While Pope Benny probably blew his goo and fired off a hot email to 0ur Dear Leader congratulating his advancement of the left hand/secular arm of Vaticanism, others were much less favorably impressed. Comparisons to a Sunday morning TV charlatan from denominational religion with his hand out break down terribly when one considereth churches do not have multiple, heavily-armed goon squads to impose their will on those who refuse to drink the FOOL-Aid & fill up the begging bowl. It goes uncalled everywhere else if the faker is a lefty, but we're interested in truth, facts and objective reality here, so I submit some things the REAL Messiah had to say about presumptuous religio-political tyrants who fail to discern Jefferson's wall of separation between church and state:
"Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.
Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread? Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?
Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?
How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?
Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees."
- Matthew 16:6-12.
Anytime a politician wants to set the red flags flying around me, all the lying serpent-seed has to do is presume to twist God's Word to fit his/her communism, or other political deceit. Something else the REAL Messiah said that merits our attention:
"And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod."
- Mark 8:15
"In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy."
- Luke 12:1
Who were the scribes and Pharisees? The saducees? Herod? They were the political and religious leaders of Jesus Christ's day and time! They were also the primary opposition to His movement of The Word, all pretenses to the contrary notwithstanding. They were against the Word of God, because if the people obeyed that, they were consequently NOT subservient to them and their every whim!
There is great liberty in having the courage to believe God instead of men (Acts 4:15, 5:29), freedom of which few today know because it's much easier to settle for baloney sandwiches than to exert the effort to educate yourself: To buy and chew the meat of truth and build your life on it through personal responsibility. The primary aim of every worldly authority - political, religious or otherwise - is absolute monopoly of power.
The primary aim of the Word is Life More Abundant through an individual, freewill effort to make it's principles personal habit!