On the papal plane Pope Francis insinuated that Donald Trump was not a Christian because he wanted to build a wall between Mexico and the United States. Trump answered almost immediately that it was a disgrace for a religious leader to question a person’s faith.  Per the article:

While speaking to reporters on the papal plane, he was asked what he thought of Trump's campaign pledge to build a wall along the entire length of the border and expel millions of people in the U.S. illegally. "A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian," he said.... Trump, a Presbyterian and the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, responded within minutes. "For a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful," he said at a campaign stop in South Carolina, which holds a key primary on Saturday. "I am proud to be a Christian, and as president I will not allow Christianity to be consistently attacked and weakened."


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Ugh! I'd hate to play the "Would you rather . . .?" game if the choice was between Frankie and T-rump.

Wait, what?  What the heck does the Pope call all of the fundamentalist Christians in this country who also support the wall?  I mean, I realize that if someone isn't a Catholic, that person isn't a real Christian, but what makes the Pope call out Trump, over the many other Protestants?

And we thought that Trump was a publicity whore ...

I wonder if Trump, as POTUS, would allow truth be told of the Christian history? Trump believes in telling the truth even if it hurts. (HEHEHEHEHEH) His words will come back to bite him in the trump rump. 

Are we supposed to be impressed about two phonies complaining about each other's estimate of the other's religious credibility?  Especially when the basis of the conversation has roughly ZERO credibility itself?!?  Trump is a blowhard who wants to pretend that he's religious.  Jorge is a religious straw man who thinks he has influence when he should have NONE.

At some point the general public needs to recognize that neither of these individuals deserve any consideration, nor should their opinions count for diddly-squat.  That day hasn't arrived yet ... but with luck, it's coming.

I guess the pope isn't familiar with the phrase "Don't Feed the Trolls."

What's funny is that many "christians" don't consider the idol-worshiping cult of Catholicism as "real christian."

Thing is, to have real christians, would that also require having a real Christ? [wry grin!]

Nah, a pretend one works just fine for them. All they need is people dumb enough to believe it. No shortage there.

A very wry grin indeed, Loren.

What's funny is that many "christians" don't consider the idol-worshiping cult of Catholicism as "real christian."

I just caught a blurb about this from ... NPR, I think it was.  It came in through my Stitcher app, at any rate.

It went over the statement from the pope and the response from Donald Trump.  The reporter then followed it up by saying that Donald Trump will have more work to get the Christian vote in South Carolina, after this.

Are you fucking kidding me?  The Christians in South Carolina?  Most of the Christians in South Carolina think that the pope is the head of a cult that is probably associated with the anti-Christ.  Having a tussle with the pope can only help Trump, in South Carolina.

This leads to the question of the definition of a christian.

The Pope would probably say that a part of christian belief is believing in a fictional christ, except that now he also excludes "christians" who like the idea of building a wall between Mexico and the USA.  

In that case, he cannot include as christians all those 'christians' who are or were pedophiles, murderers and so on---which means not forgetting all those pedophile Popes, cardinals and ministers too  . . . . 




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