• Violence is never a moral reply to speech

    This really shouldn’t have to be said, but the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics seems unclear on the concept, according to a recent article from the Associated Press:

    “If my good friend Dr. Gasparri says a curse word against my mother, he can expect a punch,” Francis said, throwing a pretend punch his way. “It’s normal. You cannot provoke. You cannot insult the faith of others. You cannot make fun of the faith of others.”

    Yes, we can. Like so:


    Even more papal poppycock:

    “There are so many people who speak badly about religions or other religions, who make fun of them, who make a game out of the religions of others,” he said. “They are provocateurs. And what happens to them is what would happen to Dr. Gasparri if he says a curse word against my mother. There is a limit.”

    No, there is not. If someone offends your delicate sensibilities, simply turn the other cheek.


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    Article by: Damion Reinhardt

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