The new Pope of the Catholic Church continues his promulgation of Liberation Theology with his latest simplistic statements of salvation equality. And I say this as a Catholic.
If you haven’t heard the fact, Pope Francis was quoted in the media as saying that all one needs to be saved is to do good works. Pope Francis said that even atheists can be “saved” if they only do good. Hmmmm. This must cause one to step back and think carefully. You can read about it at the link at the bottom of this post.
If one were to think about this for some time then one might come to the next question – if that is true that one can be saved by doing good then what need have we of the Church? Indeed, what need does man have for the entirety of theology and formal religion? If one merely has to do good works then one will be saved. Can a real bastard of a man who commits many “sins” against his family, friends and neighbors save himself by doing one good work? Did the mass murderer John Wayne Gacy actually “save” himself from the evil murders he delighted in committing because he also performed many acts of good will for the community in which he also predated? Or would a pimp who whores and beats women for the cash they produce with their bodies find salvation because he gives a homeless man a twenty dollar bill? Is salvation really that easy to attain? If it is that easy to attain then why am I working so hard?
It troubles me that the Pope, the Head of the Holy Roman Catholic Church on Earth, could be so simplistically relativistic in his view. Is he really that simplistic or was his suggestion really nothing more than an attempt to curry favor from the media and those who are morally relativistic? Is the Pope merely trying to ingratiate himself with those non-believers to create a “bridge” for communication? I would like to think so but I am concerned that he is not. Rather, Pope Francis is revealing his relativistic views of faith with which he was virtually born and raised with over his lifetime. It is the relativism born of a lifetime immersed in Marxist socialization and relativism.
If this continues as I seem to see it proceeding, Pope Francis may indeed be the last Pope of the Catholic Church. His fellow Cardinals may indeed soon come to regret electing him Pope after all. Remember that Pope Francis asked that God forgive the Cardinals for electing him Pope. This is not a comment to be taken lightly, either as a joke or a serious statement. The entire Church Body may have good reason to be concerned also. The Devil may be in the Pope’s details.
We ain’t seen nothing yet.
Pope Francis defends atheists