Pope Francis gets political with Donald Trump

February 19, 2016 at 3:40 pm 7 comments

Pope Francis yesterday slammed Donald Trump, saying “a person who thinks only about building walls… and not of building bridges, is not Christian”. The pontiff was referring to the wall that Trump wants to build to keep out illegal Mexican immigrants from the USA.

The 37-second video below is the presidential candidate’s response to the Pope whom Trump described as “a very political person”. It’s true that the Vatican has been increasingly political under the present pontiff.

Trump said, “… as President, I will not allow Christianity to be consistently attacked and weakened…”.

The influence of political Christianity is comparable to that of political Islam. Religion plays a role in high public office in Western countries too. Imagine President Trump sitting in the Oval Office.

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Trump vs Pope

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  • 1. An Ordinary Malaysian aka Lallang  |  February 19, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Helen,

    Donald Trump is no different from the religious idiots we have in Malaysia and elsewhere – whether they be Muslim idiots, or Christian idiots or Hindu idiots dan lain2 :)

    Religion has no place in politics.

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    • 2. Akim  |  February 19, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      Says who? The idiot who says so?

      Note that the term “idiot” is not the prerogative only of the accused, also the accuser.

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      • 3. An Ordinary Malaysian aka Lallang  |  February 20, 2016 at 1:04 am

        Akim,

        I may be an idiot in many things but not in religion :)

        Anybody who wants to believe in fairy tales, flying horses, magical beings, etc go right ahead.

        Just don’t bring those beliefs into politics, please? :)

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        • 4. Akim  |  February 20, 2016 at 7:07 am

          You are not an ordinary Malaysian for implying you do not believe in religion.

          You may believe you can go about life based on just what you think is right and wrong. But that also is religion.

          Religion is faith and belief. Believing in yourself is also religion. Your religion.

          Politics is defined as “the art of government, political affairs or life.” Religion is an art of life and is therefore is also politic.

          Good that you admit that you “may be an idiot in many things” and it includes saying not to bring religion into politics.

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          • 5. An Ordinary Malaysian  |  February 20, 2016 at 10:57 pm

            Akim,

            re: “You are not an ordinary Malaysian for implying you do not believe in religion. ”

            I am not implying – I am stating a fact :)

            You might think that ordinary Malaysians are stupid superstitious people but we are getting smarter :)

            re : “You may believe you can go about life based on just what you think is right and wrong. But that also is religion.”

            Hahahahahah!!

            The religion of no religion, eh?

            You have excelled in double-speak.

            re: “Religion is faith and belief. Believing in yourself is also religion. Your religion.”

            More doublespeak to justify your argument.

            I don’t believe in myself – I believe in evidence and in science.

            Wait, you are going to tell me that that’s a religion too, right?

            re: “Politics is defined as “the art of government, political affairs or life.” Religion is an art of life and is therefore is also politic.”

            So religion is an “art of life”, eh?

            And all this time I thought that religion was about the divine.

            So, it is nothing but merely art.

            OK :)

            re :”Good that you admit that you “may be an idiot in many things” and it includes saying not to bring religion into politics.”

            At least I am not idiotic enough to believe in flying horses, winged beings, magic spells, reincarnation, resurrections, stones turning to warriors, flies with anti-dotes for diseases, and other fantastic things.:)

            I am also not idiotic enough to believe that I should kill someone who does not accept my views :)

            Knowing I am an idiot in many things helps me learn to answer questions.

            If you are quite happy knowing that religion is your answer, there is no need for me to discuss any further with you :)

            Go ahead, bring your religion into politics then.

            When will the government be issuing flying horses? I want one.

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  • 6. Akim  |  February 19, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Trump is a loud-mouthed son of a gun. Good that he gets shot by no less than the Pope. Otherwise he might become US President and World War III looms ahead.

    But the Pope is human. He is not infallible. His comment may be over-stretched – Mexicans must not be “encouraged” to break the law sneaking into the US with or without the Trump wall or Trumpgate.

    But then the Pope’s role has, throughout history, been so wide that almost anything becomes his business. Especially the Trumpy business of throwing out poor, jobless-in-their-own-countries illegal Latinos already inside the US as well, if he becomes President.

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    • 7. Kineas1067  |  February 21, 2016 at 11:59 am

      And POTUS Trump will kick the Chinese out of the South China Sea!

      We in Malaysia should be cheering Trump on….

      Never mind his views on some religions.

      Lol….

      Reply

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