Pope Francis is a prime example of why people of European ancestry are abandoning Christianity in droves in both Europe and North America.
“VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Monday condemned the “barbaric resurgence” of anti-Semitism around the world, linking it to the rise of populism.
Next week’s 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp should serve as a reminder not to become indifferent, Francis said to a delegation from the human rights and research group, the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
“It is troubling to see, in many parts of the world, an increase in selfishness and indifference, lack of concern for others and the attitude that says life is good as long as it is good for me, and when things go wrong, anger and malice are unleashed,” Francis said.
“This creates a fertile ground for the forms of factionalism and populism we see around us, where hatred quickly springs up … where hatred is seminated,” he said. “Even recently, we have witnessed a barbaric resurgence of cases of anti-Semitism.” …”
Christianity has become indistinguishable from liberalism.
Pope Francis condemns populism and anti-Semitism. He has also compared homophobic politicians to Hitler. He has said that Hell doesn’t exist and condemned souls just disappear. He crossed the U.S. Mexican border in solidarity with illegal aliens. He has demanded that Europe accept unlimited numbers of Third World refugees. He has demanded that the world take action to stop climate change.
Lots of people see Pope Francis and his Protestant counterparts embracing, echoing and mirroring every fashionable trend of modern liberalism and standing over it and blessing it as “Christianity” and take this at face value and respond to it by turning away from the faith and never looking back. As Tom Holland said, the liberal consensus is so hegemonic in the West that Christians now get their values from liberalism rather than the other way around.
It took me years to realize this. I am old enough to remember when the churches were loudly condemning racism in the 2000s, but were still condemning homosexuality and gay marriage. A decade later, the churches have done a volte face on the issue as public opinion has shifted. It hasn’t stopped the most liberal Christians from solving their cognitive dissonance by embracing atheism which is the most authentic version of their faith.
Imagine what Christianity would be like today if fascism or communism had defeated liberalism in World War II. It would be echoing back a different secular ideology.
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