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Francis the Talking Pope Shows His Catholic Side

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Francis spoke about the Paris terror attacks while en route to the Philippines, defending free speech as not only a fundamental human right but a duty to speak one's mind for the sake of the common good.

But he said there were limits.

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"If my good friend Dr. Gasparri says a curse word against my mother, he can expect a punch," Francis said half-jokingly, throwing a mock punch his way. "It's normal. You cannot provoke. You cannot insult the faith of others."


Let’s apply this logic to rape victims whose skirts were too short, or Saudi women who revealed too much ankle.
 

"You cannot make fun of the faith of others."


So you can criticize any idea you want, so long as it’s not religion?
 

His pretend punch aside, Francis by no means said the violent attack on Charlie Hebdo was justified. Quite the opposite: He said such horrific violence in God's name couldn't be justified and was an "aberration." But he said a reaction of some sort was to be expected.


When should one “expect” violence, and when is it an “aberration”?

Source.


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When should one “expect” violence, and when is it an “aberration”?


In the Central African Republic it's an aberration when the Muslim Seleka are killing Christians.

It's an expected reaction when the Christian anti-balaka are killing Muslims.

http://time.com/3640...-balaka-seleka/


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I think Joe Bloe is onto something there.  Violence is when it hurts a religionists feelings, expected reaction is when they get so frustrated they resort to violence because Jesus.


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