Pope Francis Blames Weapons Manufacturers for Brussels Attack

By Dean Weingarten

Pope Francis Kisses Muslims Feet, Blames Arms Industry for Brussels Attacks : Image from telesurtv.net
Pope Francis Kisses Muslims Feet, Blames Arms Industry for Brussels Attacks : Image from telesurtv.net
Dean Weingarten
Dean Weingarten

Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- Pope Francis has been a grave disappointment to many Christians, not just Catholics. He appears to be as steeped in “Merchant of Death” conspiracy theory as he is in Christian theology.

At a traditional pre-Easter ritual, the Pope washed the feet of refuges, including a Catholic woman, Muslims, and a Hindu man. The ritual had long been limited to practising Catholic men, almost exclusively, priests.

Many Catholics are unhappy with this severe break in tradition.

Of greater interest is that the Pope blames the terrorist attack in Brussels on arms manufacturers and arms traffickers.  From telesurtv.net:

“Three days ago, there was a gesture of war, of destruction, in a city of Europe by people who don't want to live in peace,” he said. “Behind that gesture there were arms manufacturers, arms traffickers, who want blood, not peace, who want war, not brotherhood,” he said.

In a reference to the Brussels attackers, Francis condemned “those poor creatures who buy weapons in order to destroy brotherhood,” comparing them to Judas Iscariot, the apostle who the Bible says betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver.

This is not the first time that this Pope has inappropriately condemned weapons manufacturers.

This is not Christian theology.  It is “Merchants of Death” conspiracy theory.  This theory claims that it is arms manufacturers who push for and cause wars.  It minimizes conflicts between nations and people who have ideological and religious differences, or who are competing for limited resources such as territory, food, raw materials, or for dominance.  The theory, like many conspiracy theories, is popular among people who want someone to blame for wars, and an “easy fix” to stop wars.  Movies have been made with this theme.

The theory has long been discredited.  War is as old has humanity, as old as social insects.  It existed long before there were weapons manufacturers and has been waged by numerous states where the manufacture of weapons of war was done only by the state.  For Pope Francis to make this statement shows a profound and deep misunderstanding of the causes of war, and of human nature.

The weapons used in the Brussels attack were not manufactured by an industrial concern.  They were homemade from common household chemicals.

The change in the foot washing ritual confirms a profound misunderstanding of human nature.  To Muslims, it is a symbol of submission.  Fundamental Muslims will interpret this as a sign that the attack in Brussels was a tremendous success. It will embolden them and lead to more attacks.  After all, because of the attack, they will believe, the Pope knelt down at the feet of Muslims, in an act of submission!

When the Pope exhibits such a deep misunderstanding of human nature, of human organization, of global realities and of Christian doctrine, it is a grave cause for concern.

If Popes in the days of the Crusades had urged their followers to welcome Muslim invaders, Christian Europe would never have survived and thrived.  There would not have been a reformation, the renaissance, or the scientific revolution. Christians were conquered and enslaved in the Middle east, eastern Europe, North Africa and Spain. In those areas Muslim invaders conquered vast areas controlled by Christians.  They destroyed the Christian Byzantine empire.

Science in Muslim lands never advanced beyond that of the middle ages, in spite of Muslim access to Greek manuscripts, Indian mathematics, Chinese printing blocks, and gunpowder technology, all of which travelled through Muslim controlled lands before they reached Christendom.

Fortunately, wiser Popes in the western half of Christendom recognized the legitimacy of self defense and helped expound the doctrine of “Just War”.  It is a long standing and well developed Catholic doctrine.   The comments of Pope Francis seem to be inconsistent with  “Just War” doctrine.  How can there be a “Just War” if the manufacture of weapons is illegitimate?  How can the Pope maintain an armed guard of Swiss mercenaries to defend the Vatican?  Will the next proclamation of Pope Francis be that he is throwing wide the gates of the Vatican to refuges, and disbanding the Swiss guard?

I hope, and pray, that this will not happen.

©2016 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice and link are included.  Link to Gun Watch

About Dean Weingarten;

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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KaD
KaD
4 years ago

From James W Rawles: To be more precise in formulating his twisted logic, Pope Francis should have condemned the manufacturers of acetone, hydrogen peroxide, and roofing nails–the precursor chemicals and projectiles used to make the Triacetone Triperoxide (TATP) bombs used by the Islamist fanatics. The problem was not the tool or even the maker of the component parts. Rather, the real problem was with a zealous belief in a Religion of Hate, which the Pope refuses to acknowledge as such. Ironically, living safe in Vatican City behind thick castle-like walls and guarded by mercenaries armed with pistols and submachine guns,… Read more »

Jakop Stagg
Jakop Stagg
4 years ago

Once upon a time, I was able to respect Catholicism and the Pope. That is starting to change, rapidly.

Carter Burger
Carter Burger
4 years ago

The Pope is so wrapped up in his only political ideolgy he does not realize that the display of him kissing muslim feet will only mean more attacks on Christians in predominate muslim countries. Thanks for that el Papa. and secondly, if the gun manufactures are responsible, when can we expect him to disarm his security detail?

Rich
Rich
4 years ago

Before you follow Pope Francis’ command to prove yourselves worthy of him. …by quartering a squad of musloid invaders in your home, allow me to show you the TRUE face of islamic invasion and conquest. Meet Elin Krantz. She was a young Swedish girl who fell for the kind of bullshit Pope Francis is peddling, and was a vocal proponent of “diversity” and unlimited “open immigration” of musloids into Sweden and Europe. Elin was raped and beaten to death by a musloid invader of Sweden. Her body was dumped and concealed under rocks in a forest. This is what the… Read more »

E. Maria Villa
E. Maria Villa
4 years ago

This Frankie guy is a Socialist, brought up in Socialist Argentina and has a good relationship with Hussein Obama. This ought to tell you something. Notice that Barak Hussein Obama calls Frankie, “the holy father?” Why, because they’re two peas in a pod!

E. Maria Villa
E. Maria Villa
4 years ago

Remember the “3” strikes at the Vatican when Frankie took over? That was a sign from the Heavens and that was not a good sign!

E. Maria Villa
E. Maria Villa
4 years ago

Remember the “3” strikes of lightening over the Vatican when Frankie took over the Chair of Peter? This ought to tell every Catholic that there’s something very, very sinister about this guy. Check out the cross he wears: The man on the cross (supposedly Christ) is wearing a short tunic. In those days, all Jews wore long tunics all the way down to their ankles “including Christ.” He never wore a tunic that came up to his knees. And did you ever wonder why the man on his cross has has arms totally crossed? This sign of crossing the arms… Read more »

Junk Bin
Junk Bin
4 years ago

time for the catholics to oust the bishop of rome.
He is a complete shill for the liberal , socialists, fools

ft
ft
4 years ago

Anyone who goes around kissing people feet doesn’t know crap about the real world.
How about blaming criminals, terrorists and mass murderers.
Maybe he should be blamed for all the child molesting priests.

Carl
Carl
4 years ago

Time to test the smoke machine in Vatican City. This is almost as bad as the Muslims trying to figure out who is the Imam ordained by Allah. Man has his faults and a title does not absolve him from stupidity. Liberalism is the Ideology of Western Suicide.

MadDev
MadDev
4 years ago

Hmm, all those beheadings and he’s never denounced the knife manufactures…? Can’t stand him!

Rich
Rich
4 years ago

BUT, like all insecure leaders who say that they reject authority and obedience, reports from Buenos Aires are that he is an iron-fisted totalitarian against traditionalists, precisely because he has no confidence in or respect for his own authority, and thus assumes that no one else does either, and thus wields power against his perceived enemies only from brute force. Again, this is TEXTBOOK 20th century Marxist worldview and psychology. It is also the diametrical opposite of the virtue of MEEKNESS, which is power under control.

http://www.barnhardt.biz/2013/03/14/on-francis/

2nd Amender
2nd Amender
4 years ago

This is the socialist/communist/progressive Pope….he came from a country (Argentina) that had goon squads abducting its’ own citizens for taking part in peaceful protests, never to be seen again! Look it up.
Frances is in shock and should never have been given the power he wields unashamadely around the world.

Douh V.
Douh V.
4 years ago

What a FRAUD , He lives behind guarded walls, wears $20,000 Halloween costumes. A pure joke on the religious community. Ignorance at it’s worst.

Wayne
Wayne
4 years ago

That’s like blaming the Pope for all tha religious discourse in the world!
It’s the people commiting the crimes to blame, not a business or an institution! God, why don’t these idiots realize there are just crazies & radicals in the world? It wouldn’t matter if they used a portable hand mixer, it still wouldn’t be Westinghouse’s or Black & Deker’s fault!!! This dumbass bullshit is past rediculousness!

Fb
Fb
4 years ago

i believe Bloomberg made a considerable donation or he’s on the payroll.

Rich
Rich
4 years ago

Jesus said “Sell your cloak and buy a sword.” (Luke 22-36) These are dark times indeed.

2War Abn Vet
2War Abn Vet
4 years ago

Pope Francis answers the old question, “Is the Pope Catholic”?
No, he’s a Commie.

Mitch
Mitch
4 years ago

All of you are right. This guy is the most uneducated, misguided and mentally disturbed/incapable MAN ever put into the role of pope. Where did they find him, under a rock?

Ronald Suszek
Ronald Suszek
4 years ago

It’s high time the church that gets involved with politics lose their tax free statis. Does he blame the computer manufacture for Hillary Clinton miss use of top secret info. What a shame, how many lives have she caused to end ?

Ron
Ron
4 years ago
Reply to  Ronald Suszek

When the Pope reach into his pocket for a gun, the only one he finds is one that’s never been used. At least not to shoot at anything but the WC bowl. There’s absolutely nothing that qualifies him to be an expert on anything in this world, except counting beads or trying to figure out why all those saintly priests are out chasing all the little boys…. Get your nose out of politics, Popy. Clean up your own house and Stick to what you know Francis of the Shiners…

Jeff
Jeff
4 years ago

Bombs, the Terrorists prefered weapon are not made by Gun Manufacturers.. I believe this man to be the first uneducated Pope ever.

TEX
TEX
4 years ago

He is a POS !

NormB
NormB
4 years ago

Seriously?
Someone b*tch slap this idiot.
Please.