its chief organizers favor woman priests, the abolition of priestly
celibacy, and LGBT rights, among other stances — is itself a raised
middle finger to Catholics.
Day after day during the synod, the faith
has taken a battering, as clerics lecture Catholics on the virtues of
syncretism, a mindless multiculturalism that extols Amazonian woman who
breastfeed animals, and now even flat-out paganism. In his latest
outrage, Pope Francis has had the police fish out of the Tiber the Pacha
idols an anonymous Catholic removed from a church near St. Peter’s
Square and threw into the river.
The writers at the Onion must be scratching their heads over how to satirize this one. Their fake headlines can’t beat the real ones, such as: “Pope Francis asks for forgiveness after Amazon statues stolen, thrown into river.” His apology was of the most craven PC sort: “As a bishop of the
diocese, I ask forgiveness from the persons who were offended by this.”
The post-Christian pope is rapidly making Rome pagan again.
wonders if his apologies will extend to the descendants of the ancient
Romans who worshipped gods and goddesses. Perhaps Francis will order
that the pagan temples turned into churches in Rome revert to their
original form. After all, if a nature goddess like Pachamama deserves
Catholic “respect,” as Bergoglio insists, surely Zeus and Minerva
deserve a fresh nod too.
Under a post-Christian pope, the Vatican has lost both its mind and
soul and thus has neither the rationality nor the faith to distinguish
between good and bad in culture or religion. The relativism implicit in
the refusal to make judgments about culture and the willy-nilly blending
of religions is like an acid that burns through everything it touches;
the Church has shriveled in proportion to its exposure to it. Unwilling
to stand for anything, relativists prostrate themselves before
everything, including Amazonian paganism.