The Pope Goes to Great Britain

By Tim Fischer
It's about Me
September 21, 2010

The Pope went to Great Britain this past week. He made a great and swooning apology to all survivors of priest sex abuse. It sounded very convincing but fell very short on having teeth. In fact, it looks as though nothing will change except now the pope will tell us he is sorry every chance he gets to be in front of a camera. He still refuses to turn over records of known & suspected pedophiles to the police. As if the church has some moral and legal authority in this matter. The simple truth here is, if there is a crime committed, the police should have authority and no one else. So while the Pope swoons and pounds his chest and tears up as he talks, he has really done nothing to put an end to the abuse and protect future generations.

The bible talks a lot about faith and works and about faith vs works. That is faith, a belief in God or what is right and good, as opposed to works, doing what is right and good. In the book of James (Jesus' brother) James puts the two together when he said this:

James chapter 2:15-18 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacks daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, keep warm and eat well," but you do not give them what the body needs, what good is it? 17 So also faith, if it does not have works, is dead being by itself. 18 But someone will say, "You have faith and I have works." Show me your faith without works and I will show you faith by my works.

I see the pope doing this very thing. "I'm sooooo sorry for what has been done... Now go in peace. What turn over names??? Well that's a horse of a different color."

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