Pope implies gun manufacturers cannot be Christians

Pope Francis
Pope Francis

Pope Francis questioned gun manufacturers who “call themselves Christians” in a recent speech, implying that they are either hypocrites, or not really Christians at all. Quite a bold statement. Of course, I guess if anyone can call you on your Christianity, it’d probably be the Pope. But that doesn’t mean he’s right!

He went on to talk about “trust” repeatedly. And to his point, yes, building weapons does indicate that you don’t trust someone. Here’s a newsflash for you… we don’t trust everyone, nor can we!

Evil exists in the world. Those of us who are Christians believe that we have an enemy. We call him Satan, the Devil, Lucifer, take your pick. It’s all the same guy. And, yes, he’s out to wreak havoc on our lives.

Good people armed with prayers and “trust” is a good thing, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t also be prepared to defend ourselves and our families from those who would seek to destroy us.

There is a real world out there that sometimes requires us to be armed with physical solutions. The Pope knows these things. If all he needed was trust and prayer, he’d disarm or dismiss the Swiss Guard which provides protection and security to him. But he hasn’t done that, now has he?

H/T Reuters

Photo credit Jeffy Bruno

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Tammy Messina
Christ following, wife, mother, grandmother, and small business owner with passions for holistic wellness, gardening, raising critters, and preserving our Constitutional liberties especially free speech, religious freedom, and the 2nd Amendment. God gave me the most wonderful husband, who I love dearly and am grateful to have the opportunity to work with every day as his Producer in this Real Side venture. When you see my posts, they are truly mine. So please don't hold him accountable for what I write. Contrary to what some say, I'm not a Stepford wife. I have my own opinions and am willing to share some of them here.