And he prays a lot!

Francis: Being Angry with God is a Form of Prayer

Today, June 3, saw Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope” Francis) warn his hapless followers again that what he is about to tell them “seems like a heresy”. He’d infamously done it before — remember? –, although this time around, blasphemy would probably be the more accurate label. (That Francis doesn’t actually care about heresy or blasphemy is, of course, another matter.)

In any case, here’s what the Frankster said today during his General Audience. The topic was Abraham as a model for prayer:

Brothers and sisters, we learn from Abraham, we learn to pray with faith: to listen to the Lord, to walk, dialogue up to arguing. We aren’t afraid to argue with God! I will say something that even seems a heresy. Many times, I’ve heard people say to me: “You know, this happened to me and I got angry [arrabbiato] with God.” “You had the courage to get angry [arrabbiarti] with God? “Yes, I got angry.” “But this is a form of prayer,” because only a child is capable of getting angry [arrabbiarsi] with his father and then meet him again. We learn from Abraham to pray with faith, to dialogue, to argue [discutere], but always ready to receive the word of God and to put it into practice. We learn to talk with God as a child with his father: to listen to him, respond, argue, but transparent, as a child with his father. Abraham teaches us to pray thus. Thank you.

(“POPE’S GENERAL AUDIENCE – On the Prayer of Abraham”, Zenit, June 3, 2020; underlining added. Original text in Italian here.)

It may be hard to believe for some, but yes, the false pope is promoting blasphemous prayer, which he apparently deems better than no prayer at all. He even suggests that it takes “courage” to be angry at God, as though it were an act of virtue! Foolhardiness is more like it.

So Francis claims that we “learn from Abraham … to argue” with God. Is that so? Let’s have a look at the passage on which Bergoglio bases that claim:

Now when these things were done, the word of the Lord came to Abram by a vision, saying: Fear not, Abram, I am thy protector, and thy reward exceeding great. And Abram said: Lord God, what wilt thou give me? I shall go without children: and the son of the steward of my house is this Damascus Eliezer. And Abram added: But to me thou hast not given seed: and lo my servant, born in my house, shall be my heir. And immediately the word of the Lord came to him, saying: He shall not be thy heir: but he that shall come out of thy bowels, him shalt thou have for thy heir. And he brought him forth abroad, and said to him: Look up to heaven and number the stars, if thou canst. And he said to him: So shall thy seed be. Abram believed God, and it was reputed to him unto justice.

(Genesis 15:1-6)

This is what Francis interprets as Abram arguing with God! No, not “arguing” as in merely “discussing” or “debating”, as the Italian verb he used (discutere) might suggest, but “arguing” in the sense of being angry at God (arrabbiarsi), as his subsequent comments make abundantly clear! This is outrageous, and Bergoglio knows it, since he prefaced his remark with the warning that it “even seems a heresy”. How much more obvious does this man’s contempt for God and the sacred need to get?!

Holy Scripture, of course, has a few things to say about the topic of blasphemy:

And thou shalt speak to the children of Israel: the man that curseth his God, shall bear his sin: And he that blasphemeth the name of the Lord, dying let him die: all the multitude shall stone him, whether he be a native or a stranger. He that blasphemeth the name of the Lord, dying let him die. (Lev 24:15-16)

For such as bless him shall inherit the land: but such as curse him shall perish. (Ps 36:22)

But now put you also all away: anger, indignation, malice, blasphemy, filthy speech out of your mouth. (Col 3:8)

In like manner these men also defile the flesh, and despise dominion, and blaspheme majesty. …But these men blaspheme whatever things they know not: and what things soever they naturally know, like dumb beasts, in these they are corrupted. Woe unto them, for they have gone in the way of Cain: and after the error of Balaam they have for reward poured out themselves, and have perished in the contradiction of Core. …Now of these Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying: Behold, the Lord cometh with thousands of his saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to reprove all the ungodly for all the works of their ungodliness, whereby they have done ungodly, and of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against God. (Jude 8,10-11,14-15)

Not that Francis actually cares about the Word of God, but he likes to pretend that he does.

So for him, being angry with God is a form of prayer. He must have been praying all this time, then:

No doubt, Jorge Bergoglio is a profoundly prayerful man.

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