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Supernatural argument?

Pope: If you build walls, you’re not a Christian. It’s not in the Gospel.

Trump: If ISIS attacks the Vatican, he’ll wish I were President. How dare he say I’m not a Christian?

New Swiss Guards attend their swearing-in ceremony in Paul VI hall at the Vatican May 6. New recruits are sworn in during a colorful ceremony at the Vatican every May 6 to commemorate the day 150 Swiss Guards died saving Pope Clement VII’s life during the sack of Rome on that date in 1527. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) (May 7, 2012) See GUARDS-FACEBOOK May 7, 2012.

But building a better wall around the Vatican, manned by Trump’s Troops, would prove Trump’s Christianity. Would it, Pope mate? Naeh, that’s different. Blessed are the peace-makers – especially meek ones, allegedly.

  1. February 19, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Just have Alex Salmond stand at the gates and threaten to lift his kilt if anyone dares proceed.

  2. February 19, 2016 at 8:56 am

    As a nominal RC, I think the current Pope is something of a pillock. He was entirely wrong to enter the debate. Sadly Trump missed a the opportunity shove it back to the pontiff. He should have responded: “Render unto the US what belongs to the US and to Mexico what belongs to Mexico.”

  3. February 19, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Christopher, “…Just have Alex Salmond stand at the gates and threaten to lift his kilt if anyone dares proceed…”

    Not much to see.

  4. February 19, 2016 at 10:05 am

    But if Ms Sturgeon did it, aaaargh!

  5. February 19, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Jazz: true, but would anyone really want to confirm what we all suspect?

  6. Boadicea
    February 19, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    Ah Janus! You are a treasure! You have posted a blog that has produced some absolutely classic responses!

  7. February 19, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Boa, thank you (blush).

  8. February 19, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    People vilify Trump but he at least has run a very large and successful enterprise something that very few politicians can claim. Underestimate him at your peril.

    The Pope is head of a nasty corrupt organisation which under normal circumstance and given all the scandals attaching to it should have been closed down. (OK I know that’s all but impossible).

  9. February 19, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    They do deserve each other, Jazz.

  10. February 19, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    I have been trying to think of a pithy aphorism (a tautology, possibly) to parallel Churchill’s observation about democracy. But I am too tired. Suffice it to say that religion has its faults, but without it civilization would disappear up its own orifice. The problem with atheists is that they tend to be middle class and middle intellect. Don’t take it personally, I am an atheist too. But the fact remains is that the vast majority of people on this earth need something to believe in, otherwise life would be pretty pointless and respect for the rest of mankind would evaporate. God is the ever present policeman. If you are lucky, he is benign; Mr Plod as opposed to the double barrelled fellow who has been persecuting that soldier chappy.

  11. February 19, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Civilisation is showing signs of that because of religious ideas. Ironically, Trump claims the same affiliation as the Pope.

  12. christinaosborne
    February 20, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    I rather agree with sipu, religion, however bizarre tends to act as a break on bad behaviour, well at least Christianity does.
    I could not understand the Pope’s carry on about the wall, the Vatican has a very large wall around it! Is he going to demolish that? people in glass houses etc etc……….

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