In another in a long stream of apparent attacks on his critics, Pope Francis gave a homily last week accusing Christians who avoid taking risks out of concern for the Ten Commandments as suffering from “cowardliness,” warning that such people become “paralyzed” and unable to “go forward.”
“‘Not taking risks, please, no… prudence
Obeying all the commandments, all of them…,’”
“Yes, it’s true, but this paralyzes you … (February 1, 2017 (LifeSiteNews.com)
I’ve been thinking about this latest evil stupidity … and the ramifications.
First of all, I couldn’t make sense of it because its ‘chaos‘ of course… so I shouldn’t be trying. Secondly I thought, “Imagine each of commandments in turn… and what he is therefore proposing by this ‘false courage’ to supposedly make us ‘go forward’ while breaking commandments’!
The Ten Commandments, in order
- “I am the Lord thy God, thou shalt not have any strange gods before Me.”
This commandment forbids idolatry, the worship of false gods and goddesses, and it excludes polytheism, the belief in many gods, insisting instead on monotheism, the belief in one God. This commandment forbids making golden calves, building temples to Isis, and worshipping statues of Caesar, for example.
But according to the FP who overrides Divine Law, we should be prudent in this. Go worship in a Moslem temple today. Yoga, Reiki? All good. Recognise other religious leaders as honouring God t00. Promote and honour heretics because God wasn’t all that jealous and didn’t really mean it. He meant us to be prudent and just do it every other day!!
- “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.”
The faithful are required to honour the name of God. It makes sense that if you’re to love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, then you’re naturally to respect the name of God with equal passion and vigor.
But the Fp might say: “What’s a little slip every now and then? Eh? Especially in Italian… Wear those blasphemous T shirts too. What’s the harm, eh? Don’t reflect on this too much in your life as it might make you ‘confined’ in speech and action. Maybe just don’t do it in church on Sunday.”
- “Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.”
The Lord God made the seventh day, a day of holy rest. Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Christians go to church on Sunday, treating it as the Lord’s Day to honor the day Christ rose from the dead.
The FP says, “Best to be prudent about that. The World Peace Soccer Match is a good one or any soccer match because sports leads us to God. I would discern whether its right for you today. As long as YOU are at peace with that decision.”
- “Honour thy father and mother.”
This commandment obliges the faithful to show respect for their parents — as children and adults. Children must obey their parents, and adults must respect and see to the care of their parents, when they become old and infirm. They should not do anything to dishonour their parents or bring blame upon them.
Well, you guessed it, the FP says, “Its all optional and depends how you see it. Maybe euthanasia is the prudent way to honour them in old age. Think hard about that one. Also honour them by breaking a few commands because it actually helps them in their old fashioned ‘rigidity’. Don’t be paralysed over it. It frees them of hang ups.”
5.“Thou shalt not kill.”
…Unless its through population control programs or contraceptive abortifacents for nuns in the Congo or a loved one needing Euthanasia. Maybe it means babies in the womb, in some circumstances (because you can’t be too confined, you have to be prudent with the Commandments) but don’t worry, we will make absolution quick, easy and painless– you don’t even have to confess! Also “Do not kill” doesn’t strictly apply if you’re a Moslem. In that case you are just obeying your religion’s divine commands which is obviously, more prudent. And if a Moslem comes at you with a machete, let him into the church. Accompany him and do some dialogue- if you live long enough.”
The better translation from the Hebrew would be “Thou shalt not murder” — a subtle distinction but an important one to the Church. Killing an innocent person is considered murder. Killing an unjust aggressor to preserve your own life is still killing, but it isn’t considered murder or immoral.
Exactly who the unjust aggressors are in Francis’ eyes? Traditionalists! Worst type of people.
- “Thou shalt not commit adultery.”
The sixth and ninth commandments honor human sexuality. This commandment forbids the actual, physical act of having immoral sexual activity, specifically adultery, which is sex with someone else’s spouse or a spouse cheating on their partner. This commandment also includes fornication, which is sex between unmarried people, prostitution, pornography, homosexual activity, masturbation, group sex, rape, incest, pedophilia, bestiality, and necrophilia.
I don’t think I need to comment on that. We all know what the FP thinks about Sacramental marriage, living together and having a few babies first, adultery, chastity and re-marriage without annulment. Be prudent in not keeping that Commandment!!! Really the majority of marriages are invalid today- if you can convince yourself of that. Anyway they must not be really Divine Commands but are more like flexible guidelines.
- “Thou shalt not steal.”
The seventh and tenth commandments focus on respecting and honoring the possessions of others. This commandment forbids the act of taking someone else’s property. The Catholic Church believes that this commandment also denounces cheating people of their money or property.
…Unless you are Francis stealing the Crucifix from the coffin of someone you admired. See Cardinal Pell went a little too far in uncovering and trying to prevent corruption in the Vatican Finances dept. Then you should not be so worried about that commandment. We shouldn’t be so confined and judgmental in our view.
- “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”
The Eighth Commandment condemns lying. Because God is regarded as the author of all truth, the Church believes that humans are obligated to honor the truth. The most obvious way to fulfill this commandment is not to lie — intentionally deceive another by speaking a falsehood.
Francis would never speak a falsehood, would he? He wouldn’t twist the truth, would he? Oh, but it doesn’t matter-that’s right, we can’t follow all the Commandments exactly! Not all the time! Don’t strive for that.
- “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife.”
The Ninth Commandment forbids the intentional desire and longing for immoral sexuality. To sin in the heart, Jesus says, is to lust after a woman or a man in your heart with the desire and will to have immoral sex with them. Just as human life is a gift from God and needs to be respected, defended, and protected, so, too, is human sexuality. Catholicism regards human sexuality as a divine gift, so it’s considered sacred in the proper context — marriage.
BUT, says FP, it must be OK if you consider them your wife, in some sort of way (or partner, re-partner)..that will fix that one! Just read AL to find out more. If your current re-marriage is not fulfilling your lust enough because she wants to remain continent, that’s a valid reason to lust after another’s wife or husband or to force them to submit to you. Its better if you just be realistic and commit adultery in an ongoing fashion in your concrete situation. Divine Laws were made for angels, not real men.
- “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods.”
The Tenth Commandment forbids the wanting of, or taking someone else’s property. Along with the Seventh Commandment, this commandment condemns theft and the feelings of envy, greed, and jealousy in reaction to what other people have.
But FP is telling us, we can covet them sometimes. Maybe its OK to covet someone’s power and position as well as their goods… Anyway, the best way is to force coercion: take everything off everyone (except those in power). Enforce Communism! Enshrine Liberation theology. That’s the way to prudently keep that Commandment. Then you won’t have to worry about being too confined in your approach, will you?
Clearly then, the FP saying what he did about the Commandments, has great consequences. Because lastly, Our Blessed Mother fulfils diligently and perfectly all the Commandments and therefore acts in this ‘confined manner’ and is accused by the FP of lack of courage and going forward. He accuses her of acting wrongly.
In fact I’d say, using that teaching on the Commandments, he accuses Jesus too, St Joseph, all the Saints and all those who try to live God’s Commandments and love their neighbour. They were/are all wrong and, apparently, following their example, stunts our growth!! In fact, why did God even bother giving The Commandments?
And inscribing them in stone in a holy, miraculous and glorious manner??
Apparently it was so that we could tread all over them and break them- not follow them!
What a hell-ish sermon that is.
What a twisted Gospel.
What a false prophet.
But His Church will be restored and The Commandments too – through Our Lady’s Triumph.
This is the Truth and it must be spoken. It has been brewing within me and the Lord gave me this reading this morning to confirm it:
Shemaiah’s False Prophecy: Jeremiah 29: 24-32 (from https://www.biblegateway.com )
24 To Shemaiah of Nehelam you shall say: 25 “Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: You have sent letters in your name to all the people who are in Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest, and to all the priests, saying, 26 ‘The Lord has made you priest instead of Jehoiada the priest, to have charge in the House of the Lord, over every madman who prophesies, to put him in the stocks and neck irons. 27 Now why have you not rebuked Jeremiah of Anathoth who is prophesying to you? 28 For he has sent to us in Babylon, saying, “Your exile will be long; build houses and live in them, and plant gardens and eat their produce.”
29 Zephaniah the priest read this letter in the hearing of Jeremiah the prophet.
30 Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: 31 “Send to all the exiles, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord concerning Shemaiah of Nehelam: Because Shemaiah had prophesied to you when I did not send him, and has made you trust in a lie, 32 therefore thus says the Lord: Behold, I will punish Shemaiah of Nehelam and his descendants. He shall not have anyone living among this people, and he shall not see the good that I will do to my people, declares the Lord, for he has preached apostasy from the Lord.’
And so we must re-iterate the Word of The Lord and The Ten Commandments at every turn.
Who dares now to listen to and be formed by Francis?
Who dares obey him?
It will be as with Shemaiah.
And if you listen to this False Prophet not sent by God, who has called himself a priest and in charge, in the House of the Lord over Pope Benedict, as Shemiaiah did to Jehoiada, you will be treated as his descendants and not see the good that The Lord has planned.
Jeremiah has warned you this day.