Just when I think the Woke Pope can't get any more heretical, he goes and one ups himself with an "interfaith" prayer to be held on the site of the ancient Babylonian temple dedicated to the moon god Nanna.
"Pope Francis is due to hold an inter-religious prayer service at the ancient Mesopotamian site of Ur when he visits Iraq next week - an event local archeologists hope will draw renewed attention to the place revered as the birthplace of Abraham," said Reuters.
Those who've actually read the Bible might point out that Ur has little to do with Abraham – that God called him out of that city to follow him – but it's all about the PR, ain't it?
"The inter-religious prayer service will be attended by Christians, Muslims, Mandaean-Sabaean, Yazidi and other religious minorities present in Iraq. The focus will be on harmony between religious groups in a service the Vatican has named 'Prayer for the sons and daughters of Abraham.'"
And there you have it. Instead of preaching Christ crucified, Francis will preach on harmony between the children of Abraham.
It's funny, because I don't remember Peter telling the Pharisees that Abraham was the name under heaven by which people could be saved. I also seem to remember Jesus telling his own people that he both existed before Abraham and that they were sons of the devil, because only those who obeyed the true God could claim to be Abraham's children.
Francis probably skipped those days in pope school. He probably also missed the one where God said that his covenantal promises – including the atonement of Christ – would only come through Abraham's son Isaac.
Yet the Pope will appeal to Abraham. What a great way to make everyone feel comfortable in their sin without the saving knowledge of the only name that saves!
"Truth if possible, peace at all costs." - Pope Francis, probably
And when Jesus told the Samaritan woman that a day was coming when people would not worship God on a mountain temple but in Spirit and in truth, what he probably meant was that we should gather at ancient pagan sites in name of "the monotheistic God Brahma, a god known by many names by many different faiths, amen and awomen."
I look forward to Francis doing an "ancient gods" tour where he offers alms and prayers at the temples of Baal, Asherah, Dagon, and Molech!
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