The debate "What do you think of Pope Francis and his involvement In American politics personally I'm not a fan" was started by
February 18, 2016, 6:43 pm.
9 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 5 people are on the disagree side.
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Alex posted 2 arguments to the agreers part.
Alex, whymlxxx, MinuteMan101, ProudAmerican888, barman, supercat, mohasan, human and 1 visitor agree.
sloanstar1000, progressive and 3 visitors disagree.
"you bitch about things in other countries all the time. do only Americans have the right to comment on other countries' affairs?"
before you get mad at me for what I didn't say, take note to what I did say."he does have the right to speak on a political matter."
and I pointed out He isn't a political expert, and I said he will take a lot a criticism.
you bitch about things in other countries all the time. do only Americans have the right to comment on other countries' affairs? also he didn't directly comment on American politics (in this instance) he commented on the faith of those who build walls. that is a matter of faith.
I think that he does have the right to speak on a political matter.
people must understand he is speaking on a political matter, not a theological matter.
He has not called anyone out, he said "Anyone who thinks only about building walls, not bridges is not a Christian" I agree with this.
trump has said that he will have a wall, but one with a "big beautiful gate for people to come through illegally" if trump responded to the Pope with that statement, and said he agrees with the pope about no closed borders and a gate, trump would be more popular.
I personally think it is not a good idea for the pope to get too involved in American politics because
1. he is not american, and to my knowledge does not have a great understanding of what "we the people" see. 2. anyone who gets involved in politics will get criticism, and the pope doesn't need any of that.
but he can do whatever.
I think he has as much right to comment on events as any other person. I don't give his opinion much more weight than anyone else, but I don't begrudge him commenting on something that will have global impact.