Charlie Hebdo attack: Friendly ‘punch’ of Pope Francis needs a counter and here’s why
Pope Francis, widely acknowledged as one of the most progressive popes in recent times, appears to have joined the “condemn, but” brigade in the context of the Charlie Hebdo killings by Islamic fundamentalists in Paris.
He seemed to suggest three things: that those offended have the right to respond, with violence, if need be, that freedom of speech has limits, and that religion or faith must not be attacked or insulted. According to BBC, this is the statement attributed to him. “If my good friend Doctor (Alberto) Gasparri (who organises the Pope’s trips and was standing beside him) speaks badly of my mother, he can expect to get punched. You cannot provoke. You cannot insult the faith of others. You cannot make fun of the faith of others. There is a limit.”
With One Full Sweep of the Tongue,
Pope Francis Punches Us Back to the
“One cannot provoke, one cannot insult other people’s faith, one cannot make fun of faith. There is a limit. Every religion has its dignity… in freedom of expression there are limits.”
A thinking mind would like to know: in what world does Pope Francis, reside in. It cannot be the world that freethinking minds live in; a world where we are free to try and understand each other instead of hurting one another for thinking or believing differently.
A system of forcing one’s beliefs down collective throats that have an entirely different outlook on the question of being, can never survive long term. Only a, Live and let Live society, that permits one to speak their mind without reprisal fears of prison or death.
Mr. Pope Francis, I would also like to know, what part of Freedom of Speech do you not understand and how about that Biggie, Separation of Church and State, which benefits religions (as well as individuals) by allowing followers to practice their religious beliefs without the fear of punishment by government?
If Pope Francis (by his ridiculous statements that he made after the Charlie Hebdo massacre) wholeheartedly believes in what the convoluted bible passage states, AN EYE FOR AN EYE and can somehow convince all of humanity (not just Catholics) that it should be the law of the land; then why not Bring Back the Guillotines.
–Over some 200 years of use, the guillotine claimed the heads of tens of thousands of victims ranging from common criminals to revolutionaries, aristocrats and even kings and queens. More than just a gruesomely effective killing machine, “Saint Guillotine” served as a symbol of the French Revolution and cast an infamous shadow over much of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.- More Here—
Bring Back the Dark Ages.
–The Dark Ages were a tumultuous time. Roving horse-bound invaders charged the country sides. Religious conflicts arose; Muslims conquered lands. Scarcity of sound literature and cultural achievements marked these years; barbarous practices prevailed. – See more here—
Bring Back Stoning for all.
–Stoning, or lapidation, refers to a method of execution in which an organized group throws stones or rocks at the person they wish to execute. Although it takes many different forms, stoning has been used throughout history and in many religious and cultural traditions as a kind of community justice or capital punishment. – See more—
Bring Back WITCH HUNTS
and Burnings at the Stake
–Deliberately causing death through the effects of combustion, or effects of exposure to extreme heat, has a long history as a form of capital punishment. Many societies have employed it as an execution method for such crimes as treason, rebellious actions by slaves, heresy, witchcraft and perceived sexual deviancy, such as incest or homosexuality. More Here—
If all these (and many more) legal barbarous methods, returned from the Dark Ages and Beyond, to keep people subservient, then ‘Critical Thinking’ just lost the war and we who make up The Masses shall continue down our evolutionary path with a brain that will most definitely emaciate. Thus, driving us back to the caves where we will huddle and live in fear until the next catastrophic global event or mass extinction occurs.
PS: All these thinking minds lost by cowardly, infantile men who cannot Think for Themselves, therefore are doomed to follow a dogmatic course of inhuman bullying And Pope Francis can only come up with this non-thinking, one-dimensional banality…?